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Encyclopedia > Verdun (Montreal)

Verdun is a borough of the City of Montreal, situated along the St. Lawrence River. Population (2001): 60,564. A borough IPA: (  listen) is a political division originally used in England. ... This article needs cleanup. ... The Saint Lawrence River (French fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Verdun was founded in 1671, making it one of Canada's oldest cities. In 1956, Île des Soeurs (Nuns' Island) was amalgamated with Verdun, which is on the Island of Montreal. In 2002, the municipality of Verdun was merged with the city of Montreal. ÃŽle des Soeurs (English: Nuns Island) is an island that forms a part of the city of Montreal, Quebec. ... The Island of Montreal (in French, île de Montréal), in extreme southwestern Quebec, Canada, is located at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers. ...

Although very close to downtown Montreal, it is separated from it by the Montreal Aquaduct. It is also located next to the Champlain Bridge, the main bridge from Montreal to the suburbs on the South Shore of the St. Lawrence River. On 3 September 1978, Montreal's metro system began operating in Verdun. September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years). ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Place-Saint-Henri station The Montreal Metro is the main form of public transportation within the city of Montreal and was the second metro system to be built in Canada, opening 12 years after the Toronto subway. ...

Verdun is a working-class area. In the early part of the 20th century, it had a majority English-speaking population. It is now predominantly French-speaking. It is one of the very few areas in Quebec to ban bars within its borders, although restaurants with bars are allowed.

External links

Official Website of the Borough of Verdun

Montreal boroughs Flag of Montreal
Pre-2002 city of Montreal:
Ahuntsic—Cartierville | Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce | Mercier—Hochelaga-Maisonneuve | Le Plateau-Mont-Royal | Rivière-des-Prairies—Pointe-aux-Trembles—Montréal-Est | Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie | Le Sud-Ouest | Ville-Marie | Villeray—Saint-Michel—Parc-Extension
Merged municipalities:
Anjou | Beaconsfield—Baie-d'Urfé | Côte Saint-Luc—Hampstead—Montreal West | Dollard-des-Ormeaux—Roxboro | Dorval—L'Île-Dorval | Kirkland | Lachine | LaSalle | L'Île-Bizard—Sainte-Geneviève—Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue | Montreal North | Mount Royal | Outremont | Pierrefonds—Senneville | Pointe-Claire | Saint-Laurent | Saint Leonard | Verdun | Westmount

Boroughs or sections in italics will demerge on January 1, 2006.

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Civilization.ca - Scholars - The Montreal and Verdun Zoot-Suit disturbances of June 1944 (1960 words)
Civilization.ca - Scholars - The Montreal and Verdun Zoot-Suit disturbances of June 1944
Minor clashes in Montreal between Canadian military personnel and zoot-suiters were reported as early as the fall of 1943 with intermittent incidents occurring throughout the winter of 1944.
Some of Montreal's most famous nightclubs were the targets of the sailors' wrath: the Palais d'Or, Val d'Or Club and the Chez Maurice Danceland.
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