Verdun, Quebec

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, was annexed to Verdun in 1956. Then a chiefly agricultural area, it was rapidly urbanized following the opening of the Champlain Bridge (Champlain Bridge, Montreal) in 1962, with development including contributions by the famous Modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. "L'île des Soeurs." Grand répertoire du patrimoine bâti de Montréal. Accessed 1 July 2011. Rapid development would continue to the present day, with the erosion of the sensitive natural woodland of the Domaine Saint-Pierre becoming an increasingly pressing concern. thumb left Verdun City Hall, now the borough hall. (File:Bureau d'arrondissement de Verdun.jpg) Back in Verdun proper, in the post-war period, the area around the church, along rue Wellington and rue de l'Église, became the nucleus of commercial development. A new city hall was built on Rue de Verdun in 1958. "History and Heritage: Verdun City Hall." Ville de Montréal: Arrondissement de Verdun. Accessed 1 July 2011. The green line of the Montreal Metro was extended into Verdun in 1978, its construction delayed due to a collapse in rue Wellington during the construction of De L'Église (De L'Église (Montreal Metro)) station. "De l'Église Metro: History and trivia." Metrodemontreal.com. Accessed 1 July 2011. Besides De l'Église in downtown Verdun and Verdun (Verdun (Montreal Metro)) station in front of the town hall, LaSalle (LaSalle (Montreal Metro)) station was built in vacant land in a former industrial area in the east of the borough, left vacant by the demolition of the vast British Munitions Supply Co. facilities; the metro station would become the heart of a new residential area called La Poudrière after the munitions factories. "LaSalle Metro: History and trivia." Metrodemontreal.com. Accessed 1 July 2011. However, improved access to downtown Montreal meant a decline in local commerce. A program of subsidies and revitalization starting in the 1990s reinvigorated the rue Wellington commercial corridor. Verduners voted 68% "no" in the 1980 sovereignty referendum (Quebec referendum, 1980) and 59.6% "no" in the 1995 referendum (Quebec referendum, 1995). In 1992, Verduners voted 53.66% in favour of the Charlottetown Accord. Uniquely in Montreal, Verdun was a partially dry community, with taverns, night clubs and cabarets banned since 1965, and alcohol sales restricted to restaurants with liquor licences, grocery stores and the SAQ (Société des alcools du Québec). "'Prohibition' in Verdun and the Scott Act." Ville de Montréal: Arrondissement de Verdun. Accessed July 1, 2011. In December 2010, the borough announced that it was planning to allow some microbreweries or performance spaces to sell alcohol. '''Verdun Collège Français''' were a junior ice hockey team from Verdun, Quebec. They were members of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1991 to 1994. Collège Français resurrected the dormant Quebec Remparts franchise in 1985 after a three year hiatus, as '''Longueuil Collège Français'''. The team played in Longueuil, Quebec at Colisée Jean Béliveau for three seasons before moving to the Verdun Auditorium.


lawn bowling

, a lawn bowling green, and football, baseball, and soccer fields. Cycling is also available along the Canal de l'Aqueduc on the opposite edge of the borough; on rue de Verdun; and around and through Nuns' Island, including the cycle-accessible Champlain Bridge ice structure connecting to Île Notre-Dame and the south shore. Another of the borough's major green spaces, the Domaine Saint-Paul (Boisé de l'Île-des-Sœurs), preserves the natural woodland of Nuns' Island, home to more than a hundred species of birds as well as the scarce brown snake (Storeria). Trails lead through the woodland. The campus of the Douglas Hospital is also a major green space open to the public. Smaller parks are also dotted through the borough. The borough's community centres are the Centre communautaire Marcel-Giroux, near the borough hall; the Centre communautaire Elgar on Nuns' Island; and the Centre culturel de Verdun, in the western part of the borough. The latter two facilities include public libraries and art exhibition spaces. Government Municipal Verdun is governed by a borough council consisting of the borough mayor and of one city councillor and two borough councillors elected by each of two council districts, for a total of seven members. The borough mayor and the two city councillors represent Verdun on Montreal City Council. As of the November 3, 2013 Montreal municipal election (Montreal municipal election, 2013), the current borough council consists of the following councillors: class "wikitable" border "1" ! District ! Position ! Name ! width "30px"   ! Party -  — Borough mayor City councillor (Montreal City Council) Jean-François Parenteau '''Verdun Collège Français''' were a junior ice hockey team from Verdun, Quebec. They were members of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1991 to 1994. Collège Français resurrected the dormant Quebec Remparts franchise in 1985 after a three year hiatus, as '''Longueuil Collège Français'''. The team played in Longueuil, Quebec at Colisée Jean Béliveau for three seasons before moving to the Verdun Auditorium.


