Kirkland is an on-island suburb on the Island of Montreal in southwestern Quebec, Canada. As of 2006, the population was 20,491. The average age in Kirkland, Quebec, is 40.2 years old. 79.8% of the population is aged 15 or older. It is named after Charles-Aimé Kirkland, a Quebec provincial politician.
It was originally incorporated as a municipality in 1961. On January 1, 2002, as part of the 2002–2006 municipal reorganization of Montreal, it was merged into the city of Montreal and became a borough. However, after a change of government and a 2004 referendum, it was re-constituted as an independent city on January 1, 2006.
Kirkland is primarily a residential community, with a commercial core, and an industrial park straddling the Trans-Canada Highway (Autoroute 40). In 1997, that portion of the Autoroute 40 was renamed to Félix-Leclerc Highway. The city is composed of mainly single-family residences, with some multi-unit facilities (apartments, town houses, and condos) available.