Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec

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This article is about the town in Quebec, Canada. For other uses, see Saint Teresa (disambiguation).
The old Séminaire de Sainte-Thérèse
The old Séminaire de Sainte-Thérèse
Location within Thérèse-De Blainville RCM.
Location within Thérèse-De Blainville RCM.
Sainte-Thérèse is located in Central Quebec
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°38′N 73°51′W / 45.633°N 73.850°W / 45.633; -73.850Coordinates: 45°38′N 73°51′W / 45.633°N 73.850°W / 45.633; -73.850[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Laurentides
RCM Thérèse-De Blainville
Constituted June 1, 1849
 • Mayor Sylvie Surprenant
 • Federal riding Thérèse-De Blainville
 • Prov. riding Groulx
 • Total 9.40 km2 (3.63 sq mi)
 • Land 9.58 km2 (3.70 sq mi)
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contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 26,025
 • Density 2,716.1/km2 (7,035/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006–2011 Increase 3.2%
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J7E
Area code(s) 450 and 579

Route 117

Sainte-Thérèse is an off-island suburb northwest of Montreal, in southwestern Quebec, Canada, in the Thérèse-De Blainville Regional County Municipality.

The town is mostly known as a home for heavy industry, but it is also a centre of recreational and tourist activities. It is near the southern limit of a web of cross-country ski trails which meander through the Laurentides. Heading north, it is possible to undertake several nature-filled days of skiing towards major resort centres such as Mont-Tremblant, Quebec.

During the summer, many of the ski trails are used as dedicated bicycle paths, making it possible to undertake day-long or week-long cycling excursions through unspoiled areas, from one resort area to another, without sharing the right of way with motorized vehicles.

The city hall of Sainte-Thérèse, September 28, 1948.

The city was for several decades the home of Sicard Industries, the biggest maker of snow blowers in the world. Until 2002, when General Motors shut its doors, it was also the home of the only Canadian automobile assembly plant outside of Ontario. Sainte-Thérèse formerly had a number of piano factories, including Pianos Lesage.

It is served by the Sainte-Thérèse intermodal station which is used by commuter trains of the Blainville–Saint-Jérôme Line of the Agence métropolitaine de transport, or AMT (in English, the "Metropolitan transportation agency"), the umbrella organization that plans, integrates, and coordinates public transportation services in the Greater Montreal area, as well as by buses.


According to the Canada 2001 Census:

  • Population: 24,269
  • % Change (1996-2001): 3.4
  • Dwellings: 10,879
  • Area (km²): 9.58
  • Density (persons per km²): 2533.9


Sainte-Thérèse is served by the Sainte-Thérèse commuter rail station on the Agence métropolitaine de transport's Saint-Jérôme Line. Local bus service is provided by CIT Laurentides.


Canada Census Mother Tongue - Ste-Therese, Quebec[4]
Census Total
French & English
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
23,455 Increase 3.85% 91.73% 700 Decrease 25.92% 2.74% 220 Increase 25.71% 0.86% 1,075 Decrease 8.91% 4.2%
22,585 Increase 2.64% 90.76% 945 Increase 23.52% 3.79% 175 Increase 16.67% 0.70% 1,180 Increase 25.53% 4.74%
22,005 Increase 3.52% 92.21% 765 Decrease 6.13% 3.2% 150 Decrease 37.5% 0.63% 940 Increase 12.57% 3.94%
21,255 n/a 91.71% 815 n/a 3.51% 240 n/a 1.03% 835 n/a 3.60%


The Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles (CSSMI) operates Francophone public schools.[5]


  1. ^ Reference number 56427 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 73010 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Sainte-Thérèse census profile
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. ^ "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."

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