McMasterville, Quebec

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McMasterville
Municipality
Official seal of McMasterville
Seal
Location within La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM.
Location within La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM.
McMasterville is located in Southern Quebec
McMasterville
McMasterville
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°33′N 73°14′W / 45.550°N 73.233°W / 45.550; -73.233Coordinates: 45°33′N 73°14′W / 45.550°N 73.233°W / 45.550; -73.233[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM La Vallée-du-Richelieu
Constituted July 31, 1917
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Gilles Plante
 • Federal riding Chambly—Borduas
 • Prov. riding Borduas
Area[2][4]
 • Total 3.40 km2 (1.31 sq mi)
 • Land 3.10 km2 (1.20 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 5,615
 • Density 1,810.3/km2 (4,689/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 7.3%
 • Dwellings 2,261
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J3G 6N9
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 116
Route 223
Website www.mcmasterville.ca

McMasterville is a municipality in southwestern Quebec, Canada on the Richelieu River in La Vallée-du-Richelieu Regional County Municipality. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 5,615. It is within the Administrative Region of Montérégie.

History[edit]

The town was founded in 1917 to house workers of the Canadian Explosives Limited which operated until 1998. The town is named after the first chairman of that company, William McMaster.

Geography[edit]

McMasterville is located along the Richelieu river, on the shore facing Mont St-Hilaire and Otterburn Park.

Demographics[edit]

Education[edit]

The town is host to the École d'éducation internationale which offers secondary level education where students can follow the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme as defined by the IBO.

The South Shore Protestant Regional School Board previously served the municipality.[7]

Transportation[edit]

Since 2000, McMasterville is served by the McMasterville commuter rail station on the Agence métropolitaine de transport's Mont-Saint-Hilaire Line. Local bus service is provided by the CIT de la Vallée du Richelieu.

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