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Select an electoral division based on the current map (2011) to see the new delimitation according to the next Québec electoral map (final decision on February 23, 2017). The preliminary proposal and revised proposal can also be seen by selecting the corresponding tab. This allows you to follow the evolution of the Commission’s work leading to the establishment of the new Québec electoral map. The 125 new electoral divisions will come into force when the legislature ends.

New delimitation (2017 final decision)

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Description of the new electoral division

The electoral division of Westmount–Saint-Louis comprises the Ville de Westmount.

It also comprises a part of the Ville de Montréal situated in the borough of Ville-Marie and bounded as follows: the voie Camillien-Houde, the boundary of the borough of Ville-Marie, the boulevard Saint-Laurent, the boulevard René-Lévesque Est, the rue Sanguinet and its extension, the rue Saint-Antoine Est, the rue Saint-Antoine Ouest, the rue du Square-Victoria, the rue McGill, the rue de la Commune Ouest, and the boundary of the borough of Ville-Marie.

It also comprises a part of the Ville de Montréal situated in the borough of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal and bounded as follows: the avenue du Mont-Royal Ouest, the avenue de l’Esplanade, the rue Rachel Ouest, the boulevard Saint-Laurent, and the boundary of the borough of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal.

Description of the proposed electoral division

The electoral division of Westmount–Saint-Louis would comprise the Town of Westmount.

It would also comprise a part of the Ville de Montréal situated in the borough of Ville-Marie and bounded as follows: the voie Camillien-Houde, the boundary of the borough of Ville-Marie, the boulevard Saint-Laurent, the boulevard René-Lévesque Est, the rue Sanguinet and its extension, the rue Saint-Antoine Est, the rue Saint-Antoine Ouest, the rue Square-Victoria, the rue McGill, the rue de la Commune Ouest and the boundary of the borough of Ville-Marie.

It would also comprise a part of the Ville de Montréal situated in the borough of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal and bounded as follows: the avenue du Mont-Royal Ouest, the avenue de l’Esplanade, the rue Rachel Ouest, the boulevard Saint-Laurent and the boundary of the borough of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal.

Description of the proposed electoral division

The electoral division of Ville-Marie would comprise a part of the Ville de Montréal situated in the borough of Ville-Marie and bounded as follows: the avenue De Lorimier and its extension, the fleuve Saint-Laurent including the île Sainte-Hélène and the île Notre-Dame, the pont Victoria, the boundary of the borough of Ville-Marie, the boulevard Robert-Bourassa, the rue Saint-Antoine Ouest, the boundary of the borough of Ville-Marie, the voie Camillien-Houde, and the boundary of the borough of Ville-Marie.

It would also comprise a part of the Ville de Montréal situated in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough and bounded as follows: the boulevard Saint-Laurent, the boundary of the Plateau-Mont-Royal, and the avenue des Pins Ouest.


The division of Westmount–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce would comprise the following municipalities: Montréal-Ouest (V) and Westmount (V).

It would also comprise a part of the Ville de Montréal situated in the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and bounded as follows: the chemin de la Côte-Saint-Luc, the boundary of the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, and the avenue Fielding.

Description of the new electoral division

The electoral division of Westmount–Saint-Louis comprises the Ville de Westmount.

It also comprises a part of the Ville de Montréal situated in the borough of Ville-Marie and bounded as follows: the voie Camillien-Houde, the boundary of the borough of Ville-Marie, the boulevard Saint-Laurent, the boulevard René-Lévesque Est, the rue Sanguinet and its extension, the rue Saint-Antoine Est, the rue Saint-Antoine Ouest, the rue du Square-Victoria, the rue McGill, the rue de la Commune Ouest, and the boundary of the borough of Ville-Marie.

It also comprises a part of the Ville de Montréal situated in the borough of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal and bounded as follows: the avenue du Mont-Royal Ouest, the avenue de l’Esplanade, the rue Rachel Ouest, the boulevard Saint-Laurent, and the boundary of the borough of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal.

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Origin and meaning

The electoral division of Westmount–Saint-Louis is located on île de Montréal and mainly comprises the city of Westmount. This electoral division was established in 1912 under the name Westmount. Its name was changed to Westmount–Saint-Georges in 1939 and became Westmount once again in 1965. It was given the toponym Westmount–Saint-Louis in 1992, following its merger with the electoral division of Saint-Louis.

The toponym Westmount refers to the city of Westmount. During the seventeenth century, this area was a borough of the village of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and was called La-Petite-Montagne. It was later called Côte-Saint-Antoine or Coteau Saint-Pierre (c.1779-1879). Then, in 1885, the municipality was raised to the rank of a city and was renamed Westmount. The origin of this toponym is related to its geographic situation. In fact, the city of Westmount was established on a hilltop which forms the western summit of mont Royal.

As for the Saint-Louis component of the name, it comes from the former electoral division of Saint-Louis, which itself borrowed its name from the former Montréal neighbourhood of Saint-Louis (1832), also known by the names square Saint-Louis and faubourg Saint-Louis. The name of the neighbourhood possibly refers to Saint-Louis hillside (or fort Saint-Louis), a redoubt also called colline de la Citadelle (citadel hill).

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