and was a city from 1975-2002 before it merged with 4 other cities to form the new city of GATINEAU
. Alymer was created through a legislative merger of Aylmer (incorporated 1847 and named to honour Lord AYLMER
, governor general of British North America), Lucerne (1965, formerly Hull-Ouest, which dated from 1878) and Deschênes (1920). This suburban municipality, spread over a large territory, is a golfer's paradise and the home of the Connaught Race Track. Its oldest built-up area, the original town of Aylmer, was the administrative centre of Hull Township for most of the 19th century. Aylmer is the most bicultural city of the National Capital Region: 58.7% of its citizens have French as their mother tongue, 30.5% English (1996c).
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Links to Other Sites
The website for the City of Gatineau, which now includes the former City of Aylmer, Québec.
Aylmer, Qué, Sector, pop 41 532 (2006c), 36 085 (2001c). Aylmer is located on Lac Deschênes on the