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
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
- Centre communautaire
- Centre culturel de
- 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
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.
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
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:
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
- What's new: The events not to
be missed, information meetings, current topics
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
- 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