Sorel-Tracy is known for its activities in the steel industry and metallurgy as well as for its ferry linking the city to the village of Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola.
The Tracy Squadron at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean was named in honour of Sorel-Tracy.
Sorel was founded in 1642. Tracy was founded on February 10, 1954. Prior to 1954, Tracy was known as the parish municipality of Saint-Joseph de Sorel.
The city is the result of a voluntary amalgamation in 2001 between two cities, Sorel and Tracy.
Sorel-Tracy is a city in southwestern Quebec, Canada and the geographical endpoint of the Champlain Valley at the confluence of the Richelieu River and the St. Lawrence River, on the western edge of Lac Saint-Pierre downstream and east of nearby Montreal.
Sorel-Tracy is the fourth oldest city in the province of Quebec.
The Estimated Population of Sorel-Tracy is 41,629.
The painter Monique Régimbald-Zeiber was born in Sorel.
French Canadians make more than 97% of the city’s population.
The Richelieu River separates the two communities; Tracy on the west shore and Sorel on the east shore. Sorel itself had annexed in 1992 the municipality of Saint-Pierre-de-Sorel which corresponds today to the southern part of its territory.