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A hotel in Laval is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Laval hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Laval are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Laval hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Laval hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Laval have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

Upscale luxury hotels in Laval
An upscale full service hotel facility in Laval that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Laval hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

Full service hotels in Laval
Full service Laval hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.

Historic inns and boutique hotels in Laval
Boutique hotels of Laval are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Laval boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Laval may be classified as luxury hotels.

Focused or select service hotels in Laval
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Laval travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Laval focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.

Economy and limited service hotels in Laval
Small to medium-sized Laval hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Laval traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Laval hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

Guest houses and B&Bs in Laval
A bed and breakfast in Laval is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Laval bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Laval B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in Laval
Laval hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Laval hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Laval
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Laval hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Laval lack an on-site restaurant.

Timeshare and destination clubs in Laval
Laval timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Laval often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Laval on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

Motels in Laval
A Laval motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Laval for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Laval motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

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Laval
City and Administrative region
Ville de Laval
Laval seen from the Rivière des Prairies
Laval seen from the Rivière des Prairies
Flag of Laval
Flag
Coat of arms of Laval
Coat of arms
Motto: "Unité, progrès, grandeur" (French)
"Unity, Progress, Greatness"
Laval is located in Southern Quebec
Laval
Laval
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates:  / 45.583; -73.750  / 45.583; -73.750
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Laval
RCM None
Constituted 6 August 1965
Government
• Type Laval City Council
• Mayor Marc Demers
• Federal riding Alfred-Pellan / Vimy / Laval-
Les Îles / Marc-Aurèle-Fortin
• Prov. riding Chomedey / Fabre / Laval-des-
Rapides / Mille-Îles / Sainte-Rose / Vimont
Area
• Land 247.23 km (95.46 sq mi)
Elevation 91 m (299 ft)
Population (2016)
• Total 422,993
• Density 1,710.9/km (4,431/sq mi)
• Pop 20011–2016 Increase 5.3%
Demonym(s) Lavallois, Lavalloise
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
• Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) H7A to H7Y
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Website www.laval.ca

Laval (/ləˈvæl/; French pronunciation: [laval]) is a Canadian city in southwestern Quebec, north of Montreal. It forms its own administrative region of Quebec. It is the largest suburb of Montreal, the third largest municipality in the province of Quebec, and the thirteenth largest city in Canada with a population of 422,993 in 2016.

Laval is geographically separated from the mainland to the north by the Rivière des Mille Îles, and from the Island of Montreal to the south by the Rivière des Prairies. Laval occupies all of Île Jésus as well as the Îles Laval.

Laval constitutes region 13 of the 17 administrative regions of Quebec as well as a territory equivalent to a regional county municipality (TE) and census division (CD) with geographical code 65. It also constitutes the judicial district of Laval.

Laval, Quebec: History

Farm in Laval-des-Rapides in 1941

The first European Settlers were Jesuits in 1636 when they were granted a seigneury there. Agriculture first appeared in Laval in 1670. In 1675, François de Montmorency-Laval gained control of the seigneury. In 1702 a parish municipality was founded, and dedicated to Saint-François de Sales (not to be confused with the modern-day Saint-François-de-Sales in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean).

Beginning in 1845, after nearly 200 years of a rural nature, additional municipalities were created. The only built-up area on the island, Sainte-Rose, was incorporated as a village in 1850, and remained as the main community for the remainder of the century. With the dawn of the 20th century came urbanization. Laval-des-Rapides became Laval's first city in 1912, followed by L'Abord-à-Plouffe being granted village status three years later. Laval-sur-le-Lac was founded in the same year on its tourist-based economy from Montrealers. Laval began to grow throughout the following years, due to its proximity to Montreal that made it an ideal suburb.

