Sainte-Julie, Quebec

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Not to be confused with the former Sainte-Julie in Centre-du-Québec which merged into Laurierville in 1997.
Sainte-Julie municipal library.
Sainte-Julie municipal library.
Official logo of Sainte-Julie
Location within Marguerite-D'Youville RCM.
Location within Marguerite-D'Youville RCM.
Sainte-Julie is located in Southern Quebec
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°35′N 73°20′W / 45.583°N 73.333°W / 45.583; -73.333Coordinates: 45°35′N 73°20′W / 45.583°N 73.333°W / 45.583; -73.333[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Marguerite-D'Youville
Constituted July 1, 1855
 • Mayor Suzanne Roy
 • Federal riding Verchères—Les Patriotes
 • Prov. riding Verchères
 • Total 48.90 km2 (18.88 sq mi)
 • Land 49.53 km2 (19.12 sq mi)
  There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 30,104
 • Density 607.8/km2 (1,574/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 3.5%
 • Dwellings 10,914
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J3E
Area code(s) 450 and 579
A-20 / TCH

Route 229
Website www.ville.

Sainte-Julie (originally Sainte-Julie-de-Verchères), is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southwestern Quebec, Canada, east of Montreal in Marguerite-D'Youville Regional County Municipality. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 30,104. In 2009 Sainte-Julie was named the best town to live in, in Québec.


The territory of Sainte-Julie, was part of the parish of Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes and was informally known as "Grand Coteau". These settlers mostly came from Boucherville.[5]

Soon residents, finding the Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes parish too far away, asked to establish their own parish in 1843.[5] In 1850 they received authorization and built a church on land belonging to Julie Gauthier dite St-Germain, who asked that the name of the patron Sainte-Julie be given to the parish after Julia of Corsica, a virgin martyr from the fifth century A.D.[1][5]

On May 6, 1851, a civil proclamation recognized the parish municipality of Sainte-Julie. In the fall of 1851, there were more than 190 families and 1,251 people in Sainte-Julie, according to the federal census.[5]

On July 1, 1885, the city obtained the right to legally elect, its first mayor, Jules Choquet.[5]

Sainte-Julie-de-Verchères, its full name, gained city status in 1971.[5]

In the mid-1960s, the construction of the Quebec Autoroute 20 further stimulated the development of Sainte-Julie, which became a rapidly developing suburb of Montreal.[5]



Historical Census Data - Sainte-Julie, Quebec[8]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1966 8,535 —    
1986 15,502 +81.6%
1991 20,632 +33.1%
Year Pop.   ±%  
1996 24,030 +16.5%
2001 26,580 +10.6%
2006 29,079 +9.4%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 30,104 +3.5%


Canada Census Mother Tongue - Sainte-Julie, Quebec[8]
Census Total
French & English
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
28,660 Increase 2.9% 95.44% 480 Decrease 2.0% 1.60% 180 Increase 300.0% 0.60% 710 Increase 9.2% 2.36%
27,840 Increase 8.9% 95.92% 490 Increase 12.6% 1.69% 45 Decrease 78.6% 0.15% 650 Increase 106.3% 2.24%
25,575 Increase 10.9% 96.38% 435 Decrease 20.9% 1.64% 210 Increase 281.8% 0.79% 315 Increase 8.6% 1.19%
23,055 n/a 96.26% 550 n/a 2.30% 55 n/a 0.23% 290 n/a 1.21%


The mayor of Sainte-Julie is Suzanne Roy. There are eight city councillors, all of which of member's of La voix des citoyens — Équipe Suzanne Roy, as of the 2013 Sainte-Julie municipal election.

Sainte-Julie City Council
District Party Councillor
1 La Belle-Rivière-Ringuet   La voix des citoyens — Équipe Suzanne Roy Isabelle Poulet
2 Le Moulin   La voix des citoyens — Équipe Suzanne Roy André Lemay
3 La Vallée   La voix des citoyens — Équipe Suzanne Roy Jocelyn Ducharme
4 Le Rucher   La voix des citoyens — Équipe Suzanne Roy Nicole Marchand
5 Le Vieux-Village   La voix des citoyens — Équipe Suzanne Roy Mario Lemay
6 Le Grand-Coteau   La voix des citoyens — Équipe Suzanne Roy Normand Varin
7 L'Arc-en-Ciel   La voix des citoyens — Équipe Suzanne Roy Henri Corbin
8 La Montagne   La voix des citoyens — Équipe Suzanne Roy Lucie Bisson

Sainte-Julie is part of the federal electoral district of Verchères—Les Patriotes, which is represented by Sana Hassainia of the New Democratic Party. It is also part of the provincial electoral district of Verchères, which is represented by Stéphane Bergeron of the Parti Québécois.


Hydro-Quebec's electricity interpretation centre, Électrium, is located in Sainte-Julie. La Vallée du Richelieu Golf Club's Verchères course is also located in the city.


The Sainte-Julie public transit system provides commuter and local bus services.

Quebec Autoroute 20, Quebec Autoroute 30 and Quebec Route 229 cross the city.

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