Updated: October 30, 2020
This page provides a range of useful information for residents and details about municipal services in the context of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
This pictogram gives an overview of the most recent changes and additions.
Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville is now at Level 4 – Maximum Alert (Red) by order of the Québec Government. To learn more about alert levels, go to quebec.ca/coronavirus. Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville is one of the 82 municipalities of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) (Montreal metropolitan community) and is, therefore, subject to the directives applicable to the entire greater Montreal area.
The wearing of masks is mandatory (age 10 and over) in all municipal buildings.
Extension of municipal buildings closure and of suspension of activities offered in person for an indefinite period. See October 27 Notice (Communiqué).
How to keep up on the latest news from the Municipality?
How to keep up on the latest news from the Municipality?
COVID-19 – Official Information Websites
Inform yourself about the rules and measures in effect as well as the healthcare resources available to you on the Québec government website.
Also see the Government of Canada website.
Do not call 911 to report a gathering. This only clogs the phone lines at emergency centres. Should you witness a serious situation that requires police intervention, call the local police station instead at 450 463-7011.
Reminder of basic hygiene measures
See Full list of Health Recommendations for Everyone
Watch out for fraud and misinformation. For more details, see the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
Since May 21, 2020, all blood tests and other tests performed at the test centres and the CLSC are by appointment with the CISSS de la Montérégie-Est. You can make an appointment online. It is also possible to make an appointment by phone at 1 844 448-6826, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
COVID-19 Testing Clinic, CISSS de la Montérégie-Est
Keep an eye out for new dates. The Direction de santé publique de la Montérégie encourages people who have COVID-19 symptoms or who have been in contact with a sick person to get tested. Tests are free and no appointment is needed. More information
Clinic for Saint-Bruno Residents – No Appointment Required
The Le Sentier Medical Clinic is offering a consultation service exclusively to Saint-Bruno residents no appointment required. The service is intended for minor emergencies, other than anything involving the flu or gastroenteritis (stomach flu) or anything associated with the COVID-19 virus. Details on the clinic website.
The Town prioritizes online service: 450 653-2443 or email@example.com.
The wearing of masks is mandatory inside all municipal buildings, including the library, from 10 years of age and over.
Town Hall – Closed for an indefinite period. Services are still offered by telephone or email, according to the regular schedule. Residents can also make an appointment (firstname.lastname@example.org or 450 653-2443) to receive service in person (mask mandatory). Deposit boxes are on-site near doors for the payment of taxes and receipt of other documents.
Technical Building – Closed for an indefinite period. Services are still offered by telephone or email, according to the regular schedule. Residents can also make an appointment (email@example.com or 450 645-2930) for service in person such as a permit request (mask mandatory). Such appointments will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. There is a deposit box on-site for receipt of documents. Certain conditions apply.
- Permits Division – See How to make a request without going in person (preferred method).
- Engineering Department – Available by phone or email at 450 645-2920 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pavillon 1605 Montarville – Closed for an indefinite period. Services still available by phone or email, according to regular schedule.
- Recreation, Culture and Community Life Department: 450 645-2940 or email@example.com
- Human Resources: 450 645-2980 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Library – Access to shelves, computers and reading areas closed for an indefinite period. Loans by reservation without contact. Residents can pick up their reserved books at the library counter Monday to Friday, 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Returns must be placed in the outside book drop which is always open. Details on the library page.
Community Centre – Open exclusively for organizations providing help services. Masks are compulsory (age 10 and over). Meetings, classes, workshops, conferences and courses offered by the municipality on the premises are suspended from October 8 to 28. Employees are on the job and will handle your requests during regular hours by phone or email: 450 441-8399, email@example.com.
Municipal Shops (Public Works and Supplies) – Handling requests by phone or email is the preferred method. Contact information
Centre d’exposition du Vieux Presbytère – Closed to public for an indefinite period. Employees will handle requests by email and telephone during regular administrative office hours.
Michael-Bilodeau Arena – Open for certain activities only.
Centre Marcel-Dulude – Closed. Activities suspended for an indefinite period, except for community organizations the mission of which is to provide help services. See these pages for more details: tickets and room rental.
Écocentre – The ecocentre is open during its regular hours. Residents are asked to comply with social distancing rules when in the presence of personnel and other users.
Activities in municipal buildings – Cancelled until further notice.
Life Certificates – You must make an appointment at 450 645-2443 to have these completed at the Town Hall.
Tree-Care Consulting Service – Program available. Please note that social distancing must be respected between residents and the forestry engineer when trees are being evaluated.
Room Rental – See below under Recreation and Culture.
Municipal Taxes – extended deadline – To ease the tax burden on individuals and businesses, the Town has extended by one month the deadline for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2020 municipal tax installments. Please deposit your payment in the box provided for purpose near the Town Hall door. More details at Evaluation and taxation.
Essential Municipal Services to residents – Are maintained and operating normally.
Parks and Outdoor Facilities
We ask you to wash your hands before and after each visit, or to bring a bottle of hand sanitizer.
It is still important to comply with physical distancing and hygiene rules.
- Parks remain open.
Wearing a mask is mandatory in park buildings.
The washrooms remain closed.
All play equipment is open 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- The dog park is open. Maximum number of people authorized on-site : 15 people
- Outdoor sports facilities are open. Activities can be done individually, by two people or in a family bubble
- BMX (on designated course). Maximum number of people authorized on-site : 25 people
- Track and field on athletics track. Maximum number of people authorized on-site : 25 people
- Pickleball (singles or family bubble – until October 28)
- Skate park. Maximum number of people authorized on-site : 15 people
- Tennis (season ended)
- Still closed: book sharing, ping pong and outdoor chess games.
Maintained casual (non-organized) activities: free skate and casual figure skating. Activities can be done individually, by two people or in a family bubble. Take note that locker rooms are not accessible. See details.
