#SAVETHEPLATEAU! Complain about the noise complainers...
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The Plateau Mont-Royal is full of bars, restaurants, and music venues and is in some ways the cultural and artistic hub of Montreal. Let's keep it that way! Let's keep the Montreal scene vibrant! Please write a letter or email to Monsieur Luc Ferrandez, the maire d'arrondissement of the Plateau in an effort to convince him that this is important.
Monsieur Luc Ferrandez
Maire d'arrondissement / Conseiller de la Ville
Projet Montréal (PM)
201, avenue Laurier Est
Téléphone : 514 872-8023
or by email at:
here is a link to all the representatives of the Plateau area, should you wish to write them:
Dear Mr Luc Ferrandez,
The Plateau Mont-Royal is full of bars, restaurants, and music venues and is in some ways the cultural and artistic hub of Montreal. I would like to help keep it that way. I recently attended a show at Les Bobards (corner St-Laurent and Marie-Anne) and it was unfortunately cut short when the police arrived at 11:50pm to respond to a noise complaint. The music was stopped and the bar was fined. Les Bobards, and many other music venues, have been around for years and years and have live music every night of the week. This is no secret and people moving to the neighbourhood know this.
In order to maintain the rich nightlife of the Plateau, and maintain its status as the cultural hub of Montreal, show venues such as Les Bobards must be allowed to have live music. Noise complaints cannot immediately result in a fine when, first of all, the music is kept at a reasonable volume and when, secondly, it is the case of a known music venue that has been in existence for a long period of time.
The Plateau is fun and full of life! I moved here to enjoy what is has to offer! If venues continue to receive fines for spurious noise complaints they will close, and this neighbourhood will lose the charm it once had. Please don't let this happen.
A concerned Plateau resident.