Legal notices

Last updated May 18, 2024
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This page provides information about the content and governing principles of the Web site.



The Charter of the French Language requires that all city documents be written in French. As a courtesy to Montrealers, some documents are translated into English. The city charter states that Montréal is a French-language city.


All monetary figures on the Web site are in Canadian dollars.

Reliability of content

The city strives to provide complete and accurate information. However, the Web site may contain inaccuracies, omissions, typographical errors or other mistakes. The city may also, without notice, modify information about the products, services or programs it presents on its site.

The site and all its contents are made available to you without any guarantee whatsoever. The city accepts no liability for any errors that may be found on its site.

Web site access

The site requires regular technical maintenance. This may limit access or temporarily prevent you from accessing the site.

Links to external sites

The site contains links to Web sites that belong to and are managed by third parties.

The city provides these links for your convenience. It does not exercise any control over the content of such sites and accepts no liability with respect to their nature or privacy protection policy.

Intellectual property

All content on the Web site is the exclusive property of the city. All rights reserved.

Reproduction and copyright

All content on the Web site is protected by copyright legislation.

Altering content that you have downloaded, copied or printed from the Web site does not give you any right to that material.


The source of photos must be clearly indicated.


The reproduction of images from the Web site for commercial purposes, whether on paper or in digital format, is prohibited.

You may, however, use images from the site as long as they are not altered. Images may be reproduced on paper or in digital format, provided that they will be used for the following non-commercial purposes only:

  • education
  • personal studies
  • reference
  • research
  • personal use

Promotional or commercial use

You must have a contract agreement with the city in order to use digital material from the Web site for promotional or commercial purposes.  Digital materials include the following: maps, audio and video clips, charts, illustrations, animated photographic images, tables, videos, etc.

Legal framework

Governing legislation

Use of this Web site is governed by the laws and courts of the province of Québec and the applicable legislation of Canada. Any dispute between you and the city, or any other person involved, will be resolved before the courts of Québec sitting in Montréal.

Legal recourse

As a user of this Web site, you waive any recourse or claim against the city arising directly or indirectly from your use of this site.

You also undertake to defend the city, its employees, representatives and agents in any claim, demand, remedy or prosecution against the city by third parties due to your use of the Web site. 

Municipal by-laws

Any texts or other content on the Web site have no legal value.  Although efforts are made to keep them updated, they may have been modified and those modifications may not be reflected in the online version. All such materials must be checked against official sources before being used for professional purposes.

Limited liability

The city cannot be held liable for any direct or indirect damage that may be incurred through the use of this site.

The city accepts no liability with respect to the contents of its site, including the possible presence of algorithms, viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other malicious software.

Web site operation

The city is not responsible for any incompatibility with software downloaded or copied from its site, for any interruption, defect or delay in the processing or transmission of data, or for any power or system outage.

Issued by: Ville de Montréal