Blainville,_Quebec

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Blainville
City
Coat of arms of Blainville
Coat of arms
Location within Thérèse-De Blainville RCM.
Location within Thérèse-De Blainville RCM.
Blainville is located in Central Quebec
Blainville
Blainville
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°40′N 73°53′W / 45.667°N 73.883°W / 45.667; -73.883Coordinates: 45°40′N 73°53′W / 45.667°N 73.883°W / 45.667; -73.883[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Laurentides
RCM Thérèse-De Blainville
Constituted July 1, 1855
Government[2]
 • Mayor François Cantin
 • Federal riding Terrebonne—Blainville
 • Prov. riding Blainville and Groulx
Area[2][3]
 • Total 55.50 km2 (21.43 sq mi)
 • Land 55.10 km2 (21.27 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 53,510
 • Density 971.1/km2 (2,515/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006–2011 Increase 15.1%
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J7C
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-15

Route 117
Website www.ville.blainville.qc.ca

Blainville is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southwestern Quebec, Canada. Blainville forms part of the Thérèse-De Blainville Regional County Municipality within the Laurentides region of Quebec.

Blainville sits at the foot of the Laurentian Mountains. It is located 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of downtown Montreal.

History[edit]

Louis de Buade de Frontenac, granted the land, including what is today known as Blainville, to the elite members of society, in order to promote the development of New France. The recipients of the land became lords ("seigneurs"). This act created the Seigneurie des Mille Îles (Lordship of the Thousand Islands), located to the north of the Mille Îles River.

In 1792, the disagreement between Seigneur Hertel and Seigneuresse Lamarque caused the splitting of the lordship by a division called the Great Line (now known as the Boulevard du Curé-Labelle (Quebec Route 117).[4]

Blainville is named for the third lord of the seigneurie, Jean-Baptiste Céloron de Blainville (1660-1756).

On June 14, 1968, the parish of Sainte-Thérèse-de-Blainville was split from the city of Blainville to form its own town.

Demographics[edit]

As of the Canada 2011 Census, Blainville had a population of 53,510, a 15% increase compared to 2006.[3]

The 2006 census found that 91.4% of residents spoke French as their mother tongue. The next most common languages were English (2.8%) and Portuguese (1.4%).[5]

Mother Tongue Population Percentage
French 42,490 91.40%
English 1,310 2.82%
English and French 225 0.48%
French and a non-official language 155 0.33%
English and a non-official language 45 0.10%
English, French and a non-official language 15 0.03%
Portuguese 665 1.43%
Italian 400 0.86%
Arabic 340 0.73%
Spanish 305 0.66%
Vietnamese 100 0.22%


Government[edit]

The mayor of Blainville is Richard Perreault.

Blainville forms part of the federal electoral district of Terrebonne—Blainville represented by Charmaine Borg of the New Democratic Party. Provincially, Blainville is part of the Blainville electoral district, and is represented by Mario Laframboise.

Former mayors
  • Roger Boisvert (1968-1973)
  • André De Carufel (1973-1977)
  • Paul Mercier (1977-1993)
  • Onil Charron (août à octobre 1993)
  • Pierre Gingras (1993-2005)
  • François Cantin (2005-2013)
  • Richard Perreault (2013-)

Economy[edit]

The brewery of Les Brasseurs du Nord, makers of Boréale beer, is located in Blainville.

Sports[edit]

Blainville co-hosted the 2009 Quebec Winter Games along with Rosemère and Sainte-Thérèse. The application of the three cities was sponsored by Gaétan Boucher a former Canadian Olympic speed skating champion and four time Olympic medalist. The event took place in March, and a semi-Olympic pool was built in Blainville.

In July 2004, Le Fontainebleau Golf Club hosted John Daly, Vijay Singh, Phil Mickelson and Hank Kuehne.

In July 2010, Le Fontainebleau Golf Club hosted the Montreal Championship, a PGA Tour event. The event had been scheduled again in 2011 but did not take place. The event has since relocated to the La Vallée du Richelieu Golf Club on the south shore.

Transportation[edit]

Blainville is served by the Blainville commuter rail station on the Agence métropolitaine de transport's Saint-Jérôme Line. Local bus service is provided by CIT Laurentides.

Education[edit]

The Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles (CSSMI) operates Francophone public schools.[6]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 6030 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 73015 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b c Statistics Canada 2011 Census – Blainville census profile
  4. ^ Commission de toponymie du Québec : Boulevard du Curé-Labelle (French)
  5. ^ "Blainville, V". Detailed Mother Tongue (103), Knowledge of Official Languages (5), Age Groups (17A) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2006 Census – 20% Sample Data. Statistics Canada. 20 November 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
  6. ^ "Admission et inscription." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on December 7, 2014. "La Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles (CSSMI) offre ses services aux résidents des municipalités de : Blainville, Boisbriand, Bois-des-Filion, Deux-Montagnes, Lorraine, Mirabel (Saint-Augustin, Saint-Benoît, Sainte-Scholastique et secteur du Domaine-Vert), Oka, Pointe-Calumet, Rosemère, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Sainte-Thérèse, Saint-Eustache, Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, Saint-Placide et Terrebonne Ouest."

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