To deal with problems caused by urbanization, amalgamations occurred; L'Abord-à-Plouffe amalgamated with Renaud and Saint-Martin creating the city of Chomedey in 1961. The amalgamation turned out to be so successful for the municipalities involved that the Quebec government decided to amalgamate the whole island into a single city of Laval in 1965; however the passage of amalgamation bill was not without controversy. Laval was named after the first owner of Île Jésus, François de Montmorency-Laval, the first Roman Catholic Bishop of Quebec. At the time, Laval had a population of 170,000. Laval became a Regional County Municipality in 1980. Prior to that, it was the County of Laval.

The 14 municipalities, which existed prior to the incorporation of the amalgamated City of Laval on 6 August 1965, were:

  • Auteuil
  • Chomedey
  • Duvernay
  • Fabreville
  • Îles-Laval
  • Laval-des-Rapides
  • Laval-Ouest
  • Laval-sur-le-Lac
  • Pont-Viau
  • Sainte-Dorothée
  • Sainte-Rose
  • Saint-François
  • Saint-Vincent-de-Paul
  • Vimont

Laval, Quebec: Geography

The island has developed over time, with most of the urban area in the central region and along the south and west river banks.

Laval is bordered on the south by Montreal across the Rivière des Prairies, on the north by Les Moulins Regional County Municipality and by Thérèse-De Blainville Regional County Municipality and on the west by Deux-Montagnes Regional County Municipality across the Rivière des Mille Îles.

Laval, Quebec: Climate

Climate data for Sainte-Dorothée
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 13.5
(56.3)
15
(59)
18
(64)
30.5
(86.9)
33.3
(91.9)
34.0
(93.2)
34.0
(93.2)
35.0
(95)
31.1
(88)
27.8
(82)
20.0
(68)
11.5
(52.7)
35
(95)
Average high °C (°F) −5.8
(21.6)
−4.2
(24.4)
2.4
(36.3)
10.8
(51.4)
19.2
(66.6)
23.7
(74.7)
26.6
(79.9)
25.1
(77.2)
19.3
(66.7)
12.6
(54.7)
5.1
(41.2)
−2.6
(27.3)
11.02
(51.83)
Average low °C (°F) −14.8
(5.4)
−13.8
(7.2)
−6.8
(19.8)
1.0
(33.8)
8.2
(46.8)
13.4
(56.1)
16.2
(61.2)
14.9
(58.8)
9.8
(49.6)
4.0
(39.2)
−1.8
(28.8)
−10.3
(13.5)
1.67
(35.02)
Record low °C (°F) −35.0
(−31)
−31.5
(−24.7)
−29.0
(−20.2)
−14.5
(5.9)
−3.9
(25)
2.0
(35.6)
6.0
(42.8)
3.3
(37.9)
−3.0
(26.6)
−6.1
(21)
−18.5
(−1.3)
−31.5
(−24.7)
−35.0
(−31)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 75.5
(2.972)
56.4
(2.22)
66.8
(2.63)
83.6
(3.291)
76.8
(3.024)
87.0
(3.425)
92.3
(3.634)
97.6
(3.843)
99.4
(3.913)
86.0
(3.386)
89.0
(3.504)
76.6
(3.016)
987
(38.858)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 44.6
(17.56)
34.5
(13.58)
28.2
(11.1)
7.6
(2.99)
0.2
(0.08)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
1.2
(0.47)
15.0
(5.91)
42.7
(16.81)
173.8
(68.43)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2) 14.1 11.1 11.5 12.4 13.1 13.5 12.1 13.4 13.1 13.6 13.3 14.0 155.2
Source: Environment Canada

Laval, Quebec: Demographics

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1871 9,472 -
1881 9,462 −0.1%
1891 9,436 −0.3%
1901 10,248 +8.6%
1911 11,407 +11.3%
1921 14,005 +22.8%
1931 16,150 +15.3%
1941 21,631 +33.9%
1951 37,843 +74.9%
1956 69,410 +83.4%
1961 124,741 +79.7%
1966 196,088 +57.2%
1971 228,010 +16.3%
1976 246,243 +8.0%
1981 268,335 +9.0%
1986 284,164 +5.9%
1991 314,398 +10.6%
1996 330,393 +5.1%
2001 343,005 +3.8%
2006 368,709 +7.5%
2011 401,553 +8.9%
2016 422,993 +5.3%

According to the 2011 Census of Canada, the population of Laval was an estimated 401,553, an 8.9 percent increase from the earlier census in 2006. Women constitute 51.5% of the total population. Children under 14 years of age total 17.3%, while those of retirement age (65 years of age and older) number 15.6% resulting in a median age of 40.9 years.

