Atlas of Urban Expansion

Montreal
Canada
Region: Land-Rich Developed Countries
2013 Population
3,317,850
2013 Urban Extent
113,000
hectares
2013 Density
29
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Montreal in 2013 was 3,317,850, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.1% since 2000. The population of Montreal in 2000 was 2,870,230, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.5% since 1990, when its population was 2,719,909.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Montreal in 2013 was 113,000 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.1% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 97,561 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.7% since 2000, when its urban extent was 90,585 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Montreal in 2013 was 37 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.2% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 38 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.3% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 39.6 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Montreal in 2013 was 29 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 29 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.2% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 30 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 14,354 hectares of built-up area was added to the Montreal urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 41% was Infill, 26% was Extension, 5% was Leapfrog, and 28% was Inclusion. A total of 6,153 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 49% was Infill, 25% was Extension, 4% was Leapfrog, and 22% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Montreal 1990-2014 expansion area was 10.21 meters, compared to 6.7 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Montreal occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 29%, compared to 21% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Montreal's 1990-2014 expansion was 2.1 km/km2, compared to 2.3 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Montreal's 1990-2014 expansion area was 96%, compared to 97% in the pre-1990 area.

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Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Montreal's 1990-2014 expansion area was 2.69 hectares, compared to 5.07 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2013