Pointe-aux-Trembles

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To be distinguished from the former Pointe-aux-Trembles in Capitale-Nationale that merged into Neuville in 1996.
For the provincial district, see Pointe-aux-Trembles (electoral district).
Pointe-aux-Trembles
Neighbourhood
Pointe-aux-Trembles is located in Montreal
Pointe-aux-Trembles
Pointe-aux-Trembles
Location of Pointe-aux-Trembles in Montreal
Coordinates: 45°38′32″N 73°30′19″W / 45.642333°N 73.505306°W / 45.642333; -73.505306
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Borough Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles
Pointe-aux-Trembles overlooking the river.

Pointe-aux-Trembles was a municipality, founded in 1674, that was annexed by Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1982. This was the last city to be merged into Montreal until the 2002 municipal reorganization. On January 1, 2002 this neighborhood at the far east end of the Island of Montreal became part of the borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles–Montréal-Est. On January 1, 2006 Montreal East demerged, and the borough became Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles.

One can find a windmill, at the corner of Notre-Dame Street and Third Avenue, which was built in 1719. Its three storeys make it the tallest windmill in Québec that still stands. In 1650 the Grou family of Rouen France established a land holding here.

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Coordinates: 45°38′32.4″N 73°30′19.1″W / 45.642333°N 73.505306°W / 45.642333; -73.505306