Laval is linguistically diverse. The 2011 census found that French was the sole mother tongue of 60.8% of the population, and was spoken most often at home by 65.2% of residents. The next most common mother tongues were English (7.0%), Arabic (5.6%), Italian (4.2%), Greek (3.5%), Spanish (2.9%), Armenian (1.7%), Creoles (1.6%), Romanian (1.3%) and Portuguese (1.3%).

Ethnic Origin in Laval (2006)
Ethnic origin Population Percent
Canadian Canada 168,090 46.1%
French France 88,210 24.2%
Italian Italy 34,500 9.5%
Greek Greece 18,760 5.1%
Irish Republic of Ireland 15,555 4.3%
Haitian Haiti 12,250 3.4%
Lebanese Lebanon 10,725 2.9%
Québécois Quebec 8,055 2.2%
English England 7,655 2.1%
Armenian Armenia 7,640 2.1%
Portuguese Portugal 7,370 2%
Scottish Scotland 6,535 1.8%
First Nations 6,415 1.8%
German Germany 6,090 1.7%
Spanish Spain 5,070 1.4%
Romanian Romania 3,885 1.1%
Moroccan Morocco 3,645 1%
2006 Census data
Canada 2006 Census Population % of Total Population
Ethnicity group
Source:
White 311,500 7001854000000000000♠85.4%
Black 16,895 4.6%
Arab 14,035 3.8%
Latin American 6,285 1.7%
Southeast Asian 5,530 1.5%
South Asian 3,335 0.9%
Chinese 2,265 0.6%
West Asian 1,675 0.5%
First Nations 780 0.2%
Mixed visible minority 730 0.2%
Métis 510 0.1%
Filipino 460 0.1%
Other visible minority 285 0.1%
Korean 120 0%
Japanese 105 0%
Inuit 55 0%
Total population 364,625 100%
Canada Census Mother Tongue - Laval, Quebec
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
417,995
237,430 Decrease 1.73% 56.80% 30,295 Increase 9.45% 7.25% 4,410 Increase 16.82% 1.05% 131,240 Increase 15.97% 31.39%
2011
397,570
241,615 Decrease 0.2% 60.77% 27,680 Increase 9.51% 6.96% 3,775 Increase 58.94% 0.95% 113,160 Increase 19.34% 28.46%
2006
368,709
242,155 Decrease 2.72% 66.41% 25,275 Increase 23.08% 6.85% 2,375 Decrease 14.41% 0.64% 94,815 Increase 42% 25.72%
2001
339,000
248,925 Increase 1.68% 73.42% 20,535 Increase 0.96% 6.05% 2,775 Increase 4.52% 0.82% 66,775 Increase 22.25% 19.69%
1996
326,605
244,800 n/a 74.95% 20,340 n/a 6.22% 2,655 n/a 0.81% 54,620 n/a 16.72%

Laval, Quebec: Government

Laval, Quebec: Municipal politics

Laval City Hall

The city's longtime mayor, Gilles Vaillancourt, resigned on 9 November 2012, following allegations of corruption made against him in hearings of the provincial Charbonneau Commission. City councillor Basile Angelopoulos served as acting mayor until Alexandre Duplessis was selected in a council vote on 23 November. Duplessis, in turn, stepped down after just seven months in office after facing allegations of being implicated in a prostitution investigation; he was succeeded by city councillor Martine Beaugrand until the city's current mayor, Marc Demers, was elected in the 2013 municipal election.

