Vaudreuil-Dorion

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Vaudreuil-Dorion
City
Skyline of Vaudreuil-Dorion
Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM.
Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM.
Vaudreuil-Dorion is located in Southern Quebec
Vaudreuil-Dorion
Vaudreuil-Dorion
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°24′N 74°02′W / 45.400°N 74.033°W / 45.400; -74.033Coordinates: 45°24′N 74°02′W / 45.400°N 74.033°W / 45.400; -74.033[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Constituted March 16, 1994
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Guy Pilon
 • Federal riding Vaudreuil-Soulanges
 • Prov. riding Vaudreuil
Area[2][4]
 • Total 92.80 km2 (35.83 sq mi)
 • Land 72.52 km2 (28.00 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 33,305
 • Density 459.3/km2 (1,190/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 29.1 %
 • Dwellings 13,292
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J7T to J7V
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-20
A-30
A-40

Route 338
Route 340
Route 342
Website www.ville.
vaudreuil-dorion.qc.ca

Vaudreuil-Dorion is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southwestern Quebec. It is located in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional County Municipality. The result of the merger of two towns, Vaudreuil and Dorion, the municipality's population as of 2011 is estimated to be 33,305.

Vaudreuil-Dorion is currently experiencing high population growth as farmland is converted to residential areas and commercial developments.

History[edit]

On 23 November 1702, governor of New France Louis-Hector de Callière gave a seigneury to Philippe de Vaudreuil, who was governor of Montreal at the time. Rigaud de Vaudreuil will later become governor of New France.

In 1725, the region had only 38 inhabitants. It was only about 1742, when people began to be interested in the region, that Vaudreuil's population rose. There were 381 people living in Vaudreuil in 1765. It is with the creation of the Grand Trunk Railway that people began to live in Dorion, which was called Vaudreuil Station. Dorion became a village in 1891.

Dorion was bisected by Autoroute 20 which links Downtown Montreal and Toronto as well as Highway 401 in Ontario. The CN and CP rail links between Toronto and Montreal are located in Dorion. Housing developments began in the 1950s and continued well into the 1970s. Throughout the 1980s and the 1990s, housing began sprouting north and east of Dorion.

Vaudreuil and Dorion merged in 1994, becoming the current city of "Vaudreuil-Dorion".

Geography[edit]

Vaudreuil-Dorion is located on the south shores of the Lake of Two Mountains at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers, just off the western edge of Île Perrot. The city consists of two non-contiguous parts: its eastern part is the larger main area along Lake of Two Mountains where the population centres of Vaudreuil and Dorion are located; the western portion is a smaller, more rural area that borders Rigaud.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec[7]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 17,109 —    
1996 18,466 +7.9%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 19,920 +7.9%
2006 25,789 +29.5%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 33,305 +29.1%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
32,590
21,245 Increase 14.0% 65.19% 6,495 Increase 56.1% 19.93% 610 Increase 114.0% 1.87% 4,240 Increase 82.4% 13.01%
2006
25,400
18,630 Increase 14.6% 73.35% 4,160 Increase 57.9% 16.38% 285 Increase 72.7% 1.12% 2,325 Increase 294.1% 9.15%
2001
19,650
16,260 Increase 11.5% 82.75% 2,635 Decrease 8.0% 13.41% 165 Decrease 36.5% 0.84% 590 Increase 22.9% 3.00%
1996
18,185
14,580 n/a 80.18% 2,865 n/a 15.75% 260 n/a 1.43% 480 n/a 2.64%

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

The city is the point of intersection for two of Canada's busiest highways: Autoroute 40/Autoroute 540/Autoroute 20 (connecting the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor) and Highway 417 connects to Ottawa and Arnprior, Autoroute 20 connects to Montreal and Autoroute 30 is Montreal's Southern Bypass.

Local bus service is operated by CIT La Presqu'Île connecting to the Vaudreuil-Hudson commuter rail line.

Media[edit]

CJVD-FM operates studios in Vaudreuil-Dorion, broadcasting at 100.1 FM in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges, West of Montreal-Island (West-Island) and Valleyfield areas. On the air since September 2008, CJVD-FM airs a French and English hits format from 1970 to 1995, as well as the Sixties. It is also available on the Internet at CJVD.CA

Education[edit]

École Sainte-Madelaine[8]

Sainte-Madelaine Elementary school was founded in 1960. It is located on Sainte-Madelaine street and has undergone substantial changes in 1991 through 1993 then again in 1997 through 1998. Furthermore, in 2005, the day care centre was enlarged to satisfy the growing demands of the school population. The school currently hosts elementary students for grades 3, 4, 5 and 6. There are 560 students attending the establishment.

École St-Michel
École Harwood
École Marguerite-Bourgeoys
École du Papillon-Bleu
École Secondaire Vaudreuil

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

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