Hampstead, Quebec

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Hampstead
Hampstead Town Hall
Hampstead Town Hall
Coat of arms of Hampstead
Nickname: 
Garden City
Location on the Island of Montreal
Location on the Island of Montreal
Hampstead is located in Southern Quebec
Hampstead
Hampstead
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45°29′N 73°38′W / 45.483°N 73.633°W / 45.483; -73.633Coordinates: 45°29′N 73°38′W / 45.483°N 73.633°W / 45.483; -73.633[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceQuebec
RegionMontreal
RCMNone
ConstitutedJanuary 1, 2006
Named forHampstead, London[1]
Government
 • MayorJeremy Levi
 • Federal ridingMount Royal
 • Prov. ridingD'Arcy-McGee
Area
 • Total1.77 km2 (0.68 sq mi)
 • Land1.79 km2 (0.69 sq mi)
 There is an apparent discrepancy between 2 authoritative sources.
Population
 (2021)[4]
 • Total7,037
 • Density3,922.1/km2 (10,158/sq mi)
 • Pop. 2016-2021
Increase 0.9%
 • Dwellings
2,622
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)514 and 438
HighwaysNo major routes
Websitewww.hampstead.qc.ca Edit this at Wikidata

Hampstead is an on-island suburb of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is an independent municipality, surrounded by the boroughs of Montreal.

History[edit]

Hampstead Town Hall in 1943.

The Town of Hampstead was founded in 1914. It was designed to be an exclusive garden city. There are no retail shops within municipal boundaries. Houses were assigned relatively large lots to allow space for trees and shrubbery. The town's roads were designed with curves in order to slow down traffic and to create an interesting and intimate landscape. Despite its rather flat topography—much of the territory was once a golf course—the town was named after another garden city, the London suburb of Hampstead Village. Like its namesake, Hampstead is the home of many affluent citizens, and competes with a few other suburbs for first place in the rankings of highest average household incomes in Canada.[citation needed]

Merger and demerger[edit]

On January 1, 2002, as part of the 2002–06 municipal reorganization of Montreal, it was merged with Côte-Saint-Luc and Montreal West and became the Côte-Saint-Luc–Hampstead–Montréal-Ouest borough of the City of Montreal. However, after a change of government and a 2004 referendum, all three were re-constituted as independent cities on January 1, 2006.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
19666,158—    
19717,035+14.2%
19767,562+7.5%
19817,598+0.5%
19867,886+3.8%
19917,219−8.5%
19966,986−3.2%
20016,974−0.2%
20066,996+0.3%
20117,153+2.2%
20166,973−2.5%
20217,037+0.9%
Source: Statistics Canada

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Hampstead had a population of 7,037 living in 2,493 of its 2,622 total private dwellings, a change of 0.9% from its 2016 population of 6,973. With a land area of 1.79 km2 (0.69 sq mi), it had a population density of 3,931.3/km2 (10,182.0/sq mi) in 2021.[5]

Canada census – Hampstead, Quebec community profile
20212016
Population7,037 (+0.9% from 2016)6,973 (-2.5% from 2011)
Land area1.79 km2 (0.69 sq mi)1.80 km2 (0.69 sq mi)
Population density3,922.1/km2 (10,158/sq mi)3,884.2/km2 (10,060/sq mi)
Median age39.6 (M: 38.8, F: 40.4)40.8 (M: 39.3, F: 41.6)
Total private dwellings2,6222,623
Median household income$122,496
References: 2021[6] 2016[7] earlier[8][9]
Canada 2006 Census[10] Population % of Total Population
Visible minority group South Asian 45 0.6
Chinese 55 0.8
Black 145 2.1
Filipino 130 1.9
Latin American 80 1.1
Southeast Asian 45 0.6
Other visible minority 155 2.3
Total visible minority population 655 9.4
Aboriginal group First Nations 0 0
Métis 0 0
Inuit 0 0
Total Aboriginal population 0 0
White 6,340 90.6
Total population 6,995 100

In terms of mother tongue, the 2006 census found that, including multiple responses, almost 63% of residents spoke English, and about 16% of residents spoke French. The next most commonly reported first languages learned were Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish and Romanian.[11]

Mother Tongue Population (2006) Percentage (2006) Population (2016) Percentage (2016)
English 4,260 60.9% 3,950 56.7%
French 975 13.9% 1,255 18.0%
English and French 45 0.6% 130 1.9%
English and a non-official language 55 0.8% 70 1.0%
French and a non-official language 85 1.2% 45 0.6%
English, French and a non-official language 20 0.3% 35 0.5%
Hebrew 240 3.4% 150 2.2%
Yiddish 175 2.5% 75 1.1%
Polish 160 2.3% 30 0.4%
Romanian 145 2.1% 100 1.4%
Spanish 135 1.9% 145 2.1%
Arabic 110 1.6% 110 1.6%
Korean 90 1.3% 60 0.9%
Hungarian 65 0.9% 45 0.6%
Tagalog 60 0.9% 70 1.0%
Chinese 45 0.6% 115 1.6%
Italian 40 0.6% 65 0.9%
Russian 40 0.6% 80 1.1%
German 35 0.5% 40 0.6%
Persian 35 0.5% 135 1.9%
Vietnamese 35 0.5% 40 0.6%
Bisayan 20 0.3%
Greek 20 0.3% 35 0.5%
Serbian 20 0.3% 25 0.4%
Home language (2006, 2011 and 2016)
Language Population (2006) Percentage (2006) Population (2011) Percentage (2011) Population (2016) Percentage (2016)
English 5,440 77.77% 5,190 72.53% 4,830 69.30%
French 890 12.72% 1,045 14.61% 1,065 15.28%
Both English and French 70 1.00% 120 1.68% 130 1.87%
Other languages 590 8.43% 585 8.18% 720 10.33%

