11 Facts About Pointe-Claire


Pointe-Claire is a Quebec local municipality within the Urban agglomeration of Montreal on the Island of Montreal in Canada.

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Pointe-Claire was first described by Nicolas Perrot in his account of 1669, and the name Pointe-Claire appeared on a map as early as 1686.

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Urbanization of the territory of Pointe-Claire began in the 1600s, when the Sulpicians were lords of the island of Montreal.

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Pointe-Claire used his influence with the Canadian Pacific Railway to have a station added to the line at the end of Cedar Avenue, which he paved from there down to Lakeshore Road.

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In 1955, the City of Pointe-Claire annexed large portions of the Parish Municipality of Saint-Joachim-de-la-Pointe-Claire .

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In 1958, a new City Hall was built and Pointe-Claire changed status from Ville to Cite, but in 1967, this was reverted.

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Pointe-Claire is bounded on the north by Dollard-des-Ormeaux, on the east by Dorval, on the south by Lac Saint-Louis, and on the west by Kirkland and Beaconsfield.

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Companies headquartered in Pointe-Claire include Bouclair, Novacam Technologies, Odan Laboratories, The Canadian Salt Company Limited and Unidisc Music.

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Provincially, Pointe-Claire is in the Jacques-Cartier electoral district, along with Baie-D'Urfe, Beaconsfield, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, and Senneville.

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Pointe-Claire in turn sends a representative to the 29-member agglomeration council.

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Pointe-Claire is served by three stations on Exo's Vaudreuil–Hudson line: Pointe-Claire station located at Donegani Avenue and Ashgrove Avenue, Valois station located at Avenue De-la-Baie-de-Valois and Donegani Avenue, and Cedar Park station located on Donegani Avenue between Applebee Avenue and Aurora Avenue.

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