The borough provides residents with plots of land for gardening purposes and offers small adapted garden plots for people with limited mobility.
Saint-Laurent gives its residents the opportunity to obtain a plot at one of its nine community gardens, including three universally accessible ones*. The gardens are situated in the following locations:
- Super jardin communautaire
• Good soil
• A water supply
• A shed
The gardens are open from May 14 until October 11, 2021.
The vacant plots are assigned by a random draw each year in the month of May from among the applications received. To register, an online request must be filled out and mailed to the Complexe sportif before the deadline. An online application form may also be filled out online on Saint- Laurent’s website.
Mandatory public health orders *
The conditions for reopening activities at the community gardens have been determined in collaboration with public health authorities, in order to ensure everyone’s health and safety. Compliance with the rules is mandatory in order to maintain your right of access to the garden.
Here are the rules that apply to each garden:
- A maximum number of people may garden at the same time. This number, posted on site, must be respected at all times.
- Hand washing upon arrival at—and departure from—the garden is mandatory (with soap and water or with a hydro-alcoholic solution available on site).
- Gardeners must use their own gardening tools.
- Hand washing must also be done before and after using common tools, including watering systems. Common tools must be disinfected after use.
- Water supplies, work and storage areas, common areas, frequently touched surfaces and common spaces must be cleaned on a regular basis; disinfecting materials will be provided.
- Horticultural facilitators and supervisors will be on hand to ensure that public health recommendations are followed.
- Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 or who is in voluntary or mandatory isolation is not allowed to enter the gardens.
- Anyone who develops symptoms while in the garden must immediately leave the premises, follow isolation procedures and call 1-877-644-4545. That individual must also inform the person responsible for the borough’s community gardens.
*These instructions are subject to change without notice, depending on the orders issued by public health authorities.
To obtain a gardening plot
Mail the request for a plot in a community garden to:
2385, boulevard Thimens
Saint-Laurent (Québec) H4R 1T4
An application form may also be filled out online (see below). A draw allocating the vacant lots will be held on May 3, 2021 among the entries received.
Please note that only one gardening plot can be assigned per family and that selected participants must present their biblio-loisirs (recreation) card to receive a plot.