St. Lambert residents will have to deal with concert noise for at least one more summer

It appears noise-weary residents of St. Lambert will have to endure the sounds of concerts at Parc Jean-Drapeau for at least one more summer.

The Ville-Marie borough council says it won't set noise limits this year, because it is committed to several events, including Osheaga, Ile Soniq and Heavy MTL.

However, Mayor Valerie Plante says she discussed the situation with her St. Lambert counterpart, Pierre Brodeur, and both concluded the agreements in place would have to be honored.

Residents of St. Lambert have long complained about concert noise from Parc Jean-Drapeau, and the inability or unwillingness of the City of Montreal or concert promoters to do anything about it.

After last fall's municipal elections, St. Lambert suspended legal action against Montreal in the hopes of reaching a negotiated settlement.

Plante says construction of stage at Parc Jean-Drapeau was done with no consideration given to the direction the sound would take — but she added she's committed to working toward alleviating the situation.