Press release

Saint-Laurent adopts a $81.3 M budget and $96.2 M 10-Year Capital Investment Program to ensure the development and longevity of its assets

Published October 4, 2023 - 11:05 am

Saint-Laurent, October 4, 2023 — At its General Meeting on October 3, Saint-Laurent Council adopted its budget for 2024. Totalling $81,320,200, it represents an increase of $2,943,200 over the $78,377,000 budget adopted for 2023.

At the same meeting, for the fourth time, Council also adopted a 10-Year Capital Investment Program. With a budget of $96.2 M, this Program covers a 10-year period. By completion, the different projects it comprises will represent $188 million in investments to benefit the community. Covering the years 2024 to 2033, this period offers flexibility for the rollout of priority projects.

Budget overview

With respect to operating expenses, $14.8 M is allocated for general administration; $1.6 M for public security; and $5.7 M for environmental health, which includes, for example, maintenance of the local waterworks and sewage system. A total of $1.8 M is slated for health and well-being, $6.7 M for land use planning, urban planning and development, and $30.2 M for recreation and culture, including park maintenance. Finally, $20.5 M is reserved for transport, which includes roadwork and snow removal.

Furthermore, despite the major inflation that hit in 2023, the Arrondissement was able to maintain, for 2024, the same local taxation rate as in 2023, specifically $0.0674 per $100 of assessed value.

As Saint-Laurent’s administration contends with major increases in the price of materials and equipment leasing, our departments have succeeded in devising a balanced budget and 10-Year Capital Investment Program that will enable them to pursue Saint-Laurent’s major projects and offer the same quality of services. What’s more, they have accomplished this without drawing on the surplus or increasing local taxes. It’s an accomplishment in which we take great pride, and one that attests to our appreciation of the challenges our residents face with respect to the current economic situation. For example, more than $2 M will be invested in our residential streets, and the repair of our parks and sports facilities will continue to roll out smoothly.


2024 Budget

Allocation of main income sources:

  • Transfers from Ville de Montréal, including anticipated income from construction permits: $58,720,900
  • Local tax income: $17,478,800
  • Local fee income: $5,120,500
  • Total: $81,320,200

Breakdown of main expenses by activity:

  • General administration: $14,846,500
  • Land use planning, urban planning and development: $6,654,000
  • Environmental health: $5,744,500
  • Recreation and culture: $30,213,400
  • Health and well-being: $1,751,600
  • Public security: $1,603,800
  • Transport: $20,506,400
  • Total: $81,320,200

Priority actions in 2024: operating budget and Capital Investment Program

  • Upgrading of the outdoor spaces at Bibliothèque du Boisé and creation of a relaxation area.
  • Redevelopment of the western section of Parc Caron.
  • Redevelopment of the Parc Petit baseball field.
  • Replacement of the swimming pool basin at Parc Marlborough.
  • Development of a new park in the Cité Midtown sector
  • Repairs to several park trails.
  • Development of the green belt on Boulevard Thimens.
  • Replacement of the ash trees, and planting of trees in public spaces.
  • Redevelopment of Rue Decelles into an urban promenade.
  • Repairs to several residential streets.
  • Implementation of devices on various streets to enhance safety.

The Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent’s 2024 budget and 2024-2033 10-Year Capital Investment Program will be forwarded to Montréal City Council for imminent adoption.

Relevant Documents


Saint-Laurent 2024 Budget