Montreal East (in French: Montréal-Est) is an on-island suburb in southwestern Quebec, Canada on the island of Montreal, formerly part of the borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles–Montréal-Est. Montreal-Est has consistently been home to many large oil refineries since 1915.
Location on the Island of Montreal
(Outlined areas indicate demerged municipalities.)
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|UA||Urban agglomeration of Montreal|
|Creation||June 4, 1910|
|Constituted||January 1, 2006|
|• Mayor||Robert Coutu|
|• Federal riding||La Pointe-de-l'Île|
|• Prov. riding||Pointe-aux-Trembles|
|• Total||14.00 km2 (5.41 sq mi)|
|• Land||12.45 km2 (4.81 sq mi)|
(2010, 2016, 2020)
|• Density||299.4/km2 (775/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||2.5%|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||514 and 438|
Montréal-Est was founded in 1910 by businessman Joseph Versailles. The town was incorporated on 4 June 1910 under the name Montreal East. Versailles was mayor of the town until his death in 1931.
On January 1, 2002, as part of the 2002–2006 municipal reorganization of Montreal, it was merged into the City of Montreal and became part of the borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles–Montréal-Est. After a change of government and a 2004 referendum, it was the only community in the eastern half of the Island of Montreal that de-merged, and it was re-constituted as a city on January 1, 2006.
The Dufresne-Nincheri Museum's mission is the preservation, study, and influence of the history and heritage of Montréal-Est (East Montreal). It was originally named the Château Dufresne Museum.
The three refineries are the majority of the Montreal Oil Refining Center.
- Shell Canada Montreal East Refinery : formerly produced 161,000 barrels per day (bpd) before conversion to a storage facility
- Petro Canada Montreal Refinery : 160,000 bpd
- Gulf Canada/Kemtec/Coastal Canada Montreal East Refinery : 65,000 bpd
Total production: 386,000 bpd
|English and French||25||0.7%|
|English and a non-official language||~||~|
|French and a non-official language||10||0.4%|
|English, French and a non-official language||~||~|
Montréal-Est joined Westmount as the only Montreal island municipalities to refuse to adopt the name of Boulevard René-Lévesque for their portion of the major east-west street, Dorchester. To this day, the street is called Rue Dorchester in Montréal-Est.
- École primaire St-Octave
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- Shell production[dead link]
- "Profil sociodéographique: Ville de Montréal-Est" (PDF) (in French). Ville de Montréal. 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
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