Updated: April 5, 8:02 p.m.
The City of Pointe-Claire is closely monitoring the situation in order to limit the possibility of spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19), in collaboration with government and public health authorities.
To speak to someone, get answers to your questions and find out about external resources from Monday to Friday.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m .: 514-630-1314, infoC19@pointe-claire.ca
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- March 27, 2020 – Mayor’s message – Let’s continue to be responsible and united
- March 27, 2020 – New measures by governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
- March 26, 2020 – New measures by governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
- March 25, 2020 – New government measures to slow the spread
- March 24, 2020 – New government measures to slow the spread
- March 24, 2020 – Municipal buildings closed and events cancelled until May 1, 2020
- March 23, 2020 – New government measures to slow the spread
- March 22, 2020 – New government measures to slow the spread
- March 22, 2020 – The mayor is calling for social distancing and local shopping
- March 21, 2020 – New government measures and guidelines to limit the spread
- March 20, 2020 – Parks closed, next municipal tax payment postponed and essential municipal services maintained
- March 20, 2020 – New guidelines from the provincial government to slow the spread
- March 18, 2020 – Reduced services and restricted access to City Hall and the Inspection – Public Security office as of March 19
- March 18, 2020 – New measures in the service offer to help citizens
- March 15, 2020 – The mayor reminds seniors to stay home
- March 13, 2020 – Preventive closure of all municipal buildings offering culture, sports and leisure services
- March 12, 2020 – Preventive closure of the Aquatic Centre, the Arena and the Library
Information regarding the closings, postponements, restricted services and cancellations of the City.
Since Friday, March 13, 2020:
- Aquatic Centre
- Bob-Birnie Arena
- Library – Central and Valois
Since Saturday, March 14, 2020:
- Stewart Hall Cultural Centre
- Noël-Legault Community Centre
- Recreation building
- Nautical activities building
- All park chalets (including the Senior Centre at the Arthur-Séguin Chalet)
Since Thursday, March 19, 2020:
City Hall and Inspection – Public Security office: Reduced services and restricted access. City Hall will only be accessible through the front entrance on Saint-Jean Boulevard.
The service counter at this entrance will receive deliveries of material and documents. The staff there will answer questions, without providing any direct service.
Since Friday, March 20:
Only essential municipal services are maintained. These mainly include public security and road services, emergency work on sewers and the water supply system, building maintenance, as well as communications and administrative services
To limit gatherings, maintain social distancing and avoid the possibility of spreading the virus through public facilities, play structures and outdoor training facilities, sports fields and dog parcs are closed.
All events are canceled, no matter the amount of participants.
The payment deadline for the second instalment of the annual tax bill has been extended from June 1, 2020 to July 2, 2020.
All postdated cheques issued for the second instalment of the annual tax bill will be deposited on July 2, 2020.
For pre-authorized payments made in two instalments, the June 1 payment will be withdrawn on July 2, 2020.
Pre-authorized monthly payment dates will be kept as is; however, a credit equivalent to 30 days has been placed in the file for the month of June 2020.
Payment of all other invoices with a due date between March 25, 2020 and July 1, 2020 will be postponed to July 2, 2020.
The regular Council meeting on April 7, 2020, will be held privately and citizens will be able to view it live online. The webcast will be accessible 15 minutes before the start of the meeting. A recording will also be available for later viewing the next day at the same link.
Citizens can submit their questions by filling out the online form before noon on the day of the meeting.
Registry fillings and public consultations
All registry filings, public consultations and demolition committee meetings are postponed until further notice.
The parking ban in effect until April 15 has been lifted, with the exception of snow storm periods. These will be announced on the City’s website and electronic billboards.
Issuing of zone 50 parking permits is on hold for the time being. Anyone can park in zone 50, no fines will be issued until further notice.
All MULTI cards whose expiry date is between January 1 and June 29, 2020, are valid until June 30, 2020. After this date, holders must go to the Aquatic Centre, Central Library or City Hall to have it renewed.
Those whose card expired before January 1 and who want to renew it can write to email@example.com. Their MULTI Card number will be valid for two years.
To obtain a MULTI card for the first time, write to firstname.lastname@example.org, providing the following documents. You will be assigned a MULTI Card number. It will be valid until June 30.
