City of Montreal Boroughs

City of Montreal boroughs with responsibilities (not powers) regarding culture, financial management, fire prevention, housing, human resources, non-taxation fees, parks, recreation, roads, social and community development, urban planning, waste collection ...

An island of Montreal with eight cities (including the 19 City of Montreal boroughs), five towns, one village, one ville and one Island.

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Ahuntsic-Cartierville is located at the extreme north of the Island of Montreal with an easy access to the City of Laval, a populated and commercial suburb across the Rivière-des-Prairies a key center with an economy based on the service and manufacturing sector.




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The Angevins, that is the residents of Anjou have always been very much involved in their community and very eager to participate in the many different local activities. In Anjou, many different associations and organizations are officially recognized by the borough.




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Cote-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grace is where our beautiful and unique Mount Royal natural, historic "mountain" is partly located. A mountain for some a hill for others we are very proud of and a spectacular Mount Royal Park that stands out in the heart of our City. 



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L'Ile-Bizard-Sainte-Genevieve is a peaceful environment located in the west part of the Island of Montreal. The borough is home to three golf courses, a nature park, many green spaces, great outdoors and a very quiet and very residential atmosphere.




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The river was once the only local transportation route and this is one of the reasons why the oldest institutions and buildings of Lachine are located on the shoreline of the St-Lawrence River. A Chemin du Roy now sort of replaced by Route 138 and Autoroute 40.



LaSalle is racially diverse, family friendly and home to peaceful residential neighborhoods and to vast green spaces. LaSalle is where properties are financially accessible and where buildings are relatively modern compared to other buildings in other boroughs.




Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

Opened since 1967, the Louis-Hyppolyte-La Fontaine is a highway - Highway 25, a bridge and a tunnel that runs over and under the St-Lawrence River in Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. A highway that connects the Island of Montreal to the City of Longueuil.




Montreal-Nord

Montreal-Nord is bordered to the north by the Riviere-des-Prairies where most of the river banks are accessible by foot all year round. A borough that promotes social diversity through condominiums, social housing, retirement homes and rental properties.




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Outremont is located in the middle of the island of Montreal. In 2006, the City of Outremont merged with the City of Montreal. Outremont then ceased to exist as an autonomous municipality and became a borough, one out of the 19 boroughs of the City of Montreal.




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In Pierrefonds-Roxboro, the presence of an important immigrant population is undeniable. Approximately two thirds of the local residents were either born abroad or have one or both parents born outside Canada such as Egypt, Haiti, India, the Philippines or Lebanon.



Le Plateau Mont-Royal

For some, Le Plateau Mont-Royal is the worst because everything is over rated and expensive, for others the Plateau is hip, fun, stylish, cool and exciting. For all the others, the borough is gentrified and the density of its population is the highest in Montreal.




Riviere-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles

The main asset of Riviere-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles could very well be its many public access to water such as the Riviere-des-Prairies on its North side and the St-Lawrence River on its South side. Also impressive are its two regional nature parks.




Rosemont La Petite-Patrie

Everywhere, including In Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie, UHIs occur where there is minimal vegetation and a high percentage of dark surfaces such as tar roofs, asphalt roads and parking lots. Air temperature that can be significantly different from one street to another. 




Saint-Laurent

The Saint-Laurent council is composed of one borough mayor, two city councilors and two borough councilors and, a borough management divided into four departments, Administrative Services & Registry, Culture, Sports, Recreation & Social Development, Public Works & Urban Planning and, Business Services.




Saint-Leonard

In Saint-Leonard a large proportion of the local families are of Italian descent. Their artistic influence is reflected in the white stone facades of many of their houses and their Italian gastronomy is available in many of our restaurants and bakeries.




The Verdun borough is located in the southwest of the island of Montreal near downtown. The borough is easily accessible by highways 10, 15 and 20 and various speed limits. The omnipresence of the St-Lawrence river and lush banks is its greatest natural asset.




Ville-Marie

A Ville-Marie borough popular among visitors, shoppers and travelers from all over the world partly for its architecture, office towers and shopping areas and mostly because of its unique esplanade along the St-Lawrence river. Ville-Marie is the most inhabited borough.



Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension

Once three neighborhoods called Villeray, Saint-Michel and Parc-Extension now one borough called Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension. A borough with an industrial center, a multicultural character, a unique colorful identity and, a driving force for socio-economic developments.


Montreal ISLAND Kit
City of Montreal Boroughs by Rachel Louise Barry

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