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.
Avenue Saint-Jean-Baptiste in Dorion
Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM.
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|Constituted||16 March 1994|
|• Mayor||Guy Pilon|
|• Federal riding||Vaudreuil-Soulanges|
|• Prov. riding||Vaudreuil|
|• Total||92.57 km2 (35.74 sq mi)|
|• Land||73.06 km2 (28.21 sq mi)|
|• Density||524.1/km2 (1,357/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2011-2016||14.4 %|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||450 and 579|
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.
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.
|Canada census – Vaudreuil-Dorion community profile|
|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 2011 2006 earlier|
|Canada Census Mother Tongue - Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec|
French & English
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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.
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.
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)
- 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:
- Christian Chagnon - handball player who competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics
- André Hainault - soccer player, Canada and Houston Dynamo
- Constant Montpellier - jockey
- Norbert Murphy - archer, Paralympic bronze medalist
- Hormisdas Pilon - Quebec politician
- Sasha Pokulok - ice hockey defenceman
- Marc-André Servant - ice dancer
- Marcel Braitstein- Sculptor whose work is in major museum collections throughout Canada, particularly in Quebec.
- Maxime Deschamps - figure skater
- Reference number 287652 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- "Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Vaudreuil-Dorion". Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
- Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: VAUDREUIL--SOULANGES (Quebec)
- http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=2471083&Geo2=CD&Code2=2471 Statistics Canada 2016 Census Profile
- "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 21 February 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
- "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
- "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
- "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 17 February 2012.
- "Liste des bassins desservis par les écoles en 2017-2018." Commission Scolaire des Trois-Lacs. Retrieved on September 30, 2017.
- "School Board Map." Lester B. Pearson School Board. Retrieved on September 28, 2017.