Nuns' Island (or Ile des Soeurs in French) is part of the former city of Verdun, which has now been amalgamated into the city of Montreal. So you can say Nun's Island, Ile des Soeurs, Verdun, or Montreal. Mail and couriers will get here as long as you include the postal code. The official name is something like "City of Montreal, Borough of Verdun, and Champlain district" but no-one will ever say or write out such a long name. People refer to it mostly as Nuns' Island or Ile des Soeurs. Do not give driving instructions as "Verdun" because people may get lost in Verdun which is on the island of Montreal.
If you are looking for a quite place, suburb feeling and only 5 minutes away from downtown Nuns' Island is one of best places that you can consider moving to.
Downtown Montreal is 5 minutes away via the Bonaventure Expressway. Of coerce this is not in Rush hour. However residences of Nuns’ Island are lucky since they don’t need to go over Champlain Bridge.
When first we move to Nuns' Island we were very worried about having only one entrance to the Island and morning traffic. After couple of years we notice there is almost no traffic going or coming back from downtown Montreal.
Once of the best feature of the Nuns' Island is the bike path. If you are seeking active life you will like the attitude of the people who live in Nuns' Island. Average age is between 28 to 58 years old. You can find everything in the Island from more than 2 pharmacies, grocery stores, fine bring your own wine restaurants and many other coffee shops, bike path, tennis courts SPA and golf course...