Candiac, Quebec

Candiac is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in the Canadian province of Quebec; it is located on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River opposite Montreal near La Prairie. The population as of the Canada 2016 Census was 21,047.

Candiac
Candiac town hall
Candiac town hall
Official seal of Candiac
Seal
Coat of arms of Candiac
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Ma ville sous les arbres
(French for "My city under the trees")
Location within Roussillon RCM
Location within Roussillon RCM
Candiac is located in Southern Quebec
Candiac
Candiac
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45°23′N 73°31′W / 45.38°N 73.52°W / 45.38; -73.52Coordinates: 45°23′N 73°31′W / 45.38°N 73.52°W / 45.38; -73.52[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontérégie
RCMRoussillon
ConstitutedJanuary 31, 1957
Government
 • MayorNormand Dyotte
 • Federal ridingLa Prairie
 • Prov. ridingLa Prairie
Area
 • Total18.70 km2 (7.22 sq mi)
 • Land17.59 km2 (6.79 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[4]
 • Total21,047
 • Density1,215.8/km2 (3,149/sq mi)
 • Pop 2011-2016
Increase 5.9%
 • Dwellings
7,832
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways
A-15
A-30
A-930

Route 132
Route 134
Websitecandiac.ca

HistoryEdit

Candiac was created January 31, 1957, when the government of Quebec accepted the request of a Canadian-European investors group, the Candiac Development Corporation. The investors had collected over $4.5 million and bought 2,500 acres (10 km2) of land from farmers and the neighbouring towns.

In its early days, Candiac was home to 320 people who mostly lived near the St. Lawrence River. Most of the inhabitants were either farmers or Montrealers who owned a second residence in Candiac.

Candiac was named after the birthplace of Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, who was born in 1712 at Château de Candiac in Vestric-et-Candiac, near Nîmes, in France. Montcalm died at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham at Quebec City while fighting for the Kingdom of France in the Annus Mirabilis of 1759.

Coat of armsEdit

Montcalm's heritage and the first mayor, Jean Leman, family's coat of arms were the inspiration for Candiac's coat of arms. The colour red symbolizes charity and justice, two very important values. It is also present in the Leman's coat of arms and is said to honour Montcalm's legacy. The silver cross is a typical French-Canadian symbol that reminds citizens of their French heritage. The stars were taken from the Leman's coat of arms and the towers from Montcalm's. The crown symbolizes the Château de Candiac and the maple leaves symbolize Canada.

The floral emblem of Candiac is the Campanula carpatica, better known as White Clips.

DemographicsEdit

Canada census – Candiac, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 19,876 (+24.6% from 2006) 15,947 (+25.8% from 2001)
Land area: 17.59 km2 (6.79 sq mi) 17.42 km2 (6.73 sq mi)
Population density: 1,129.8/km2 (2,926/sq mi) 915.4/km2 (2,371/sq mi)
Median age: 37.3 (M: 36.8, F: 37.8) 36.9 (M: 36.3, F: 37.5)
Total private dwellings: 7,580 6,115
Median household income: $91,196 $79,447
References: 2011[4] 2006[5] earlier[6]
YearPop.±%
1991 10,765—    
1996 11,805+9.7%
2001 12,675+7.4%
2006 15,947+25.8%
2011 19,876+24.6%
Canada Census Mother Tongue - Candiac, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
21,045
16,200   2.34% 76.98% 2,280   19.06% 10.83% 350   14.75% 1.66% 2,280   37.76% 10.83%
2011
19,705
15,830   21.6% 80.33% 1,915   12.6% 9.72% 305   117.9% 1.55% 1,655   51.8% 8.40%
2006
15,945
13,015   28.9% 81.62% 1,700   8.6% 10.66% 140   20.0% 0.88% 1,090   31.3% 6.84%
2001
12,670
10,100   5.6% 79.72% 1,565   14.7% 12.35% 175   25.0% 1.38% 830   27.7% 6.55%
1996
11,720
9,565 n/a 81.61% 1,365 n/a 11.65% 140 n/a 1.19% 650 n/a 5.55%

InfrastructureEdit

TransportationEdit

The CIT Le Richelain provides commuter and local bus services. Commuter trains, provided by Exo link Candiac to Lucien L'Allier train station in downtown Montréal.

Municipal BuildingsEdit

The City of Candiac has four (4) main municipal buildings: The "Hotel de Ville" (city hall), Centre Roméo-V.-Patenaude (renovated in 2005), Centre Frank-Vocino (the old library, now the Ideal Club meeting area) and Centre Claude-Hébert (the new restored library)

EducationEdit

The South Shore Protestant Regional School Board previously served the municipality.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reference number 10164 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b "Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Candiac". Archived from the original on 2013-12-14. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  3. ^ Riding history for Brossard--La Prairie (Quebec) from the Library of Parliament
  4. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016 census
  8. ^ King, M.J. (Chairperson of the board). "South Shore Protestant Regional School Board Archived 2016-05-16 at the Wayback Machine" (St. Johns, PQ). The News and Eastern Townships Advocate. Volume 119, No. 5. Thursday December 16, 1965. p. 2. Retrieved from Google News on November 23, 2014.

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