This neighbourhood is bordered by the Aqueduct Canal to the east as far north as Desmarchais Boulevard where it meets Côte-Saint-Paul, after which the eastern boundary runs north along Monk Boulevard to the Lachine Canal, the community's northern edge. The western boundary runs south along Irwin Street and Irwin Avenue to Angrinon Park, the outer boundaries of which form the community's western and southern edges. This neighbourhood is accessible via the Angrignon exit on Quebec Autoroute 20 and the De La Vérendrye exit on Quebec Autoroute 15.
Ville-Émard was originally part of the concession of Côte Saint-Paul, granted by the Sulpician Order, seigneurs of the Island of Montreal, in 1662. The concession included modern-day Ville-Émard, Côte-Saint-Paul, and the Turcot Yards, and was used for agriculture. The Lachine Canal bisected the area in 1825 and disrupted agricultural activities.
The Lachine Canal brought numerous factories to the region, drawn by the availability of transport and water power. The two first streets of Ville-Émard were Hamilton and Beaulieu, opened up by Éphrem Hudon in 1871. By 1875, several factories were present. The core of the modern-day neighbourhood, a farm belonging to W. B. Davidson, was sold by his widow Ann Ryan to entrepreneur Joseph-Ulric Émard. He subdivided the land, rapidly selling the properties, and created the Compagnie des Terrains de la banlieue de Montréal with his business partners, Messrs. Ouimet, Monk, Swail and Gohier.
Shortly after the creation of the Village of Côte-Saint-Paul in 1874, this area separated as the Parish Municipality of Côte-Saint-Paul in 1878. In 1902 it became the Village du Boulevard-Saint-Paul, and in 1908, Joseph-Ulric Émard, who had become the mayor, renamed the town for himself. Shops and municipal services opened along Boulevard Monk. The parish of Notre-Dame-du-Perpétuel-Secours was founded in 1906 under Curé J. Moïse Jolicoeur.
Clockwise from the north, the town of Ville-Émard was bounded by the Lachine Canal, St. Louis Street (now Rue Briand), First Avenue (now Rue le Caron), a property line just north of Rielle Street (now Rue Laurendeau), the property line behind the lots on the west side of Frontenac Street (now Rue Leprohon), the north bank of the Aqueduct Canal, and the boundary with the parish of Lachine (approximately the same as the boundary between the modern borough and LaSalle).
In 1910, Ville-Emard was annexed to the city of Montreal at the same time as its neighbour Côte-Saint-Paul.
The vast English-style Angrignon Park was opened on the former Crawford family farm in 1927.
Ville-Émard became part of the borough of Le Sud-Ouest in 2002.
Home language (2006)
|French||9,130||66.59%|
|English||1,785||13.02%|
|Both English and French||165||1.20%|
|Other languages||2,630||19.18%|
Ville-Émard is served by three stations on the Montreal Metro's Green Line, Monk, Angrignon and Jolicoeur. It is crossed and bordered by the Lachine and Aqueduct Canal. Various bicycle paths run alongside the canals.
Angrignon Park, one of the most important urban parks in the city of Montreal is located at the southern tip of the neighbourhood. The Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay as well as the Marie-Uguay library are situated in Ville-Émard, as is École secondaire Honoré-Mercier.
- Mario Lemieux, NHL ice hockey player
- Marie Uguay, poet
- Vittorio Rossi, (Playwright, Actor, Director)
- Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon, (Pro Wrestler)
- Alberto Cellucci, Socialite
- 2011 Canadian census tracts 4620089 - 4620093
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- Pinsoneault, Adolphe Rodrigue. Atlas of the island and city of Montreal and Ile Bizard : a compilation of the most recent cadastral plans from the book of reference. Atlas Publishing Co. Ltd: 1907. Pp. 35-39. Available online from Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec; consulted July 5, 2011.
- "Angrignon Metro: History." metrodemontreal.com. Accessed July 4, 2011.