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For New Residents

Welcome to the Verdun Borough! You've opted for the right choice in deciding to make Verdun your home.

To familiarize yourself with your new surroundings, we encourage you to visit our website. There you will find lots of useful information on the services and activities that the Borough offers you. And you will also discover the many attractions of your new home environment.


Don't Miss the Neighbourhood Tours!

Every summer, Mayor Claude Trudel and the Borough Council members invite our new residents to take one of the tours of Verdun's neighbourhoods. During the 90-minute or so bus trip, you will discover the lush waterfront areas of Desmarchais-Crawford, the vitality and community renewal in Wellington-de-l’Église, and last but not least, L’Île-des-Soeurs, a neighbourhood harmoniously combining urban and country living.


Do You Have Your Welcome Kit?

If you have just moved to Verdun and haven't yet received your welcome kit, go to one of the service locations below to pick one up. It contains lots of helpful information for new residents.


Accès Verdun Card: Free and Advantageous!

In order to benefit from the many advantages, get an Accès Verdun card without delay.
It's free of charge!


The Activities and Services Directory: Do You Have Your Copy?

To find out the activities offered by the Borough and the various organizations, download the Activities and Services Directory from the Home page of the Borough's website, or pick up a copy at one of the following locations:

  • Verdun Auditorium (4110, boulevard LaSalle)
  • Bureau Accès Verdun 
  • Centre communautaire Elgar 
  • Centre communautaire Marcel-Giroux
  • Centre culturel de Verdun 
  • Municipal Greenhouses
  • Caisse Desjardins Atwater-Centre (3515, boulevard LaSalle) 
  • Caisse Desjardins de L'Île-des-Soeurs (14, Place du Commerce) 
  • Caisse populaire Desjardins de Verdun (5035, rue de Verdun) 
  • Caisse populaire Desjardins de Verdun (4162, rue Wellington)
  • Automated Teller Machine (ATM) – Caisse Desjardins de Verdun (corner of Bannantyne and Manning)
  • La Librairie de Verdun (4455, rue Wellington).
  • IGA Marché Louise Ménard (30, Place du Commerce, L'Île-des-Soeurs) 
  • Jean Coutu (5100, rue de Verdun) 
  • Jean Coutu (2000, boulevard René-Lévesque, L'Île-des-Soeurs)

You may also consult the Sports and Recreation section as well as Ville de Montréal’s new Loisirs en ligne website. Starting in the fall of 2011, the Accès Verdun card will be your passport for registering in various courses or activities offered by the Borough, on this Loisirs en ligne site. To do so, you will need a 14-digit number, which will be placed on your Accès Verdun card, at one of the same service locations as for the card itself.


Borough Hall and Democratic Life

Borough Council is made up of the Mayor and 6 Councillors (with 3 representing each of the two electoral districts). Council meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month, except for August and January. In the Borough Hall section of the website, you will find further details on the Borough's democratic life.


Public Transit

The Verdun Borough encourages public transit. Find the metro stations or bus routes near your home.



Recycling is compulsory in the Verdun Borough. Garbage and recyclables collections are carried out by sector. To find out in what sector you live, your collection days and when to place these outside, check the Info-Collections section, where you will also find information on the special collections:

  • bulky items
  • green waste 
  • hazardous household waste
  • Christmas trees
  • table scraps (pilot project in Sector 4 only)


Maison de l'environnement

Maison de l’environnement, a reference centre on environmental matters, is open to all residents who want to inquire about waste management and proper environmental practices.


Do You Have a House Pet? Read on…

If you have a house pet, make sure you abide by the Verdun Borough's current rules and regulations in this regard. The Verdun Borough requires, for instance, that dog and cat owners obtain an I.D. tag for their pet. In addition to the Bylaw, the Verdun Borough has adopted a Charter on the Proper Conduct for Household Pet Owners. Get more information!

Any Work to Be Done? Need a Permit? Inquire Before You Start!

Are you considering renovating or building? Are you dreaming about installing a pool or a spa in your backyard? Before starting any work and incurring expenses, it's important to know the standards that apply and whether a permit or authorization certificate is required. There are many standards and they may change over time; moreover, they are different from one situation to another and also depend on where you live on Borough territory. So be careful and inquire first by phoning 311.

Temporary Occupancy of Public Land
If you plan on occupying part of any public land (for example, a lane, a sidewalk, a street section, etc.) in order to move or to place a container there or some scaffolding in order to have certain work carried out, don't forget to obtain a temporary permit for occupying public land. Information: 311

For Any Information About Verdun:

The Verdun Borough's website is one of the most frequently consulted within Ville de Montréal's web portal, with over 30,000 visits per month. In addition, through its exhaustive contents available in both English and French, you can obtain information about a wide range of topics, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Here is some of the information you will find there:

  • News: The Borough's news releases 
  • What's new: The events not to be missed, information meetings, current topics 
  • Info-Construction: Information on current worksites 
  • Info-Collections: Full details on all waste collections (garbage, recycling, bulky items, green waste, HHW, etc.) 
  • Citizen Services: The Accès Verdun office and card, permits and certificates of authorization, rules and regulations, street parking, transportation and public works, health and public safety… 
  • In Your Neighbourhood: Arts and culture, sports and recreational activities, community resources, parks and gardens, history and heritage, urban planning

Put this website in your Favorites without delay, so that you don't miss any Verdun news.

To reach a particular department in the Borough, just consult our Telephone Directory. You may also phone the Accès Verdun office—or 311, anytime!

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