A Brief History
Originally a French speaking village, Pointe-Claire was composed of a collection of small summer villages. With time, it evolved into a large residential, commercial and industrial community developed with well defined planning.
Pointe-Claire is located to the west of the City of Dorval, and includes landmarks such as Fairview Pointe-Claire shopping center, the West-Island's biggest commercial center with over 200 stores and restaurants. Fairview Pointe-Claire along with other local stores, shops and boutiques border St-John Boulevard to serve the community and regional population.
With its quick access to highway 20 and as well as accessibility to the lake St-Louis waterfront, the City of Pointe-Claire residential area is conveniently located. More so, with its single dwellings, condos and apartments Pointe-Claire's residential area is diversified for all tastes and preferences. Its territory also includes the Lakeshore General Hospital.
It is in the Village of Pointe-Claire that you will find historical, beautifully maintained heritage buildings, houses and local boutiques. The Stewart Hall Cultural Centre is a premier regional cultural hub. The municipal library, with its two locations, is well renowned throughout the community. More so, the City of Pointe-Claire is nationally distinguished throughout the community for the quality of sports teams, namely the swimming and diving teams. The City is also home to a private golf course and marinas.
- Population : 30 790 (Montréal en statistiques, Division de la planification urbaine, Direction de l'urbanisme, Service de la mise en valeur du territoire, Ville de Montréal - August 2014)
- Registered electors : 22,840 (Electoral List - October 2009)
- City's area : 19,1 km2 (Ministère des Ressources naturelles, de la Faune et des Parcs)
- Population density : 1 634,3 habitants by km2 (Statistics Canada 2011)
- Average family income : $83,906. (Statistics Canada 2000)
- Proportion of renters : 31% (Statistics Canada 2006)
- Knowledge of official languages (English and French) : 69% (Statistics Canada 2011)
The City of Pointe-Claire is divided in eight electoral districts:
Cedar - Le Village, Lakeside, Valois, Cedar Park Heights, Lakeside Heights, Seigniory, Northview and Oneida.