Past mayors have been:

  • Jean-Noël Lavoie (founding mayor), 1965
  • Jacques Tétreault, 1965–1973
  • Lucien Paiement, 1973–1981
  • Claude Lefebvre, 1981–1989
  • Gilles Vaillancourt, 1989–2012
  • Alexandre Duplessis, 2012–2013
  • Martine Beaugrand, 2013
  • Marc Demers, 2013–present

On 3 June 2013, the provincial government of Pauline Marois placed the city under trusteeship due to the ongoing corruption scandal affecting the city. Florent Gagné, a former head of the Sûreté du Québec, will serve as the city's head trustee, with responsibility for reviewing and approving or rejecting all decisions made by city council. Municipal Affairs Minister Sylvain Gaudreault said that Laval's Mayor Alexandre Duplessis and his council will continue to serve, but council decisions must be approved by the trustees. Duplessis, in turn, resigned as mayor on 28 June 2013, after being implicated in a separate prostitution allegation.

Laval, Quebec: Flag, seal and motto

On a white-yellow background, the emblem of Laval illustrates the modernism of a city in full expansion. The sign of the city symbolizes the "L" of Laval.

The colours also have a significant meaning :

  • Dark red represents usually the affluence and represents here the great economic potential of Laval.
  • Blue symbolizes the quality of life and the installation of a human city.

The "L" of Laval is made of cubes that represent the development of Laval.

The letters of the Laval signature are related one to the other to point out the merger of the 14 municipalities of Jesus island in 1965.

The logo (that is on the flag) has existed since the 1980s and the flag since the 1990s.

Laval, Quebec: Federal and provincial politics

Politically, Laval has been historically a battleground area between the Quebec separatist parties (the Bloc Québécois federally and the Parti Québécois provincially) and the federalist parties (various parties federally and the Quebec Liberal Party provincially). The only exception is Chomedey in the south, which voted overwhelmingly to not separate in the 1995 Quebec referendum.

The other parts of Laval have drifted to the provincial Liberals in recent years. While the PQ held every Laval riding except Chomedey during their second stint in government between 1994 and 2003, the Liberals won every Laval riding in 2003, 2007, and 2008. During the 2012 election, the PQ saw some gains in Laval when they captured 2 seats, but both returned to the Liberal fold during the 2014 election.

Laval, Quebec: Economy

Office buildings in Laval

Laval's diverse economy is centred around the technology, pharmaceutical, industrial and retail sectors. It has many pharmaceutical laboratories but also stone quarries and a persistent agricultural sector. Long seen as a bedroom community, Laval has diversified its economy, especially in the retail sector, developing numerous shopping malls, warehouses and various retail stores. Laval has four different industrial parks.

The first is Industrial Park Centre, in the heart of Laval at the corner of St. Martin West and Industriel Blvd. One of the largest municipal industrial parks in Quebec, the Industrial Park Centre boasts the highest concentration of manufacturing companies in Laval: 1,024 at last count, and 22,378 employees. The park still has 1,300,643 m (14,000,005 sq ft) of space available.

The second, the Autoroute 25 Industrial Park is at the crossroads of the metropolitan road network. Inaugurated in 2001, this new industrial municipal space has been a tremendous success, boasting an 80% occupancy rate. Laval is studying the possibility of expanding this park in the next few years.

The third, known as Industrial Park East, is in the neighbourhood of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul. This park has reached full capacity with a 100% occupancy rate. Industrial Park East is currently part of a municipal program to revitalize municipal services and public utilities. Laval is working with a private developer on an expansion project for the park that should be announced in the near future.

The fourth industrial park, the Laval Science and High Technology Park is located along Rivière des Prairies and Autoroute 15. It is an internationally renowned science campus that houses the Biotech City and the Information Technology Development Centre (ITDC). The Laval Science and High Technology Park is a beacon of the metropolitan economy, in an environment befitting the best technopolises in the world. Nearly 500,000 square metres (5,400,000 sq ft) of space are available for development. The Biotech City spans the entire territory of the Laval Science and High Technology Park and is a unique concept in Canada in that its residents comprise both universities and companies.

