Saint-Charles-Borromée, Quebec

Joliette Regional County Municipality Commission scolaire des Samares Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Saint-Charles-Borromée, rue Pelletier.jpg
Location within Joliette RCM.
Location within Joliette RCM.
Saint-Charles-Borromée is located in Central Quebec
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°03′N 73°28′W / 46.050°N 73.467°W / 46.050; -73.467Coordinates: 46°03′N 73°28′W / 46.050°N 73.467°W / 46.050; -73.467[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
ConstitutedJuly 1, 1855
Named forCharles Borromeo
 • MayorRobert Bibeau
 • Federal ridingJoliette
 • Provincial ridingJoliette
 • Total18.70 km2 (7.22 sq mi)
 • Land18.63 km2 (7.19 sq mi)
 • Total13,321
 • Density715.0/km2 (1,852/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 10.7%
 • Dwellings
Demonym(s)Charlois, Charloise
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code450 and 579
Highways Route 343

Saint-Charles-Borromée, Quebec (2011 Population 13,321) is a municipality in southwest-central Quebec, Canada, on the l'Assomption River. In Joliette Regional County Municipality, Saint-Charles-Borromée has the Maison Antoine-Lacombe, a heritage home that hosts many exhibits throughout the year. The town is also home to the Centre Saint-Jean-Bosco, which annually hosts the Mémoires et Racines Festival of folk music from various countries and Quebec.

The town takes its name from its original Roman Catholic parish, Saint-Charles-Borromée, which was canonically established in 1683.[5]. The parish, in turn, is Ned after the French name of an Italian Roman Catholic prelate, Charles Borromeo (1538–1584). He was the archbishop of Milan, who founded a Roman Catholic order, the Oblates, and he became a canonised saint in the Roman Catholic calendar.


In 1832, Barthelemy Joliette built a sawmill and a flour mill on the banks of the l'Assomption River. He was soon followed by pioneers from Saint-Ambroise-de Kildare, Saint-Paul, and Sainte-Melanie, who began to clear the area. In 1840, the prarish Saint-Charles-Borromée was founded, and its canonical occurred in 1843.

Two years later was founded the parish municipality of Saint-Charles-Borromee-du-Village-d'Industrie from Joliette, which decided to separate from the rest of the town in 1864 and was first named L'Industrie. It ceased to exist in 1847, and its territory became part of the Berthier County. The parish municipality of Saint-Charles-Borromée was created in 1855. In 1864, when Joliette was erected, Saint-Charles-Borromée lost an important part but still covered a large area.

In 1870, the parish of Saint-Alphonse-de-Liguori took a small part of the west. In 1915, Joliette decided to explain its territory from Saint-Charles-Borromée toward the north and the south. In 1956, the area east of the l'Assomption River decided to separate from Saint-Charles-Borromée, and it became Nortre-Dame-des-Prairies. In 1957, the south of Saint-Charles-Borromée decided to also separate itself and became the parish municipality of Saint-Charles-Borromée-Sud, which later merged with Joliette and became known with the name of "Quartier Base-de-Roc" and "Carrefour du Vieux-Moulin". That section also included the current location of the Galleries Joliette. Finally, the rest of Saint-Charles-Borromée, commonly known as "La Cité de Joliette," merged with Joliette in 1963.

The town became the municipality of Saint-Charles-Borromée in 1986 because Barthelemy Joliette's wife, Marie-Charlotte Tarieu Taillant de Lanaudière, had been largely implied with the construction of the local church. The town was supposed to be named after her, but there was no Sainte-Charlotte so they decided to masculinize the name to that of Saint-Charles-Borromée.

Public transportation

The CTJM deserve the area with public buses from 6:20 to 22:10 every week days and from 7:50 to 18:35 every week end days.[6] There is 51 bus stop covering the city, including 7 bus shelter. all of them are connecting with Joliette's terminus on rue Fabre. This terminus will soon be moved to a safer area: rue Saint-Louis, Joliette, in front of the courthouse.[7] The town most northern bus stop is situated on the corner of rue de la Visitation and rue du Curé-M.-Neyron


The Health and Social Services centre of Northern Lanaudiere (CSSSNL), commonly known as the CHRDL (Lanudiere Regional Hospital Center), is the regional hospital deserving the northern part of Lanaudiere. It is situated in the south part of Saint-Charles-Borromee.


Commission scolaire des Samares operates the francophone public schools.

Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates the anglophone public schools, including:

Notable people

See also


  1. ^ Reference number 55818 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ Histoire de Saint-Charles-Borromée -
  3. ^ a b Geographic code 61035 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  4. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Saint-Charles-Borromée census profile
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-01-26. Retrieved 2011-08-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ http://www.crtl.gouv.qc.ca/principale/principale.htm
  7. ^ http://www.laction.com/article-440143-Arret-dautobus-sur-la-place-Bourget-a-Joliette.html[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Lorenzo-Gauthier — Rose-des-Vents (pavillon Lorenzo-Gauthier)." Commission scolaire des Samares. Retrieved on September 22, 2017.
  9. ^ "de l'Espace-Jeunesse (pavillon la Traversée)." Commission scolaire des Samares. Retrieved on September 22, 2017.
  10. ^ "JOLIETTE ELEMENTARY ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 17, 2017.
  11. ^ http://www.laction.com/article-436615-La-nouvelle-ecole-anglophone-sera-construite-a-SCB.html[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Joliette High School Zone Sec 1-5." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 5, 2017.