Chomedey is a district in the southwest of Laval. It was a rather important town according to the Quebec standards until the municipal mergers on August 6, 1965 which resulted in the foundation of Laval City.
The district is named after Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, founder of Montreal.
Part of the neighbourhood had previously been known as L'Abord à Plouffe. In 1961 L'Abord-à-Plouffe amalgamated with Renaud and Saint-Martin, creating Chomedey. Chomedey's city hall became the city hall for all of Laval.
Before 1961, the territory comprised three different municipalities, but that year L'Abord-à-Plouffe amalgamated with Renaud and Saint-Martin, creating Chomedey.
In 1965, Chomedey's city hall became the city hall for all of Laval. Today, the district is bordered on the south by the Rivière des Prairies, on the west by Ste-Dorothee, on the east by Laval-des-Rapides, Duvernay and Vimont, on the north by Sainte-Rose,on the north-west by Fabreville and by the Prairies River to the South. You can say as well that it is bordered approximately by Autoroute (Highway) 440 to the North, Autoroute 13 to the West, Des Laurentides Boulevard and Autoroute 15 to the East.
Chomedey's demographic composition has been different than Laval's other neighborhoods. Mirroring the geographic linguistic divisions in Montreal, there are more English-speakers in the west of Ile Jesus than in the east, and Chomedey has been home to the city's Anglophone and allophone minorities, notably a large community of Greeks, Armenians, Jewish and representatives from a number of Arabic countries.
The main thoroughfares are Curé-Labelle Boulevard, Chomedey Boulevard, Saint-Martin Boulevard, Souvenir Road, Notre-Dame Boulevard, Samson Boulevard, 100th Avenue, Daniel-Johnson Boulevard, Le Carrefour Boulevard, Le Corbusier Boulevard, Armand-Frappier Boulevard, Cartier Boulevard, Lévesque Boulevard, Promenade Des Îles, Cléroux Boulevard, Jean-Béraud Avenue, Pierre-Péladeau Avenue, Bois-de-Boulogne Avenue, Avenir Boulevard, Industriel Boulevard, McNamara Street, Terry-Fox Avenue, Louis-Payette Avenue, Perron Boulevard. There are more and more cars on the road here and it is not uncommon to find yourself in a traffic jam on many of main thoroughfares, namely on Curé-Labelle Boulevard, Chomedey Boulevard, Saint-Martin Boulevard, Notre-Dame Boulevard and Le Corbusier Boulevard, which are often subject to traffic jams. The creation of reserved bus lanes, an expanded bike path network as well as the extension of the Metro into Laval are all helping the locals to favor more sustainable transit alternatives.
The postal codes for this area begin with H7S, H7T, H7V, H7N and H7W. Land-based telephone numbers are assigned the 450 area code.
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Laval City Hall, Chomedey Boulevard and Du Souvenir Road corner. Photo by © Provincequebec.com
Plaza Saint-Martin, St-Martin Flea Market, Sami Market, Poissonnerie Sami, Déli-cieux, etc. Photo by © Provincequebec.com
Complexe Pauline-Vanier, Mucultural Library. Photo by © Provincequebec.com
A patrimonial house built in 1883, today Chez Lynda pet shop, 3863 Chemin du Souvenir, H7V 1Y2. Photo by © Provincequebec.com
D'Iena Avenue. Photo by © Provincequebec.com
Avenue Jolliet. Photo by © Provincequebec.com
Juneau Street. Photo by © Provincequebec.com
Château Royal, 3600 Du Souvenir Road. Photo by © Provincequebec.com
Jeanne-Sauve Building, at 1575 Chomedey Boulevard. Photo by © Provincequebec.com
Condos Château du Souvenir de 3479 à 3517Photo by © Provincequebec.com
Habitations Claude-Langlois, 3600 et 3650, Du Souvenir Road belong to the Habitations Municipal Office of Laval. Photo by © Provincequebec.com
Saint-Martin secondary school, 4055 Saint-Martin boulevard. Photo by © Provincequebec.com
Laval International education School (École d'éducation internationale de Laval). 5075 chemin du Souvenir, H7W1E1. Photo by © Provincequebec.com
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