|Town of Kirkland - Ville de Kirkland|
"Welcome to Kirkland" sign viewed from St. Charles Blvd (heading north)
Location on the Island of Montreal.
(Outlined areas indicate demerged municipalities).
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Constituted||January 1, 2006|
|• Mayor||Michel Gibson|
|• Federal riding||Lac-Saint-Louis|
|• Prov. riding||Nelligan|
|• 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|
|• Density||2,204.4/km2 (5,709/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||3.7%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Area code(s)||514 and 438|
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. 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.
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.
- Michael Brown (District 1 - Timberlea)
- Luciano Piciacchia (District 2 - Holleuffer)
- Tony Di Gennaro (District 3 - Brunswick)
- Domenico Zito (District 4 - Lacey Green West)
- Brian Swinburne (District 5 - Lacey Green East)
- John Morson (District 6 - Canvin)
- Paul Dufort (District 7 - St. Charles)
- André Allard (District 8 - Summerhill)
|Both English and French||335||1.64%||425||2.02%|
- Nick Discepola, former mayor, former Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil-Soulanges
- Tanith Belbin, Canadian-American ice dancer
- Louis Leblanc, hockey player
- Randy McKay, hockey player
- Brandon Reid, hockey player
- Sergio Momesso, hockey player
- Marc Denis, radio personality
- List of former boroughs
- 2002–2006 municipal reorganization of Montreal
- 2000–2006 municipal reorganization in Quebec
- Reference number 388466 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
- Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Kirkland
- Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: Lac-Saint-Louis (Quebec)
- 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Kirkland, Quebec
- Kirkland - Ville, Quebec, Canada - Population, Age characteristics, Dwellings, Houses, Language, Education, Work, Industry, Earnings, Income, Immigration, Citizenship, Labor
- "Profil sociodéographique: Ville de Kirkland" (in French). Ville de Montréal. 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
- "Community Profiles - Kirland, Quebec". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. 2008-04-30. Retrieved 2008-05-23.
- Census Profile