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Laval, Quebec has a population of over 400,000 people and is situated in the southern portion of the province on an island, just north of Montreal.It spans over 267 square kilometres and is located close to the communities of Terrebonne, Blainville, Saint-Eustache, and Charlemagne. The city is bordered by the Riviere des Mille Îles to the north and the Riviere des Prairies to the south. Laval has a great mix of residential, urban, and natural areas to choose from.
The average residential sale prices in Laval range between $250,000 and $290,000. In the northern section, there are many very large, higher-priced, newer single-family homes, as well as some more affordable older single-family homes. Condo options are also available in this area, as are commercial properties and higherpriced vacant lots. The central section offers mostlynewer condo options that are quite affordable. There are also some reasonably priced single-family homes, as well as commercial properties and vacant land. The southern section has a mix of condos and older single-family homes that are more reasonably priced than those in other sections. Many newly built homes in the area are much higher in price than older homes.Commercial properties and vacant land are also available.
Vacancy rates in Laval have remained fairly stable over the past few years, at around or below 3%, making for a tight rental market. Suites in apartment complexes built in the past 10 years tend to cost $200 to $300 more per month than suites in older buildings. Depending on the area of the city, rent costs for apartments can range between $470 and $540 for a bachelor apartment,$590 and $830 for a one-bedroom apartment, $660 and $770 for a two-bedroom apartment, and $710 and $990 for a three-bedroom (or more) apartment. Condo rentals are normally more than apartment rentals, at more than $1,000 per month for most suites.
Major industries in Laval include technology, pharmaceuticals and retail. Other industries include agriculture, manufacturing (metal products, furniture, clothing, rubber/plastics, machinery, printing), and services.Laval has four industrial parks, which include Industrial Park Centre, Autoroute 25 Industrial Park, Industrial Park East, and Laval Science and High Technology Park. Laval Technopole is a non-profit organization that works to promote the Laval economy.It attracts and supports new businesses in the city, as well as investments. The city’s unemployment rate tends to sit between7% and 8% each year, which is higher than national averages.
Public transportation in the city is operated by Société de transport de Laval, which has a fleet of buses that service over 100 routes throughout the city at all times of the day, and many are accessible for those with children, disabilities, or mobility issues.The city is also serviced by Agence métropolitaine de transport (train), the Montreal Metro (subway), andTraverse Laval-sur-le-Lac/Île-Bizard (ferry). The Montreal Metro has several stations in Laval, while the Agence métropolitaine de transport operates two commuter lines in the city. Société de transport de Laval works to help residents connect their bus trips with Agence métropolitaine de transport and/or Montreal Metro trips by providing information for all three transportation options on its website.
The Commission scolaire de Laval is Laval’s French-language school board, while the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board oversees the city’s English-language schools. French-language primary and secondary schools include Charles-Bruneau, De l’Arc-en-ciel, De l’Avenir, Léon-Guilbault, Leblanc, Georges-Vanier, Saint-Martin, and Mont-de-La Salle. English-language primary and secondary schools include Genesis, John F. Kennedy, Souvenir, St-Paul, Laval Senior Academy, and Phoenix Alternative. Post-secondary institutions in the city include Université de Montréal Laval campus (offering undergraduate and graduate programs), Université du Québec a MontréalLaval campus (offering undergraduate and graduate programs), CDI College, College Montmorency, Delta College, and Herzing College.
The Cosmodome is a space centre and museum with educational exhibits and programming. Space artifacts and replicas, solar system models, kids’ camps, and birthday party bookings are all on offer at the museum. The Musée Pour Enfants De Laval is a children’s activity centre featuring a number of themed areas with dress-up stations, performance areas, and plenty to see and do. The venue is geared towards children aged 2 to 8. Park areas in and around the city include the Centre de la Nature, Parc des Prairies, Bois Papineau, Parc Chopin, and Parc Pere-Vimont. The city is also home to a number of community and recreational centres.