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, Andy Dodge, Aurelien Guillory, Martin C. Barry and Ralph Thompson

Recent editions:  

May 26:  Sunday markets planned for Victoria, Greene - City council moves to waive terrasse fees, ease restrictions - Dog runs to re-open – pending maintenance

May 19: Public bins coming for garbage, recycling, compost - No tennis lessons, singles only - Westmount soccer club launches training videos

May 12: City projects $5.7M shortfall from effect of COVID-19 - 10 letters to city all oppose proposal for 4216 Dorchester
Real Estate Spotlight: Retrospective on previous crisis:  October 2008 sales: Still sliding & August 2010 sales: Getting ready for fall

May 5: Building permits being issued, parking hiatus ends May 18 - City resuming partial operations: retail, construction to restart

All our past issues are online! Looking for older editions? Check out our archives. 

Content & stories

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

Laureen Sweeney, Chief Reporter


Advertising sales

Arleen Candiotti, Advertising Consultant - not working due to COVID shutdowns - please contact David Price (see above)

Beth Hudson, Accounting, - not working due to COVID shutdowns - please contact David Price (see above)

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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)

(13,500+ due to COVID shutdowns at many of our drop locations (e.g. city buildings))

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.