Services and Programs for First Citizens
- To find out more about upcoming events for First Citizens, click here.
- For the various courses for First Citizens, click here.
- For the associations and community organizations that offer different activities for First Citizens, click here.
|Age of Eligibility for Dorval First Citizens
The age of eligibility to be considered a First Citizen in Dorval is age 55 and over.
Consequently, Dorval residents age 55 and over can receive a 25% rebate when registering for all adult activities and courses offered by the Leisure and Culture Department.
First Citizens' Bulletin
The First Citizen’s Bulletin, Happenings, is packed with important information for First Citizens, such as dates, times, and prices of upcoming events in Dorval. Pick up your copy through your local clubs, at municipal buildings, or call 514 633-4000 and ask us how you can have it delivered to your home. You can also download a copy online by clicking here. (PDF - 2 MB)
Navette Or by taxi
Navette Or by taxi is offered to residents, 65 years and over, by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), in cooperation with the City of Dorval.
The Navette Or by Taxi transportation service features a 38-stop route within the municipality, including 4 new spots:
• 730 Dawson Avenue – in front of the Résidence Jules-Daigles
• Les Jardins Dorval shopping centre near the SAQ on Carson Avenue
• Corner of Sims Place and Brunet Avenue
• Corner of Dumont Avenue and Fénélon Boulevard
Local landmarks served by the Navette Or include main residences for seniors, the public library, the two community centres, City hall, and Les Jardins Dorval shopping center.
This service is offered from one taxi stop to another, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Seniors are free to choose their departure and return times within that timeframe.
Rides are done by taxi, however only from one designated stop to another.
Procedure to benefit from the Navette Or by taxi service:
- You must register 72 hours prior to your first request for transportation. To complete your registration, you will need to provide an ID card proving your age and address in Dorval. There are two ways to register:
- By contacting the STM at 514 280-9055 (Monday to Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
- By contacting Dorval’s Community Aid at 514 633-4100 (Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
- 72 hours after your registration, you may reserve your taxi transportation by calling 514 280-9055 (Monday to Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.). Your reservation must be done on the day of your transportation, at least 40 minutes ahead of time. It is also possible to reserve for the return trip within that single call.
- You must show up at the stop a few minutes before the stated time.
Registered customers can be accompanied by a maximum of three other non-registered people, as long as they pay the required fare.
Methods of payment and costs
There are three ways to pay for your ride when boarding:
- By showing your photo ID OPUS card for ages 65 and over that holds a monthly or weekly transit fare
- By providing an STM regular-fare or reduced-fare disposable magnetic card*
- By paying cash: $3 for regular fare or $2 for reduced fare*
* The photo ID OPUS card for ages 65 and over must be shown when paying the reduced fare.
Information about this service is also available in the Shared taxibus section of the STM website at www.stm.info. You can also contact Dorval’s Community Aid, at 514 633-4100, for a brochure and more details.
Outreach Program for First Citizens
This program provides information on essential services and community involvement opportunities for local First Citizens. If you know of someone who is new to Dorval, or someone who is looking to become active in the community, give us a call at 514 633-4000 and we will arrange a visit. There is so much to do in Dorval and we’ll take the time to explain your options and help you figure out how you can participate.
Summer Activities for First Citizens
Join us for this summer’s First Citizens activities. Admission is $10 for each activity and includes lunch. Summer activities are for Dorval First Citizens only.
You may register in person at the Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre, the Surrey Aquatic and Community Centre, and the Dorval Aquatic and Sports Complex or online, by clicking here, as of May 23, at 6 p.m.
Old-fashioned Barbecue and Afternoon of Dancing
Friday, July 7, from noon to 3 p.m.
At the Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre
Join us for an old-fashioned barbecue of hamburgers and hot dogs, followed by an afternoon of dancing. It’ll be pleasant and relaxing for those who prefer to watch, and fun and stimulating for those who love to dance.
Registration deadline is Wednesday, July 5.
Friday, August 4, from noon to 3 p.m.
At the Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre
Channel your inner artist at our Paint Day activity. You’ll be guided and helped by an artist to create your masterpiece. All participants will paint the same scene but each will reflect the individual’s personality and artistic flair. No experience is needed: just a good sense of humour and a will to paint! Register early as there is a limit of 40 participants.
Registration deadline is Wednesday, August 2.
Youth for Seniors
Offered by Community Aid, the goal of this program is to bring the two generations together in order to create jobs for youth while offering domestic help to First Citizens:
- lawn mowing
- window and wall washing
Some conditions apply.
Information: 514 633-4100