City of Beaconsfield

City of Beaconsfield

October 14, 2015 09:36 ET

Review of Results of the Beaconsfield Citizen Forum

Citizens and their quality of life at the heart of concerns

BEACONSFIELD, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 14, 2015) - Today, the City released the results of the consultative process that took place last spring. It builds among others on the comments and proposals received through the survey MY CITY, ITS FUTURE, the Citizen Forum and focus groups, among other sources - a process which allowed the City to know how the population perceives the services the City offers and to establish the main concerns of residents.

Mayor Georges Bourelle welcomed the conclusions of the report which acknowledges the relevance of the actions of the City of Beaconsfield in various matters, ranging from communication and civic participation, adaptation of sports, recreational and cultural facilities, park development, yacht clubs, urban planning, protection of architectural heritage and the environment to waste management and water.

"As a municipal administration, we have the responsibility to ensure that Beaconsfield citizens enjoy a good quality of life and efficient services in the short, medium and long term. The results of this unifying exercise will help confirm and complement the issues raised by residents and to develop the City's strategic plan, "said mayor Bourelle.

Some highlights of the survey:

  • Words often proposed by respondents to describe the identity of Beaconsfield are: peaceful, comfortable, beautiful and green.
  • Over 9 out of 10 respondents stated that the Contact magazine (97%) and the City's Internet site (94%) were very useful for getting information on municipal services.
  • 46% of respondents consider that park equipment and infrastructure are adapted to their needs.
  • 50% of respondents are in favour of the construction of a dog park, 33% are opposed while 17% have no opinion on the subject.
  • Of the housing types proposed, 45% of respondents favour the lowest form of densification (townhouses), 19% favour multi-storey housing with a maximum of three storeys, 7% opt for multi-storey housing of 3 to 6 storeys, and 6% indicated preference for social housing. 23% of respondents have no opinion.
  • According to respondents, the investment priority should be the refurbishment of Centennial Park and its building.
  • Most respondents believe that the City is doing enough to control and protect the tree canopy.

On October 5, Council presented the results to the Citizen Forum participants to complete this consultation process. The results of this citizen consultation are available on the City's website at beaconsfield.ca.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Mayor
    514 428-4410