McMasterville, Quebec

McMasterville is a municipality in southwestern Quebec, Canada on the Richelieu River in La Vallée-du-Richelieu Regional County Municipality. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 5,615. It is within the Administrative Region of Montérégie.

McMasterville
Official seal of McMasterville
Seal
Location within La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM.
Location within La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM.
McMasterville is located in Southern Quebec
McMasterville
McMasterville
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°33′N 73°14′W / 45.550°N 73.233°W / 45.550; -73.233Coordinates: 45°33′N 73°14′W / 45.550°N 73.233°W / 45.550; -73.233[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontérégie
RCMLa Vallée-du-Richelieu
ConstitutedJuly 31, 1917
Government
 • MayorMartin Dulac
 • Federal ridingBeloeil—Chambly
 • Prov. ridingBorduas
Area
 • Total3.40 km2 (1.31 sq mi)
 • Land3.10 km2 (1.20 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[4]
 • Total5,615
 • Density1,810.3/km2 (4,689/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 7.3%
 • Dwellings
2,261
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways Route 116
Route 223
Websitewww.mcmasterville.ca

HistoryEdit

The town was founded in 1917 to house workers of the Canadian Explosives Limited which operated until 1998. The town is named after the first chairman of that company, William McMaster.

GeographyEdit

McMasterville is located along the Richelieu river, on the shore facing Mont St-Hilaire and Otterburn Park.

DemographicsEdit

EducationEdit

The town is host to the École d'éducation internationale which offers secondary level education where students can follow the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme as defined by the IBO. A primary school, École la Farandole, is also present.

The South Shore Protestant Regional School Board previously served the municipality.[7]

TransportationEdit

Since 2000, McMasterville is served by the McMasterville commuter rail station on the Réseau de transport métropolitain's Mont-Saint-Hilaire line. Local bus service is provided by the RTM.

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