Our Eco-Citizenship and Cleanliness projects raises awareness about environmental topics and makes residents aware of environmental issues which affect their community directly. In addition, the project builds community by encouraging residents involvement. Our activities include environmentally friendly community events, cleaning action days, reinforcing certain by-laws and ensuring the quality of life in the district.

Our environmentally friendly community gardens introduce sustainability principles in each step of the event planning. We have integrated these principles in our events to reduce our environmental footprint, and we can help you integrate them to your event !

We can help you with these services and more:

  • Provide reusable dishes;
  • Organize organic waste pick up;
  • Ensure awareness during your event by organizing kiosks and workshops.

Les yeux du Quartier work in the Peter-McGill area raises awareness of the trash left in and around the trees in the sidewalk.

Volunteers from the Eco-quartier Peter-McGill will walk the streets of the neighborhood and hang up posters to the trees to help prevent litter and dog feces from being left around these trees. In addition, signs fliers will be hung on the doors of the residents to let them know what we are doing.

On garbage days we thank you for leaving your garbage bins and its contents directly on the sidewalk in order to protect the trees.

If you wish to become a part of our team of volunteers or if you would like more information then let us know!

Cleaning Days

What do our cleaning days consist of?

Our cleaning days consist of a collective initiative to clean a specific area to make it an attractive and functioning living environment.

Why are cleaning days important?

Besides keeping our district clean and pleasant to live in, there are areas where garbage easily accumulates and requires more maintenance. Our spring cleaning is a great example. With the snow melting, litter and garbage accumulated over the winter months becomes visible in our alleys and streets. Certain areas are particularly littered like the tunnels, under the highway, along metro stations, etc., and collectively we can prevent this pollution.

How to organize a cleaning day?

To participate in one of our cleaning days, you can get involved by organizing a group of residents interested in keeping our streets free of litter and pollution. Contact Eco-quartier for general logistics, access to tools (shovel, broom, gloves), and general advice.

Pet waste

There is an approximate population of 100 000 dogs in Montreal, and preventing pet waste on sidewalks, tree boxes and front yards is a priority. The borough’s bylaws state the obligation to pet owners to pick up waste.

If pet waste pick up is an issue in your sector, Eco-quartier offers signage for awareness.

Other pet information

To report a case of animal cruelty please contact the SPCA at 514 735 2711.

For more information or to register a complaint

Canine Patrol
Service des permis et inspections
303, rue Notre Dame Est, 1er étage
Montreal (Quebec) H2Y 3Y8
514 872-3181


Graffiti and tags may appear problematic for property owners, but there are a many successful ways to prevent street art on your property as well as removal methods.

Removal methods

The Ville-Marie borough offers a program to remove street art from the private domain. The service prioritize graffiti visible from the street and under 5 meters high.

For more information about this program consult this website.

Prevention methods

There are a few way to help prevent graffiti and reduce the cost of cleaning. Preventative measures include installing vines on walls or paint a mural on targeted walls.


Murals are a creative way to integrate street art in our urban environment.Mural


Murals help enhance the sense of belonging for a community. Murals can express a significant aspect of the community whether it reflects the borough’s history, culture or to simply curb less appealing graffiti.

A more elaborate mural created by an artist tend to curb and prevent graffiti. There is a respect among street artists that protects each other’s work.

How to plan a mural?

Get in touch with our project leader at Éco-quartier Peter-McGill. The project leader will go on site with you to evaluate the feasibility of making a mural. A few criteria to help determine the feasibility are :

  • Is a mural the only option to curb graffiti in your area?
  • Do we have access and can the surface be painted?
  • How can the mural be funded (stakeholders or fundraising)?
  • Are there more stakeholders that can support the project?

When establishing if all the right conditions are present, we can begin the development of the mural.