Created in 1995, Laval Technopole is a nonprofit organization that has the objective to promote the economic growth of Laval by attracting and supporting new business and investments located in its 5 territory poles: Biopole, e-Pol, Agropole, industrial pole and Leisure/tourism.

Alimentation Couche-Tard has its headquarters in Laval.

Poles in figures (excluding Leisure and tourism)
Agropole Industrial Pole Biopole E-Pole
1,750 companies 624 companies More than 80 firms 264 businesses
15,800 jobs 16,000 jobs Over one billion $ invested since 2001 4,370 jobs
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Laval, Quebec: Sport

Laval was the host-city of the "Jeux du Québec" held in summer 1991 and of the Canadian Hockey League's 1994 Memorial Cup. On 11 July 2016 it was announced that Laval would become home to the Montreal Canadiens American Hockey League affiliate the Laval Rocket, starting in the 2017–2018 season.

Sports teams based in Laval
Team Sport League Venue
Associés de Laval Baseball Ligue de Baseball Élite du Québec Parc Montmorency
Sabercats Rive-Nord Canadian football Quebec Junior Football League Parc Cartier
Laval Comets Women's soccer W-League Bois-de-Boulogne Sports Centre
Laval Rocket Ice Hockey American Hockey League Place Bell

Laval, Quebec: Transportation

Laval, Quebec: Roads

Highways
The Papineau-Leblanc Bridge links Laval to the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough of Montreal.
  • A-13 (Chomedey Highway) – Montreal to Boisbriand
  • A-15 (Laurentian Highway) – New York state to Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts
  • A-19 (Papineau Highway) – Montreal to Boulevard Dagenais, continues as Route 335 to Bois-des-Filion and beyond
  • A-25 – Boucherville to Saint-Esprit via Montreal and the A-440 (Laval)
  • A-440 (Autoroute Jean-Noël-Lavoie) – Laval
Provincial routes
  • Route 117 – Montreal to Ontario Highway 66 past Rouyn-Noranda
  • Route 125 – Montreal to Saint-Donat
  • Route 148 – Laval to Pembroke, Ontario
  • Route 335 – Montreal to the Lanaudière region past Saint-Calixte
Incidents
  • 2000 Boulevard du Souvenir overpass collapse: On 18 June 2000, during renovations to the Souvenir Boulevard overpass over Highway 15, the southern section collapsed onto the highway, causing the death of one person.
  • De la Concorde Overpass collapse: On 30 September 2006, the De la Concorde overpass over Autoroute 19 suddenly collapsed killing five people.

Laval, Quebec: Public transit

Montreal Metro
A train arriving at Montmorency Station in the Montreal Metro.

In April 2007, the Montreal Metro was extended to Laval with three stations. The long-awaited stations were begun in 2003 and completed in April 2007, two months ahead of the revised schedule, at a cost of C$803 million, funded entirely by the Quebec government. The stations are Cartier, De La Concorde, and Montmorency. The arrival of the Metro in Laval was long-awaited as it was first promised in the 1960s. Former mayor, Gilles Vaillancourt, announced his wish to loop the Orange line from Montmorency to Côte-Vertu stations with the addition of six new stations (three in Laval and another three in Montreal). He proposed that Transports Quebec, the provincial transport department, set aside C$100 million annually to fund the project, which was expected to cost upwards of $1.5 billion.

Commuter rail

The Réseau de transport métropolitain (RTM) operates two commuter train lines on the island. The Deux-Montagnes and Saint-Jérôme lines connect Laval to downtown Montreal in as little as 30 minutes. Including De la Concorde, there are currently five train stations.

On the Deux-Montagnes line, there are two stops in Laval, Île-Bigras and Sainte-Dorothée. On the Saint-Jérôme line there are three stations in Laval, De la Concorde, Vimont and Sainte-Rose.

Buses
Montmorency Terminus

The Société de transport de Laval (STL) provides local bus service in Laval. The STL's network consists of 35 regular lines, two rush hour lines, two trainbus lines, three express lines, one community circuit and several taxi lines.

