Ever more concerned by the plight of the Monteregian Hills Conservation groups form a common front to demand an action plan

The Monteregian Hills are a distinctive feature of the landscape of the metropolitan region of Montreal, the Monteregie and the Eastern Townships providing a backdrop to the daily lives of more than a one third of Quebec’s population. However, there are numerous challenges that need to be addressed to achieve their protection and sane land-use development. In order for their concerns regarding the Monteregian Hills to be heard as a single voice by municipalities and governments, nine (9) conservation organisations join forces and announce the creation of a Coalition. The Coalition wishes to relaunch efforts to collaborate and accelerate the elaboration of a regional action plan supported by appropriate regulatory and financial measures. 
 

Les amis de la montagne and Heritage Montreal share their vision for an exemplary repurposing of the former Royal Victoria Hospital

Montreal, September 8, 2021 – Heritage Montreal and Les amis de la montagne have joined forces to produce a video urging the Government of Québec, the City of Montréal and citizens to work together to ensure a viable future for the site of the former Royal Victoria Hospital.
 

2021 Montreal Municipal Elections: Les amis de la montagne calls on all mayoral candidates to commit to protecting Mount Royal

Montréal, September 3, 2021—As the municipal elections draw nearer, Les amis de la montagne is alarmed about the future of Mount Royal. Public positions espoused by some City of Montréal electoral candidates have made headlines. If implemented, they would be a major setback in the mountain’s protection. As its sustainability largely depends on the commitment of future municipal council members, Les amis is calling on them to endorse the Five Priorities for the Mountain
 

Les amis de la montagne encourages the OCPM to address the substantive issues surrounding the redevelopment and protection of the Royal Victoria Hospital site

Montréal, June 16, 2021 - Les amis de la montagne is pleased with the Government of Quebec and the City of Montréal’s intention to green the Royal Victoria Hospital site and improve public access to Mount Royal. However, the group would like fundamental questions about how the work will be carried out and how the heritage and natural integrity of this public property will be protected in perpetuity to be addressed. Les amis considers the issues of site ownership and long-term governance to be crucial. For several years, the group has been calling for public ownership of the land and for its collective vocation to be maintained, and for Mount Royal Park to be extended towards the City.
 

Unveiling of a short film for the presentation of the Prix du Mont-Royal to Dr. Guy Breton

Montréal, Tuesday, December 15, 2020 – Valérie Patreau, Outremont Borough Councillor and Chair of the Commission sur l'eau, l'environnement, le développement durable et les grands parcs, and Peter A. Howlett, C.M., President of Les amis de la montagne, had the pleasure today of awarding the Prix du Mont-Royal 2020 to Dr. Guy Breton, Rector Emeritus of the Université de Montréal.

Waste management plan for large parks: Les amis de la montagne welcomes recommendations made by standing committee

Montréal, May 20, 2020 – Les amis de la montagne welcomes the recommendations to add specific measures guiding waste management in Montréal parklands that were presented by the Commission permanente sur l’eau, l’environnement, le développement durable et les grands parcs. Recommendations were tabled on May 13, following the public consultation on Montréal’s 2020-25 Waste Management Master Plan.
 

Plan your children’s spring and summer activities in nature now!

Montréal, February 19, 2020 – Thanks to a series of programs on Mount Royal, young Montrealers can enjoy spring and summer in an exceptional outdoor setting! With over 30 years of experience in environmental education, Les amis de la montagne applies an educational approach that teaches children about the environment while developing their autonomy, stimulating their imagination and promoting physical exercise in the great outdoors. Children can take advantage of these activities starting in March in the Forest School on the Mountain and continue in the summer with the day camp.
 

More than 400 participants gather on Mount Royal for the 23rd edition of the Tuques Bleues Celebration!

Montréal, February 14, 2020 - More than 400 Montrealers braved the cold last night to take part in the 23rd edition of the Tuques Bleues benefit event on Mount Royal. This year’s event raised close to $150,000 in support of Les amis de la montagne’s environmental conservation programs.
Inspired by the 19th century mountain treks of the Montreal Snowshoe Club, this festive winter event was vamped up this year to feature an Illuminated Walk with historical highlights in addition to the traditional Race to the Top.
 

Waste Management in Mount Royal’s Parklands: Supporting the Resilience of our Green Spaces and Improving Park-Goer Experience

Montreal, January 20, 2020 – Les amis de la montagne introduced a vision for the roll-out of an innovative, effective waste management plan for all Mount Royal parks today, as part of the public consultation on Montreal’s 2020-25 Waste Management Master Plan. This consultation is led by the City’s Commission sur l’eau, l’environnement, le développement durable et les grands parcs.

