Place:Baie-d'Urfé, Québec, Canada

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NameBaie-d'Urfé
Alt namesBaie-d'Urfésource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Baie-d'Urfésource: WeRelate abbreviation
TypeCommunity
Coordinates45.417°N 73.85°W
Located inQuébec, Canada
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Baie-D'Urfé (Population 3,850) is a town in the Montreal region of Quebec, Canada. It is located in the West Island area of the Island of Montreal, and is a suburb of Montreal. Prior to 2002 its name was written Baie-d'Urfé (no capital "d"); prior to 1960 its name was officially spelled Baie-d'Urfée.[1]

As part of the 2002–2006 municipal reorganization of Montreal, Baie-D'Urfé was merged into the city of Montreal on January 1, 2002, joining with neighbouring Beaconsfield to create the borough of Beaconsfield–Baie-D'Urfé. After a change of government and a 2004 referendum, both of them voted to demerge and were reconstituted as independent cities on January 1, 2006. However, they remain part of the urban agglomeration of Montreal.

Baie-D'Urfé is largely a "bedroom community" that extends from Autoroute 40 to Lac Saint-Louis — primarily residential, it is characterized by large houses on spacious lots. The residential section of the municipality has retained a rural charm, accentuated by its lack of sidewalks and limited commercial activity. It is a favourite spot for boaters, who use the local marinas. The community is located within the part of the Island of Montreal locally referred to as the West Island. North of Autoroute 20 and the CN and CP railway lines lies a modest-sized industrial park. The industrial park, covering approximately 1/3 of the town's land area, is somewhat isolated from the rest of the town, features its own off-hours security patrol, and is home to a number of large industrial firms' operations.

Baie-D'Urfé is named after François-Saturnin Lascaris d'Urfé, or l'Abbé d'Urfé. He was the community's first pastor, who was sent by the Gentlemen of Saint-Sulpice to serve as a missionary for the parish of Saint-Louis-du-Bout-de-l'Île (which was later renamed in his honour), a small community of settlers, soldiers, traders, and Indians.

Its active community members participate in many of the town's associated or private clubs, including the Baie-D'Urfé Curling Club. It competes with a few other suburbs for top spot in the rankings of highest average household incomes in Canada. The median income for a household in Baie-D'Urfé was $128,611, and the median income for a family was $194,335. Males had an average income of $112,882 versus $62,245 for females.

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