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Montreal East

For the former federal electoral district, see Montreal East (electoral district). For the former provincial electoral district, see Montréal-Est (provincial electoral district).
Montreal East

Location on the Island of Montreal.
(Outlined areas indicate demerged municipalities).

Location in southern Quebec.

Coordinates: 45°38′N 73°31′W / 45.633°N 73.517°W / 45.633; -73.517Coordinates: 45°38′N 73°31′W / 45.633°N 73.517°W / 45.633; -73.517[1]

Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montreal
RCM None
Creation June 4, 1910
Constituted January 1, 2006
 • Mayor Robert Coutu
 • Federal riding La Pointe-de-l'Île
 • Prov. riding Pointe-aux-Trembles
 • Total Template:Infobox settlement/metric/mag
 • Land 12.45 km2 (4.81 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 3,728
 • Density 299.4/km2 (775/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 2.5%
 • Dwellings 1,784
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) H1B
Area code(s) 514 and 438
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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.

Montreal-Est was originally founded in 1910 by businessman Joseph Versailles. 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 three refineries are the majority of the Montreal Oil Refining Center.

Total production: 386,000 bpd


Mother Tongue Population Percentage
French 3,230 87.4%
English 150 4.1%
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 ~ ~
Khmer (Cambodian) 70 1.9%
Spanish 40 1.1%
Italian 25 0.7%
Portuguese 15 0.4%
Arabic 10 0.3%
Creole 10 0.3%
German 10 0.3%
Swahili 10 0.3%


Rue Dorchester

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.

Famous people

  • Roméo Dallaire, Lieutenant-General (retired), Canadian senator, author
  • Michel Plasse, professional hockey player (1949-2006)
  • Yves Jodoin, painter
  • Robert Johnson, painter


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