Saint-Laurent borough hall.
Location on the Island of Montreal.
(Dark grey areas indicate demerged municipalities).
|Established||January 01, 2002|
|Electoral Districts |
|Provincial||Saint-Laurent and |
|• Mayor||Alan DeSousa (EM)|
|• Federal MP(s)||Emmanuella Lambropoulos (LPC)|
|• Quebec MNA(s)||Marwah Rizqy (PLQ) |
Christine St-Pierre (PLQ)
|• Land||42.88 km2 (16.56 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,310.7/km2 (5,985/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2011-2016||5.3%|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT|
|Area code(s)||(514),(438) (579)|
Saint-Laurent (French pronunciation: [sɛ̃ lɔʁɑ̃]) is a borough of the city of Montreal, Canada. It is the largest in area of all Montreal's boroughs. Prior to its 2002 merger by the Parti Québécois government, it was a city. Its neighbours include Bois-Franc and Norgate.
Saint-Laurent was first settled in 1700 after land grants were given, including one to Bernard Bleignier dit Jarry, who is associated later with a village mayor and city councillor. Saint-Laurent was founded as the Parish of Saint-Laurent in 1720.
Merger and proposed demerger
The City of Saint-Laurent or Ville Saint-Laurent was merged into the City of Montreal on January 1, 2002, by the Parti Québécois government. On June 20, 2004, the demerger forces lost a referendum on the issue of recreating Saint-Laurent as a city. While 75% of the turnout voted to demerge, this only represented 28.5% of the total eligible voting population, falling short of the requisite 35% as set by the province.
Neighbourhoods within this borough include Bois-Franc and Norgate.
The borough has two municipal districts: Norman-McLaren and Côte-de-Liesse.
Mother tongue figures from the 2016 census of Canada are: French (26,950), English (13,360), non-official languages (51,310) of which the largest linguistic groups are Arabic, Chinese, Greek and Spanish.
In 2018 the immigrant population was 54 percent.
Saint-Laurent is the second-largest employment hub within the metropolitan region, after downtown Montréal.
Air Canada Centre, also known as La Rondelle ("The Puck" in French), is Air Canada's headquarters, located on the grounds of Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and in Saint-Laurent. In 1990 the airline announced that it was moving its headquarters from Downtown Montreal to the airport to cut costs.
In addition Air Transat's headquarters and a regional office of Air Canada Jazz are in Saint-Laurent and on the grounds of Trudeau Airport. Before its dissolution Jetsgo was headquartered in Saint-Laurent.
From 1974 to 1979, General Motors Diesel Division buses were built in a plant in Saint-Laurent.
Saint-Laurent is divided into two districts, Norman-McLaren and Côte-de-Liesse. The Norman-McLaren district is named for Norman McLaren, a cinema pioneer at the National Film Board of Canada, whose headquarters are located in the borough district.
As of the November 5, 2017 Montreal municipal election, the current borough council consists of the following councillors:
|Alan DeSousa||Ensemble Montréal|
|Côte-de-Liesse||City councillor||Francesco Miele||Ensemble Montréal|
|Borough councillor||Jacques Cohen||Ensemble Montréal|
|Norman-McLaren||City councillor||Aref Salem||Ensemble Montréal|
|Borough councillor||Michèle Biron||Ensemble Montréal|
Federal riding of Saint-Laurent
The riding has elected a Liberal Party of Canada member of Parliament since its creation in 1986. Before that, it was a part of the riding Dollard, which was represented by Progressive Conservative Party of Canada MP Gerry Weiner. The fall of the PC Party resulted in the riding becoming a Liberal Stronghold. It was the riding of longtime MP and former federal Liberal leader Stéphane Dion. Dion has represented the riding since 1996. He survived the Orange Wave that eliminated many of his Liberal cohort in the federal election of 2011, besting his closest adversary by greater than 5700 votes.
Saint-Laurent has three fire stations and two police stations, one municipal court building, two libraries, the former City Hall (now the borough hall). There are two indoor hockey arenas, the municipal Raymond Bourque Arena, named after Raymond Bourque a former NHL player and Hockey Hall of Fame member and a Multipurpose Sports Complex. There is also the commercial Bonaventure's Arena which has rinks available for rent.
Saint-Laurent has many transportation links, with one Exo bus terminus (Terminus Côte-Vertu), two Montreal Metro stations (du Collège, Côte-Vertu), three commuter train stations (Bois-Franc, du Ruisseau and Montpellier), four autoroutes (Autoroute 15 (Decarie Expressway and Laurentian Autoroute), Autoroute 40 - Metropolitan Boulevard/Transcanada Highway, Autoroute 520, and Autoroute 13), and a secondary highway (Route 117), in addition to major urban boulevards (Marcel-Laurin Boulevard, Henri Bourassa Boulevard, Cavendish Boulevard, Côte-Vertu Boulevard, Decarie Boulevard, Thimens Boulevard). The former Cartierville Airport is no more, having been turned into a residential subdivision called Bois-Franc.
Saint-Laurent contains two CÉGEPs within its limits, one English (Vanier College) and one French (Cégep de Saint-Laurent). An art museum, the Saint-Laurent Museum of Art, is located on the campus of Cégep de Saint-Laurent, along with a bowling alley and an indoor college hockey rink.
The Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys (CSMB) operates Francophone public schools. The district operates the École secondaire Saint-Laurent buildings Émile-Legault and Saint-Germain in Saint-Laurent. It also operates multiple primary schools and the Centre de formation professionnelle Léonard-De Vinci (Édifice Côte-Vertu and Édifice Thimens).
- LaurenHill Academy
- Cedarcrest School
- Gardenview School
- Parkdale School
- St. Laurent Adult Education Centre
- École Alex Manoogian(ՀԲԸՄ ԱԼԵՔ ՄԱՆՈՒԿԵԱՆ ՎԱՐԺԱՐԱՆ)-Armen Québec
- École Maïmonide, Campus Jacob Safra
- École Montessori Ville-Marie, Campus Saint-Laurent
- École bilingue Notre-Dame de Sion
- École Dar-Al-Iman
- École Les jeunes Musulmans canadiens
- École Education Plus
Twin towns — Sister cities
Saint-Laurent is twinned with:
- Ray Bourque, former NHL player. A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
- Anthony Lukca, professional Canadian footballer
- Pierre Houde, a play-by-play sports announcer for RDS.
- Raoul Jarry, Montreal city councillor and descendant of early settler Berndard Bleignier dit Jarry and son of former village mayor Stanislas Jarry Sr..
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