|Arrondissement de Montréal-Nord|
|Borough of Montreal|
Montreal North Borough Hall
Montreal North's location on the Island of Montreal.
|Incorporated||1915 (from Sault-au-Récollet)|
|January 01, 2002|
|• Mayor||Christine Black (EDC)|
|• Federal MP(s)||Emmanuel Dubourg (LIB)
Pablo Rodríguez (LPC)
|• Quebec MNA||Rita de Santis (LIB)
Marie Montpetit (LIB)
|• Land||11.07 km2 (4.27 sq mi)|
|• Density||7,576.2/km2 (19,622/sq mi)|
|• Change (2006-11)||0.1%|
|• Dwellings (2006)||38,122|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
Montreal North (French: Montréal-Nord) is a borough (arrondissement) of the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It consists entirely of the former city of Montréal-Nord on Island of Montreal in southwestern Quebec. It was amalgamated into the City of Montreal on January 1, 2002.
Montreal North has the reputation of being one of Montreal's most dangerous boroughs, along with Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. The area contains a sizable community living below the poverty line, though it also has a middle-class and upper-middle-class residents.
The borough is an oblong municipal division situated along the Rivière des Prairies, in the northeastern part of the island.
It is bordered to the west by Ahuntsic-Cartierville, to the southwest by Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension, to the south by Saint Leonard, at the southeast corner by Anjou, and to the east by Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles.
Major thoroughfares in Montreal North include Saint Michel Blvd., Pie IX Blvd. (Autoroute 25), Lacordaire Blvd., Langelier Blvd., Léger Blvd., and Henri Bourassa Blvd. The Pie IX Bridge connects Montreal North to the Laval district of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul.
It has an area of 11.07 km² and a population of 83,911.
Federal and provincial elections
As of the November 3, 2013 Montreal municipal election, the current borough council consists of the following councillors:
|Christine Black||Équipe Coderre|
|Marie-Clarac||City councillor||Chantal Rossi||Équipe Coderre|
|Borough councillor||Monica Ricourt||Équipe Coderre|
|Ovide-Clermont||City councillor||Jean-Marc Gibeau||Équipe Coderre|
|Borough councillor||Sylvia Lo Bianco||Équipe Coderre|
For yet undisclosed reasons on August 9, 2008 officers of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal shot and killed Honduran immigrant Fredy Alberto Villanueva. This served to set off the tensions that had already been simmering in this multi-ethnic borough, and riots erupted the next evening, after an otherwise peaceful protest march in the afternoon. Rioters looted neighborhood stores, several cars and garbage cans were set on fire, one paramedic and two police officers were wounded and one female police officer shot. Firetrucks and firefighters arriving to put out the fires were then targeted by the rioters.
Primary and secondary schools
The Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'Île (CSPÎ) operates French-language public schools. The secondary schools in the arrondissement are École secondaire Calixa-Lavallée and École Secondaire Henri-Bourassa. There is also the Le Prélude program. There are 14 Francophone primary schools in Montréal-Nord.
The English Montreal School Board operates Anglophone public schools:
- Galileo Adult Education Centre (Centre d'éducation des adultes Galileo)
- Lester B Pearson High School
- Gerald McShane School
Prior to 1998 it was in the Montreal Catholic School Commission (CECM) and the Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal, as at that time public schools were by religious denomination instead of on linguistic lines. In 1998 some schools in the eastern portion of CECM were transferred to the former area of Commission scolaire Jérôme-Le Royer, which at that time became the territory of the CSPÎ.
- Ministère des Affaires Municipales et Régions: Montréal-Nord
- Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: BOURASSA (Quebec)
Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: HONORÉ-MERCIER (Quebec)
- Chief Electoral Officer of Québec - 40th General Election Riding Results: BOURASSA-SAUVÉ
Chief Electoral Officer of Québec - 40th General Election Riding Results: CRÉMAZIE
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