Commemorative Programs

Do you want to commemorate a loved one with a symbolic and original gesture? The City offers two programs that may interest you.

One birth, one memory, one tree

With this program, you can have a tree planted on public land to celebrate a birth or commemorate a death.

Eligibility criteria are below:

  • The person making the request must live in Pointe-Claire.
  • In the event of a birth, the newborn must be a Pointe-Claire resident.
  • To commemorate a loss, the deceased must have lived in Pointe-Claire.
  • The request must be made within twelve months following the birth or death.

Trees planted as part of this program will have a medallion with the loved one’s name. The person who made the request will also receive a card with the location of the tree and the species selected. Planting takes place in the fall.

Commemorative benches

With this program, you can have a plaque installed on a public bench in the City in memory of a person.

Eligibility criteria are below:

  • The person you wish to commemorate must have been a Pointe-Claire resident.
  • One plaque is authorized per bench.
  • A person can make only one request per year.
  • You may be able to choose where the plaque will be installed.

The commemorative period is 25 years. You can also collect the commemorative plaque three months before the end of this period.

The cost for this request in 2021 is $825* plus tax and includes producing, installing, and maintaining the plaque for 25 years. A fee of $515* plus tax will be charged for an additional 25-year period.

The City can provide this service and engrave an inscription up to 350 characters in length on a 6” by 4.5” stainless steel plaque.

To participate:

* These rates are revised annually.


To participate in these programs, contact Public Works at 514-630-1230 or