To renew or obtain a MULTI Card, you must provide the following documents:
- Proof of residence
- Proof of identity
- Last name, first name
- Full address
- Telephone number
- Date of birth
For a child: proof of relationship between the adult and the child (report card or hospital card)
Memberships – expiry date postponed
All library memberships expiring between February 28 and May 30, 2020, are valid until May 31, 2020. Book chutes are closed.
Book loans and returns
All loans can be returned free of charge to the library once it reopens. Documents can be renewed online where applicable. You can borrow digital books, magazines, newspapers, movies and music online. You also have access to learning tools for adults and children. Go to the portal for all the details.
Consult the Pointe-Claire Library`s portal to access a multitude of documents and online ressources for children and adults.
Information regarding maintained serivces of the City.
Waste collection (organic waste, recyclables, household waste)
Next collections maintained:
Bulky items: April 1
Ecocentre: April 4 – No mulch or compost will be distributed
The following permit or certiﬁcate applications can be submitted online, allowing you to complete the form, send the required documents and, in some cases, make the payment directly.
- New construction
- Mechanical device
- Pool or hot tub
- Interior and exterior renovations
- Replacement or repair of services on your property
- Propane tank
- Earthwork (levelling)
- Driveway or landscaping
- Fixed-cost permits and certiﬁcates are payable online and identiﬁed as such. All required documents to be attached to the application must be scanned; a photo of the document will not be accepted.
Information: Planning Department
- Tree felling (no charge)
- Ash tree felling grant
Information: Public Works Department
You can submit a request to report a non-emergency situation with your smartphone in just a few clicks:
- Download the Voilà! Signalement free mobile app on the App Store (iOS) or on Google Play (Android) and create your proﬁle.
- Click on Nouvelle demande (New Request) and select “Pointe-Claire.” You can also attach a photo of the situation you want to report.
- Select the nature of your request from among the choices available:
- A pothole
- a defective street lamp
- A recycling or organic waste bin to repair or replace
- And much more
- Specify the location of the situation you want to report and send your request.
Having a document sworn
Go to www.justice.gouv.qc.ca and consult the register to find a commissioner for oaths.
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Information concerning the City’s activity registration
- The City will not take any payment at the time of registration for day camps.
- The progression of the coronavirus pandemic will determine whether the activities will be maintained during the summer season.
- Families will receive an invoice for the activities reserved for their child(ren) only once the activity is confirmed. They must pay it no later than 10 days before it begins.
- It is important to complete the symbolic transaction of $0 to confirm each registration.
DAY CAMP REGISTRATION
Residents: Starting Wednesday, April 1, at 7 p.m.
Registration assistance: April 1, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Non-residents: Starting Wednesday, April 14, at 9 a.m.
- Sports and recreational camps: 514 630-1214
- Cultural camps: 514 630-1220
- Paddling camps: 514 630-1256
Registration will continue as long as space is available.
Reminder: You must complete the transaction of $0 to confirm your child’s registration.
Please note: New registration dates
Residents: Starting Wednesday, April 8, at 9 a.m.
Non-residents: Starting Wednesday, April 15, at 9 a.m.
Canoe-kayak, open paddle, boat rental
Residents: Starting Wednesday, May 6, at 9 a.m.
Non-residents: Starting Wednesday, May 13, at 9 a.m
Information regarding the West Island screening clinic.
Here are the instructions for obtaining an appointment at a screening clinic:
You must call 1-877-644-4545 to obtain an appointment at the COVID-19 screening clinic if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, fever, and difficulty breathing.
IUHSSC Info-Coronavirus Line 514-630-2123: for any question regarding your situation or your health and to obtain an appointment at a screening clinic if you have symptoms of COVID-19. It is also possible to fill out an online questionnaire at covid19.quebec.ca. A person will then contact you and guide you to the appropriate services (professional services or appointment for screening).
For information regarding COVID-19: 8-1-1
Information from the Québec Government.
The Québec government has also launched a COVID-19 self-care guide to help each individual make the best possible decisions regarding their own health and that of their families during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. It sets out the best ways to protect and care for ourselves and family members, as well as information about when and where to consult a doctor, if required.
Recommended protective measures:
- Wash your hands often with soap under warm running water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use an alcohol-based hand rub if soap and water are not available.
- When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with your arm to reduce the spread of germs. If you use a tissue, throw it away as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.
