Longueuil is both a young city and an old one, where more than 350 years of history is combined with an exceptional potential. A diversified city that offers a harmonious combination of healthy economic growth, peaceful residential areas, immense areas to be developed, and sites to take your breath away!
Across the river from Montreal, Quebec's metropolitan city, the municipality has developed a thriving economy, based largely on cutting edge technology, without compromising the quality of live enjoyed by Longueuil residents.
Do you know about the numerous attractions that await you in Longueuil? Read about them in this section.
A Quick Look at the Area Covered by the City
The Geopolitical Environment
Longueuil is made up of three boroughs:
- Greenfield Park
These boroughs bear the names of the former municipalities from which they grew. The regional municipality of Champlain County (the former MRC de Champlain) has been integrated into Ville de Longueuil in 2002. The borough of Vieux-Longueuil combines the two former municipalities of Longueuil and LeMoyne.
Longueuil is the centre-city of the agglomération de Longueuil with the cities of Boucherville, Brossard, Saint-Lambert and Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville.
Longueuil is a member of the Montreal Metropolitan Community and is part of the Monteregie administrative region.
The Territory and the Transport Infrastructure
Longueuil covers an area of 116 km². To learn more about its territory and its population, consult the Statistics section.
This territory is bordered from the north-east to the south-west by the St. Lawrence River. Several important routes cross the territory:
- Autoroutes 10, 15, 20 and 30
- Routes 112 (boulevard Cousineau), 116, 132 and 134 (boulevard Taschereau).
It also boasts a rail network and an airport capable of accommodating long-haul aircraft. Mass transit is provided by the Réseau de transport de Longueuil and by the Longueuil Metro station that gives access to the Montreal mass transit system. A commuter train service is also offered through the Réseau de transport métropolitain (RTM).
Thanks to its many assets, Longueuil offers one of the highest potentials for growth of all North American cities. Its location is quite exceptional: the city is on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, at the heart of the metropolitan region, and close to downtown Montreal. It is also serviced by autoroutes giving easy access to the USA and to Eastern Canada. Finally, the urban zone is bordered by some of the most fertile agricultural land in Quebec.