Rivière-des-Prairies, Quebec

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Rivière-des-Prairies is located in Montreal
Location of the Rivière-des-Prairies in Montreal
Coordinates: 45°39′25″N 73°34′05″W / 45.657°N 73.568°W / 45.657; -73.568Coordinates: 45°39′25″N 73°34′05″W / 45.657°N 73.568°W / 45.657; -73.568

Rivière-des-Prairies was a municipality that was annexed by Montreal, Canada in 1963.[1] On January 1, 2002 it 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. The borough is known for its high concentration of Italians in most of the neighborhoods, and Haitians in the others. On July 9, 2006, after Italy won the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Maurice Duplessis Boulevard was closed to traffic due to the great number of fans celebrating in the street.


The Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'Île (CSPI) operates Francophone schools in this area. The École secondaire Jean-Grou is within the community.[2]

Primary schools:[3]

  • Denise-Pelletier
  • Fernand-Gauthier
  • François-La Bernarde
  • Marc-Aurèle-Fortin and Marc-Aurèle-Fortin annexe
  • Notre-Dame-de-Fatima
  • Simone-Desjardins Pavillon Gouin

The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) operates Anglophone schools in the area:

  • Leonardo Da Vinci,
  • Michelangelo,
  • East Hill.
  • Gerald McShane School is in Montreal-Nord, but also serves Rivière-des-Prairies.

The community is served by the Rivière-des-Prairies branch of the Montreal Public Libraries Network.[4]

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