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Brossard, Quebec

Brossard is a city located on the South Shore of Montreal in the Montérégie region of Quebec. Brossard lies on the AutoRoute 30 Montreal South Bypass. Its history is marked by significant changes, from its early agricultural roots to becoming a thriving suburban community. Here’s an overview of the history of Brossard:

Brossard is well-connected to the Montreal metropolitan area through major highways and bridges. The Champlain Bridge, one of the key crossings over the St. Lawrence River, connects Brossard to Montreal.

Today, Brossard is a dynamic and growing city known for its suburban character, cultural diversity, and modern amenities.  Brossard now has planned neighborhoods, commercial areas, colleges, and recreational facilities. The city has become a commercial and industrial centre, which fueled its economic and population growth. It is known for its cultural and ethnic diversity.

Brossard History

Before European settlement, the area around Candiac was inhabited by Indigenous peoples, including the Mohawk and Algonquin who traded and travelled along the St Lawrence.

French explorers and settlers arrived in the 1600s and the land in the Brossard area was part of various seigneuries, including La Prairie and La Salle.

After the British conquest of New France in 1760, the region came under British control. The seigneurial system gradually gave way to British land policies. The Brossard area continued to be predominantly farms.

The mid-1900s marked a turning point for Brossard benefitted from improved transportation, highways, and bridges, which facilitated commuting to Montreal. Brossard transformed from a rural community into a suburban bedroom community. In 1978, Brossard officially became a city.

Brossard now has planned neighborhoods, commercial areas, colleges, and recreational facilities. The city has become a commercial and industrial centre, which fueled its economic and population growth. It is known for its cultural and ethnic diversity.

Brossard, Quebec Area Map