Art and Culture

Pilot project with Hydro-Quebec

The inlfux of requests and the enthusiasm of local artists regarding the beautification project of certain Hydro-Quebec electrical boxes were incredible. Thank you to all the artists who have already expressed their interest!

We invite artists who are interested, but who have not contacted us yet, to do so before September 30th. The selection process will begin shortly and will be completed in early October.

To participate and for more information, you can contact Karine B. Fortin, project manager of museology, at the following email address: [email protected]

Rail safety

Every year, more than 2,100 North Americans are killed or seriously injured in railway crossing and trespassing incidents. Almost all of these incidents are preventable – but that starts with knowing how to act safely around tracks and trains. Operation Lifesaver (OL), a national not-for-profit dedicated to rail safety, has developed some easy-to-follow tips that will help protect you and your family and friends. You can find more rail safety tips and resources at operationlifesaver.ca and by following OL on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

New opening hours of the Sutton School and Municipal Library as of Saturday September 12th, 2020

We will finally resume our regular business hours on Saturday, September 12th. You are undoubtedly aware that because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lack of volunteers, we were forced to review our operations of the Library  You will find, hereafter, our new schedule starting September 12th, 2020 :

  • Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For your information:

  • You always have the option of returning your books in the blue box drop outside the library.
  • However, access to our computers and reading rooms is prohibited until further notice.

Looking forward to seeing you!

A blue line to make the Blue Muse speak!

You may be wondering what is the blue line that just appeared on the sidewalks in Sutton?

Well, this is the layout of the new Blue Muse Fun Tour. You can discover this tour by following the blue line! You can explore the artistic and historical village with many stops along the way, all within easy walking distance.

To make the course accessible to all and add dynamism to it, we have drawn this line on the ground. It allows you to follow the route easily. Furthermore, you can also obtain the route map via the Ondago mobile application or obtain a paper version of it. To add to the fun, there is also a family rally available on the town’s website and at the Sutton Tourist Information Office.

This beautiful project was carried out thanks to the participation of the Ministry of Culture and Communications.

Below is the information about the tour:

https://sutton.ca/en/discover-sutton/heritage/heritage-tours/

We also talk about it in the municipal bulletin of August 2020:

https://sutton.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Bulletin_August_2020-web.pdf

You can also get information from the Sutton Tourist Information Office.

Happy exploring!

Searching for artists for a Hydro-Quebec pilot project

The Town of Sutton is looking for artists who would like to exhibit one or more reproductions of their artworks for a pilot project with Hydro-Quebec scheduled for summer 2021.

The project will consist of printing reproductions of artworks on resistant self-adhesive filmstrips and installing them on Hydro-Québec’s transformers to beautify them. The reproduction will be installed permanently outdoors.

Copyrights and reproduction rights will be considered as well as the format available on the transformers.

Below are the models and sizes of transformers. As there are five sides visible on each transformer and that we wish to cover at least three different ones, it is possible to put several artworks on a single transformer.

If you are interested in being part of this project or if you want more details, contact Karine B. Fortin at the following email address: [email protected].

COVID -19: An important step in Sutton’s recovery plan 

Sutton, June 11, 2020 – Out of concern for the health and safety of the residents and visitors who spend time in the village and on the rue Principale as well as for the survival of its small local businesses, the Town of Sutton is taking an important step in the economic relaunch of the municipality. This summer, with the agreement of the Ministère des transports du Québec (MTQ), parking spaces will be removed from the rue Principale to enable a temporary expansion of pedestrian areas. Public hand washing stations and toilets will be made available in various locations in the village. Parking in the village core will be maintained with the creation of a temporary gravel parking lot.

These actions respond to a heartfelt cry from business owners who find themselves in a precarious situation in addition to having to deal with new hygienic practice requirements. Sutton wants to help them welcome back customers while still respecting the recommendations of the Direction de la santé publique (DSP). “Our rue Principale and the adjoining streets are places to meet and gather and where we find the local businesses that meet the needs of our citizens and attract visitors”, said Michel Lafrance, Mayor of Sutton. “We want to protect, reassure and give back to our citizens and visitors the confidence to go out, shop, and buy local, right here in Sutton, while respecting the guidelines for physical distancing and the other health measures that are likely to be maintained for several more months.”    

