Dollard-des-Ormeaux

Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec, incorporated as a city 1960, population 49,637 (2021 census), 48,899 (2016 census). Dollard-des-Ormeaux is located on the northwest side of the Island of Montréal, near the Prairies River. It is bordered by the municipalities of Pierrefonds, Roxboro, Saint-Laurent, Kirkland, Pointe-Claire and Dorval.

Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec, incorporated as a city 1960, population 49,637 (2021 census), 48,899 (2016 census). Dollard-des-Ormeaux is located on the northwest side of the Island of Montréal, near the Prairies River. It is bordered by the municipalities of Pierrefonds, Roxboro, Saint-Laurent, Kirkland, Pointe-Claire and Dorval.

History

Dollard-des-Ormeaux was originally part of the Parish of Sainte-Geneviève, founded in 1741. It became a distinct municipality after the parish decided to impose a tax for road improvements. It received the name Dollard-des-Ormeaux on the advice of a notary named Ernest Jasmin. He felt the residents’ fiery spirit matched the character of the historical figure Adam Dollard-des-Ormeaux.

In 1924, Dollard-des-Ormeaux became a village municipality, and in 1960, a city. In 1961, there were a total of 1,800 residents. Ten years later the population had grown to 25,000. Today, many people commute each day to work in Montreal, only a few minutes away.