Montreal Urban Community

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Montreal Urban Community
Dissolved Region
Downtown Montreal seen from Mont Royal
The MUC at the time of its dissolution
The MUC at the time of its dissolution
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Established 1970
Dissolved 2002 into the megacity
 • Total 185.94 km2 (71.80 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,039,534
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
Address 11171, boul. Métropolitain Est, Montréal-Est, H1C 2B8

The Montreal Urban Community (MUC) (Communauté Urbaine de Montréal — CUM) was a regional government in Quebec, Canada, that covered all municipalities located on the Island of Montreal and the islands of Ile Dorval and Ile Bizard from January 1970 until the end of December 2001. These municipalities were merged into the megacity of Montreal on January 1, 2002.


The supra-municipal level of government provided public transit service and police services. The MUC was first succeeded by Montreal Metropolitan Community (MMC). Since the merger and subsequent demerger, the MUC has been replaced by the Montreal Agglomeration Council. This left the MMC in place, so the Agglomeration Council is a supra-municipal entity between the municipal level and the regional municipal level.

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