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Borough of Montreal
Location of Pierrefonds-Roxboro on Island of Montreal.  (Gray areas indicate demerged municipalities).
Location of Pierrefonds-Roxboro on Island of Montreal.
(Gray areas indicate demerged municipalities).
Coordinates: 45°29′N 73°49′W / 45.483°N 73.817°W / 45.483; -73.817Coordinates: 45°29′N 73°49′W / 45.483°N 73.817°W / 45.483; -73.817
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montréal
Established January 01, 2006
Electoral Districts
Provincial Nelligan
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Dimitrios (Jim) Beis
 • Federal MP(s) Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe (NDP)
Francis Scarpaleggia (LIB)
 • Quebec MNA(s) Carlos Leitão (PLQ)
Martin Coiteux (PLQ)
 • Land 27.13 km2 (10.47 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4][5]
 • Total 68,410
 • Density 2,521.6/km2 (6,531/sq mi)
 • Change (2006-11) Increase5.2%
 • Dwellings (2006) 24,672
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code(s) H9J, H9H
Area code(s) (514) and (438)
Access Routes[6] A-13
Website ville.montreal.qc.ca/pierrefonds-roxboro

The name Pierrefonds-Roxboro was created 1 January 2006 following the demergers[7] . It is a borough of the city of Montreal. It is composed of the former municipalities of Pierrefonds and Roxboro, spanning the northern part of the West Island. Besides its land borders with the borough of L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève, as well as the boroughs of Saint-Laurent and Ahuntsic-Cartierville to the east, it borders the municipalities of Senneville, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Kirkland, and Dollard-des-Ormeaux.

The borough has an area of 38.90 km² and a population of 60,138.

Borough council[edit]

As of the November 3, 2013 Montreal municipal election, the current borough council consists of the following councillors:

District Position Name   Party
Borough mayor
City councillor
Dimitrios Jim Beis   Équipe Coderre
Bois-de-Liesse City councillor Justine McIntyre   Vrai changement
Borough councillor Roger Trottier   Vrai changement
Cap-Saint-Jacques City councillor Catherine Clément-Talbot   Équipe Coderre
Borough councillor Yves Gignac   Équipe Coderre


Main article: Pierrefonds, Quebec

Pierrefonds has the largest nature park in the City of Montreal, the Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park. It is also home to a few English elementary schools (St. Anthony School, St. Charles School, Greendale, Terry Fox School, Thorndale), as well as two public English high schools, Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School and Riverdale. There is also two French private school, Collège Charlemagne and Collège Beaubois.


Main article: Roxboro, Quebec

The former town had two nature parks known as Roxboro Island[8] and Roxboro Woods[9] , three elementary schools (Lalande, French; Charles-Perrault, French; and Socrates, Greek) as well as a small library and a large library (1997).[10] (William G. Boll).It also had a Federal Canada Post office 1996-12-13.[11] The former headquarters of the Roxboro Volunteer Fire Brigade is now Station 58 of the Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal and houses a single engine company. The adjacent former Roxboro Town Hall houses the Fire Prevention officers for Fire Division 11, and also serves as a borough point of service for the Roxboro area.


The borough is served by the Sunnybrooke and Roxboro-Pierrefonds stations on the Deux-Montagnes commuter train line. Major thoroughfares include Saint Charles Boulevard, Saint John's Boulevard, Sources Boulevard, as well as Gouin, and Pierrefonds Boulevards.


Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1966 35,854 —    
1971 40,645 +13.4%
1976 42,508 +4.6%
1981 44,682 +5.1%
1986 45,743 +2.4%
1991 54,614 +19.4%
1996 58,936 +7.9%
2001 60,605 +2.8%
2006 65,041 +7.3%
2011 68,410 +5.2%
Home language (2006)[4]
Language Population Pct (%)
English only 30,105 46.78%
French only 21,720 33.75%
Non official language only 10,875 16.90%
English and French 1,665 2.59%


The Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys operates Francophone public schools.[13]

Specialized schools include:

Primary schools include:

  • du Grand-Chêne
  • Harfang-des-Neiges
  • Lalande
  • Murielle-Dumont
  • Perce-Neige
  • Saint-Gérard

The Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) operates Anglophone public schools.

Vocational Education:

  • West Island Career Centre

High schools:

Elementary School:

  • Beachwood Elementary School
  • Greendale Elementary School
  • St. Anthony Elementary School
  • St. Charles Elementary School
  • Terry Fox Elementary School]
  • Thorndale Elementary School

Public libraries[edit]

The Montreal Public Libraries Network operates the Pierrefonds Branch and the Roxboro Branch in the borough.[15]

See also[edit]


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