Jouer dehors, c'est dans la nature des enfants!

Montréal, le 22 août 2019 – Les amis de la montagne annoncent le lancement de la 4e édition du programme l’École de la forêt, qui débutera cet automne sur le mont Royal. Inspiré du mouvement mondial Forest School, ce programme s’appuie sur les conclusions d’une série d’études scientifiques démontrant le lien direct entre la santé mentale et physique des individus et leur fréquentation des milieux naturels durant l’enfance. L’École de la forêt vise à accroître l’accès à la nature en milieu urbain pour le plus grand nombre d’enfants âgés de 0 à 12 ans de la métropole.
 

The 6th edition of the Chapeau Mont Royal! benefit luncheon raises $200,00 for Les amis de la montagne educational programs

Montréal, June 17, 2019 – Under glorious blue skies, close to 400 guests attended Les amis de la montagne’s benefit luncheon Chapeau Mont Royal! last June 12. The 6th edition of this elegant event was chaired by Édith Cloutier, President of Rogers Quebec, and supported by a host of key partners. Thanks to the generous support of Montrealers and the profits of a silent auction, this year's event raised $200,000 for youth educational programs on Mount Royal.
 

Les amis de la montagne welcomes temporary measures to enhance safety and calm traffic on the mountain road, while underscoring the urgent need to define a global vision of accessibility for all users

Montréal, May 29, 2019 – Les amis de la montagne commends the efforts announced by the City of Montréal this morning to deploy temporary measures on the Remembrance / Camillien-Houde axis. The proposed transitional measures are intended to enhance safety and reduce vehicular traffic, reflecting concerns voiced by Les amis de la montagne and conclusions of the recent report published by the Office de consultation publique de Montréal.
 

Les amis de la montagne and the City of Montréal award the Prix du Mont-Royal 2019 to Sylvie Guilbault

Montréal, Friday, May 24, 2019 – On the 143rd anniversary of the inauguration of Mount Royal Park, Mayor of the Borough of Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Sue Montgomery, and the President of Les amis de la montagne, Peter A. Howlett, C.M., had the pleasure of awarding the Prix du Mont-Royal 2019 to Sylvie Guilbault in recognition of her career dedicated to the protection and improvement of Mount Royal.
 

Les amis de la montagne welcomes the conclusions of the OCPM report on the access roads to Mount Royal

Montréal, May 3, 2019 – Les amis de la montagne welcomes the conclusions of the report just published by the Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) on the future of the Remembrance/Camillien-Houde roadway. 
 

Close to 400 snowshoers attend the 21st edition of the Tuques Bleues fundraiser!

Proceeds go to Les amis de la montagne’s environmental  conservation programs on Mount Royal

The Camillien Houde/Remembrance Pilot Project Is Off to a Start

Saturday, June 2 signals the start of the City of Montréal’s pilot project interrupting car transit traffic on the Camillien-Houde/Remembrance axis. This project will run until October 31, 2018.
 

February 15 marks the 21st edition of the Tuques Bleues Celebration!

A gastronomic and sportive fundraiser hosted by Les amis de la montagne and presented by Manulife in support of its environmental conservation programs on Mount Royal.

Les amis de la montagne receives the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects’ Community Service Award

Les amis de la montagne received the 2017 Community Service Award presented at the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) gala event held at Montréal’s Palais des Congrès as part of the Congress of the World Design Summit.
Exposition des Amis de la montagne au Chalet du Mont-Royal

Les amis de la montagne inaugurates an exhibition celebrating the history of Montréal and the majestic Mount Royal Chalet

Les amis de la montagne invites the public to discover Montréal’s history by visiting an exhibition highlighting the collection of paintings on the walls of the majestic Mount Royal Chalet.

Les amis de la montagne et la Ville de Montréal décernent le Prix du Mont-Royal aux Religieuses Hospitalières de Saint-Joseph

En ce jour anniversaire de la création du parc du Mont-Royal et dans le cadre du 375e anniversaire de la Ville de Montréal, M. Denis Coderre, maire de Montréal, et M. Peter A. Howlett, C.M., président des Amis de la montagne, ont eu le plaisir de décerner le Prix du Mont-Royal aux Religieuses Hospitalières de Saint-Joseph qui, depuis 150 ans, ont investi et fait vivre une propriété remarquable située sur le flanc est du mont Royal.  
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