Delson, Quebec

Saint-Constant, Quebec Roussillon Regional County Municipality Sainte-Catherine, Quebec
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Delson
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Coat of arms of Delson
Coat of arms
Location within Roussillon RCM
Location within Roussillon RCM
Delson is located in Southern Quebec
Delson
Delson
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45°22′N 73°33′W / 45.37°N 73.55°W / 45.37; -73.55Coordinates: 45°22′N 73°33′W / 45.37°N 73.55°W / 45.37; -73.55[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontérégie
RCMRoussillon
ConstitutedJanuary 4, 1918
Government
 • MayorChristian Ouellette
 • Federal ridingLa Prairie
 • Prov. ridingLa Prairie
Area
 • Total7.70 km2 (2.97 sq mi)
 • Land7.59 km2 (2.93 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[4]
 • Total7,462
 • Density982.6/km2 (2,545/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006–2011
Increase 1.9%
 • Dwellings
2,911
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways
A-15
A-30
A-930

Route 132
Route 209
Websitewww.ville.delson.qc.ca

Delson is an off-island suburb (South shore) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is situated 8 mi/13 km SSE of Montreal within the regional county municipality of Roussillon in the administrative region of Montérégie. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 7,462.

On its small territory, Delson is crossed by Route 132 and the Turtle River (rivière de la Tortue). The city owns a portion of the Champlain industrial park as well as the Delson commuter train station with service to and from Montreal on the AMT's Candiac Line.

History

The origin of the name Delson comes from the Delaware and Hudson Railway, now a subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway, which runs through the town. The Canadian Railway Museum (Exporail) occupies a large tract between Delson and Saint-Constant.

Delson was founded in 1918 as a village municipality before obtaining its status of a city 21 February 1957. The village of Delson was created from three parishes: St Andrews (1924) of the United Church and St David (1938) of the Anglican as well as Sainte-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus (1932) of the Catholic faith.

Geography

The city lies along the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River, south of the island of Montreal.

Lakes & Rivers

The following waterways pass through or are situated within the municipality's boundaries:[1]

Demographics

Historical Census Data – Delson, Quebec[7]
YearPop.±%
1991 6,063—    
1996 6,703+10.6%
YearPop.±%
2001 7,024+4.8%
2006 7,322+4.2%
YearPop.±%
2011 7,462+1.9%
Canada Census Mother Tongue – Delson, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
7,425
6,500 Increase 0.9% 87.54% 420 Decrease 18.4% 5.66% 75 Increase 15.4% 1.01% 430 Increase 50.9% 5.79%
2006
7,305
6,440 Decrease 1.6% 88.16% 515 Increase 102.0% 7.05% 65 Increase n/a% 0.89% 285 Increase 32.6% 3.90%
2001
7,015
6,545 Increase 8.5% 93.30% 255 Decrease 42.7% 3.64% 0 Decrease 100.0% 0.00% 215 Increase 72.0% 3.06%
1996
6,695
6,030 n/a 90.07% 445 n/a 6.65% 95 n/a 1.42% 125 n/a 1.87%

Notable residents

Delson is the hometown of retired NHL goalie Marcel Cousineau

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Reference number 17544 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Delson
  3. ^ Riding history for Châteauguay–Saint-Constant, Quebec from the Library of Parliament
  4. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census