We manage the mass of administrative documents of the various Town departments and we keep, preserve and display documents of historical value.
Our document management system is computerized and documents are kept according to a retention and elimination schedule of documents approved by the Archives nationales du Québec. Our vault contains almost 1,000 boxes being temporarily or permanently kept and is equipped with an FM-200 fire prevention system.
The most current services or documents that residents can gain access to include property tax assessments, tax bills (kept for a maximum of 7 years), consultation of past newspapers (The Post), the opportunity to obtain copies of archival photographs (note: bring a CD or a USB key) and of course access to municipal by-laws and Town Council minutes and resolutions.
The Act respecting Access to Documents Held by Public Bodies and the Protection of Personal Information (R.S.Q., Chapter A-2.1) requires that public bodies distribute their document classification plan through a website. Therefore you have the liberty of consulting Town of Mount Royal’s:
The archives are located in the basement of the Town Hall at 90 Roosevelt Avenue and are open during regular business hours.
Our archivist will be delighted to guide your research or to answer your questions. To make an appointment, write him or call 514-734-2989.