The Town of Kirkland rapidly changed from its rural origins to a residential area and functions, 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, while the rest of the area is strictly residential. Kirkland is a young and dynamic town, naturally divided into four sectors along Highway 40.
Nowadays, it is mostly maintenance and redevelopment in Kirkland mostly because its close to 400 industrial, commercial and institutional establishments have created a shortage of available space for new constructions.
The Town of Kirkland is surrounded by the Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro, the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, the City of Pointe-Claire, the City of Beaconsfield, the Town of Baie-d'Urfé and the City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.