The living environment in Lachine is truly outstanding. The Borough is known for its magnificent waterfront parks, its heritage sites, its sports and cultural facilities and its quality educational institutions. Strong population growth is expected over the coming years. The Lachine-Est sector, a former industrial district currently undergoing a real transformation, could eventually be home to some 4,800 families. Located at the crossroads of highways and served by two commuter train stations, Lachine benefits from a strategic location. In fact, it boasts one of the largest industrial parks.

  • Established in 1667, Lachine is one of the first three parishes on the island of Montréal. Situated upstream of the Rapides de Lachine, it became a key location for the fur trade. Indigenous peoples have been present on the territory for 2,000 years.
  • Initially named Saint-Sulpice, Lachine was originally a seigneury granted to René Robert Cavelier de La Salle, who decided to set out to discover the route to China. As the expedition proved unsuccessful, Saint-Sulpice was humorously nicknamed “Lachine”. This name became official in 1676 when the parish of Les Saints-Anges de Lachine was created.
  • Some important dates in the history of Lachine:
- 1825: Inauguration of the Canal de Lachine- 1826: Opening of the Dawes Brewery- 1847: Arrival of the railway, making it possible to develop a business centre considered to be the cradle of industrialization in Canada- 1999: Merger of the City of Saint-Pierre with the City of Lachine- 2002: Lachine becomes a borough of Ville de Montréal
Vision of the future
The Borough of Lachine is changing over time, drawing on its heritage, industrial and natural resources. The development of the Lachine-Est sector is a catalyst for the development of an exemplary neighbourhood, in collaboration with the community. The Borough is committed to developing sustainable mobility, creating environments that improve the quality of life of all its residents, greening and the ecologically managing water and waste. Lachine is pursuing its growth by creating neighbourhoods for one and all, combining social and functional diversity (shops, jobs, public services), while highlighting the existing heritage and promoting a variety of architectural styles.
The Borough’s Management team
  • Borough Manager: André Hamel
  • Director of Administrative: Ann Tremblay
  • Director of Urban planning and business services: Michel Séguin
  • Director of Public works: Moris Markarian
  • Director of Culture, sports, recreation and social development: Julie Perron


Parcs riverains dans l'arrondissement Lachine à Montréal.

Waterfront parks

Lachine’s waterfront is lined with parks running from east to west, giving everyone a chance to enjoy spectacular scenery and privileged access to Lac Saint-Louis. Parks to discover: Parc René-Lévesque and its garden of sculptures, Parc Saint-Louis and its municipal dock, Promenade du Père-Marquette along the Lachine Canal National Historic Site, and many other magnificent parks!
Le quartier du Vieux-Lachine à Montréal.


Vieux-Lachine features a number of period buildings, including Maison LeBer-Le Moyne, dating back to the 17th century and part of the Musée de Lachine. It is the oldest complete building on the island of Montréal. This neighbourhood also boasts the Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site, a former fur trading post.
Le quartier de Lachine-Est à Montréal.


Lachine-Est is a vast territory of 63.8 hectares to be developed. The transformation of this former industrial district will take about 20 years to complete and could eventually be home to 4,800 new families. The first site, the former Jenkins factory, welcomed its first residents in 2019.
La rue Notre-Dame dans l'arrondissement Lachine à Montréal.

Rue Notre-Dame

Rue Notre-Dame is a commercial artery that is currently being revitalized. It is home to the Marché de Lachine, Montréal’s oldest public market, established in 1845 and located at its present site since 1866. Its historic murals, created as part of the Borough’s Graffiti program, are to be discovered between 6th and 19th Avenue.

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Key figures

  • 45 743
  • 17,7 km²
  • 2 584
    habitants au km²
  • 444 900 $
    valeur moyenne d’une propriété unifamiliale
  • 253 600 $
    valeur moyenne d’une propriété de type appartement-condo
  • 40 620 $
    revenu moyen par année