professional development

'' Professional development centres include: * ''Centre de formation professionnelle de Verdun'' * ''Collège d’informatique et d’administration Verdun-LaSalle'' Secondary schools include: * ''École secondaire Monseigneur-Richard'' Primary schools include: * ''Chanoine-Joseph-Théorêt'' * ''Île-des-Soeurs'' * ''Lévis-Sauvé'' * ''Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde'' * ''Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix'' * ''Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes'' * ''Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs'' The Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) operates


international success

. He started in Engineering, switched to a B.Sc. programme, then Arts and finally with the Department of Music. He entertained his fraternity brothers (Delta Upsilon) with songs from ragtime to a new artist Bob Dylan. The fraternity piano had thumbtacks on every hammer and produced a unique sound. In the late 1960s became a member of The Bells (The Bells (band)). He left the band in 1971 just before it had international success with the single "Stay Awhile." '''Verdun Collège Français''' were a junior ice hockey team from Verdun, Quebec. They were members of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1991 to 1994. Collège Français resurrected the dormant Quebec Remparts franchise in 1985 after a three year hiatus, as '''Longueuil Collège Français'''. The team played in Longueuil, Quebec at Colisée Jean Béliveau for three seasons before moving to the Verdun Auditorium.


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Simpson's when he learned that his pay would remain fixed at $65 a week. John Schofield, "Gordon Reid: Lifetime Achievement Award", in ''Canadian Retailer'', July August 2010, p. 47. Cities over 40,000 or mergers of more than five cities * City of '''Montreal''': former city of Montreal; cities of Anjou (Anjou, Quebec), Beaconsfield (Beaconsfield, Quebec), Côte Saint-Luc (Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec), Dorval, Lachine


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Road, now boulevard LaSalle. Around 1800, Chemin de la Rivière-Saint-Pierre (now rue de l'Église) was opened.simple&id 1205 "Le noyau institutionnel et commerçant de Verdun." Grand répertoire du patrimoine

bâti de Montréal. Accessed 1 July 2011. The Canal de l'Aqueduc, now Verdun's northwestern boundary, was dug in 1854 to furnish Montreal with drinking water from the St. Lawrence. simple&id 1199 "Secteur


play football

, he became an accomplished athlete (drinking eggnog to gain enough weight to play football) and was elected students' council president. Sports were his passion, and he was an especially great fan of the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Argonauts running back Royal Copeland (Royal Copeland (football player)). Today, Sir Galt has a street name after him. Avenue Galt in the borough of Verdun, Quebec in the city of Montreal where he had lands http: ville.montreal.qc.ca portal page?_pageid 1560,11245605&_dad portal&_schema PORTAL death_date '''Verdun Collège Français''' were a junior ice hockey team from Verdun, Quebec. They were members of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1991 to 1994. Collège Français resurrected the dormant Quebec Remparts franchise in 1985 after a three year hiatus, as '''Longueuil Collège Français'''. The team played in Longueuil, Quebec at Colisée Jean Béliveau for three seasons before moving to the Verdun Auditorium.


connection book

: www.sabresalumni.com 2001 connection.php3 archivedate August 10, 2007 deadurl yes The name was related both to the origins of the players and the 1971 hit movie entitled ''The French Connection (The French Connection (film))'', based upon the book of the same name (The French Connection (book)). birth_date birth_place Verdun (Verdun, Quebec), QC (Quebec), CAN (Canada) draft DATE OF BIRTH March 23, 1932


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1975-76 *Polyvalente Monseigneur-Richard (Verdun (Verdun, Quebec), now part of Montreal) *Ecole Secondaire Charlebois (Ottawa) *"The KLM line"—Soviet national ice hockey team (1980s)—Vladimir Krutov, Igor Larionov, Sergei Makarov; after the initials of the players' surnames; also known as "The Green Line" because they wore green jerseys in practice. *"Les Trois Denis"—Montreal Juniors (late 1970s) —Denis Cyr, Denis Tremblay, Denis Savard; A line that featured three players who all were named Denis, all were born on February 4, 1961, and all grew up in the same neighbourhood in Verdun, Quebec. Was dominant in the QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League) for a couple of years. http: www.legendsofhockey.net html spot_oneononep200002.htm *The Hanson Brothers—see "The Carlson Brothers" above. Early life He was born in Verdun (Verdun, Quebec), now part of Montreal, to a working class family. After graduating from the Université de Montréal, he studied at the University of Paris where he met Pierre Trudeau, with whom he co-founded the dissident political magazine ''Cité Libre'' upon returning to Montreal. Franchise history (1969-1997) The franchise was granted to the '''Sorel Eperviers''' (Black Hawks) for the 1969–70 season. They moved from Sorel (Sorel, Quebec) to Verdun (Verdun, Quebec) in 1977 to become the '''Verdun Eperviers'''. In 1979 they played in both Sorel and Verdun before moving back to Sorel for the next season. In 1981 they moved to Granby (Granby, Quebec) to become the '''Granby Bisons''', and in 1995 they changed their names to the '''Granby Prédateurs'''. In 1996, the Prédateurs won the Memorial Cup. In 1997 they moved to Sydney to become the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. Prior to the Eagles' arrival, Sydney played host to the AHL's (American Hockey League) Cape Breton Oilers from 1988 to 1996. '''Verdun''' is a station (metro station) on the Green Line (Line 1 Green (Montreal Metro)) of the Montreal Metro rapid transit system (Rapid transit) operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). It is located in the borough of Verdun (Verdun, Quebec) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada Verdun Station . The station opened on September 3, 1978, as part of the extension of the Green Line westward to Angrignon (Angrignon (Montreal Metro)). '''Verdun Collège Français''' were a junior ice hockey team from Verdun, Quebec. They were members of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1991 to 1994. Collège Français resurrected the dormant Quebec Remparts franchise in 1985 after a three year hiatus, as '''Longueuil Collège Français'''. The team played in Longueuil, Quebec at Colisée Jean Béliveau for three seasons before moving to the Verdun Auditorium.


