Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

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Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Borough of Montreal
The CdN-NDG Borough Hall, adjacent to the Décarie Expressway.
The CdN-NDG Borough Hall, adjacent to the Décarie Expressway.
Location of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce on the Island of Montreal.  (Grey areas indicate demerged municipalities).
Location of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce on the Island of Montreal.
(Grey areas indicate demerged municipalities).
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montreal (06)
Created 1 January 2002
Electoral Districts
Federal

Mount Royal
Outremont
Westmount—Ville-Marie
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine
Provincial D'Arcy-McGee
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Outremont
Mont-Royal
Government[1][2][3]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Russell Copeman (CM)
 • Federal MP(s) Irwin Cotler (LIB)
Thomas Mulcair (NDP)
Marc Garneau (LIB)
Isabelle Morin (NDP)
 • Quebec MNA(s) David Birnbaum (PLQ)
Kathleen Weil (PLQ)
Hélène David (PLQ)
Pierre Arcand (PLQ)
Area[4]
 • Total 21.4 km2 (8.3 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 165,031
 • Density 7,697.3/km2 (19,936/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 514/438
Access Routes[5]
A-15

Route 138
Website www.ville.montreal.qc.ca

Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (French pronunciation: ​[kot.de.nɛʒ.nɔ.tʁə.dam.də.ɡʁɑs]) is a borough (arrondissement) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The borough was created following the 2002 municipal reorganization of Montreal. It comprises two main neighbourhoods, Côte-des-Neiges and Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, both former towns that were annexed by the city of Montreal in 1910.

Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce is the most populous borough of Montreal, with a population of 165,031 according to the 2011 Census.[4] It is an ethnically diverse borough, with 75 different nationalities present. There is also a large student population due to the presence of two universities, Université de Montréal and the Loyola campus of Concordia University.

History[edit]

The Décarie Expressway, which cuts through the borough, opened in 1966.

The colonization of the territory of the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, located on the western and northern flanks of Mount Royal, began in the era of New France. In the beginning, Côte-des-Neiges was frequented by vacationing members of the Montreal bourgeoisie. The first inhabitants of the area worked in the tanning industry in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The area urbanized following the arrival of its first public and religious institutions in the late nineteenth century. The establishment of Université de Montréal in Côte-des-Neiges in the 1930s accelerated its growth.

Notre-Dame-de-Grâce was agricultural land prior to the arrival of streetcars in 1908. The inhabitants of the area were predominantly anglophone. The urbanization of this area occurred between the 1910s and the 1930s. The establishment of Loyola College (today Concordia University) contributed to the growth of the area.

Saint Joseph's Oratory opened on Queen Mary Road in Côte-des-Neiges in 1955. It is the most important pilgrimage site dedicated to St. Joseph in the world. The Décarie Expressway opened to motorists in 1966, in time for Expo 67. The construction of the expressway, which cuts through both Côte-des-Neiges and Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, resulted in the displacement of 285 families from their homes.

Geography[edit]

Located to the north and west of Mount Royal, it was part of the City of Montreal prior to the 2002 municipal mergers. It is composed of the districts of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and Côte-des-Neiges, and also includes the redeveloped neighbourhood Le Triangle.

The irregularly shaped borough is bounded on the north by the town of Mount Royal, on the east by Outremont, on the southeast by Ville-Marie and Westmount, on the south by Le Sud-Ouest, and on the west by Côte Saint-Luc, Hampstead, and Montreal West. The Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery is in the south east corner of the borough.

It has an area of 20,01 km² and a population of 163,110, making it the most populous of Montreal's boroughs.

Government[edit]

Municipal[edit]

The current borough council consists of the following councillors:

District Position Name   Party
 — Borough mayor
City councillor
Russell Copeman   Coalition Montréal
Côte-des-Neiges City councillor Magda Popeanu   Projet Montréal
Darlington City councillor Lionel Perez   Équipe Coderre
Loyola City councillor Jeremy Searle   Independent
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce City councillor Peter McQueen   Projet Montréal
Snowdon City councillor Marvin Rotrand   Coalition Montréal

The most recent election was in 2013.

Federal and provincial[edit]

The borough is divided among the following federal ridings:

It is divided among the following provincial electoral districts:

Transport[edit]

Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce is served by two lines and ten stations of the Montreal Metro. There are seven stations in the borough on the Orange line: the Vendôme and Villa-Maria stations in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, and the Snowdon, Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Plamondon, Namur and De La Savane stations in Côte-des-Neiges. The borough is served by four stations on the Blue line, all of which are in Côte-des-Neiges: Snowdon, Côte-des-Neiges, Université-de-Montréal and Édouard-Montpetit.

The borough is currently served by two stations on four lines on the Agence métropolitaine de transport's commuter rail network. The Vendôme station, in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, is served by three lines, the Vaudreuil-Hudson line, the Blainville–Saint-Jérôme line and the Candiac line. The Canora station in Côte-des-Neiges is served by the Deux-Montagnes line. This station will also be served by the Repentigny-Mascouche line upon its projected opening in 2013.

The borough is traversed by the Décarie Expressway.

Education[edit]

Colleges and universities[edit]

The Roger-Gaudry pavilion of the Université de Montréal.

Two universities are located in the borough. Université de Montréal and École Polytechnique de Montréal are located on Édouard Montpetit Boulevard in Côte-des-Neiges. HEC Montréal, the independent affiliated business school of Université de Montréal, is located nearby on Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road.

Concordia University's Loyola campus, is located on Sherbrooke Street West in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, near Montreal West.

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

The Commission scolaire de Montréal operates Francophone public schools.

The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) operates Anglophone public schools.

Several private high schools are located in the borough. These include the francophone Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, Collège Notre-Dame and Collège International Marie de France, the bilingual Villa Maria High School and the anglophone Lower Canada College and Loyola High School.

Public libraries[edit]

The borough has four libraries of the Montreal Public Libraries Network: Benny, Bibliothèque interculturelle, Côte-des-Neiges, and Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.[6]

Attractions[edit]

Attractions in the borough include the Segal Centre for Performing Arts, Snowdon Theatre, the Empress Theatre, Saint Joseph's Oratory and the Gibeau Orange Julep fast-food restaurant. The Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery is also located in the borough.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1966 183,288 —    
1971 177,470 −3.2%
1976 166,103 −6.4%
1981 151,729 −8.7%
1986 151,926 +0.1%
1991 154,350 +1.6%
1996 158,930 +3.0%
2001 164,806 +3.7%
2006 164,246 −0.3%
2011 165,031 +0.5%
[7]
Home language (2006)
Language Population Percentage (%)
English 61,905 38.41%
French 49,735 30.86%
Both English and French 2,835 1.76%
Other languages 46,695 28.97%
Visible Minorities (2006)
Ethnicity Population Percentage (%)
Visible Minorities 66,855 41%
Black 15,740 10%
Filipino 12,045 7%
South Asian 9,365 6%
Chinese 8,115 5%
Arab 7,650 5%
Latino-American 4,630 3%
Southeast Asian 4,015 2%
West Asian 2,010 1%
korean 775 0.5%
Japanese 320 0.2%
Other Visible minorities 2,190 1%

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Coordinates: 45°28′34″N 73°37′37″W / 45.47617°N 73.62705°W / 45.47617; -73.62705