Blainville, Quebec

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Blainville
City
Blainville QC 1.jpg
Coat of arms of Blainville
Coat of arms
Location within Thérèse-De Blainville RCM
Location within Thérèse-De Blainville RCM
Blainville is located in Central Quebec
Blainville
Blainville
Location in central Quebec
Coordinates: 45°40′N 73°53′W / 45.67°N 73.88°W / 45.67; -73.88Coordinates: 45°40′N 73°53′W / 45.67°N 73.88°W / 45.67; -73.88[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Laurentides
RCM Thérèse-De Blainville
Constituted July 1, 1855
Government[2]
 • Mayor Richard Perreault
 • Federal riding Thérèse-De Blainville
 • Prov. riding Blainville and Groulx
Area[2][3]
 • Total 55.50 km2 (21.43 sq mi)
 • Land 55.10 km2 (21.27 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 53,510
 • Density 971.1/km2 (2,515/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006–2011 Increase 15.1%
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s) J7C
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-15 (TCH)

Route 117
Website www.ville.blainville.qc.ca

Blainville is an off-island suburb of Montreal located in southwestern Quebec, Canada. Blainville forms part of the Thérèse-De Blainville Regional County Municipality within the Laurentides region of Quebec. The town sits at the foot of the Laurentian Mountains and is located 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of downtown Montreal.

History[edit]

Louis de Buade de Frontenac granted a vast territory that includes present-day Blainville to elite members of society, lords ("seigneurs") or seigneurs, to promote the development of New France in 1683. The Seigneurie des Mille Îles (Lordship of the Thousand Islands) encompassed over 200 square kilometres (77 sq mi) along the northern shores of the Mille Îles River.

In 1792, a disagreement between Seigneur Hertel and Seigneuresse Lamarque resulted in a division of the seigneurial territory along what was then-called the Great Line (present-day Boulevard du Curé-Labelle or Quebec Route 117).[4]

Blainville is named for the third lord of the seigneurie, Jean-Baptiste Céloron de Blainville (1660-1756).

On 14 June 1968, the parish of Sainte-Thérèse-de-Blainville was divided, and Blainville formed its own town consisting of mostly heretofore undeveloped land. In 2017, the municipality governed 54.62 square kilometres (21.09 sq mi) subdivided into eleven districts, maintained an independent police force with a budget in excess of 14 million CAD and more than 110 staff,[5] a fire department with over 70 firefighters, who since 2016 also serve the neighbouring municipality of Rosemère,[6], a library with three branches, an arena with two rinks, and an aquatic recreation centre.

Demographics[edit]

As of the Canada 2016 Census, Blainville had a population of 56 863, a 6% increase from the Canada 2011 Census.[7], and 21 006 private dwellings. Over 20% of residents are under 15, whereas 69% are between 15 and 64 and 11.6% are over 65.[7]


The 2016 census found that 89% of residents spoke French as (one of) their mother tongue. Although almost 55% of the residents reported knowledge of both English and French, English was the mother-tongue of only 3.6% respondents. The next most frequent mother tongues were Arabic, Spanish, and Portuguese, representing less than 2% of respondents each. [7]

Mother Tongue Population Percentage
French 42,490 91.40%
English 1,310 2.82%
English and French 225 0.48%
French and a non-official language 155 0.33%
English and a non-official language 45 0.10%
English, French and a non-official language 15 0.03%
Portuguese 665 1.43%
Italian 400 0.86%
Arabic 340 0.73%
Spanish 305 0.66%
Vietnamese 100 0.22%
Canada Census Mother Tongue - Blainville, Quebec[8]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
56,755
49,620 Increase 3.58% 87.42% 2,055 Increase 18.44% 3.62% 550 Increase 19.56% 0.96% 4,005 Increase 28.98% 7.05%
2011
53,510
47,905 Increase12.74% 89.52% 1,735 Increase 12.66% 3.24% 460 Increase 104.44% 0.86% 3,105 Increase 25.96% 5.8%
2006
46,493
42,490 Increase 27.10% 91.39% 1,540 Increase 75% 3.31% 225 Increase 12.5% 0.48% 2,465 Increase 64.33% 5.30%
2001
36,015
33,430 Increase 21.66% 92.82% 880 Increase 41.93% 2.4% 200 Decrease 20% 0.55% 1500 Increase 38.88% 4.1%
1996
29,603
27,560 n/a 93.15% 620 n/a 2.09% 250 n/a 0.8% 1,080 n/a 3.64%

Government[edit]

Blainville city hall

Richard Perreault, the leader of Vrai Blainville, has served as mayor since his 59-41 win against Florent Gravel (Mouvemment Blainville) in 2013.[9] In 2017, he was re-elected with over 75% of the vote in a race that pitted him against Gravel again.[10]

Blainville forms part of the federal electoral district of Therese-de-Blainville and has been represented by MP Ramez Ayoub of the Liberal Party (Canada) since 2015. Provincially, Blainville is part of the Blainville electoral district and is represented by Mario Laframboise of the Coalition_Avenir_Québec party.

Former mayors
  • Roger Boisvert (1968-1973)
  • André De Carufel (1973-1977)
  • Paul Mercier (1977-1993)
  • Onil Charron (1993)
  • Pierre Gingras (1993-2005)
  • François Cantin (2005-2013)
  • Richard Perreault (2013-)

Economy[edit]

The brewery of Les Brasseurs du Nord, makers of Boréale beer, is located in Blainville.

Sports[edit]

Blainville co-hosted the 2009 Quebec Winter Games along with Rosemère and Sainte-Thérèse. The application of the three cities was sponsored by Gaétan Boucher a former Canadian Olympic speed skating champion and four time Olympic medalist. The event took place in March, and a semi-Olympic pool was built in Blainville.

In July 2004, Le Fontainebleau Golf Club hosted John Daly, Vijay Singh, Phil Mickelson and Hank Kuehne. In July 2010, it hosted the Montreal Championship, a PGA Tour event. The event had been scheduled again in 2011 but did not take place. The event has since relocated to the La Vallée du Richelieu Golf Club on the south shore.

Transportation[edit]

Blainville is served by the Blainville commuter rail station on the Réseau de transport métropolitain's Saint-Jérôme line. Local bus service is provided by RTM Laurentides.

Education[edit]

The Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles (CSSMI) operates Francophone public schools.[11]

Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates Anglophone public schools:

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 6030 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 73015 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census – Blainville census profile
  4. ^ Commission de toponymie du Québec : Boulevard du Curé-Labelle (in French)
  5. ^ http://blainville.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/bilan_activites_police_2017.pdf
  6. ^ https://www.ville.rosemere.qc.ca/securite-incendie--entente-avec-blainville---retablissons-les-faits/
  7. ^ a b c Statistics Canada (29 Nov 2017). "Blainville, V [Census subdivision], Quebec and Quebec [Province] (table). Census Profile". 2016 Census: cat. no. 98-316-X2016001. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  8. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  9. ^ >"2013 Municipal Election Results Archive". Affaires municipales et Occupation du territoire. Québec. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  10. ^ "2017 Municipal Election Results Archive". Affaires municipales et Occupation du territoire. Québec. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  11. ^ "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."
  12. ^ a b "Répertoire des aires de desserte par ville 2017 - 2018 (Généré le 20/9/2017) Blainville." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles. Retrieved on September 20, 2017.
  13. ^ "PIERRE ELLIOT TRUDEAU ELEMENTARY ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 16, 2017.
  14. ^ "McCAIG ELEMENTARY ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 16, 2017.
  15. ^ "Rosemere High School Zone." Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board. Retrieved on December 8, 2014.

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