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Vaudreuil-Dorion is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southwestern Quebec in the County of Vaudreuil-Soulanges. The result of the merger of two towns, Vaudreuil and Dorion, the city is located just off the western tip of the Island of Montreal, and is situated on the south shores of the Lake of Two Mountains. Vaudreuil-Dorion is currently experiencing high population growth as farmland is converted to residential areas and commercial developments. The city is the point of intersection for two of Canada's busiest highways: Autoroute 40/Autoroute 540/Autoroute 20 (connecting the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor) and the Trans-Canada Highway.
On November 23, 1702, governor of New France Louis-Hector de Callière gave a seigneury to Philippe de Vaudreuil, who was governor of Montreal at the time. Rigaud de Vaudreuil will later become governor of New France. In 1725, the region had only 38 inhabitants. It was only about 1742, when people began to be interested in the region, that Vaudreuil's population rose. There were 381 people living in Vaudreuil in 1765. It is with the creation of the Grand Trunk Railway that people began to live in Dorion, which was called "Vaudreuil Station". Dorion became a village in 1891. Dorion was bisected by Autoroute 20 which links downtown Montreal and Toronto as well as Highway 401 in Ontario. The CN and CP rail links between Toronto and Montreal are located in Dorion. Housing developments began in the 1950s and continued well into the 1970s. Throughout the 1980s and the 1990s, housing began sprouting north and east of Dorion. Vaudreuil and Dorion merged in 1994, becoming the current city of "Vaudreuil-Dorion".
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