Terrebonne, Quebec

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Terrebonne
City
Ville de Terrebonne
Terrebonne-Ecluse des Moulins.jpg
Location (red) within Les Moulins RCM.
Location (red) within Les Moulins RCM.
Terrebonne is located in Central Quebec
Terrebonne
Terrebonne
Location in central Quebec.
Terrebonne is located in Greater Montreal
Terrebonne
Terrebonne
Location of Terrebonne in Greater Montreal
Coordinates: 45°42′N 73°38′W / 45.700°N 73.633°W / 45.700; -73.633Coordinates: 45°42′N 73°38′W / 45.700°N 73.633°W / 45.700; -73.633[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Lanaudière
RCM Les Moulins
Settled 1673
Constituted June 27, 2001
Government[2]
 • Mayor Jean-Marc Robitaille
 • Governing Body Terrebonne City Council
 • Federal riding Terrebonne—Blainville / Montcalm
 • Prov. riding L'Assomption / Masson / Terrebonne
Area[2][3]
 • Total 158.60 km2 (61.24 sq mi)
 • Land 154.74 km2 (59.75 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 106,322
 • Density 687.1/km2 (1,780/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006–2011 Increase 12.3%
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J6W
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-25
A-640

Route 125
Route 337
Route 344
Website www.ville.
terrebonne.qc.ca

Terrebonne is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in western Quebec, Canada. It is located on the north shores of the Rivière des Mille-Îles and of the Rivière des Prairies, North of Montreal and Laval.

This city is divided in three sectors, namely Lachenaie, La Plaine and Terrebonne. These sectors used to be distinct cities, but, in 2001, consented in merging and formed the new city under the name of Terrebonne. According to the 2011 Canadian Census Terrebonne has a population of 106,322.,[3] making it Montreal's fourth largest suburb.

History[edit]

Terrebonne in 1810

The city of Lachenaie is the oldest one and was founded in 1670 by Lord Charles Aubert de Lachenaye. Some natives were already present on this territory at the time. The colonisation really started in 1647 when Lachenaie was merged with the Repentigny Seigniory. Louis Lepage de Ste-Claire, priest, canon, and the son of René Lepage de Sainte-Claire, acquire the seigniory of Terrebonne on September 2, 1720. The abbot Louis Lepage de Ste-Claire built the first church in 1734 and the first manor in 1735. A few years later, the abbot Lepage equipped the city with a saw mill and a flour mill.

The city of La Plaine was founded in 1830 on fragments of other cities, namely Mascouche, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Saint-Lin and Terrebonne. At that time, the lords of Terrebonne and Lachenaie built the road named "chemin de la Grande Ligne" to join the two cities. It is now called the boulevard Laurier. In 1877, the rail system was developed and stimulated the economic growth. The village of Saint-Joachim was founded during that time, which was later, in 1920, to be renamed La Plaine.

The first lord of Terrebonne was André Daulier-Deslandes, who got his title in 1673. After the construction of the first wooden bridge in 1834, two main areas emerged. The commercial area was Terrebonne, and the agricultural was Saint-Louis de Terrebonne. In 1985, the two cities merged.

At the time of the municipal merger in 2001, Lachenaie had over 20,000 residents, La Plaine had 17,000 residents and Terrebonne had almost 46,000 residents. This merger made Terrebonne the 10th largest city in Quebec. As of 2011, the city has around 106,322 citizens on 154.6 km2 (59.7 sq mi) of land.[3]

Infrastructure[edit]

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

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Terrebonne, Quebec[6]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 39,700 —    
1996 42,214 +6.3%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 43,149 +2.2%
2001A 80,536 +86.6%
Year Pop. ±%
2006 94,703 +17.6%
2011 106,322 +12.3%
(A) adjustment due to boundary change

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Terrebonne, Quebec[6]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
105,125
95,940 Increase 8.0% 91.26% 2,190 Increase 17.4% 2.08% 685 Increase 59.3% 0.65% 6,310 Increase 51.9% 6.00%
2006
94,385
87,935 Increase 115.8% 93.17% 1,865 Increase 122.0% 1.98% 430 Increase 132.4% 0.45% 4,155 Increase 324.0% 4.40%
2001
42,745
40,740 Increase 1.8% 95.31% 840 Increase 0.6% 1.97% 185 Decrease 13.9% 0.43% 980 Increase 24.8% 2.29%
1996
41,835
40,000 n/a 95.61% 835 n/a 2.00% 215 n/a 0.51% 785 n/a 1.88%

Education[edit]

French-language public schools in Terrebonne Ouest are operated by the Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles (CSSMI).[7]

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 62093 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 64008 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b c d e "Census Profile — Terrebonne, Ville". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  6. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  7. ^ "Admission et inscription." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on December 7, 2014. "La Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles (CSSMI) offre ses services aux résidents des municipalités de : Blainville, Boisbriand, Bois-des-Filion, Deux-Montagnes, Lorraine, Mirabel (Saint-Augustin, Saint-Benoît, Sainte-Scholastique et secteur du Domaine-Vert), Oka, Pointe-Calumet, Rosemère, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Sainte-Thérèse, Saint-Eustache, Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, Saint-Placide et Terrebonne Ouest."

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