Bromont is a town in the Eastern Townships, in the tourist region of the Eastern Townships, crossed in the middle by the Yamaska River and located in the regional county municipality (MRC) of Brome-Missisquoi, in the administrative region of Montérégie along the American border.
A historical region
The history of this area began in 1793 when an Irish American Loyalist, John Savage, decided to settle in what is now known as the Old Village, but was then called West Shefford. He became the very first inhabitant of the area and the founder of the town.
A few years later, in 1848, businessman George Adams decided to acquire the land in the village that still bears his name today, Adamsville, where he acquired a sawmill, built a flour mill and a general store. He contributed greatly to the industrial development of the village.
Settling permanently in the area, Georges built his house in 1855, which at the time was the only brick residence in the village. Although sold to the Dion landed family in 1929, the house still stands 166 years later. This Georgian cottage style building, in addition to having been the architectural landmark of the area at the time and part of the town’s heritage, is a perfect example of the Loyalist style that still transpires on the streets throughout the territory today.
However, it was not until the arrival of two entrepreneurs in 1964, the brothers Rolland and Germain Désourdy, that the town of Bromont was founded through the amalgamation of the village of West-Shefford and part of the village of Adamsville and its twelve annexations.
The city of Bromont has two industrial parks of which the Bromont Science Park is one. The site of the latter is specialized for companies in microelectronics, aeronautics and advanced manufacturing.
The Bromont Regional Airport was established in 1968, two years before the American computer giant IBM set up shop there. Many other renowned companies followed in the years that followed and continue to do so to this day.
The most important microelectronics center in Canada, the MiQro Innovation Collaboration Center (C2MI), was inaugurated in 2012 by the Université de Sherbrooke, IBM and Teledyne DALSA.
The city of Bromont and its 10,000 inhabitants attract more and more people each year because of its hospitality, the many tools it offers to those who wish to settle in its region and its innovative ecosystem that suggests the presence of many professional opportunities. These are important assets for those who are looking for a place to live on a long-term basis.
Science, technology and innovation
Its six districts
Its six districts
With its mountains, river and lakes, Bromont’s geography has always attracted many tourists. First for its ski slopes since 1964, then for other activities that can be practiced in different seasons such as golf, biking, horseback riding, visits to the water park or the thermal reserve, to name a few.
But living in Bromont means living a life that combines all the advantages of country living with those of city living. A city life, but also a neighborhood life! Bromont is made up of six distinct neighborhoods, all with elementary schools nearby!
For a semi-rural feel bordered by agricultural areas or lakes, choose the Adamsville or Lac Bromont neighborhoods. For a more commercial neighborhood that borders the Domaine Chateau Bromont golf courses, look to the Mont Brome neighborhood. For a more mountainous atmosphere and direct access to the ski slopes and golf courses, consider the Mont Soleil neighborhood. And if you want to stay close to the Yamaska River or the Bromont Science Park, choose the Shefford or Pierre-Laporte neighborhood.
But wherever you settle in Bromont, you are guaranteed to live close to nature and all that the city has to offer such as its shopping centers, its Olympic Equestrian Park, its National Cycling Center or its 93 kilometers of trails!
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