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Coordinates: 45°30′N 73°48′W / 45.500°N 73.800°W / 45.500; -73.800
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Parc du Millénaire
Parc du Millénaire
Official logo of Pierrefonds-Roxboro
Location of Pierrefonds-Roxboro on Island of Montreal. (Gray areas indicate demerged municipalities).
Location of Pierrefonds-Roxboro on Island of Montreal.
(Gray areas indicate demerged municipalities).
Coordinates: 45°30′N 73°48′W / 45.500°N 73.800°W / 45.500; -73.800
Country Canada
Province Quebec
EstablishedJanuary 1, 2006
Electoral Districts

 • TypeBorough
 • MayorDimitrios (Jim) Beis (EM)
 • Federal MP(s)Sameer Zuberi (LPC)
Francis Scarpaleggia (LPC)
 • Quebec MNA(s)Brigitte Garceau (PLQ)
Monsef Derraji (PLQ)
 • Land27.1 km2 (10.5 sq mi)
 • Total69,297
 • Density2,560.9/km2 (6,633/sq mi)
 • Dwellings
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)(514) and (438)
Access Routes[6] A-13
WebsiteBorough website

Pierrefonds-Roxboro is a borough of the city of Montreal. It was created January 1, 2006, following the demerger of parts of the city.[7]



It is composed of the former municipalities of Pierrefonds and Roxboro, spanning the northern part of the West Island. Besides its land borders with the borough of L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève, as well as the boroughs of Saint-Laurent and Ahuntsic-Cartierville to the east, it borders the municipalities of Senneville, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Kirkland, and Dollard-des-Ormeaux.

The borough has an area of 27.1 km2 (10½ sq. mi.) and a population of 69,297.

Pierrefonds has the largest nature park in the City of Montreal, the Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park. It is also home to several English elementary schools (St. Anthony School, St. Charles School, Greendale, Terry Fox School, Kingsdale Academy) as well as the public English high school, Pierrefonds Community High School. There are also three French private schools, Collège Charlemagne, Collège Beaubois and École Charles-Perrault.

Roxboro has two nature parks known as Roxboro Island[8] and Roxboro Woods,[9] three elementary schools (Lalande, French; Charles A. Kirkland, English; and Socrates, Greek) as well as a small library and a large library .[10] It also had a Federal Canada Post office .[11] The former headquarters of the Roxboro Volunteer Fire Brigade is now Station 58 of the Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal and houses a single engine company. The adjacent former Roxboro Town Hall houses the Fire Prevention officers for Fire Division 11, and also serves as a borough point of service for the Roxboro area.


District Position Name   Party
Borough mayor
City councillor
Dimitrios (Jim) Beis[12]   Ensemble Montréal
Bois-de-Liesse City councillor Benoit Langevin[13]   Ensemble Montréal
Borough councillor Louise Leroux[13]   Ensemble Montréal
Cap-Saint-Jacques City councillor Catherine Clément-Talbot[13]   Ensemble Montréal
Borough councillor Chahi (Sharkie) Tarakjian[13]   Ensemble Montréal

Federally, it is part of the ridings of Lac-Saint-Louis and Pierrefonds-Dollard, provincially, it's part of Nelligan and Robert-Baldwin.



The borough is served by the Sunnybrooke and Roxboro-Pierrefonds stations on the Deux-Montagnes commuter train line. Major thoroughfares include Saint Charles Boulevard, Saint Jean Boulevard, Des Sources Boulevard, as well as Gouin, and Pierrefonds Boulevards. Autoroute 13 also crosses the easternmost part of the borough.