There are reserved lanes for buses and taxis on Chomedey Blvd between Le Carrefour Blvd and the Des Prairies River (Lachapelle Bridge) and beyond as well as along boulevard des Laurentides between rue Proulx and boulevard Cartier (the reserved lane, in this case for buses only, continues onto the Pont Viau bridge into Montreal until the Terminus Laval at the Henri-Bourassa Metro station). Most buses that use the reserved lane end their journey at the Cartier Metro station. The AMT and the City of Laval have developed reserved bus and taxi lanes on Notre-Dame Boulevard between Vincent Massey Street and Place Alton-Goldbloom and another on De la Concorde Blvd between De l'Avenir and Laval Blvds, as well as between Ampere Ave and Roanne St. These reserved lanes (Notre-Dame and De la Concorde are the same boulevard but change name where they meet under Autoroute 15) opened shortly after 31 October 2007.

Laval, Quebec: Education

The Laval campus of the Université de Montréal.

Laval is home to a variety of vocational/technical centres, colleges and universities, including:

  • College Montmorency
  • CDI College
  • Centre de formation Compétences-2000
  • Centre de formation en métallurgie de Laval
  • Chomedey Centre
  • Centre de formation horticole de Laval
  • Centre de formation Paul-Émile-Dufresne
  • Herzing College
  • École hôtelière de Laval
  • École polymécanique de Laval
  • Centre de formation Le Chantier
  • Institut de protection contre les incendies du Québec
  • Université de Montréal (Laval campus)
  • Delta College
  • Université du Québec à Montréal (Laval campus)

The city has two separate school boards serving Laval: the Commission scolaire de Laval for French-speaking students and the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board for English-speaking students. There are two community English-language high schools in the city: Laval Liberty High School and Laurier Senior High School.

North Star Academy Laval is the only private English high school in Laval. They offer secondary 1 to 5 and the possibility to do a grade 12 diploma from Ontario via their online platform.

Laval, Quebec: Attractions

The Cosmodome is a major local attraction.

Laval's main attractions are:

  • Centropolis
  • The Cosmodôme
  • Mille-Îles River Park
  • Mondial Choral Loto-Québec
  • Carrefour Laval shopping centre
  • Armand-Frappier museum
  • Rivière-des-Prairies' hydroelectric plant (3 dams)
  • Old Sainte-Dorothée
  • Old Sainte-Rose
  • Old Saint-Vincent-de-Paul
  • Sainte-Rose-de-Lima church
  • Saint-François-de-Sales church
  • Laval Symphony Orchestra
  • Salle André-Mathieu show hall
  • La Maison des Jardins' show hall
  • Centre de la Nature
  • Auteuilloise farm
  • Cardinal Golf club
  • Saint-François Golf club
  • Sainte-Rose Golf club
  • Boisé Papineau Park
  • Centre Laval shopping centre
  • Saute Centre de Trampoline: Laval Trampoline Park
  • Sainte-Rose en Blanc

Source: Tourisme Laval.

Laval, Quebec: Media

Laval is served by media from Montreal, however it does have some of its own regional media outlets.

Laval has two radio stations on its territory: CJLV 1570 AM "Radio Mieux-être" (formerly CFAV) and CFGL 105.7 FM "Rythme FM".

Additionally, there are three major newspapers in Laval. The bi-weekly English-language The Laval News, the bi-weekly French-language Le Courrier Laval and the weekly French-language L'Echo de Laval.

One television community channel operates on Laval's territory, Télévision régionale de Laval, as part of Videotron cable's VOX network.

Laval, Quebec: Twin towns – sister cities

Laval is twinned with three different cities:

  • France Laval (France), since 1984
  • Israel Petah Tikva, Israel, since 1986
  • Austria Klagenfurt, Austria, since 2005

It also shares about ten economic and cultural cooperation agreements with cities such as Markham, Ontario; Ribeira Grande, The Azores; Nice, France; Grenoble, France; Mudanjiang, China and Pedro Aguirre Cerda, Chile.

