Our borough was created by the merger of two old municipalities, each with its own great and glorious story that history buffs love to talk and write about. On October 24, 1678, the Frontenac government granted the island then known as Bonaventure Island to Jacques Bizard as a seigneury, marking the beginnings of the history of Ile-Bizard. The Société patrimoine et histoire de l'île Bizard celebrated the island’s 325th birthday in 2003 with a number of festivities held during the year.
On September 15, 2008, the borough celebrated the centenary of Joseph-Adéodat Chauret house, which once housed the St. Genevieve town hall. The house, which was built around 1907-1908 as a residence for notary Joseph-Adéodat Chauret, has the look of a Victorian manor due to its intricate ornamentation, size and setting.
To mark the occasion, the Société patrimoine et histoire de l'île Bizard et Sainte-Geneviève launched its book, Aux confins de Montréal, l'île Bizard des origines à nos jours, which followed an earlier work, Histoire de l'île Bizard, published in 1976. The book, which described the history of I'Île-Bizard up to the present day, is the result of four years of work by a number of local authors and historians, and the joint efforts of the borough and the Société patrimoine et histoire de l'île Bizard et Sainte-Geneviève.
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