The town is noted for having the highest percentage of Jewish residents of any city in Canada, and the third highest worldwide outside Israel.[citation needed]

Religion (2001)[12] Population Percentage % (of total in Quebec)
Jewish 5,170 74.2% 5.75%
Catholic 760 10.9% 0.01%
No religious affiliation 300 4.3% 0.07%
Protestant 295 4.2% 0.09%
Christian Orthodox 280 4% 0.28%
Muslim 45 0.6% 0.04%
Buddhist 75 1.1% 0.18%
Christian, n.i.e. 25 0.4% 0.04%
Hindu 15 0.2% 0.06%
Other 10 0.1% 0.26%

Local government[edit]

In the November 6, 2005 municipal elections, William (Bill) Steinberg was elected mayor of Hampstead. Steinberg was the first new mayor after 4 years of civic control by Gérald Tremblay, when Hampstead was part of Montreal. Mayor Steinberg defeated Irving Adessky who had been mayor for 27 years (1974-2001) and former councillor Gerald Kestner. In his honour, the community centre has been renamed after him. Steinberg was re-elected on November 1, 2009 defeating former town councillor David Sternthal with 61% of the vote. On November 3, 2013 Mayor Steinberg was re-elected for a third term defeating former town councillor Bonnie Feigenbaum with 61.21% of the vote (voter turnout was 44.5%).[13] In the 2017 Municipal Elections, Steinberg, Warren Budning, Harvey Shaffer, Jack Edery, and Michael Goldwax were acclaimed. Bill Steinberg served as Mayor for 16 years (2005-2021).[14]

Current Government:

  • Mayor: Jeremy Levi
  • Councillors:
  1. Leon Elfasy
  2. Jack Edery
  3. Harvey Shaffer
  4. Michael Goldwax
  5. Warren Budning
  6. Jason Farber

Former mayors[edit]

List of former mayors:[15]

  • James Baillie (1914–1924)
  • James A. Baillie (1924–1928, 1930–1932)
  • William Schuyler Lighthall (1928–1930)
  • Archibald F. Byers (1932–1935)
  • Vincent E. Scully (1935–1936)
  • Hartland Glaspell Parsons (1936–1948)
  • Lyman Ira Playfair (1948–1964)
  • Stuart Milnet Finlayson (1964–1974)
  • Irving L. Adessky (1974–2001)
  • William Steinberg (2005–2021)
  • Jeremy Levi (2021–present)

Places of interest[edit]

Hampstead Park has a public pool, two basketball courts, two baseball fields, ten tennis courts, soccer fields, a beach volleyball court and a play area for children. In the winter two ice rinks are built where the children play and skate.

Transportation[edit]

Two major thoroughfares exist in Hampstead. One is Queen Mary Road and the other is Fleet Road. While it is difficult to drive quickly down Queen Mary (because of all the stop signs), Fleet Road is geared for automobile traffic, with synchronized traffic lights.

Hampstead is accessible by the following STM bus lines:[16] 51 Édouard-Montpetit (Queen-Mary), 66 The Boulevard (Côte-Saint-Luc), 161 Van Horne (Fleet), 166 Queen Mary (Macdonald).

There were various stages of development for Hampstead. The newer areas tend to be to the north and to the west. The city is almost completely composed of single family residences, except for the apartment buildings on Côte-Saint-Luc Road, and the duplexes and triplexes along MacDonald, Cleve, Dufferin, Heath, Holtham, Harrow and Aldred Roads. There are no commercial properties in the city. There is only one school in the city, the Hampstead Elementary School, which is public.

At the beginning of each summer is Hampstead Day, which features a small carnival and fireworks, curated by the staff of the Hampstead Pool and of the Hampstead Day Camp.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Hampstead is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Reference number 388460 in Banque de noms de lieux du Québec". toponymie.gouv.qc.ca (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec.
  2. ^ a b "Répertoire des municipalités: Hampstead". www.mamh.gouv.qc.ca (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation. Retrieved 14 June 2022.
  3. ^ Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: MOUNT ROYAL (Quebec)
  4. ^ a b "Hampstead, Ville (V) Census Profile, 2021 Census of Population". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Government of Canada - Statistics Canada. Retrieved 14 June 2022.
  5. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), Quebec". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved August 29, 2022.
  6. ^ "2021 Community Profiles". 2021 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 4, 2022. Retrieved 2022-06-14.
  7. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. August 12, 2021. Retrieved 2022-06-06.
  8. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. August 20, 2019.
  9. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 18, 2021.
  10. ^ "Pickering, Ontario (City) Census Subdivision". Community Profiles, Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada.
  11. ^ "Hampstead, V". Detailed Mother Tongue (103), Knowledge of Official Languages (5), Age Groups (17A) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data. Statistics Canada. 2007-11-20. Retrieved 2008-02-06.
  12. ^ Canada. 2002. 2001 Community Profiles. Released June 27, 2002 Archived January 18, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ "Résultats des élections pour les postes de maire et de conseiller".
  14. ^ "Bill Steinberg Official Website".
  15. ^ "Répertoire des entités géopolitiques: Hampstead (ville) 19.2.1914 - 1.1.2002 * 1.1.2006 - ..." www.mairesduquebec.com. Institut généalogique Drouin. Retrieved 14 June 2022.
  16. ^ "Town of Hampstead".

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