Dollard-des-Ormeaux (pronounced doll-lard-days-ormo), was originally part of the parish of Pointe-Claire. It became its own entity in 1924 and was incorporated as a city in 1960. At that time, the population was less than 2,000. A mere 10 years later, the city boasted over 25,000 residents.
Also known as DDO, this city is mostly residential with a well-developed commercial zone along St-Jean and Sources Boulevards. The city is known for its outstanding recreational facilities including a civic center which houses 3 indoor arenas, 2 swimming pools with a diving complex. The city also has an amphitheater.
The recently added Cultural Center houses a reception hall, library, art gallery and a Community Center. Here, all kinds of events are held, providing a rich environment for the citizens to enjoy!
In the heart of the community lies Centennial Park, a beautiful 48 hectare green space with an artificial lake that was created in 1967 in honor of the city’s centennial birthday. Residents enjoy year-round activities including walking, jogging, biking in summer, and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skating and tobogganing in winter. The park features wildlife as well, not to mention great photo opportunities!
One of the largest of the West Island communities, shopping, transportation and schooling are conveniently accessible throughout this city. The wonderful Marché de l’Ouest is an indoor/outdoor farmer’s market and specialty food stores not to be missed!
The area also benefits from a commuter train line AMT which goes right to downtown Montreal, making it very convenient for commuting professionals and students attending schools in the downtown core.
There is a wide variety of housing available, including apartment style condominiums, townhouses, single-family homes and executive properties. Whatever type of housing and budget you have, DDO has it!