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The Ordre de Montréal

The Ordre de Montréal was officially launched on May 17, 2016 by the Mayor of Montréal, Denis Coderre, in the presence of elected officials representing the city council and urban agglomeration council, as well as Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.

* Left to right: Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal; Jacques Desbiens, winning designer of the call for creation of the Ordre’s medal; and Mayor Denis Coderre, during the launch of the Ordre on May 17, 2016.

This legacy of Montréal’s 375th anniversary recognizes the men and women who have made a significant contribution to the development and reputation of the city, in one or more of the following ways:

  • Decisive contribution to the development of Montréal
  • Notable contribution to the national or international reputation of Montréal
  • Exemplary commitment to the community
  • Exceptional professional achievements

Beginning in 2017, on May 17 of each year, the anniversary of the founding of Montréal, 17 distinguished citizens will receive the medal of the Ordre de Montréal, in one of the three following ranks: Commander, Officer or Knight.

To learn more, visit the Ordre’s website.