Saint-Émile-de-Suffolk, Quebec

Papineau Regional County Municipality Lac-des-Plages, Quebec Namur, Quebec
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Location within Papineau RCM
Location within Papineau RCM
Saint-Émile-de-Suffolk is located in Western Quebec
Location in western Quebec
Coordinates: 45°56′N 74°55′W / 45.933°N 74.917°W / 45.933; -74.917Coordinates: 45°56′N 74°55′W / 45.933°N 74.917°W / 45.933; -74.917[1]
ConstitutedJanuary 1, 1881
 • MayorHugo Desormeaux
 • Federal ridingArgenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel
 • Prov. ridingPapineau
 • Total59.20 km2 (22.86 sq mi)
 • Land56.68 km2 (21.88 sq mi)
 • Total477
 • Density8.4/km2 (22/sq mi)
 • Pop 2011-2016
Decrease 15.7%
 • Dwellings
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)819
Highways Route 323
Websitewww.st-emile-de-suffolk.com Edit this at Wikidata

Saint-Émile-de-Suffolk is a municipality in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada, part of the Papineau Regional County Municipality. Until 1994 it was known as United Township Municipality of Suffolk-et-Addington.

This farming community, 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Montebello, is often visited by cottage vacationers for hunting and fishing in the numerous lakes of the area.[1]


The area is characterized by rugged terrain of the Laurentian Mountains, marked here and there by mountains that rise more than 400 meters (1,300 ft) above sea level.[4] Its principal streams are the Little Rouge River and the Suffolk Creek that feeds it, the first being a tributary of the Petite-Nation River.[5]


General store in St-Émile-de-Suffolk in 1920

Suffolk Township (named after the county in England) was already on the Gale and Duberger map of 1795, but not officially established until 1874.[5] Municipally it was part of the United Township Municipality of Hartwell-et-Suffolk until 1880 when the municipality separated[6] and the Township Municipality of Suffolk was formed, taking effect on January 1, 1881.

In 1885, Addington Township (named after Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth) [4] was merged with Suffolk Township, creating the United Township Municipality of Suffolk-et-Addington.[1] This county consisted of Vinoy, Namur, Saint-Émile, Lac-des-Plages and part of Vendée.

In 1889, the Parish of Saint-Émile-de-Suffolk was formed. This name paid tribute to Émile Quesnel of Saint-Andre-Avellin, who had been particularly generous toward the early settlers of the area.[1]

Piece by piece, portions of the united township were detached to form new municipalities: Vinoy in 1920 (which became part of Chénéville in 1996), Lac-des-Plages in 1950, and finally Namur in 1964.[7]

In 1994, the name and status were changed to that of Municipality of Saint-Émile-de-Suffolk.[1]


Local government

List of former mayors:


Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates Anglophone public schools:


  1. ^ a b c d e "Saint-Émile-de-Suffolk (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-04-27.
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Saint-Émile-de-Suffolk
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2480125) Census Profile". 2016 census. Statistics Canada. 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Addington (Canton)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
  5. ^ a b "Suffolk (Canton)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
  6. ^ "Lac-Simon (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2008-12-02.
  7. ^ "Namur (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-01-12.
  8. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2020-01-30.
  9. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2020-01-30.
  10. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  11. ^ "LAURENTIAN REGIONAL HS ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 4, 2017.