Historical populations

According to the Office québécois de la langue française, the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro has been officially recognized as a bilingual municipality since 2005-12-07.[14] It is the sole borough in the City of Montreal to be bilingual.[15]

Home language (2016)
Language Population Percentage (%)
French 18,140 30%
English 27,580 45%
Other languages 15,225 25%
Mother Tongue (2016)
Language Population Percentage (%)
French 17,765 28%
English 19,995 31%
Other languages 26,875 42%
Visible Minorities (2016)
Ethnicity Population Percentage (%)
Not a visible minority 39,165 56.9%
Visible minorities 29,670 43.1%



The Centre de services scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys operates Francophone public schools, but were previously operated by the Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys until June 15, 2020. The change was a result of a law passed by the Quebec government that changed the school board system from denominational to linguistic.[16]

Specialized schools:

High schools:

Primary schools:

  • du Grand-Chêne
  • Harfang-des-Neiges
  • Lalande
  • Murielle-Dumont
  • Perce-Neige
  • Saint-Gérard
  • Charles-Perrault

The Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) operates Anglophone public schools.

Vocational Education:

  • West Island Career Centre

High schools:

Elementary Schools:

  • Beechwood Elementary School
  • Greendale Elementary School
  • St. Anthony Elementary School
  • St. Charles Elementary School
  • Terry Fox Elementary School
  • Kingsdale Academy
  • In addition, Westpark Elementary and Wilder-Penfield Elementary in Dollard-des-Ormeaux and Margaret Manson Elementary School in Kirkland serve portions of the borough.[20]

Public libraries


The Montreal Public Libraries Network operates the Pierrefonds Branch (13 555, boulevard Pierrefonds) and the William G. Boll Branch (110, rue Cartier) in the borough.[21]

See also



  1. ^ Ministère des Affaires Municipales et Régions: Pierrefonds-Roxboro
  2. ^ Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: PIERREFONDS--DOLLARD (Quebec)
  3. ^ Chief Electoral Officer of Québec - 40th General Election Riding Results: NELLIGAN
    Chief Electoral Officer of Québec - 40th General Election Riding Results: ROBERT-BALDWIN
  4. ^ 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Pierrefonds, Quebec
    2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Roxboro, Quebec
  5. ^ a b "PROFIL SOCIODÉMOGRAPHIQUE - Recensement 2016" (PDF) (in French). Arrondissement de Pierrefonds-Roxboro. May 2018.
  6. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map
  7. ^ "Fiche descriptive".
  8. ^ "Fiche descriptive".
  9. ^ "Fiche descriptive".
  10. ^ "Fiche descriptive".
  11. ^ "Fiche descriptive".
  12. ^ Tani-Moore, Emmanuel (9 November 2021). "VILLE DE MONTRÉAL: Rapport officiel du recensement des votes Scrutin du 7 novembre 2021" (PDF). Élections Montréal. p. 50. Retrieved 2 January 2023.
  13. ^ a b c d "Quebec municipal election results: Pierrefonds-Roxboro". Global News. 7 November 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2023.
  14. ^ "Organismes reconnus offrant des services dans une langue autre que le français". www.oqlf.gouv.qc.ca. 2022-12-19. Retrieved 2023-04-20.
  15. ^ "Mayor supports Pierrefonds-Roxboro's fight for bilingual status". Montreal. 2013-02-25. Retrieved 2023-04-20.
  16. ^ "ÉCOLES ET CENTRES." Commission Scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys. Retrieved on December 7, 2014.
  17. ^ "Rose-Virginie-Pelletier". Rose-Virginie-Pelletier - Centre de services scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys (in French). Retrieved 2024-06-14.
  18. ^ "De l'Altitude". De l'Altitude - Centre de services scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys (in French). Retrieved 2024-06-14.
  19. ^ "Pierrefonds Community High School | Pierrefonds, QC". pchs.lbpsb.qc.ca. Retrieved 2024-06-15.
  20. ^ "School Board Map Archived 2017-09-21 at the Wayback Machine." Lester B. Pearson School Board. Retrieved on September 28, 2017.
  21. ^ "Les bibliothèques par arrondissement." Montreal Public Libraries Network. Retrieved on December 7, 2014.