massive contribution

Park area in the far west of the town was built starting in 1945, in a more suburban style unlike the orthogonal grid used in the rest of Verdun. The Verdun Natatorium was built in 1930, the Verdun Hospital in 1932, and the Verdun Auditorium in 1938. The city was chiefly (59% in 1931) English-speaking. According to historian Serge Durflinger, Verdun residents made a massive contribution to the Canadian war efforts in World War I and World War II, due to the many British immigrants living there who enthusiastically joined the Canadian armed forces. Rutherdale, Robert. "Serge Durflinger, Fighting from Home: The Second World War in Verdun, Quebec (Book review)", ''Entrepreneur'', Fall 2007. The municipality of Île-Saint-Paul, occupying what was by then universally known as Nuns' Island or Île des Sœurs (Nuns' Island), was annexed to Verdun in 1956. Then a chiefly agricultural area, it was rapidly urbanized following the opening of the Champlain Bridge (Champlain Bridge, Montreal) in 1962, with development including contributions by the famous Modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. "L'île des Soeurs." Grand répertoire du patrimoine bâti de Montréal. Accessed 1 July 2011. Rapid development would continue to the present day, with the erosion of the sensitive natural woodland of the Domaine Saint-Pierre becoming an increasingly pressing concern. thumb left Verdun City Hall, now the borough hall. (File:Bureau d'arrondissement de Verdun.jpg) Back in Verdun proper, in the post-war period, the area around the church, along rue Wellington and rue de l'Église, became the nucleus of commercial development. A new city hall was built on Rue de Verdun in 1958. "History and Heritage: Verdun City Hall." Ville de Montréal: Arrondissement de Verdun. Accessed 1 July 2011. The green line of the Montreal Metro was extended into Verdun in 1978, its construction delayed due to a collapse in rue Wellington during the construction of De L'Église (De L'Église (Montreal Metro)) station. "De l'Église Metro: History and trivia." Metrodemontreal.com. Accessed 1 July 2011. Besides De l'Église in downtown Verdun and Verdun (Verdun (Montreal Metro)) station in front of the town hall, LaSalle (LaSalle (Montreal Metro)) station was built in vacant land in a former industrial area in the east of the borough, left vacant by the demolition of the vast British Munitions Supply Co. facilities; the metro station would become the heart of a new residential area called La Poudrière after the munitions factories. "LaSalle Metro: History and trivia." Metrodemontreal.com. Accessed 1 July 2011. However, improved access to downtown Montreal meant a decline in local commerce. A program of subsidies and revitalization starting in the 1990s reinvigorated the rue Wellington commercial corridor. Verduners voted 68% "no" in the 1980 sovereignty referendum (Quebec referendum, 1980) and 59.6% "no" in the 1995 referendum (Quebec referendum, 1995). In 1992, Verduners voted 53.66% in favour of the Charlottetown Accord. Uniquely in Montreal, Verdun was a partially dry community, with taverns, night clubs and cabarets banned since 1965, and alcohol sales restricted to restaurants with liquor licences, grocery stores and the SAQ (Société des alcools du Québec). "'Prohibition' in Verdun and the Scott Act." Ville de Montréal: Arrondissement de Verdun. Accessed July 1, 2011. In December 2010, the borough announced that it was planning to allow some microbreweries or performance spaces to sell alcohol. '''Verdun Collège Français''' were a junior ice hockey team from Verdun, Quebec. They were members of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1991 to 1994. Collège Français resurrected the dormant Quebec Remparts franchise in 1985 after a three year hiatus, as '''Longueuil Collège Français'''. The team played in Longueuil, Quebec at Colisée Jean Béliveau for three seasons before moving to the Verdun Auditorium.

Verdun, Quebec

'''Verdun''' ( ) is a borough (Montreal borough) (''arrondissement'') of the city of Montreal, Quebec, situated along the St. Lawrence River. It consists of the former ''city'' of Verdun, which was merged with the city of Montreal on January 1, 2002. Verdun did not hold a demerger referendum on June 20, 2004. The settlement of Verdun was founded in 1671, making it one of Canada's oldest cities. In 1956, Nuns' Island (''île des Sœurs'') was amalgamated with Verdun, which is on the Island of Montreal. Since the 1980s, Verdun has had a reputation for being one of the roughest neighbourhoods in Montreal. The borough has had a problem with street gangs and poverty ever since.

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