- Avoid visiting people in hospitals or long-term care centres within 14 days of returning from a foreign country or if you are sick.
- Avoid direct contact for greetings, such as handshakes and hugs.
Any form of indoor and outdoor gathering is to be avoided. The Public Health directive is to maintain a distance of two meters between us at all times.
Economic support for Québec businesses
Through the Programme d’action concertée temporaire pour les entreprises (temporary concerted action program for businesses—PACTE), eligible companies, including cooperatives, non-profit organizations (NPOs) and social economy enterprises carrying out commercial activities, can receive financial support for problems involving either the supply of raw materials or products (goods or services), or an inability or a substantially decreased ability to deliver goods, products or services.
This financial assistance is designed to shore up their working capital so that they can continue their activities.
Apart from a few exceptions, businesses in all industries are eligible. The financial assistance, in the amount of at least $50,000, is granted in the form of a loan guarantee, but may also be in the form of a loan.
The main terms and the procedure for obtaining assistance are available on the Investissement Québec website.
Eligible businesses interested in obtaining more information or benefitting from this assistance can call 1-844-474-6367 or their regional office, indicated on the website.
COVID-19 Legal Aid Clinic
The Ministère de la Justice du Québec is offering a toll-free legal advice hotline for citizens with questions about their rights and obligations during the current pandemic.
To reach the COVID-19 legal aid clinic:
- 1-866-699-9729 (toll free)
- 514-789-2755 (Montréal)
Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., up to 200 lawyers across Québec can be reached by phone to quickly respond to the public’s legal concerns regarding the application and effects of emergency measures ordered by the Québec government to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The government directive in effect from March 23 midnight until May 1, all shopping malls must close with the exception of grocery stores, pharmacies and SAQ outlets. Stores with direct access to the outdoors can remain open. This directive also applies to restaurant dining rooms, which must be closed. Only take-out and meal- delivery services can be maintained. Restaurant owners are encouraged to provide these services. Given the impossibility of keeping social distancing in hairdressing and beauty salons, these establishments must also close for the same period, as of midnight.
A mandatory suspension of all business and commercial activities is ordered until April 13. Only essential services will be maintained. These include grocery stores, pharmacies, emergency services (health, police, fire), telephone, Internet and information services, and the logistics of food supply chains, essential goods and medical equipment manufacturing. For restaurants, takeout orders, deliveries and car services are still permitted.
The federal government is now imposing a mandatory 14 day quarantine on all Canadians returning from abroad. Violators face fines and imprisonment.
The government is calling on the solidarity of Quebecers in these exceptional times. All those who do not have symptoms, who do not have young children, who are under 70 and who are not working are invited to volunteer, while following the preventive measures to prevent the spread.
There is an immense need for food banks as well as mental health aid organizations, or those who work with the disabled, the elderly and the homeless.
A web portal, jebenevole.ca, is now available for organizations that lack volunteers to register and for those who want and can volunteer to provide their names.
The City of Pointe-Claire would like to thank all those who responded Héma-Québec’s invitation to attend a blood drive this Saturday, April 4, at the Bob-Birnie arena.
Thanks to a strong surge of solidarity, the 100 appointments planned for this day have already been filled.
A big thank you to everyone involved in this operation: donors, volunteers and employees.
To see the list of dates and locations still available: hema-quebec.qc.ca.
To protect the health of those aged 70 and over and limit the risks of spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19), the government is asking seniors not to leave the house unless it is absolutely necessary: avoid get-togethers in shopping malls and restaurants, don’t organize group dinners, stay at home as much as possible.
The elderly represent the category of people most at risk of contracting the virus and for whom the consequences can be more serious. It is therefore important that they follow the Public Health order to stay home. If you can’t get help from a friend or family member to shop for groceries or pharmacy products, don’t hesitate to order them by phone or online and have them delivered.
As soon as elderly people aged 70 and over were asked to stay home, a daily telephone call service was set up for Pointe-Claire seniors who receive home maintenance services as part of the Aid for Seniors program, in an effort to reduce isolation.
The government is asking all seniors living in residences not to go out, except under supervision. This new measure aims to prevent the virus from entering seniors’ residences. Those aged 70 and over are most at risk.
Disinfectant wipes should be thrown in the trash and not the toilet to prevent pipe blockages.
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