Lorraine, Quebec

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Lorraine
City
Coat of arms of Lorraine
Coat of arms
Location within Thérèse-De Blainville RCM.
Location within Thérèse-De Blainville RCM.
Lorraine is located in Central Quebec
Lorraine
Lorraine
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°41′N 73°47′W / 45.683°N 73.783°W / 45.683; -73.783Coordinates: 45°41′N 73°47′W / 45.683°N 73.783°W / 45.683; -73.783[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Laurentides
RCM Thérèse-De Blainville
Constituted February 4, 1960
Government[2]
 • Type Lorraine City Council
 • Mayor Ramez Ayoub
 • Federal riding Marc-Aurèle-Fortin
 • Prov. riding Blainville
Area[2][3]
 • Total 6.00 km2 (2.32 sq mi)
 • Land 6.04 km2 (2.33 sq mi)
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Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 9,479
 • Density 1,570.0/km2 (4,066/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006–2011 Decrease 1.4%
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J6Z 3W9
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-640

Route 344
Website www.ville.lorraine.qc.ca

Lorraine is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southwestern Quebec, Canada on the north shore of the Rivière des Mille-Îles in the Thérèse-De Blainville Regional County Municipality. There are no industries and only a very limited commercial district (comprising one medical center, one shopping mall, a golf course and arena); almost all houses are of the detached type. Furthermore, a large portion of the town territory is set aside as wild forest (Forêt du Grand Côteau); some bike/ski trails run through it. The town is divided into two areas, Uptown and Downtown (or Lorraine en haut and Lorraine en bas, colloquially, because the northern area is on higher ground). These two areas are also delimited by Quebec freeway A-640, and are only joined together by the main street (Boulevard de Gaulle) overpass.

Lorraine has earned a reputation for high end homes with pristine lawns. Due to the heat and humidity of summers in the region, a large number of these properties have in ground swimming pools in backyards. The town prides itself with completely underground utility networks apart from a small older section of the town (Avenue Fraser in particular). The absence of telephone and electric poles contributes to the aesthetic appeal of the municipality.

The town was founded February 4, 1960 and is named for the French region of the same name.

The town is the territory of the Roman Catholic parishal community of Charles-de-Foucault (old parish), part of the (new) Saint-Luc parish of the Terrebonne pastoral region of the Saint-Jérôme diocese. The town is part of the Marc-Aurèle-Fortin federal electoral district and Blainville provincial electoral district. It makes district 22 of the Seigneurie-des-Milles-Îles French school board and is part of district 8 of the Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier English school board. Lorraine is also a member of the Montreal Metropolitan Community.

The town has three elementary schools: École Le Carrefour and École Le Tournesol, which are very close to each other but separated by Parc Lorraine, as well as École du Ruisselet.

Awards[edit]

In 2007 the town of Lorraine was recognized by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects under the Awards of Excellence Program for 'La Promenade Riveraine Du Domaine Garth' project.

Facts[edit]

Current Mayor: Ramez Ayoub (since 2009)
See Lorraine City Council

According to the Canada 2006 Census:

  • Population: 9613
  • Population growth (2001–2006): 1.4%
  • Area: 6.04 km².

According to the Regions and Municipal Affairs Ministry of Quebec (as of 2005):

  • Population: 9966
  • Area: 5.956 km².

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