Montreal police distributed written notices to protesters at the city's Occupy camp Wednesday night, asking them to tear down their tents.
The notice orders Occupy Montreal's indignés to take down installations and structures on public property, and to respect the Victoria Square's midnight to 6 a.m. curfew bylaw.
The notices are not an ultimatum and don't include a deadline, the city said, but that necessary measures would eventually be taken to ensure compliance.
Earlier this week, Mayor Gérald Tremblay asked the protesters to find another way to express their ideas, other than occupying public space. According to the mayor, the indignés have been heard and "can leave with their heads high."