Hampstead centennial

 

Hampstead turns 100 this weekend and they’re throwing a huge party. I hope they have a huge crowd and wish them great success.

I take this opportunity to extend my very best wishes to my friends in Hampstead, Mayor Bill Steinberg and the members of Town Council.

Turning 100 is a real big deal and Hampstead is an amazing municipal success story in the socio-geo-political context of Quebec. The urban design, landscaping and planning of the town was avant guard way back when the village began to expand. The early emphasis on livable spaces and pedestrian connections to open green spaces, parks and playgrounds has served its residents well for several generations.

Mayor William Steinberg and Cllr. GJ Nashen

Mayor William Steinberg and Cllr. GJ Nashen

Hampstead and Cote Saint-Luc share a close relationship and similar history. From farm land at the turn of the last century to popular suburban bedroom communities at the end of the century we share many common roots. And today we share a police station and fire services. We play tennis at each other courts, swim at each others pools, send our kids to each others camps and the list goes on. We are much more than neighbours as our towns are home to common friends, school-mates and families.

Mayors Beny Masela (Montreal West), Bill Steinberg (Hampstead), Anthony Housefather (Cote Saint-Luc, Peter Trent (Westmount)

Mayors Beny Masela (Montreal West), Bill Steinberg (Hampstead), Anthony Housefather (Cote Saint-Luc, Peter Trent (Westmount)

So happy birthday to our friends, neighbours and family next door in Hampstead. Here’s to another 100 years of friendship, cooperation and working together for the benefit of all of us who call Cote Saint-Luc and Hampstead home.

Hampstead coat of arms

 

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