What’s new at the arena – From October 31 to November 21, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. every Saturday, a family bubble (members of a family residing at the same address) can reserve a quarter of the large ice rink at the Michael-Bilodeau arena for one hour to play hockey or ringette or to skate. Activity open to residents only. Reservations via Espace loisir up to a maximum of one week in advance. One reservation of 60 minutes per day. Cost: $35 plus tax. Please note that the change rooms will be closed and no spectators will be admitted.
Suspended casual (non-organized) activities: badminton, swimming (free swim), basketball, hockey, ringuette, volleyball.
Activities and events by the Municipality and Organizations
See section below Recreation and Culture
October 28 – All classes and activities offered in person for the fall 2020 session are cancelled, except for Spanish classes which are in virtual mode. Refunds will be made over the next few weeks in proportion to the sessions already given. For participants who paid by credit card, the amount will be issued to their credit card account. Those who paid by debit card, cheque or cash will receive a cheque in the mail.
Activities and Events
- All in-person sports, cultural, and outdoor activities in the municipality cancelled or suspended until further notice.
- Only certain non-organized activities done individually or within a family bubble are allowed. See Activités sportives libres.
- Online activities are continuing as usual.
- Most activities offered by organizations are also suspended, with the exception of help services.
Halloween – On October 15, the Québec government confirmed that traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating will be allowed on October 31. It is important, however, that you follow the specific public health rules detailed on the website of the Gouvernement du Québec.
Recreation and Cultural Program – October 28 – All classes and activities offered in person for the fall 2020 session are cancelled, except for Spanish classes which are in virtual mode. Refunds will be made over the next few weeks in proportion to the sessions already given. For participants who paid by credit card, the amount will be issued to their credit card account. Those who paid by debit card, cheque or cash will receive a cheque in the mail.
See also recreation and cultural program page.
Events Program – See the calendar of events on website for upcoming activities. Given that the situation can change from day to day and that compliance with government hygiene and physical distancing measures is essential, it is impossible for us to announce all events in advance.
New reservations for municipal rooms are suspended until further notice. It is still possible for organizations whose mission is to provide help services to reserve rooms for their activities. These organizations must comply with the health rules issued by the public health department.
Activities for You at Home
In the absence of its usual rich and diversified program because of the pandemic, the Recreation, Culture and Community Life Department suggests a variety of activities you can do at home. See page.
You need help? Telephone Helpline
The line will be reactivated on October 5.
You’re looking for resources? You need food assistance? You feel isolated? We’re here for you and can refer you to the suitable resources. Helpline: 450 441-8399, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
You can also consult a list of resources compiled by the Les p’tits bonheurs centre d’action bénévole (CAB) (volunteer action centre). See the list on this page.
Resource for Saint-Bruno Seniors
A grant has enabled the Town to hire a social worker for our municipality exclusively. The social work is available full time to provide Saint-Bruno seniors with listening, assistance, support and accompaniment, by phone and by email. The service is confidential and free: 514 234-2369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is supported by the Canadian government’s Emergency Fund for Community Support and the Foundation of Greater Montreal.
How You can Help
The Town encourages all residents to act in solidarity during this difficult time by supporting the Centre d’action bénévole (CAB) Les p’tits bonheurs which offers such programs as Meals on Wheels and food assistance for residents in need. You can help by making a money donation using the secure link on their website at www.cabstbruno.org, under the “Dons” tab.
Other Ways to Help
Encourage buying local.
You can also offer to help an elderly person with their grocery shopping, walking their dog or other assistance, all the while being sure to comply with government health guidelines.
Make a money donation to the Proanima shelter (animal services for the South Shore).
Conjugal and Family Violence is Everyone’s Business
If you hear or see any signs of conjugal or family violence, call 911. More information and resources.
(Formerly Les services animaliers de la Rive-Sud). All services are available by appointment only. The animal services centre continues to ensure essential and emergency services, while also caring for animals on-site. You can make a donation if you would like to support this organization. www.proanima.com.
DEL is Here for Saint-Bruno Businesses
Développement économique Longueuil (DEL) is offering accompaniment free of charge to businesses affected by the coronavirus crisis, as well as financing and tools. As the situation changes, new resources are added regularly. See the website at www.delagglo.ca.
I Buy Local! Saint-Bruno Guide
The Municipality encourages resident to buy locally to help support the local economy and workers. See the guide to businesses and restaurants active during the pandemic at stbruno.ca/j-achete-local.
If you wish to add your business or make changes to the information about your business, write us at email@example.com.
Please be reminded
Not to put disposable wipes in the toilet. They must be put in the trash. They also don’t go in your recycling bin or organic waste bin.
Not to put facial tissues (handkerchiefs) in your organic waste bin. They must be put in closed containers or garbage bags and go in the trash, the same as masks, wipes and soiled gloves.
For glass recycling, we ask users to wear gloves when disposing of pots and bottles, to make sure they stay 2 metres away from others (physical distancing) and to wash their hands as soon as possible. Change in location July 31.
Ecocentre is open.
Garage Sales are cancelled until further notice.
The Ville de Saint-Bruno is closely monitoring the situation
The Town is in constant contact with the Direction de la santé publique de la Montérégie, the Ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec and the regional directorate of the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Habitation to monitor the evolution of the situation and ensure the safety of residents.
The Town continues to implement the measures provided for in its civil security plan including the activities of its emergency measures coordinating committee, in order to ensure the ongoing provision of essential services.
The Town is aware that the measures put in place can cause inconveniences and that the situation demands many sacrifices for everyone in Saint-Bruno. Accordingly, it wishes to thank all Saint-Bruno residents, employees and suppliers for their understanding and their invaluable collaboration.