Saint-Hyacinthe is a city in southwestern Quebec east of Montreal on the Yamaska River. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 53,236; the city is located in Les Maskoutains Regional County Municipality of the Montérégie region, is traversed by the Yamaska River which flows perpendicular to Quebec Autoroute 20. Saint-Hyacinthe is the seat of the judicial district of the same name. Jacques-Hyacinthe Simon dit Delorme, owner of the seigneurie, started its settlement in 1757, he gave his patron saint name to the seigneurie, made a city in 1850. The St. Hyacinth's Cathedral is the seat of the Latin Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe, it was erected in 1852. As part of the 2000–2006 municipal reorganization in Quebec, on 27 December 2001, the city of Saint-Hyacinthe amalgamated with five neighbouring towns: Saint-Hyacinthe Sainte-Rosalie Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin Sainte-Rosalie Parish Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur, Quebec Notre-Dame-de-Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec Agriculture and its related derivates are at the heart of Saint-Hyacinthe's economic infrastructure.
The city has been nicknamed the "Agricultural technopolis of Canada", because it is home to several research institutions in the field such as the centre de recherche sur les aliments, the Institut de recherche et développement en agro-environnement, the institut de technologie agroalimentaire and the head office of the Artificial Insemination Center of Quebec. Saint-Hyacinthe hosts numerous agriculture related events such as fairs and congresses and acts a hub in the field. So much so that the Agricultural Hall of Fame of Quebec decided to move there from Quebec City to give itself more visibility in the community. In addition, it is home to Orgues Létourneau and Casavant Frères pipe organ builders and Intact Financial known as Le Groupe Commerce. Local bus service operated by Compagnie de Transport Maskoutaine Paratransit service by MRC Les Maskoutains Train bus service to Mont-Saint-Hilaire station, connecting by AMT commuter train to Central Station in Downtown Montreal Interurban bus service by CIT de la Vallée du Richelieu Via Rail has several trains that stop at the Saint-Hyacinthe railway station The private Saint-Hyacinthe Aerodrome is located three miles west of the city.
The South Shore Protestant Regional School Board served the municipality. In association with the University of Montreal, Saint-Hyacinthe is home to the only veterinary medicine faculty of Quebec and coincidentally the only such school where tuition is provided in French. From 1989 to 1996 the city had a team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League known as the Saint-Hyacinthe Laser. From 2001 to 2009 the city was represented in the Ligue Nord-Americaine de Hockey by the Saint-Hyacinthe Cousin, Saint-Hyacinthe Cristal, Saint-Hyacinthe Top Design and Saint-Hyacinthe Chiefs; the city's main hockey arena is the historic Stade L. P. Gaucher, built in 1937; the following individuals were born or grew up in the region of St-Hyacinthe: Paul Arcand and journalist François Avard and screenwriter known for the television series Les Bougon Télesphore-Damien Bouchard, Quebec politician Robert Bédard, professional tennis player, President of Tennis Québec, Vice-President of Tennis Canada, teacher and headmaster Colonel Jean Berthiaume, OBE, CD, infantry officer of the Régiment de St-Hyacinthe and of the Royal 22e Régiment - 1915-2003 Guy Brodeur, Karateka, 1985 world champion in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Was caught playing with himself in a park. Jean-Guy Letarte, head hockey coach at the Daniel Webster College Yvan Loubier, politician Gaétan Malo, former professional hockey player Victor Morin, notary and writer Raymond Saint-Pierre, news reporter Mario Pouliot, head hockey coach for Acadie Bathurst Titan LHJMQ,QMJHL Alexander "Buck" Choquette Jewish colonies in Canada List of cities in Quebec Official website