Mascouche

Mascouche is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southern Quebec, Canada. The city is located on the Mascouche River within the Les Moulins Regional County Municipality and has a population of 42,491,[3] ranking 30th among Quebec municipalities.

Mascouche
Coat of arms of Mascouche
Coat of arms
Location (red) within Les Moulins RCM
Location (red) within Les Moulins RCM
Mascouche is located in Central Quebec
Mascouche
Mascouche
Location in central Quebec
Coordinates: 45°45′N 73°36′W / 45.750°N 73.600°W / 45.750; -73.600Coordinates: 45°45′N 73°36′W / 45.750°N 73.600°W / 45.750; -73.600[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionLanaudière
RCMLes Moulins
ConstitutedJuly 1, 1855
Government
 • MayorGuillaume Tremblay
 • Federal ridingMontcalm
 • Prov. ridingMasson
Area
 • Total107.70 km2 (41.58 sq mi)
 • Land106.64 km2 (41.17 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total42,491
 • Density398.4/km2 (1,032/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006–2011
Increase 25.8%
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways
A-25

Route 125
Websitewww.ville.mascouche.qc.ca

The name comes from Algonquin word maskutchew meaning "bear plain" in singular. Compare plular form to maskutew for the Les Maskoutains Regional County Municipality located nearby.

HistoryEdit

Mascouche received city status on December 9, 1970, under mayor Gilles Forest.

InfrastructureEdit

Montréal/Mascouche Airport, the largest regional airport in Quebec, is three kilometres southeast of the city.

Autoroutes 640 and 25, both major national transportation routes, meet just south of the centre of the city.

Mascouche is connected to Montreal's Central Station by commuter rail via the Mascouche station of the Réseau de transport métropolitain's Mascouche line.

L'Étang-du-Grand-Coteau, an urban park situated in the city centre on Mascouche Boulevard, has the same area as Mount Royal Park in Montreal.

DemographicsEdit

PopulationEdit

Canada census – Mascouche, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 42,491 (+25.8% from 2006) 33,764 (+14.2% from 2001)
Land area: 106.64 km2 (41.17 sq mi) 106.64 km2 (41.17 sq mi)
Population density: 398.4/km2 (1,032/sq mi) 316.6/km2 (820/sq mi)
Median age: 36.5 (M: 36.2, F: 36.9) 36.6 (M: 36.3, F: 36.9)
Total private dwellings: 16,290 12,398
Median household income: $70,673 $63,780
References: 2011[3] 2006[4] earlier[5]
YearPop.±%
1991 25,828—    
1996 28,097+8.8%
YearPop.±%
2001 29,556+5.2%
2006 33,764+14.2%
YearPop.±%
2011 42,491+25.8%

LanguageEdit

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Mascouche, Quebec[6]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
46 375
42 740   7.03% 92.10% 1 150   12.17% 2.47% 355   120.0% 0.76% 1 840   39.39% 3.96%
2011
42,185
39,580   25.8% 93.82% 1,010   5.2% 2.39% 275   29.09% 0.65% 1,320   26.3% 3.13%
2006
33,600
31,470   13.4% 93.66% 960   17.1% 2.86% 125   40.5% 0.37% 1,045   111.1% 3.11%
2001
29,285
27,760   5.0% 94.79% 820   9.4% 2.80% 210   82.6% 0.72% 495   3.1% 1.69%
1996
27,930
26,430 n/a 94.63% 905 n/a 3.24% 115 n/a 0.41% 480 n/a 1.72%

MayorsEdit

  1. André Duval (1955-1965)
  2. Gilles Forest (1965-1983)
  3. Bernard Patenaude (1983-1992)
  4. Richard Marcotte (1992-2012)
  5. Denise Paquette (2012-2013)
  6. Guillaume Tremblay (2013–present)

EducationEdit

The Commission scolaire des Affluents operates Francophone public schools. They include:

Primary schools:

  • L'école Aux 4 Vents
  • L'école De la Source
  • L'école La Mennais
  • L'école des Hauts-Bois
  • L'école Soleil-Levant
  • L'école Le Rucher
  • L'école de La Seigneurie

Secondary schools :

One professional school, École L'Impact.

Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates Anglophone public schools:

Famous residentsEdit

Mascouche is the hometown of baseball player Éric Gagné.

It is also Émilie Mondor's hometown, a Canadian Olympic athlete, who was a two-time national champion in the women's 5,000 metres.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reference number 39528 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire
  3. ^ a b c d "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  6. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  7. ^ "PINEWOOD ELEMENTARY ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 17, 2017.
  8. ^ "FRANKLIN HILL ELEMENTARY ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 17, 2017.
  9. ^ "Rosemere High School Zone." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on December 8, 2014.