Pierrefonds-Roxboro

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Pierrefonds-Roxboro
Borough of Montreal
Official logo of Pierrefonds-Roxboro
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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; -73.800Coordinates: 45°30′N 73°48′W / 45.500°N 73.800°W / 45.500; -73.800
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontréal
EstablishedJanuary 01, 2006
Electoral Districts
Federal

Pierrefonds—Dollard
Lac-Saint-Louis
ProvincialNelligan
Robert-Baldwin
Government[1][2][3]
 • TypeBorough
 • MayorDimitrios (Jim) Beis (EDC)
 • Federal MP(s)Frank Baylis (LPC)
Francis Scarpaleggia (LPC)
 • Quebec MNA(s)Carlos Leitão (PLQ)
Martin Coiteux (PLQ)
Area[4]
 • Land27.13 km2 (10.47 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4][5]
 • Total68,410
 • Density2,521.6/km2 (6,531/sq mi)
 • Change (2006-11)Increase5.2%
 • Dwellings (2006)24,672
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)H9J, H9H
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 1 January 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 38.90 km² and a population of 60,138.

Borough council[edit]

As of the November 5, 2017 Montreal municipal election, the current borough council consists of the following councillors:

District Position Name   Party
Borough mayor
City councillor
Dimitrios Jim Beis   Équipe Coderre
Bois-de-Liesse City councillor Benoit Langevin   Équipe Coderre
Borough councillor Louise Leroux   Équipe Coderre
Cap-Saint-Jacques City councillor Catherine Clément-Talbot   Équipe Coderre
Borough councillor Yves Gignac   Équipe Coderre

Pierrefonds[edit]

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, Thorndale), as well as two public English high schools, Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School and Riverdale. There are also two French private schools, Collège Charlemagne and Collège Beaubois.

Roxboro[edit]

The former town had 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 (1997).[10] (William G. Boll).It also had a Federal Canada Post office 1996-12-13.[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.

Transportation[edit]

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, Sources Boulevard, as well as Gouin, and Pierrefonds Boulevards.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
196635,854—    
197140,645+13.4%
197642,508+4.6%
198144,682+5.1%
198645,743+2.4%
199154,614+19.4%
199658,936+7.9%
200160,605+2.8%
200665,041+7.3%
201168,410+5.2%
[12]
Home language (2011) [13]
Language Population Percentage (%)
English 28,475 46%
French 19,255 31%
Other languages 13,620 22%

Education[edit]

The Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys operates Francophone public schools.[14]

Specialized schools include:

Primary schools include:

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

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

Vocational Education:

  • West Island Career Centre

High schools:

Elementary School:

  • Beechwood Elementary School
  • Greendale Elementary School
  • St. Anthony Elementary School
  • St. Charles Elementary School
  • Terry Fox Elementary School]
  • Thorndale Elementary School
  • In addition Westpark Elementary and Wilder-Penfield Elementary in Dollard-des-Ormeaux and Margaret Manson Elementary School in Kirkland serve portions of the borough.[16]

Public libraries[edit]

The Montreal Public Libraries Network operates the Pierrefonds Branch (13 555, boulevard Pierrefonds) and the Roxboro Branch (110, rue Cartier )in the borough.[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Pierrefonds, Quebec
    2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Roxboro, Quebec
  5. ^ "Population totale en 2006 et en 2011 - Variation — Densité" (PDF). Canada 2011 Census (in French). Ville de Montréal. 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  6. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map
  7. ^ http://www.toponymie.gouv.qc.ca/ct/ToposWeb/fiche.aspx?no_seq=394018
  8. ^ http://www.toponymie.gouv.qc.ca/ct/ToposWeb/fiche.aspx?no_seq=269070
  9. ^ http://www.toponymie.gouv.qc.ca/ct/ToposWeb/fiche.aspx?no_seq=371489
  10. ^ http://www.toponymie.gouv.qc.ca/ct/ToposWeb/fiche.aspx?no_seq=284562
  11. ^ http://www.toponymie.gouv.qc.ca/ct/ToposWeb/fiche.aspx?no_seq=330030
  12. ^ "Profil sociodéographique: Arrondissement de Pierrefonds-Roxboro" (PDF) (in French). Ville de Montréal. 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  13. ^ http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/portal/page?_pageid=6897,68087664&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
  14. ^ "ÉCOLES ET CENTRES." Commission Scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys. Retrieved on December 7, 2014.
  15. ^ http://www3.csmb.qc.ca/ecoles/Default.aspx?alias=www3.csmb.qc.ca/ecoles/rose-virginie-pelletier
  16. ^ "School Board Map." Lester B. Pearson School Board. Retrieved on September 28, 2017.
  17. ^ "Les bibliothèques par arrondissement." Montreal Public Libraries Network. Retrieved on December 7, 2014.

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