Saint-Placide, Quebec

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Location within Deux-Montagnes RCM.
Location within Deux-Montagnes RCM.
Saint-Placide is located in Central Quebec
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°32′N 74°12′W / 45.533°N 74.200°W / 45.533; -74.200Coordinates: 45°32′N 74°12′W / 45.533°N 74.200°W / 45.533; -74.200[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Laurentides
RCM Deux-Montagnes
Settled 1780
Constituted August 3, 1994
 • Mayor Denis Lavigne
 • Federal riding Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel
 • Prov. riding Mirabel
 • Total 62.10 km2 (23.98 sq mi)
 • Land 43.12 km2 (16.65 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,715
 • Density 39.8/km2 (103/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 4.4%
 • Dwellings 862
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0V 2B0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 344

Saint-Placide is a municipality in the Laurentides region of Quebec, Canada, part of the Deux-Montagnes Regional County Municipality, along the north shore of the Ottawa River.


In 1780, the first European settlers arrived here.[4] In 1848, the Parish of Saint-Placide was formed when it was separated from the parish of Saint-Benoît. The new parish name was undoubtebly chosen because Saint Placide, a monk of the sixth century, was a disciple of Saint Benedict. In 1853, its post office opened, and in 1855, the Parish Municipality of Saint-Placide was formed.[5]

A wharf, built in 1867, allowed vessels of the Ottawa River Navigation Company to take delivery of wheat at that time in the region.[5]

In 1950, the Village Municipality of Saint-Placide was formed when it separated from the Parish Municipality, and was surrounded by the latter's territory. On August 3, 1994, these municipalities were rejoined again to form the new Municipality of Saint-Placide.[5]


Population trend:[6]

  • Population in 2011: 1715 (2006 to 2011 population change: 4.4%)
  • Population in 2006: 1642 (2001 to 2006 population change: 6.8%)
  • Population in 2001: 1537
  • Population in 1996: 1479
  • Population in 1991: 1387 (adjusted for boundary changes)

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 716 (total dwellings: 862)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 1.2%
  • French as first language: 96%
  • English and French as first language: 0.6%
  • Other as first language: 2.2%


The Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles (CSSMI) operates Francophone public schools.[7]

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates Anglophone public schools. Mountainview Elementary School and Saint Jude Elementary School, both in Deux-Montagnes, serve this community.[8][9]

Notable people from Saint-Placide[edit]


  1. ^ Reference number 293601 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 72043 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2472043) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  4. ^ "Découvrir Saint-Placide - Historique" (in French). Municipalité de Saint-Placide. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Saint-Placide (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  7. ^ "Admission et inscription." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on December 7, 2014. "La Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles (CSSMI) offre ses services aux résidents des municipalités de : Blainville, Boisbriand, Bois-des-Filion, Deux-Montagnes, Lorraine, Mirabel (Saint-Augustin, Saint-Benoît, Sainte-Scholastique et secteur du Domaine-Vert), Oka, Pointe-Calumet, Rosemère, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Sainte-Thérèse, Saint-Eustache, Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, Saint-Placide et Terrebonne Ouest."
  8. ^ "Mountainview Elementary Zone." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on December 8, 2014.
  9. ^ "Saint Jude Elementary School Zone Map." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on December 8, 2014.

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