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Pointe-aux-Trembles

Pointe-aux-Trembles
Neighbourhood
Pointe-aux-Trembles
Location of Pointe-aux-Trembles in Montreal
Coordinates:
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Borough Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles
Pointe-aux-Trembles overlooking the river.

Pointe-aux-Trembles was a municipality, founded in 1674, that was annexed by Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1982. This was the last city to be merged into Montreal until the 2002 municipal reorganization. On January 1, 2002 this neighborhood at the far east end of the Island of Montreal became part of the borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles–Montréal-Est. On January 1, 2006 Montreal East demerged, and the borough became Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles.

One can find a windmill, at the corner of Notre-Dame Street and Third Avenue, which was built in 1719. Its three storeys make it the tallest windmill in Québec that still stands. In 1650 the Grou family of Rouen France established a land holding here.

Education

The Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'Île (CSPI) operates Francophone schools in this area. The district's headquarters is in Pointe-aux-Trembles.[1] The École secondaire Pointe-aux-Trembles and the École secondaire Daniel-Johnson are both within the community.[2]

Primary schools:[3]

  • Félix-Leclerc
  • François-La Bernarde
  • Le Tournesol
  • Montmartre
  • Notre Dame
  • Saint-Marcel
  • Sainte-Germaine-Cousin
  • Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys
  • Sainte-Maria-Goretti

The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) operates Anglophone schools serving the area.

The community is served by the Pointe-aux-Trembles branch of the Montreal Public Libraries Network.[4]

See also

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