Pierrefonds-Roxboro

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Pierrefonds-Roxboro
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; -73.800Coordinates: 45°30′N 73°48′W / 45.500°N 73.800°W / 45.500; -73.800
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontréal
EstablishedJanuary 1, 2006
Electoral Districts
Federal

Pierrefonds—Dollard
Lac-Saint-Louis
ProvincialNelligan
Robert-Baldwin
Government
 • TypeBorough
 • MayorDimitrios (Jim) Beis (EM)
 • Federal MP(s)Sameer Zuberi (LPC)
Francis Scarpaleggia (LPC)
 • Quebec MNA(s)Carlos Leitão (PLQ)
Monsef Derraji (PLQ)
Area
 • Land27.1 km2 (10.5 sq mi)
Population
 • Total69,297
 • Density2,560.9/km2 (6,633/sq mi)
 • Dwellings
25,335
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]

Geography[edit]

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 (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.

Politics[edit]

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

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[12][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%
201669,297+1.3%
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%

Education[edit]

The Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys operates Francophone public schools.[13]

Specialized schools include:

Primary schools include:

  • 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 School:

  • 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.[15]

Public libraries[edit]

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.[16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Celebrities include the Tudor family