On 24 October 1678, the government of Louis de Buade de Frontenac
granted Île Bizard, then named Île Bonaventure as a seigniory
to Jacques Bizard
. This was the first concession on the West Island
of Montreal. The village of Sainte-Geneviève
was born in the early eighteenth century. Antoine Faucon, father of Saint-Sulpice, participated in the construction of the first church in the village's history. The Municipality of the Village of Sainte-Geneviève was created in 1859.
During the first half of the twentieth century, farmers in Île Bizard and Sainte-Geneviève were then oriented toward gardening. The territory was thus transformed into a garden of Montreal. In 1959, it was incorporated as Ville Sainte-Geneviève.
From the late 1950s, the creation of two major golf courses opened the door to massive sales of land and the abandonment of agriculture, which had become unprofitable. In 1959, the Royal Montreal Golf Club
opened, and has since hosted several professional golf tournaments.
Over the last fifty years, urbanization has increased and the population has increased tenfold, especially after the opening of Autoroute 40
that connected the western, central and eastern parts of Montreal.
The borough is composed of the former municipalities of L'Île-Bizard
. The first is a separate island, the largest of the City of Montreal besides the Island of Montreal itself, and the second is a small area on the Island of Montreal. Sainte-Geneviève has a land border with the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro
The borough has a land area of 23.6 km² and a population of 18,413, making it the smallest of Montreal's nineteen boroughs in population.
Federal and provincial representation
Part of Sainte-Geneviève lies within the federal riding of Lac-Saint-Louis
; Île Bizard and the other half of Sainte-Geneviève lie within the riding of Pierrefonds—Dollard
Provincially, the borough lies in the electoral district of Nelligan
Home language (2016)
Mother Tongue (2016)
Visible Minorities (2016
Sainte-Geneviève and Île Bizard are connected by the Jacques Bizard Bridge. Île Bizard contains part of the Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park
as well as the Boisé de l'Île Bizard Nature Park
. Sainte-Geneviève's features include the Cégep Gérald-Godin
. Plans have been advanced in the past to cross Île Bizard with an autoroute as part of a beltway around Montreal, but these have so far come to nothing mainly out of concern for the island's nature areas.
Primary schools include:
- École primaire Jacques-Bizard
- École primaire Jonathan-Wilson
- École primaire Sainte-Geneviève (Ouest)
- ^ Ministère des Affaires Municipales et Régions: L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève
- ^ Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: PIERREFONDS--DOLLARD (Quebec)
Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: LAC-SAINT-LOUIS (Quebec)
- ^ Chief Electoral Officer of Québec - 40th General Election Riding Results: NELLIGAN
- ^ "ÉCOLES ET CENTRES." Commission Scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys. Retrieved on December 7, 2014.
- ^ "Par bibliothèque | Par arrondissement." Montreal Public Libraries Network. Retrieved on December 8, 2014.
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