The Sainte-Dorothée that was known for forest and farmlands is no longer what it used to be. It took a giant transformation during the last decade with the arrival of SmartCentre (formerly Mega Center) Sainte-Dorothée and Mega Centre Notre-Dame. It began with the construction of Canadian Tire, IGA & followed with the first Wal-Mart Canada in the western Laval area. The expansion has never stopped since. It now has almost every major department store, restaurant, hundreds of boutiques and two locations open 24 hours. The area also saw a rise in demand for residential development, possibly due to the "Mega Mall" alongside the Highway 13 or the other way around as the mall was built to accommodate the growing number of families looking for affordable homes near the Montreal area. Given the proximity of Ste-Dorothée to Pierrefonds, Saint-Laurent, the rest of Montreal and major highways, it was only a matter of time that it would be developed.
In 2016, the district had a population of 65,890 people.
Commission scolaire de Laval operates Francophone public schools.
- École primaire Jean-Lemonde
- École primaire Les Trois-Soleils
- École primaire Paul-VI
- École primaire Pierre-Laporte
- École primaire Saint-François
- École primaire Sainte-Dorothée
The Roman Catholic Sainte-Dorothée church and parish are located in Sainte-Dorothée.
- Denyse Benoit, actor, director and screenwriter
- "Sainte-Dorothée". centraide. Retrieved 2019-11-13.
- Interactive map of Laval from the official website Archived 2005-04-07 at the Wayback Machine Shows both the borders and names of the 14 former municipalities (purple) and the borders only of the current 6 sectors (maroon), tick off both boxes beside "Limite administrative".
- "Jean-Lemonde." Commission scolaire de Laval. Retrieved on September 24, 2017.
- "Les Trois-Soleils (édifices 1 et 2)." Commission scolaire de Laval. Retrieved on September 24, 2017.
- "Paul-VI." Commission scolaire de Laval. Retrieved on September 24, 2017.
- "Pierre-Laporte." Commission scolaire de Laval. Retrieved on September 24, 2017.
- "Saint-François." Commission scolaire de Laval. Retrieved on September 24, 2017.
- "Sainte-Dorothée." Commission scolaire de Laval. Retrieved on September 24, 2017.
- "Sainte-Dorothée". Diocèse de Montréal. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
- City of Laval, official website
- Sainte-Dorothee's Baseball league official website
- L'Association pour la Protection du Boisé Sainte-Dorothée, official website