It was with this in mind that on June 1st, 2020 the Council gave the green light to reconfigure the rue Principale, including the development of a new temporary parking, lot by authorizing a maximum expense of $80,600 funded from the accumulated surplus used for unforeseen situations. A total of thirty-eight (38) parking spaces will be removed between Academy and Pine streets. This will enable the expansion of the pedestrian areas and make possible a more versatile use of the street. Bollards and flower planters will be installed to ensure the safety of pedestrians. Drivers will be able to park on the site of the former Filtex factory, accessible from rue Pine. Green areas are also planned in this new temporary space which could also be used for one-off events when appropriate.  

It should be noted that, thanks to the support of the Ministère de la culture et des communications (MCC), the Town of Sutton has recently started a process for the village core development project that includes the Filtex site, the John Sleeth Community Center and the Musée des communications et d’histoire de Sutton. The objective of this project is to develop along with the community an overall vision that takes into account the “flavor of Sutton”, the needs to be met and the main uses of the three (3) municipal sites. The temporary arrangement of the Filtex site as a parking area will remain only until the land finds its permanent purpose. 

Your library now offers access to nearly 3,700 digital magazine titles

Did you know? All of your magazines are now available online at the library.

You must be a subscriber to your library to download your favorite magazine issues. If you have not yet subscribed, you can do so online on your library’s website via the Network or even directly on the site: https://www.reseaubibliomonteregie.qc.ca/fr/abonnement-aux-services-de-la-bibliotheque (in French only)

Good reading!

Re-opening of Sutton Municipal and School Library on June 8, 2020

Following the Government Directives, Sutton Municipal and School Library will resume its lending services on June 8, 2020.

Borrowing books without contact and respecting sanitary measures will be done as follows:

  • You will need your membership card and your password (PIN).
  • Reserve your books in advance on our website at www.mabibliotheque.ca/sutton. If you have problems, reserve by email at [email protected] or by phone 450 538-5843.
  • We will contact you to give you a time to pick up your books.
  • Return your books by using the drop box on the porch.
  • No access inside the library.

Business hours to pick up you books by appointment or to call are:

Monday               9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday               9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday         9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Thursday             9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friday                   9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Saturday              Closed

Sunday                 Closed

“J’inviterai l’enfance”, a cultural awakening project for toddlers, a positive outcome! (in French only)

To read the press release, please click here (in French only).

To read the article of La Voix de l’Est, please click here (in French only).

A call for your creative ideas and suggestions!

By late 2020, there’ll be new material for your daily walks: items from the Sutton museum will be placed in shops, parks and the library, and some of them will be modified to let you listen to stories by those who came before us. Works in art galleries and the cultural park will also be included. There will be a self-guided tour through the village core with 18 stops that draws a connection between the past and present, history and art. Just follow the green line painted on the ground.

The ones being considered so far are:

  • Greening the Way Discovery Tour,
  • The Blue Muse Fun Tour,
  • Culture Crossing
  • and Tracing Our Heritage.

The colour mentioned in the name is the colour that will be painted on the ground.

What will this self-guided tour be called? We need your help to find a good name!

Send your ideas to us at [email protected]

For the past several months the Sutton Culture department has been working on a new project to profile Sutton’s history and art. The project will take the form of a 4.5 km self-guided walking tour that will wind its way through the village core.

Along the way you will see the work of various artists at venues such as Arts Sutton, Art + and D’Arts et de Rêves. In addition, artefacts from the Sutton museum that bring alive the past will be placed in public areas for you to interact with and explore. Various themes will be highlighted, such as skiing in Sutton before the ski hill opened, old-fashioned remedies and potions, and Sutton’s early cinema. With some of the museum objects – telephones, radios and televisions – you’ll be able to hear the voices of our seniors telling stories about the hockey games of their youth, the advent of electricity and many other interesting events from Sutton’s history.

The walking tour route will be indicated by a line painted on the ground that links and identifies all the stops; there will also be an interactive map on a mobile app.