Ahuntsic-Cartierville

For the federal electoral district, see Ahuntsic-Cartierville (electoral district). Borough of Montreal in Quebec, Canada

Ahuntsic-Cartierville (French pronunciation::​ (local accent)) is a borough (arrondissement) of the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The borough was created following the 2002 municipal reorganization of Montreal. It comprises two main neighbourhoods, Ahuntsic, a former village annexed to Montreal in 1910 and Cartierville, a town annexed to Montreal in 1916.

Ahuntsic-Cartierville is located in the north end of Montreal, on the banks of the Rivière des Prairies. It traces its history to the fortified Sault-au-Récollet settlement, which was established by the Sulpicians in 1696. This in turn led to the colonization of the area.

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Sault-au-Récollet

See also: Sault-au-Récollet Workers spreading asphalt in Sault-au-Récollet about 1930.

One of the oldest villages on the island of Montreal, Sault-au-Récollet still retains its village atmosphere with many houses dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. It was the original site of Fort Lorette, a trading post and mission for the conversion of the First Nations people of the area.

It grew prosperous in the 18th century with the construction of a mill on the rapids on the Rivière des Prairie... ...read more

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