🇨🇦 Verdun is a borough of the city of Montreal, Quebec, located in the south-western part of the island. Long known as a working class neighbourhood, it has experienced significant gentrification and social change in the 21st century.
Economy Verdun was historically a chiefly residential area, however, the late 1990s and 2000s saw a gradual revival of the Wellington Street commercial artery, with several shops, restaurants, and cafés opening. By 2020, Wellington was considered one of the city's trendiest streets, comparable to Mount Royal Avenue in the Plateau, and hosted part of the Jazz Fest in 2019.
Bell Canada is also headquartered in Verdun, on the northern tip of Nuns' Island. Other commercial areas include Verdun Street, Church Street (rue de l'Eglise) and Commerce Place (Place du Commerce) on Nuns' Island.
Verdun has a population of over 69,230 people. Verdun also forms one of the centres of the wider Montreal metropolitan area which has a population of over 4,027,100 people. Verdun is situated south of the centre of Montreal.