A big step forward for Parc Meadowbrook!

    The Lachine portion of Meadowbrook’s designation has been changed from “residential” to “large green space or recreational” (similar to what Côte-St.-Luc did in 2000). Meadowbrook can now be rezoned and will be protected from development.

    The Montreal Urban Agglomeration Land Use and Development Plan for the next 10 years was unveiled January 22 at a press conference held by Mayor Coderre and Mayor Copeman.

    The plan needs to be adopted by the Montreal Municipal Council and the Montreal Urban Agglomeration Council.

    Our heartfelt thanks to all who supported our efforts over the last 25 years! And, a special thanks to the hard-working and dedicated SOS Meadowbrook steering committee members past and present.

    Media coverage:

    Meadowbrook supporters pleased – Montreal Gazette10409064_10152875488620432_218694702190582901_n

    Montreal-gives-meadowbrook-green-designation – Montreal Gazette

    City a step closer – CTV

    Land will be preserved – CBC

    La Presse video

    Nouveau plan pour Montréal – TVA

    Meadowbrook sera protégé – Le devoir

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    Winter 2015 newsletter

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    Write Mayor Coderre Dec. 28, 2014 – Jan.7, 2015

    Please write a letter to show your support for preserving Meadowbrook as a green space. Here is a sample letter in French and English to get you started. For more information see the open letter to our supporters below:

    Download (DOCX, 43KB)

    Press Release: New park for southwestern Montreal?

    Download (DOC, 28KB)

    Presentations about Meadowbrook during Montreal’s public consultation

    Thank you to those who took the time to draft and present briefs to the commission at city hall for the public consultation on the Montreal urban agglomeration and land use development plan. This plan will serve as a reference for city planning and decision-making by our councillors and mayor. Many briefs mentioned Meadowbrook, an indication of the significant interest in this plot of nature and of its importance to Montreal citizens.

    If you missed the presentations please check out the briefs about Meadowbrook below:

    1. Elizabeth Cooper
    2. Clayton SymonFall Tree Meadowbrook Sept 2014.Nigel Dove
    3. Jochen Jaeger and Megan Deslauriers
    4. Anna Symon 
    5. Deborah Hayek
    6. Patricia Rachofsky
    7. Les Amis du Parc Meadowbrook
    8. Deanne Delaney
    9. Malcolm Lewis-Richmond 
    10. Lisa Mintz 
    11. Nigel Dove (présentation)
    12. Ville  de Côte Saint-Luc
    13. Cymry Gomery
    14. Daniel Boulerice

    Many presenters included Meadowbrook as part of a broader interest in Montreal’s green spaces:

    1. Héritage Laurentien
    2. Al Hayek 
    3. Patrick Asch
    4. Linda Besner (présentation)
    5. Sue Stacho
    6. David Fletcher
    7. Save the Park – Patrick Barnard
    8. Pierre Marcoux
    9. Tom Schwalb
    10. Green Coalition
    11. Protection des oiseaux du Québec
    12. Le regroupement des citoyens de Saraguay
    13. Sierra Club Québec
    14. Projet Montréal
    15. Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal
    16. Nina Gould
    17. Donald Hobus
    18. Irwin Rapoport

    These presentations addressed green or natural spaces, urban sprawl, and route verte for cycling:

    1. Coalition Montréalaise des Tables de Quartier 
    2. Comité de sauvegarde du patrimoine bâti et naturel Desmarchais-Crawford de Verdun
    3. Naghmeh Nazarniafox1.Jo_Ann_Goldwater
    4. Regroupement des éco-quartiers
    5. Solidarité Saint-Henri
    6. Catherine Chabot
    7. Sonja Susnjar, Tracy Arial
    8. Vélo-Québec
    9. Les amis du parc Angrignon
    10. Centre d’écologie urbain de Montréal
    11. Éco-quartier du Sud-Ouest
    12. Espaces verts et milieux naturalisés Golf Meadowbrook
    13. Les amis de la montagne
    14. Rayside Labossière et Tous pour l’aménagement du Centre-Sud
    15. Tous pour l’aménagement du Centre-Sud (présentation)
    16. Association pour la Protection du Bois Angell (APBA)
    17. Mouvement Ceinture Verte

    All the briefs that were presented to the commission can be found at the Montreal City Portal.

    Write a letter

    Please write a letter to show your support for preserving Meadowbrook as a public green space. Here is a sample letter in French and English to get you started:

    Download (DOCX, 16KB)

    2015 Meadowbrook calendars make wonderful gifts

    2015 calendar treeGet yours for $15 from lesamisdemeadowbrook@gmail.com

     

     

     

    Les Amis du Parc Meadowbrook celebrates 25th anniversary with a Danse Party Gala

    25 years of protecting Meadowbrook from development is a good reason to throw a party!Meadowbrook creatures ready to party at 25th anniversary gala

    On October 17, Les Amis did just that at Royal West Academy, who generously contributed both the auditorium and student volunteers (who were only too eager to dress in Meadowbrook animal costumes). Over 200 supporters and friends from all over the island of Montreal came for a Rock vs Disco Danse Party Gala to celebrate the group’s accomplishments and to find out what needs help from here on. The students served food, helped the dance judges, and guided winners to the door prizes donated by merchants and supporters, while the cheerful bartenders were kept busy pouring drinks for the thirsty dancers.

    Disco was declared the winner (4:3) by the comedy trio of judges, and the trophy was presented to the excellent DJ, also the sound and light expert.  Revelers had to be asked to leave at 12:45 pm, a sign the evening was a resounding success.  The Gala raised over $6,500, not including the good will that has sustained Les Amis and will be needed in the future to confront current City plans to negotiate with the developer.

    Many thanks to Daniel Boulerice, Barbara Tekker, Muffy Brown, Campbell Stuart, Irwin Rapoport, Wendy Dodge & Liz Cooper for their enthusiasm in organizing this celebration. We are also grateful for the many SOS Meadowbrook people who sold tickets and the many volunteers who stepped up to make this event a success:  Joann Egar, Sondra Sherman, Louise Legault, Andy Dodge, Patrick Asch, Rebecca Million, Una Million-Lovett,  Zoe Fargnoli Brown, Simone Faregh-Zgierski, JD Mogil, and Jacob Mogil, DJ Chris Iannotti and the Royal West Academy Environment Committee students.

    Looking forward to keeping Meadowbrook green forever!

    Meadowbrook table at 25th anniversary partyMeadowbrook 25 anniversary gala

    Media coverage of our press conference

    press conference November 12, 2014Montreal Gazette letters – November 17, 2014

    montreal gazette opinion

    ctv news

    Pimento Report-Ménard asked to step down 

    http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/group-accuses-menard-of-making-secret-plans-to-develop-meadowbrook

    http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?binId=1.1810301 (starts at 38:04)

    global news

    Les Amis du Parc Meadowbrook make a case for preserving natural spaces

    Les Amis du Parc  Meadowbrook spokesperson Campbell Stuart presents a brief during  the public hearings on the Montréal Urban Agglomeration Land Use and Development Plan, on Wednesday November 12 at 7 pm. An English summary of the plan is available here.

    These documents  were presented: Mémoire de Les Amis du Parc MeadowbrookAnnexe 1Annexe 2 – Masterplan for Meadowbrook Park