|Mont Brome overlooking the city.|
|Motto: Ville Branchée|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Constituted||January 27, 1973|
|• Mayor||Pauline Quinlan|
|• Federal riding||Brome—Missisquoi|
|• Prov. riding||Brome-Missisquoi|
|• Total||116.10 km2 (44.83 sq mi)|
|• Land||114.42 km2 (44.18 sq mi)|
|Elevation||139 m (456 ft)|
|• Density||66.9/km2 (173/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||26.5%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Area code(s)||450 and 579|
Bromont is a city in southwestern Quebec in Canada, 85 kilometres (53 mi) east of Montreal on Autoroute 10, bordering the Eastern Townships at the base of Mount Brome (Mont Brome). The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 7,649. As of January 1, 2010 it is in the Brome-Missisquoi Regional County Municipality; previously it was in La Haute-Yamaska Regional County Municipality. It was created by Roland Désourdy (1917-2011), who in 1963 became the first French Canadian Master of the Montreal Hunt.
Bromont was created in 1964, as a model community, out of Brome County, with the envisioning of having a resort community. In 1966, Bromont annexed the town of West Shefford, Quebec, which had been founded in 1792, and was a stop on the stagecoach route between Montreal and Sherbrooke, Quebec.
The Bromont area, and its resort, Ski Bromont, is well known as a tourist destination for its downhill skiing, mountain biking, water slides, golf as well as equestrian events. The Bromont mountain, called "Mont Brome", has a great skiable surface. It is mainly enjoyed by beginner-intermediate skiers, although some of its trails can offer advanced skiers some challenges.
Mother tongue language (2006)
List of Mayors
- Germain Désourdy 1964 to 1977,
- Robert Leboeuf 1977 to 1978,
- Pierre Jacob 1978 to 1982,
- Pierre Bellefleur 1982 to 1996,
- Robert Désourdy 1996 to 1998,
- Pauline Quinlan 1998 to present.
In 1989, Hyundai Auto Canada Inc. opened a stamping and assembly plant in Bromont, employing 800. The 150,000 m2 plant was situated on an 850,000 m2 site, with body, paint and trim shops as well as a pumping station for the plant, a paint residue treatment plant, and administrative offices. The plant cost $387.7 million, with Quebec and Canadian federal government subsidies of $131 million.
The plant was designed to manufacture approximately 2000 Hyundai Sonatas per week. Subsequently, Chrysler and Hyundai considered a joint venture that would have Chrysler rebranding the Sonata manufactured at Bromont — only to later announce the deal had failed. The Bromont plant was operational for four years before it closed in 1994 — with Hyundai's sales unable to support the plant. Hyundai subsequently sold the plant to Olymbec Inc., which in turn subdivided the plant leasing the former paint and assembly plant to Goodyear at beginning in February 2007 and later the former metal stamping portion of the plant to AAER Inc., a manufacturer of wind turbines based in Quebec.
- Reference number 8605 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
- Geographic code 46078 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
- Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: BROME--MISSISQUOI (Quebec)
- "(Code 2446078) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
- The Yamaska, "New City Of Bromont Is Created", 27 May 1964 (accessed 27 March 2010)
- Granby Leader-Mail, "Model-town, Bromont Seeks Funds For Reservoir", 16 September 1964 (accessed 27 March 2010)
- The Gazette (Montreal), "Sleepy Bromont to be awakened by a giant", James Farrabee, 9 June 1970 (accessed 27 March 2010)
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
- 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Bromont, Quebec
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