Gore, Quebec

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Township municipality
Location within Argenteuil RCM.
Location within Argenteuil RCM.
Gore is located in Central Quebec
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°46′N 74°15′W / 45.767°N 74.250°W / 45.767; -74.250Coordinates: 45°46′N 74°15′W / 45.767°N 74.250°W / 45.767; -74.250[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Laurentides
RCM Argenteuil
Settled 1840s
Constituted July 1, 1855
Named for Francis Gore[1]
 • Mayor Scott Pearce
 • Federal riding Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel
 • Prov. riding Argenteuil
 • Total 96.60 km2 (37.30 sq mi)
 • Land 92.91 km2 (35.87 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,775
 • Density 19.1/km2 (49/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 15.3%
 • Dwellings 1,495
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0V 1K0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 329
Website www.cantondegore.qc.ca

Gore is a township municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec, located within the Argenteuil Regional County Municipality. Its main community is Lakefield.


Located in the Laurentian Mountains, the township consists of rugged Canadian Shield with an elevation varying between 168 meters (551 ft) and 427 meters (1,401 ft). The terrain is characterized by forested mountains and numerous streams and lakes. Notable lakes include Barron, Hughes, Chevreuil, aux Oiseaux, Solar, Caroline, Evans, Dawson, Clark, Grace, Sugarloaf, Clair, and Carruthers; many of them have been entirely developed over the years, but there still remain many with little or no construction to date.[4]

The majority of its territory is covered by old-growth forests with a wide variety of species both deciduous and coniferous, such as birch, poplar, sugar maple, beech, white pine, fir, spruce, hemlock, and cedar.[4]


The Gore Township was established in 1840, named after Francis Gore (1769–1852), Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada from 1806 to 1811 and from 1815 to 1817. It was colonized by Scottish and Irish settlers, such as Robert Smith and James Stephenson.[5][6]

In 1845, the Gore Municipality was formed, abolished two years later, and restored in 1855. In 1853 it had about 1000 inhabitants but this dropped to about 800 people ten years later, almost all of Irish origin. The Gore Post Office operated between 1898 and 1958.[6]


Population trend:[7]

  • Population in 2011: 1775 (2006 to 2011 population change: 15.3%)
  • Population in 2006: 1540
  • Population in 2001: 1260
  • Population in 1996: 1133
  • Population in 1991: 982

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 829 (total dwellings: 1495)

Mother tongue (2011):

  • English as first language: 22%
  • French as first language: 72.7%
  • English and French as first language: 1.1%
  • Other as first language: 3.9%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Reference number 25930 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 76025 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2476025) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Welcome to Gore Web Site". Canton de Gore. Retrieved 2009-03-09. 
  5. ^ "Gore (canton)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-03-09. 
  6. ^ a b "Gore (Municipalité de canton)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-03-09. 
  7. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census