Laval, Quebec: See also

  • List of people from Laval, Quebec
  • List of Quebec regions
  • List of crossings of the Rivière des Mille Îles
  • List of crossings of the Rivière des Prairies
  • Bibliothèque de Laval

Laval, Quebec: References

  1. Reference number 34753 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. Geographic code 65005 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. "(Code 2465005) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. Lavallois – Wiktionary. En.wiktionary.org. Retrieved on 2013-07-12.
  5. Territorial Division Act. Revised Statutes of Quebec D-11.
  6. Seale, Lewis (7 August 1965). "Upper house gives in, accepts bill changes". The Montreal Gazette. Postmedia Network. p. 1. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
  7. "History and Heritage". Laval portal website. Retrieved 8 November 2006.
  8. Environment Canada-Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  9. "Évolution démographique des 10 principales villes du Québec (sur la base de 2006) selon leur limites territoriales actuelles1, Recensements du Canada de 1871 à 2006". Stat.gouv.qc.ca. Archived from the original on 6 October 2013. Retrieved 2012-01-02.
  10. "Laval, Quebec – Ethnic origins, 2006 counts, for census divisions – 20% sample data". Ethnocultural Portrait of Canada, Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. 6 October 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  11. [1], Community Profiles from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada – Census Subdivision
  12. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016 census
  13. "Laval mayor resigns amid Montreal corruption scandal". Toronto Star, 9 November 2012.
  14. "Laval searches for interim mayor". CBC News, 13 November 2012.
  15. "Alexandre Duplessis elected new interim mayor of Laval". The Gazette, 23 November 2012.
  16. "Laval mayor Alexandre Duplessis resigns". The Gazette, 28 June 2013.
  17. "Quebec premier calls Laval trusteeship ‘terrible, disheartening, sad’". The Globe and Mail, 3 June 2013.
  18. Quebec orders Laval under trusteeship. CBC News, 3 June 2013.
  19. "Flags of the World". Flags of the World website. Retrieved 16 July 2005.
  20. "Laval Technopole website". Laval Technopole website. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 2 March 2007.
  21. "Executive Office." Alimentation Couche-Tard. Retrieved on 18 January 2011. "Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. 4204 Industriel Blvd. Laval (Quebec) H7L 0E3." Address in French: "Alimentation Couche-Tard inc. 4204 Boul. Industriel Laval (Québec) H7L 0E3 " Map
  22. La Presse Affaires, Montreal, Tuesday 21 October 2008, p.12
  23. http://canadiens.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=889193&navid=DL%7CMTL%7Chome
  24. "Overpass dismantled, highway re-opened". CBC News website. 24 June 2000. Retrieved 8 March 2007.
  25. "Overpass collapse shuts down Quebec highway". CBC News website. Archived from the original on 21 August 2007. Retrieved 10 March 2007.
  26. "Overpass Collapses Near Montreal; People Trapped Feared Dead". Fox News Website. 30 September 2006. Retrieved 8 November 2006.
  27. CA (22 July 2007). "Montréal a bien d'autres priorités – Transport en commun". Courrier Laval. Retrieved 2012-01-02.
  28. "Tourisme Laval". Tourisme Laval website. Retrieved 26 July 2008.
  29. "Laval Web Site – Twin Cities Section". Laval Web Site (English). Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  30. Fasciano, John (4 September 2009). "Laval: 25 ans d’amitié par-delà l’Atlantique". Courrier Laval. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  31. Twinning Economic Co-operation Agreement, 6 June 2003
  32. "Villes jumelées avec la Ville de Nice" (in French). Ville de Nice. Archived from the original on 29 October 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-24.
  • Laval travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • City of Laval website
  • Interactive map of Laval from the official website Shows both the borders and names of the 14 former municipalities (purple) and the borders only of the current 6 sectors (maroon), tick off both boxes beside "Limite administrative".
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