Montréal-Est, Quebec

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For the former federal electoral district, see Montreal East (electoral district). For the former provincial electoral district, see Montréal-Est (provincial electoral district).
Montreal East
Montréal-Est
City
Skyline of Montreal East
Location on the Island of Montreal.  (Outlined areas indicate demerged municipalities).
Location on the Island of Montreal.
(Outlined areas indicate demerged municipalities).
Montreal East is located in Southern Quebec
Montreal East
Montreal East
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°38′N 73°31′W / 45.633°N 73.517°W / 45.633; -73.517Coordinates: 45°38′N 73°31′W / 45.633°N 73.517°W / 45.633; -73.517[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montreal
RCM None
Creation June 4, 1910
Constituted January 1, 2006
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Robert Coutu
 • Federal riding La Pointe-de-l'Île
 • Prov. riding Pointe-aux-Trembles
Area[2][4]
 • Total 14.00 km2 (5.41 sq mi)
 • Land 12.45 km2 (4.81 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 3,728
 • Density 299.4/km2 (775/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 2.5%
 • Dwellings 1,784
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) H1B
Area code(s) 514 and 438
Highways
A-40

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

Montreal East (in French: Montréal-Est), is an on-island suburb in southwestern Quebec, Canada on the island of Montreal, formerly part of the borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles–Montréal-Est. Montreal-Est has consistently been home to many large oil refineries since 1915.

History[edit]

Montreal-Est was originally founded in 1910 by businessman Joseph Versailles.

On January 1, 2002, as part of the 2002–2006 municipal reorganization of Montreal, it was merged into the City of Montreal and became part of the borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles–Montréal-Est. After a change of government and a 2004 referendum, it was the only community in the eastern half of the Island of Montreal that de-merged, and it was re-constituted as a city on January 1, 2006.

Buildings[edit]

The Dufresne-Nincheri Museum mission is the preservation, study, and influence of the history and heritage of Montréal-Est (East Montreal). It was originally named the Château Dufresne Museum.

Refineries[edit]

The three refineries are the majority of the Montreal Oil Refining Center.

Total production: 386,000 bpd

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1966 5,779 —    
1971 5,075 −12.2%
1976 4,372 −13.9%
1981 3,778 −13.6%
1986 3,592 −4.9%
1991 3,767 +4.9%
1996 3,523 −6.5%
2001 3,547 +0.7%
2006 3,822 +7.8%
2011 3,728 −2.5%
[6]
Mother Tongue Population Percentage
French 3,230 87.4%
English 150 4.1%
English and French 25 0.7%
English and a non-official language ~ ~
French and a non-official language 10 0.4%
English, French and a non-official language ~ ~
Khmer (Cambodian) 70 1.9%
Spanish 40 1.1%
Italian 25 0.7%
Portuguese 15 0.4%
Arabic 10 0.3%
Creole 10 0.3%
German 10 0.3%
Swahili 10 0.3%


[7]

Rue Dorchester[edit]

Montréal-Est joined Westmount as the only Montreal island municipalities to refuse to adopt the name of Boulevard René-Lévesque for their portion of the major east-west street, Dorchester. To this day, the street is called Rue Dorchester in Montréal-Est.

Education[edit]

The Borough is served by two school boards. The French schools are part of the Commission scolaire Pointe-de-l'Ile while the English schools are part of the English Montreal School Board.

Francophone schools:

  • École primaire St-Octave[8]

Famous people[edit]

  • Roméo Dallaire, Lieutenant-General (retired), Canadian senator, author
  • Michel Plasse, professional hockey player (1949-2006)
  • Yves Jodoin, painter
  • Robert Johnson, painter

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 388467 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 66007 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ Pointe-de-l'Île Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: LA POINTE-DE-L'ÎLE (Quebec)
  4. ^ a b "(Code 2466007) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  5. ^ Shell production
  6. ^ "Profil sociodéographique: Ville de Montréal-Est" (in French). Ville de Montréal. 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Montreal-Est, V". Detailed Mother Tongue (103), Knowledge of Official Languages (5), Age Groups (17A) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data. Statistics Canada. 2007-11-20. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  8. ^ "Primaire." Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'Île. Retrieved on December 8, 2014.


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