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 third 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]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Terrebonne, Quebec[4][5]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1871 2,738 —    
1881 2,998 +9.5%
1891 2,787 −7.0%
1901 3,222 +15.6%
1911 3,395 +5.4%
1921 3,521 +3.7%
1931 3,983 +13.1%
Year Pop.   ±%  
1941 4,320 +8.5%
1951 6,070 +40.5%
1956 7,503 +23.6%
1961 10,380 +38.3%
1966 13,168 +26.9%
1971 18,221 +38.4%
1976 29,390 +61.3%
Year Pop.   ±%  
1981 39,427 +34.2%
1986 47,483 +20.4%
1991 65,328 +37.6%
1996 75,116 +15.0%
2001 80,531 +7.2%
2006 94,703 +17.6%
2011 106,322 +12.3%

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 "Census Profile — Terrebonne, Ville". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Évolution démographique des 10 principales villes du Québec (sur la base de 2006) selon leur limites territoriales actuelles1, Recensements du Canada de 1871 à 2006" (in French). Institut de la statistique du Québec. 2008-02-01. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  5. ^ These figures correspond to the territory of the city of Terrebonne following the municipal reorganizations of 2002 and 2006.

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