Location on the Island of Montreal.
(Outlined areas indicate demerged municipalities).
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Creation||June 4, 1910|
|Constituted||January 1, 2006|
|• Mayor||Robert Coutu|
|• Federal riding||La Pointe-de-l'Île|
|• Prov. riding||Pointe-aux-Trembles|
|• Total||14.00 km2 (5.41 sq mi)|
|• Land||12.45 km2 (4.81 sq mi)|
|• Density||299.4/km2 (775/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||2.5%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Area code(s)||514 and 438|
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.
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.
The three refineries are the majority of the Montreal Oil Refining Center.
- Shell Canada Montreal East Refinery : 161,000 barrels per day (bpd) 
- Petro Canada Montreal Refinery : 160,000 bpd
- Gulf Oil Canada Ltd. Montreal East Refinery : 65,000 bpd.
Total production: 386,000 bpd
|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||~||~|
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.
- Roméo Dallaire, Lieutenant-General (retired), Canadian senator, author
- Michel Plasse, professional hockey player (1949-2006)
- Yves Jodoin, painter
- Robert Johnson, painter
- Reference number 388467 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
- Geographic code 66007 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
- Pointe-de-l'Île Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: LA POINTE-DE-L'ÎLE (Quebec)
- "(Code 2466007) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
- Shell production
- "Profil sociodéographique: Ville de Montréal-Est" (in French). Ville de Montréal. 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
- "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.