The Island of Montreal is composed of a total of 15 best small towns, best small cities, one ville and one village.
The Town of Kirkland rapidly changed from its rural origins to a residential neighbourhood a lot because of the Trans-Canada Highway that officially opened in 1962.
An Highway that divides the Town into two parts but that also provides an easy access to downtown Montreal. In Kirkland, the industrial park is located on both sides of the highway, and the rest of the area is strictly residential.
Kirkland is a young and dynamic city naturally divided into four sectors along Highway 40. Nowadays, it is mostly maintenance and redevelopment in Kirkland because its close to 400 industrial, commercial and institutional establishments have resulted in a shortage of available space for new constructions.
The Town of Kirkland is surrounded by Pierrefonds-Roxboro, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Pointe-Claire, Beaconsfield, Baie d'Urfé and Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.