Wellington-de-l’Église and Desmarchais-Crawford (Verdun Borough)
A Great Place to Live
A largely residential area, Verdun has a rich past that reaches as far back as New France. History buffs and marine enthusiasts alike will appreciate its historical monuments, its splendid riverside esplanade, its waterfront parks, and its nearby public services.
On top of its sweeping view of the St. Lawrence River, the Verdun borough has 48 parks, 3 community gardens, and 2 km2 of green space for nature lovers.
Verdun will welcome a brand new public beach in 2017. Until then, you can take a dip in any of the 4 outdoor pools, or splash it up at Verdun’s magnificent wading pool.
Water, Water, Everywhere
Verdun residents get to enjoy 15 kilometers’ worth of shore. Several projects are currently underway to refurbish and embellish these waterfront spaces over the next few years.
These projects include:
- Major renovations and improvements to the Verdun Auditorium and the Denis-Savard Arena;
- Building a new indoor aquatic centre;
- Turning the Guy-Gagnon building into a cultural centre with a 300-seat concert hall, a gallery, a cultural outreach venue, a glassed-in entrance hall, and a patio facing the St. Lawrence River. This project also includes renovation of the École de cirque de Verdun’s premises.
A Direct Line to Downtown
In addition to Verdun’s extensive system of bike paths, the borough also has 3 metro stations that take you directly to Downtown Montreal. So you can have it both ways: peace and quiet in Verdun, or direct access to the city centre, taking just a few minutes.
A Dynamic Sector
At Verdun’s core is Wellington Street, with many lovely cafés, bistros, restaurants, and businesses flaunting the borough’s restored look.
Something for Everyone
Verdun is an emerging borough, with numerous residential projects going up. Check out Verdun’s new projects on the interactive Discovery Map at the Habiter Montréal website. Verdun’s real estate is characterized by a variety of plexes close to public transport and to local services, low-rise condos and single-family, Veteran’s housing in a peaceful setting. In August 2015, 75% of Verdun’s duplexes were on sale for less than $475,000, a price that makes these buildings eligible for the City of Montreal’s financial assistance program.