The Public Forum gives the community, both citizens and organizations, the opportunity to exchange ideas about issues and projects affecting Mount Royal.
Les amis de la montagne’s public forum, April 23, 6 p.m. at Maison Smith
Towards the Sommet du Mont Royal in spring 2013
THE GOVERNANCE OF A PUBLIC GOOD: WHAT IS THE BEST APPROACH FOR MONT ROYAL?
The governance of a site like Mont Royal is complex. The territory is vast, the stakeholders are many and their interests are varied. For the last 25 years, the mountain has been governed under a variety of consultation, management and administrative structures. Are our decision-makers today equipped with the tools they need to govern Mont Royal? Are the structures currently in place sufficient to respond to the mountain’s protection challenges today and in the future? Do property owners and citizens have a voice in deciding the future of their mountain?
The speakers at Les amis’ next public forum will be invited to answer these questions and to share a variety of experiences concerning the governance of a public good in Quebec and elsewhere:
Join us to learn more about this issue and to exchange your opinions and ideas.
For any questions, please contact Gabrielle Korn, director of communications, at 514 843-8240, ext. 237.
The work on the restoration of Beaver Lake began on July 16, a basin that was dug by hand in 1938.
The restoration work in the areas of the clearing and the Beaver Lake sector will be conducted in two phases over a period of two years:
The work in Phase 1 will serve to rebuild the basin’s stone retaining wall, remove the major build-up of sediments accumulated at the bottom of the basin since 1938, reprofile the bottom of the basin to ensure better water circulation, and build a pumping station to circulate the water designed to ensure the proper oxygenation of the water and better management of water levels.
Most activities around the lake will not be interrupted despite the closure of the basin. The small parking lot adjacent to the pavilion will be closed and access to the picnic tables near the pavilion will be reduced. The pedal boats are not operational this summer. This winter, sliding activities and skating on the artificial skating rink will proceed as usual. You may click on this link to read the Ville de Montréal’s French-language press release announcing the worksite.
For more information, please call the Ville de Montréal at 311 or visit the website of the Division des grands parcs.