Vaudreuil-Dorion

Vaudreuil-Dorion (French pronunciation: [vodʁœj dɔʁjɔ̃]) is a suburb of Greater Montreal, in the Montérégie region of southwestern Quebec. The result of the merger of two towns, Vaudreuil and Dorion, it is located in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional County Municipality. Ranked in 2017 as the 15th/100 best cities to raise children in Canada.

Vaudreuil-Dorion
Avenue Saint-Jean-Baptiste in Dorion
Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM.
Vaudreuil-Dorion
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°24′N 74°02′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontérégie
RCMVaudreuil-Soulanges
Constituted16 March 1994
Government
  MayorGuy Pilon
  Federal ridingVaudreuil-Soulanges
  Prov. ridingVaudreuil
Area
  Total92.57 km2 (35.74 sq mi)
  Land73.06 km2 (28.21 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[4]
  Total38,117
  Density524.1/km2 (1,357/sq mi)
  Pop 2011-2016
14.4%
  Dwellings
14,853
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
J7T to J7V
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways
A-20
A-30
A-40 (TCH)

Route 338
Route 340
Route 342
Websitewww.ville.
vaudreuil-dorion.qc.ca

History

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 later became governor of New France.

In 1725, the region had only 38 inhabitants. About 1742 people began to be interested in the region and Vaudreuil's population rose. 381 people lived in Vaudreuil in 1765. With the creation of the Grand Trunk Railway, people began to live in Dorion, which was called Vaudreuil Station and named after its first inhabitant Daria Istayeva. Dorion became a village in 1891.

Dorion was bisected by Autoroute 20 which links Downtown Montreal and Toronto via Highway 401 in Ontario. The Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway 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 City of Vaudreuil-Dorion.

Geography

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 rural area that borders Rigaud, and is separated from the eastern portion by Saint-Lazare and Hudson.

Demographics

Population

Canada census – Vaudreuil-Dorion community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 38,117 (+14.4% from 2011) 33,305 (+29.1% from 2006) 25,789 (+29.5% from 2001)
Land area: 73.06 km2 (28.21 sq mi) 72.52 km2 (28.00 sq mi) 72.50 km2 (27.99 sq mi)
Population density: 524.1/km2 (1,357/sq mi) 459.3/km2 (1,190/sq mi) 355.7/km2 (921/sq mi)
Median age: N/A (M: N/A, F: N/A) 37.1 (M: 36.4, F: 37.8) 36.8 (M: 35.8, F: 37.7)
Total private dwellings: 14,853 13,292 10,637
Median household income: $N/A $69,772 $64,191
References: 2016[5] 2011[6] 2006[7] earlier[8]
Historical Census Data - Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec
YearPop.±%
1991 17,109    
1996 18,466+7.9%
YearPop.±%
2001 19,920+7.9%
2006 25,789+29.5%
YearPop.±%
2011 33,305+29.1%
2016 38,117+14.4%

Language

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
37,590
21,665 0.2% 57.63% 7,895 21.55% 21% 815 114.0% 2.17% 6,370 50.47% 16.97%
2011
32,590
21,245 14.03% 65.19% 6,495 56.1% 19.93% 610 34.42% 1.87% 4,240 82.4% 13.01%
2006
25,400
18,630 14.6% 73.35% 4,160 57.9% 16.38% 285 72.7% 1.12% 2,325 294.1% 9.15%
2001
19,650
16,260 11.5% 82.75% 2,635 8.0% 13.41% 165 36.5% 0.84% 590 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%

Transportation

The city is the point of intersection for two of Canada's busiest highways: Autoroute 40/Autoroute 30/Autoroute 20 (connecting the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor) and Highway 417 connects to Ottawa and Arnprior, Autoroute 20 and Highway 401 connects Toronto to Montreal and Autoroute 30 is Montreal's Southern Bypass.

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

Media

CJVD-FM operates studios in Vaudreuil-Dorion, broadcasting at 100.1 FM in Vaudreuil-Soulanges, the West Island and Valleyfield. On the air since 2008, CJVD airs a French and English hits format spanning from the 1960s to 1995.

Education

Commission scolaire des Trois-Lacs operates Francophone public schools:

  • École Brind'Amour Pavillon P
  • École Sainte-Madeleine
  • École Saint-Michel
  • École Harwood (serves sector Dorion-Garden[9])
  • École du Papillon-Bleu (pavillon St-Jean-Baptiste and pavillon Sainte-Trinité)
  • École Hymne-au-Printemps
  • École Secondaire de la Cité-des-Jeunes

Lester B. Pearson School Board operates Anglophone public schools:

  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School
  • Other sections are zoned to Mount Pleasant Elementary School in Hudson, St. Patrick Elementary School in Pincourt, and Birchwood Elementary School and Evergreen Elementary School in Saint-Lazare.[10]

Notable people

See also

References

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