As the situation evolves in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Saint-Laurent activities and services are adjusted.
The Québec government has imposed a curfew between 9:30 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Essential services are maintained.
Montréal is at Level 4 – maximum alert (red zone). The situation requires changes to our services until further notice.
To learn more about the government of Québec’s alert system, visit Québec.ca.
Wearing a face covering is mandatory for people ages 10 and over in enclosed or partially enclosed public places.
Sports and outdoor recreational facilities
Guidelines apply to the practice of indoor and outdoor activities.
Except for swimming pools, changing rooms are not accessible.
Spectators are not allowed. One person who is there to accompany another may be allowed if necessary (a guide for someone with a handicap, for example, or the parent of a child under 10). This person must be counted as part of the maximum allowable number of people per group.
- Indoors: Solo or duo practice is permitted, as well as in family bubbles. A family bubble is allowed to have one trainer or guide with them.
- Outdoors: Solo practice, family bubbles or groups of no more than eight people are allowed. In all cases, one trainer or guide is allowed to be with them.
No league, tournament or competition activities are permitted.
High-performance training and sports
The following activities are permitted indoors and outdoors:
- Activities held as part of a sports-study program.
- Training activities held as part of a college- or university-level program.
- Certain professional sports or high-performance sports activities.
In the context of COVID-19, we invite residents, as well as professionals to use the online tools to prepare and submit their permit application. The permit counter is open by appointment only. To obtain one, please write to [email protected] It should be noted that, under the current circumstances, we are prioritizing the filing of online applications in order to minimize the risk of contagion.
Dog parks are open in Bois-Franc, Cousineau, Gohier, Guillaume-Bruneau, Marcel-Laurin, Philippe-Laheurte parks. Due to the curfew, these facilities close at 9 p.m.
Residents are permitted to walk their dogs after curfew, between 9:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., provided that they stay within one kilometre of their home.
Need to renew your pet’s license? Do it online.
The playgrounds in all the parks and squares are open. Due to the curfew, these facilities close at 9 p.m.
As of Monday, February 8, Saint-Laurent libraries are expanding their service offering according to the new directives issued by public health. In addition to access to seats and computers by reservation, it is now possible to access the collections.
Please note that the number of people admitted to the libraries is limited.
List of services offered:
- Access to collections
- Loan of documents
- Loan of bundles of documents selected by librarians: https://bit.ly/lotsdoc
- Return of documents in scrap books (some exceptions apply for oversized or high value copies)
- In-person subscription
- Payment of fees
- Reference and reader assistance service
For computers and seats:
By reservation only (by phone 514-855-6130 or on site the day before, or the day of your visit), it is possible:
- To use a computer station and a printer, for a maximum of 2 hours, for a maximum of 2 times a week.
- Access to a seat, for a minimum of 1 hour to a maximum of 4 hours per day.
- To use the copier.
It will be impossible:
Use the catalog consultation stations.
To work as a team.
- Temporary subscription online (form: http://bit.ly/formabonbibmtl) or by phone (allow a period of 3 working days for the processing of your temporary subscription)
- Reference and help to the reader by phone
- Online document reservation (Nelligan catalog: http://bit.ly/bibliomtlcat) (Surprise me: https://bit.ly/lotsdoc) or by phone (514-855-6130)
- Online: access to the digital library (http://bibliomontreal.com/numerique/) and to virtual activities
Services not available:
- Issue of Accès Montréal cards
- Entertainment activities on site
- On-site consultation of newspapers and magazines
Important rules to apply:
- Mandatory face covering (covering the nose, mouth and chin) for anyone 8 years of age and over at all times.
- Two people living at the same address (family bubble) can be seated together. Maximum of 2 people per family bubble.
- Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult when using the stations dedicated to them.
- It is forbidden to eat and drink at all times (to avoid removing the mask). The water fountains will not be accessible either.
- Limit your visiting time.
- Wearing a personal headset is mandatory to listen to a recording or attend a video conference.
- Respect all the instructions that will be communicated to you on site.
During the curfew decreed by the Quebec government, Saint-Laurent libraries are open according to the following schedule:
▪ Vieux-Saint-Laurent Library:
Monday to Wednesday 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
▪ Boisé Library:
Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
👉 Mitigation measures for subscribers:
- Loan term extended to 28 days for all types of documents
- Postponement of 3 months of subscriptions expiring between 2020 and February 2021
The Bureau du citoyen is open to the public according to the following schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.).
Many services are available online here.
If the service you are looking for is not available online or over the phone, our agents will be able to help.
The Complexe sportif is opened from Monday to Friday, from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. as well as Saturday and Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The reception desk is open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on weekends, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free swim is offered. As of Saturday, April 2, badminton (single games only) can also be practiced. Reservations for these activities are required on Loisirs Montréal.
All in-person leisure activities are suspended for an indefinite period, with the exception of the half-day or full-day programming offered at the Presco Center.
The staff at the reception desk of the Center des loisirs is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday or by phone at 514-855-6110, extension 3.
The Aimé-Caron, Beaudet, Dr. Bernard-Paquet, Gariépy, Guillaume-Bruneau, Marcel-Laurin, Urgel-Eugène-Archambault parks as well as the Brunante Basin and the Bois-de-Liesse nature park offer spaces for walking and running in winter. Due to the curfew, parks close at 9 p.m.
Parc Marcel-Laurin as a skatepark.
Recreational practice of skateboarding is permitted.
It can be practiced:
- By people living at the same address.
- Solo, with one other person or in a group of no more than eight people, as long as all parties remain two metres away from one another.
Due to the curfew, the park closes at 9 p.m.