Delson, Quebec

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Delson
City
Delson Québec 01.JPG
Coat of arms of Delson
Coat of arms
Location within Roussillon RCM
Location within Roussillon RCM
Delson is located in Southern Quebec
Delson
Delson
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45°22′N 73°33′W / 45.37°N 73.55°W / 45.37; -73.55Coordinates: 45°22′N 73°33′W / 45.37°N 73.55°W / 45.37; -73.55[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Roussillon
Constituted January 4, 1918
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Christian Ouellette
 • Federal riding La Prairie
 • Prov. riding La Prairie
Area[2][4]
 • Total 7.70 km2 (2.97 sq mi)
 • Land 7.59 km2 (2.93 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 7,462
 • Density 982.6/km2 (2,545/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 1.9%
 • Dwellings 2,911
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J5B
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-15
A-30
A-930

Route 132
Route 209
Website www.ville.delson.qc.ca

Delson is an off-island suburb (South shore) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is situated 8 mi/13 km SSE of Montreal within the regional county municipality of Roussillion in the administrative region of Montérégie. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 7,462.

On its small territory, Delson is crossed by Route 132 and the Turtle River (rivière de la Tortue). The city owns a portion of the Champlain industrial park as well as the Delson commuter train station with service to and from Montreal on the AMT's Candiac Line.

History[edit]

The origin of the name Delson comes from the Delaware and Hudson Railway, now a subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway, which runs through the town. The Canadian Railway Museum (Exporail) occupies a large tract between Delson and Saint-Constant.

Delson was founded in 1918 as a village municipality before obtaining its status of a city 21 February 1957. The village of Delson was created from three parishes: St Andrews (1924) of the United Church and St David (1938) of the Anglican as well as Sainte-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus (1932) of the Catholic faith.

Geography[edit]

The city lies along the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River, south of the island of Montreal.

Lakes & Rivers[edit]

The following waterways pass through or are situated within the municipality's boundaries:[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Delson, Quebec[7]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 6,063 —    
1996 6,703 +10.6%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 7,024 +4.8%
2006 7,322 +4.2%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 7,462 +1.9%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Delson, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
7,425
6,500 Increase 0.9% 87.54% 420 Decrease 18.4% 5.66% 75 Increase 15.4% 1.01% 430 Increase 50.9% 5.79%
2006
7,305
6,440 Decrease 1.6% 88.16% 515 Increase 102.0% 7.05% 65 Increase n/a% 0.89% 285 Increase 32.6% 3.90%
2001
7,015
6,545 Increase 8.5% 93.30% 255 Decrease 42.7% 3.64% 0 Decrease 100.0% 0.00% 215 Increase 72.0% 3.06%
1996
6,695
6,030 n/a 90.07% 445 n/a 6.65% 95 n/a 1.42% 125 n/a 1.87%

Notable residents[edit]

Delson is the hometown of retired NHL goalie Marcel Cousineau

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Reference number 17544 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Delson
  3. ^ Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: CHÂTEAUGUAY--SAINT-CONSTANT, Quebec
  4. ^ a b c 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Delson, Quebec Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "cp2011" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  7. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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