The Westmount Independent is an independent, Westmount-owned, weekly newspaper distributed free in Westmount, Quebec, Canada. Westmount is an independent municipality on the island of Montreal, just west of downtown and a part of the Montreal agglomeration.

The Westmount Independent's  circulation is 14,500+ copies by Canada Post and at drops around town. Our team of local writers, designers and editors is diverse and experienced. It includes Laureen Sweeney, Heather Black, Veronica Redgrave, Ted Sancton, Aurelien Guillory, Martin C. Barry, Ralph Thompson, and Ingrid Kovitch Dannenbaum.

Content & stories

David Price, Editor, 514.935.4537, email: please type "david.price", then the "at" sign, then this website's name without the "www"

Laureen Sweeney, Chief Reporter


Advertising sales

Arleen Candiotti, Advertising Consultant, 514.223.3567, email: please type "advertising," then the "at" sign, then this website's name without the "www"

Beth Hudson, Accounting, 514.223.6138, "office", then the "at" sign, then this website's name without the "www"

Classified ads: www.westendclassifieds.com
Recent editions:  

November 20: City wins back Cape Ann trophy

November 20, 2018 distribution update:

 At houses & duplexes: look for the Independent in Publi-Sac on Thursday, November 22.
It will also come by mail by Friday if Canada Post does implement a strike locally. 

At multi-unit buildings: look for the Independent in your lobby, not your mailbox. Please call David Price at 514.935.4537 if you are not getting the paper. And please tell building management that you want it.

November 13: City sees strong 2018 - Agglo share up 3.6% - Council adopts $19M capital works budget
November 6: City to spend $19M - Traffic disruptions - Reader's support
October 30: Waste management report from Agglo - School to close for 2 years - Southeast sector vision 
October 30 Real Estate Spotlight

Looking for older editions? Check out our archives.

Westmount links:

City of Westmount

Westmount Public Library

Atwater Library

Westmount Historical Association

Centre Greene


The Westmount Independent is distributed by Canada Post in Westmount and at drop-offs around Westmount. 

Most reliable pick-up: 310 Victoria Bldg. lobby (Victoria Ave. and de Maisonneuve Blvd.)

2nd most reliable pick-up: Metro grocery store (Victoria Ave. & Sherbrooke St.)

Also: Victoria Hall, Westmount city hall, Westmount Public Library, Westmount Square tabagie, Atwater Library and at many coffee shops, salons and waiting rooms. 


Letters of Support

14,500+ physical copies DW, plus low-resolution email and web versions ● Distribution: Tuesday to Friday (longer when interrupted by postal holidays)

Press time: Monday at 10:30 am (except before long weekends, Friday at 10:30 am)

The Westmount Independent is owned by Sherbrooke-Valois Inc. 310 Victoria Ave.,  #105, Westmount, QC, H3Z 2M9

Sherbrooke-Valois Inc. used to publish the Free Press, calendars and Vivva Montreal, and hosts the website of Price-Patterson Ltd.