Kirkland,_Quebec

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Kirkland
City
Town of Kirkland - Ville de Kirkland
"Welcome to Kirkland" sign viewed from St. Charles Blvd (heading north)
"Welcome to Kirkland" sign viewed from St. Charles Blvd (heading north)
Location on the Island of Montreal.  (Outlined areas indicate demerged municipalities).
Location on the Island of Montreal.
(Outlined areas indicate demerged municipalities).
Kirkland is located in Southern Quebec
Kirkland
Kirkland
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°27′N 73°52′W / 45.450°N 73.867°W / 45.450; -73.867Coordinates: 45°27′N 73°52′W / 45.450°N 73.867°W / 45.450; -73.867[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montreal
RCM None
Settled 1722
Constituted January 1, 2006
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Michel Gibson
 • Federal riding Lac-Saint-Louis
 • Prov. riding Nelligan
Area[2][4]
 • Total 9.60 km2 (3.71 sq mi)
 • Land 9.64 km2 (3.72 sq mi)
  There is an apparent contradiction between two authoritative sources
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 21,253
 • Density 2,204.4/km2 (5,709/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 3.7%
 • Dwellings 6,921
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) H9J
Area code(s) 514 and 438
Highways A-40
Website www.ville.kirkland.qc.ca

Kirkland is an on-island suburb on the Island of Montreal in southwestern Quebec, Canada. As of 2006, the population was 20,491. The average age in Kirkland, Quebec, is 40.2 years old. 79.8% of the population is aged 15 or older.[5] It is named after Charles-Aimé Kirkland, a Quebec provincial politician.

It was originally incorporated as a municipality in 1961. On January 1, 2002, as part of the 2002–2006 municipal reorganization of Montreal, it was merged into the city of Montreal and became a borough. However, after a change of government and a 2004 referendum, it was re-constituted as an independent city on January 1, 2006.

Kirkland is primarily a residential community, with a commercial core, and an industrial park straddling the Trans-Canada Highway (Autoroute 40). In 1997, that portion of the Autoroute 40 was renamed to Félix-Leclerc Highway. The city is composed of mainly single-family residences, with some multi-unit facilities (apartments, town houses, and condos) available.

Government[edit]

It is a full-service community, with a public works department, recreation department, engineering department, accounting, communications, human resources and administrative services operating for the welfare of its citizens.

The present mayor is now Michel Gibson, who has been a member of the Kirkland City Council since the mid-1970s.

  1. Michael Brown (District 1 - Timberlea)
  2. Luciano Piciacchia (District 2 - Holleuffer)
  3. Tony Di Gennaro (District 3 - Brunswick)
  4. Domenico Zito (District 4 - Lacey Green West)
  5. Brian Swinburne (District 5 - Lacey Green East)
  6. John Morson (District 6 - Canvin)
  7. Paul Dufort (District 7 - St. Charles)
  8. André Allard (District 8 - Summerhill)

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1966 659 —    
1971 2,920 +343.1%
1976 7,476 +156.0%
1981 10,476 +40.1%
1986 13,376 +27.7%
1991 17,495 +30.8%
1996 18,678 +6.8%
2001 20,434 +9.4%
2006 20,491 +0.3%
2011 21,253 +3.7%
[6]
Mother tongue language (2006 and 2011) [7][8]
Language Pop
(2006)
Pct
(2006)
Pop
(2011)
Pct
(2011)
English 9,185 44.88% 9,020 42.80%
French 4,850 23.7% 4,430 21.02%
Both English and French 335 1.64% 425 2.02%
Other languages 6,090 29.76% 6,650 31.55%

Notable residents[edit]

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