A message for the citizens of Sutton from the Mayor: Relaunch plan update

The 25 parking spaces have been removed from rue Principale and the space given over to pedestrians to aid physical distancing.  Parking signs have been installed to indicate parking areas. The new two-hour parking limit on rue Principale and in the parking lot next to the Post Office has been introduced and extra places added to this parking lot.

An employee of the CDES is also on site Thursday to Monday to direct cylists, and other visitors wanting to park more than 2 hours, to the two sites at the entry to the village on Route 215 which has a total of 25 long-term parking spaces.

We encourage employees of the rue Principale businesses to use the new temporary parking area with 40 spaces on rue Western next to Les Villas des Monts – there is a direct path from the parking area, over the railway tracks, to rue Principale.

We also hope to announce additional temporary parking on rue Principale in the next week.

The CDES has provided merchants with bright new “Sutton Ouvert” flags and more flowerpots will be put in place.

A proposed short-term plan to improve circulation on rue Depot and provide more spaces for pedestrians is being completed subject to further consultation with the residents and businesses of rue Depot before implementation. A longer-term solution is also being investigated.

Lastly, I urge everyone to contribute to the relaunch of our economy by continuing to eat and shop locally. In the interests of the health of all I also ask you to respect the government directives concerning face coverings in all public enclosed spaces along with social distancing and hand washing.

Thank you for your collaboration,


Michel Lafrance, Mayor