Stop the USE of residential properties for other purposes, such as, places of worship, religious schools and dormitories in Cote Saint-Luc.

Permanently, prohibit the use of dwellings in residential zoning to be used for other purposes, in particular but not limited to, places of worship, religious schools and dormitories. 

CONSIDERING THAT at least in the last 2 years there has been an overt increase of dwellings zoned residential being used for other purposes, namely, places of worship, religious schools and dormitories. 

CONSIDERING THAT these illegal and non-compliant USES have drastically changed the residential nature of our streets, obstructing the peaceful enjoyment of our residential properties and area. 

CONSIDERING THAT the residential neighbours have suffered regular nuisances such as, but not limited to, regular noise disturbances, increased traffic, increased safety risks, increased garbage, lack of parking, lack of respect for private property, loitering, lack of privacy, stress, and so forth.

CONSIDERING THAT the illegal and non-complaint USE of residential dwellings has further aggravated the lack of inventory of affordable rental housing in the city of Cote Saint-Luc.

CONSIDERING THAT several illegal and non-compliant USE residential dwellings have been granted TAX EXEMPT status, and it is expected more will become TAX EXEMPT, to the detriment of tax payers.

CONSIDERING THAT the City of Cote Saint Luc, Councillors and Administration, despite being fully aware of the illegal and non-compliant USE of residential dwellings and other violations, the extent of the issues being faced by the residential neighbours, has failed to act to the detriment of tax paying residents and owners.

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED DEMAND the of City of Cote Saint-Luc, to:

  • Permanently shut down immediately all places of worship, dormitories and religious schools operating in residential zoning and to be no longer tolerated;
  • Enforce the existing residential zoning by-laws in force and not to further allow by any means residential dwellings to be used as places of worship, religious schools and dormitories;
  • Consult with all citizens of the City Cote Saint-Luc on any new by-laws or amendments to that would seek to grandfather or legitimize the illegal use of residential dwellings as places of worship, religious schools or dormitories currently in operation and any future instances;
  • Consult with all citizens of the city Cote Saint-Luc on the transformation of the City of Cote Saint-Luc, including any new requests for new places of worship regardless of zoning. 
Update #2just now
UPDATE: You are not alone! We are fast approaching 500 Signatures, we have collected signatures through a private link and good old fashion door by door. Keep Sharing! Keep Forwarding!
If anyone wants to help gather signatures please contact me. I am also forming a committee if you would like participate please contact me.
Update #11 days ago
Please note everyone, we have already collected 150 signatures on the first round of an electronic form so you are not alone. Please forward to interested citizens in Cote Saint Luc.
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