Saint-Eustache, Quebec

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Saint-Eustache
City
Saint-Eustache 2.jpg
Location within Deux-Montagnes RCM.
Location within Deux-Montagnes RCM.
Saint-Eustache is located in Central Quebec
Saint-Eustache
Saint-Eustache
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°34′N 73°54′W / 45.567°N 73.900°W / 45.567; -73.900Coordinates: 45°34′N 73°54′W / 45.567°N 73.900°W / 45.567; -73.900[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Laurentides
RCM Deux-Montagnes
Settled 1770
Constituted January 15, 1972
Government[2]
 • Mayor Pierre Charron
 • Federal riding Rivière-des-Mille-Îles
 • Prov. riding Deux-Montagnes
Area[2][3]
 • Total 72.60 km2 (28.03 sq mi)
 • Land 69.61 km2 (26.88 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 44,154
 • Density 634.3/km2 (1,643/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 4.9%
 • Dwellings 18,361
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J7P, J7R
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-640

Route 148
Route 344
Website www.ville.saint-eustache.qc.ca

Saint-Eustache is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in western Quebec, Canada, west of Montreal on the north shore of the Rivière des Mille-Îles.

History[edit]

The city was founded in 1770 and incorporated in 1835,[4] it has a famous church, Saint-Eustache Cathedral built from 1780 to 1783.

A significant battle of the Lower Canada Rebellion was fought here on December 14, 1837; the rebels were defeated and the town was burnt. The Battle was to be known as The Battle of Saint-Eustache.

In 1979, General Motors opened a transit bus manufacturing facility in Saint-Eustache, the factory has produced vehicles under the brands of GM, MCI, and, since 1993 has been owned by Nova Bus.

Saint-Eustache is also home to the Autodrome Saint-Eustache, which hosts various stock-car racing, locals drag racing, and other race competitions.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 44,154 (2006 to 2011 population change: 4.9%)
  • Population in 2006: 42,062 (2001 to 2006 population change: 4.2%)
  • Population in 2001: 40,378
  • Population in 1996: 39,848
  • Population in 1991: 37,278

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 18,007 (total dwellings: 18,361)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 3.5%
  • French as first language: 93%
  • English and French as first language: 0.6%
  • Other as first language: 2.9%
Saint-Eustache city hall
Canada Census Mother Tongue - Saint-Eustache, Quebec[6]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
43,915
38,890 Decrease 1.77% 88.56% 1,625 Decrease 0.61% 3.70% 420 Increase 25.37% 0.96% 2,615 Increase 37.27% 5.96%
2011
43,670
39,590 Increase 2.36% 90.66% 1,635 Increase 11.6% 3.74% 335 Increase 31.37% 0.77% 1,905 Increase 60.08% 4.36%
2006
41,595
38,680 Increase 3.28% 93% 1,465 Increase 0.69% 3.52% 255 Decrease 28.17% 0.61% 1,190 Increase 75% 2.86%
2001
39,940
37,455 Increase 1.74% 93.78% 1,455 Decrease 7% 2.99% 355 Increase 5.98% 0.89% 680 Increase 4.61% 1.7%
1996
39,515
36,815 n/a 93,16% 1,565 n/a 3.96% 335 n/a 0.85% 650 n/a 1.65%

Education[edit]

The Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles (CSSMI) operates French language public schools.[7]

Schools include:

Some residents are zoned to École primaire Girouard in Mirabel and École secondaire d'Oka in Oka[17]

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates Anglophone schools. Lake of Two Mountains High School in Deux-Montagnes serves this community.[18] Mountainview Elementary School and Saint Jude Elementary School, both in Deux-Montagnes, also serve this community.[19][20]

Transportation[edit]

Quebec Autoroute 640, Quebec Route 344 and Quebec Route 148 are the major highways servicing Saint-Eustache.

Réseau de transport métropolitain operates a number of bus routes that connects at Terminus Saint-Eustache:

  • 8 Saint-Eustache - Laval
  • 80 Saint-Eustache - Pointe-Calumet
  • 88 Saint-Eustache - Sainte-Thérèse
  • 89 Saint-Eustache - Secteur Dubois
  • 90 Saint-Eustache - Arthur-Sauvé and Industrial
  • 91 Saint-Eustache East (Saint-Laurent)
  • 92 Saint-Eustache Central
  • 93 Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac - Saint-Eustache

There are no train stations near Saint-Eustache, the closest being Deux-Montagnes station, a commuter rail station along the Deux-Montagnes line in neighbouring Deux-Montagnes, Quebec.

The closest airports are Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal and Montréal-Mirabel International Airport to the north.

Attractions[edit]

Major parks in the area:

  • Parc Olympia
  • Parc Mont Sainte-Eustache
  • Parc Chenier
  • Parc Clair Matin
  • Parc Boisé des Moissons

Attractions include:

  • Ciné-Parc Saint-Eustache - drive in theatre
  • Place St-Eustache - mall
  • Carrefour Grande Cote - mall
  • Marché aux puces St-Eustache - flea market
  • Maison de la culture et du patrimoine
  • Moulin Légaré
  • Complexe Aquatique Saint-Eustache

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 56482 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 72005 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2472005) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  4. ^ St-Eustache - The Canadian Encyclopedia
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  7. ^ "Admission et inscription." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on December 7, 2014. "La Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles (CSSMI) offre ses services aux résidents des municipalités de : Blainville, Boisbriand, Bois-des-Filion, Deux-Montagnes, Lorraine, Mirabel (Saint-Augustin, Saint-Benoît, Sainte-Scholastique et secteur du Domaine-Vert), Oka, Pointe-Calumet, Rosemère, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Sainte-Thérèse, Saint-Eustache, Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, Saint-Placide et Terrebonne Ouest."
  8. ^ "secondaire des Patriotes." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on December 7, 2014.
  9. ^ "Arc-en-ciel." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on December 7, 2014.
  10. ^ "Clair Matin." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on December 7, 2014.
  11. ^ "au Coeur-du-Boisé." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on December 7, 2014.
  12. ^ "Curé-Paquin." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on December 7, 2014.
  13. ^ "Horizon-Soleil." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on September 22, 2017.
  14. ^ "Notre-Dame." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on September 22, 2017.
  15. ^ "Village-des-Jeunes." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on September 22, 2017.
  16. ^ "Nouvelle école de Saint-Eustache." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on September 22, 2017.
  17. ^ "Répertoire des aires de desserte par ville 2017 - 2018 (Généré le 21/9/2017) Ville Saint-Eustache." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on September 22, 2017.
  18. ^ "Overview." Lake of Two Mountains High School. Retrieved on December 8, 2014.
  19. ^ "Mountainview Elementary Zone." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on December 8, 2014.
  20. ^ "Saint Jude Elementary School Zone Map." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on December 8, 2014.

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