Boisbriand

First set up as a municipality under the name of Sainte-Thérèse-Ouest in 1946, its name was changed in 1974. The name recalls Michel-Sidrac Dugué, Sieur de Boisbriand (1638-88), to whom was granted the seigneury des Mille-Îles in 1683.

Boisbriand

Boisbriand

Boisbriand, Qué, City, pop 26 483 (2006c), 26 744 (2001cA), inc 1970. Boisbriand is located along the Rivière des Mille Îles opposite Laval on Île Jésus. Boisbriand is a member of the regional county municipality of Thérèse-de-Blainville.

First set up as a municipality under the name of Sainte-Thérèse-Ouest in 1946, its name was changed in 1974. The name recalls Michel-Sidrac Dugué, Sieur de Boisbriand (1638-88), to whom was granted the seigneury des Mille-Îles in 1683. He had given the name Boisbriand to the fief he had been awarded on the shore of the Lac des Deux-Montagnes in 1672, and it was the name of one of his family's properties in France. Boisbriand is the home of the only Québec-based General Motors automobile assembly plant.