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|Constituted||July 1, 1855|
|• Mayor||François Cantin|
|• Federal riding||Terrebonne—Blainville|
|• Prov. riding||Blainville and Groulx|
|• Total||55.50 km2 (21.43 sq mi)|
|• Land||55.10 km2 (21.27 sq mi)|
|• Density||971.1/km2 (2,515/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006–2011||15.1%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Area code(s)||450 and 579|
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.
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).
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.
|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%|
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 Daniel Ratthé.
- 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-)
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 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.
- Reference number 6030 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
- Geographic code 73015 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
- Statistics Canada 2011 Census – Blainville census profile
- Commission de toponymie du Québec : Boulevard du Curé-Labelle (French)
- "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.
- Ville de Blainville (in French only)
- Blainville.org Citizen Action blog (in French only)
- Association Soccer Blainville