Located along the St-Lawrence River, the Verdun borough has gone through many transformations since its foundation. A once declining district, Verdun is now rejuvenated and attracts a population of young couples and students due to its reasonable housing costs and rents. They are also enticed by the easy access to public transit proximity to downtown Montreal, Lachine Canal and Atwater Market. There is a network of bike paths along the banks of the St-Lawrence River.
Verdun is one of three Montreal neighbourhoods with the highest tax growth in recent years, partly due to the completion of construction projects on Île des Soeurs (Nuns’ Island). Nun’s Island is an area of Verdun that has a rural feel to it due to its many green spaces and residential projects.
The area is committed to maintaining biological diversity and ecological integrity of natural environments.