Mascouche

Les Moulins Regional County Municipality Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board Terrebonne, Quebec
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Mascouche
Coat of arms of Mascouche
Coat of arms
Location (red) within Les Moulins RCM
Location (red) within Les Moulins RCM
Mascouche is located in Central Quebec
Mascouche
Mascouche
Location in central Quebec
Coordinates: 45°45′N 73°36′W / 45.750°N 73.600°W / 45.750; -73.600Coordinates: 45°45′N 73°36′W / 45.750°N 73.600°W / 45.750; -73.600[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionLanaudière
RCMLes Moulins
ConstitutedJuly 1, 1855
Government
 • MayorGuillaume Tremblay
 • Federal ridingMontcalm
 • Prov. ridingMasson
Area
 • Total107.70 km2 (41.58 sq mi)
 • Land106.64 km2 (41.17 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total42,491
 • Density398.4/km2 (1,032/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006–2011
Increase 25.8%
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways
A-25

Route 125
Websitewww.ville.mascouche.qc.ca

Mascouche is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southern Quebec, Canada. The city is located on the Mascouche River within the Les Moulins Regional County Municipality and has a population of 42,491,[3] ranking 30th among Quebec municipalities.

The name comes from Algonquin word maskutchew meaning "bear plain" in singular. Compare plular form to maskutew for the Les Maskoutains Regional County Municipality located nearby.

History

Mascouche received city status on December 9, 1970, under mayor Gilles Forest.

Infrastructure

Montréal/Mascouche Airport, the largest regional airport in Quebec, is three kilometres southeast of the city.

Autoroutes 640 and 25, both major national transportation routes, meet just south of the centre of the city.

Mascouche is connected to Montreal's Central Station by commuter rail via the Mascouche station of the Réseau de transport métropolitain's Mascouche line.

L'Étang-du-Grand-Coteau, an urban park situated in the city centre on Mascouche Boulevard, has the same area as Mount Royal Park in Montreal.

Demographics

Population

Historical Census Data - Mascouche, Quebec[6]
YearPop.±%
1991 25,828—    
1996 28,097+8.8%
YearPop.±%
2001 29,556+5.2%
2006 33,764+14.2%
YearPop.±%
2011 42,491+25.8%

Language

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Mascouche, Quebec[6]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
46 375
42 740 Increase 7.03% 92.10% 1 150 Increase 12.17% 2.47% 355 Increase 120.0% 0.76% 1 840 Increase 39.39% 3.96%
2011
42,185
39,580 Increase 25.8% 93.82% 1,010 Increase 5.2% 2.39% 275 Increase 29.09% 0.65% 1,320 Increase 26.3% 3.13%
2006
33,600
31,470 Increase 13.4% 93.66% 960 Increase 17.1% 2.86% 125 Decrease 40.5% 0.37% 1,045 Increase 111.1% 3.11%
2001
29,285
27,760 Increase 5.0% 94.79% 820 Decrease 9.4% 2.80% 210 Increase 82.6% 0.72% 495 Increase 3.1% 1.69%
1996
27,930
26,430 n/a 94.63% 905 n/a 3.24% 115 n/a 0.41% 480 n/a 1.72%

Mayors

  1. André Duval (1955-1965)
  2. Gilles Forest (1965-1983)
  3. Bernard Patenaude (1983-1992)
  4. Richard Marcotte (1992-2012)
  5. Denise Paquette (2012-2013)
  6. Guillaume Tremblay (2013–present)

Education

The Commission scolaire des Affluents operates Francophone public schools. They include:

Primary schools:

Secondary schools :

One professional school, École L'Impact.

Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates Anglophone public schools:

Famous residents

Mascouche is the hometown of baseball player Éric Gagné.

It is also Émilie Mondor's hometown, a Canadian Olympic athlete, who was a two-time national champion in the women's 5,000 metres.

See also

References

  1. ^ Reference number 39528 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire
  3. ^ a b c d "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  6. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  7. ^ "PINEWOOD ELEMENTARY ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 17, 2017.
  8. ^ "FRANKLIN HILL ELEMENTARY ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 17, 2017.
  9. ^ "Rosemere High School Zone." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on December 8, 2014.