« Pierrefonds means being close to the water and having access to reputed French and English schools and various services and retailers. What's more, you're still close to downtown thanks to the commuter train. »
Marie-France Vachon, Area Specialist
The borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro is created from the merging of the former cities of pierrefonds and roxboro. the history of the former city of pierrefonds dates back to 1741 when the parish of sainte-geneviève was founded. at the time, it was made up of what we now know as the cities of pierrefonds, l’île-bizard, sainte-geneviève, roxboro, and dollard-des-ormeaux. in 1904, after several previous splits, the city of sainte-geneviève was divided into two new villages: Sainte-Geneviève and Sainte-Geneviève de Pierrefonds. It was then that the name Pierrefonds appeared for the first time. In 1914, the city of Roxboro split from the municipality of Sainte-Geneviève parish and was turned into an individual municipality.
A multifaceted borough, it is located at the northwestern corner of the city and is composed of the former city of Roxboro with an area of approximately 2.07 km2 and the residential and developing area of Pierrefonds, with an area of approximately 24.9 km2. The borough is bordered by 29.5 kilometers of the Rivière des Prairies.
According to sociodemographic data published in July 2014, the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro is the 14th most populated borough of the City of Montréal. It has 68,400 inhabitants, i.e. 4.1% of the city’s total population, over an area of 27.1 km2. More than 70% of its 18,845 families have children living at home. In total, there are 24,415 children at home, more than half of which are 14 years of age or younger. The borough has nearly 25,000 households, the average size of which is 2.7 people.
The area’s residents enjoy the gorgeous bank of the Rivière des Prairies, which is lined with mature trees. In spring and fall, a small island in the area serves as a stopover for migratory birds. Large neighborhood parks, eco-territories, nature parks, and a community center make up the urban landscape available to residents. The businesses on Pierrefonds, Gouin, Saint-John and Saint-Charles Boulevards, as well as those on Antoine-Faucon Street, meet the area’s needs.