Mascouche

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Mascouche
City
Location (red) within Les Moulins RCM.
Location (red) within Les Moulins RCM.
Mascouche is located in Central Quebec
Mascouche
Mascouche
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°45′N 73°36′W / 45.750°N 73.600°W / 45.750; -73.600Coordinates: 45°45′N 73°36′W / 45.750°N 73.600°W / 45.750; -73.600[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Lanaudière
RCM Les Moulins
Constituted July 1, 1855
Government[2]
 • Mayor Guillaume Tremblay
 • Federal riding Montcalm
 • Prov. riding Masson
Area[2][3]
 • Total 107.70 km2 (41.58 sq mi)
 • Land 106.64 km2 (41.17 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 42,491
 • Density 398.4/km2 (1,032/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006–2011 Increase 25.8%
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J7K, J7L
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-25

Route 125
Website www.ville.mascouche.qc.ca

Mascouche is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southern Quebec, Canada. The city is located on the Mascouche River within the Les Moulins Regional County Municipality and has a population of 42,491,[3] ranking 30th among Quebec municipalities.

On April 20, 2012, the longtime mayor Richard Marcotte was arrested in connection with a corruption investigation.[4]

The name comes from Algonquin word maskutchew meaning "bear plain" in singular. Compare plular form to maskutew for the Les Maskoutains Regional County Municipality located nearby.

History[edit]

Mascouche received city status on December 9, 1970, under mayor Gilles Forest.

Infrastructure[edit]

Montréal/Mascouche Airport, the largest regional airport in Quebec, is three kilometres southeast of the city.

Autoroutes 640 and 25, both major national transportation routes, meet just south of the centre of the city.

Mascouche is connected to Montreal's Central Station by commuter rail via the Mascouche Station of Agence métropolitaine de transport's Mascouche Line.

L'Étang-du-Grand-Coteau, an urban park situated in the city centre on Mascouche Boulevard, has the same area as Mount Royal Park in Montreal.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Mascouche, Quebec[7]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 25,828 —    
1996 28,097 +8.8%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 29,556 +5.2%
2006 33,764 +14.2%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 42,491 +25.8%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Mascouche, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
42,185
39,580 Increase 25.8% 93.82% 1,010 Increase 5.2% 2.39% 275 Increase 120.0% 0.65% 1,320 Increase 26.3% 3.13%
2006
33,600
31,470 Increase 13.4% 93.66% 960 Increase 17.1% 2.86% 125 Decrease 40.5% 0.37% 1,045 Increase 111.1% 3.11%
2001
29,285
27,760 Increase 5.0% 94.79% 820 Decrease 9.4% 2.80% 210 Increase 82.6% 0.72% 495 Increase 3.1% 1.69%
1996
27,930
26,430 n/a 94.63% 905 n/a 3.24% 115 n/a 0.41% 480 n/a 1.72%

Mayors[edit]

  1. André Duval (1955-1965)
  2. Gilles Forest (1965-1983)
  3. Bernard Patenaude (1983-1992)
  4. Richard Marcotte (1992-2012)
  5. Denise Paquette (2012-2013)
  6. Guillaume Tremblay (2013-present)

Famous residents[edit]

Mascouche is the hometown of baseball player Éric Gagné.

It is also Émilie Mondor's hometown, a Canadian Olympic athlete, who was a two-time national champion in the women's 5,000 metres.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 39528 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire
  3. ^ a b c d Statistics Canada 2011 Census – Mascouche community profile
  4. ^ William Marsden (April 20, 2012). "Mascouche mayor arrested, interrogated". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved April 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  7. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census