Pincourt (French pronunciation: ​[pɛ̃kuʁ]) is a municipality on the island of Île Perrot, off the western tip of the island of Montreal, Quebec. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 14,305. The town shares the island with the three other municipalities of Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, Terrasse Vaudreuil and L'Île-Perrot, bordering on each one. The south end of the Ottawa River (Rivière des Outaouais) flows between Vaudreuil-Dorion and Pincourt, defining the town's western boundary.

Pincourt
The Pincourt―Terasse-Vaudreuil train station.
Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM
Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM
Pincourt is located in Southern Quebec
Pincourt
Pincourt
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45°23′N 73°59′W / 45.383°N 73.983°W / 45.383; -73.983Coordinates: 45°23′N 73°59′W / 45.383°N 73.983°W / 45.383; -73.983[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceQuebec
RegionMontérégie
RCMVaudreuil-Soulanges
Constituted1 January 1950
Government
 • MayorClaude Comeau
 • Federal ridingVaudreuil-Soulanges
 • Prov. ridingVaudreuil
Area
 • Total7.11 km2 (2.75 sq mi)
 • Land7.11 km2 (2.75 sq mi)
 There is an apparent contradiction between two authoritative sources
Population
 (2016)[4]
 • Total14,558
 • Density2,048.1/km2 (5,305/sq mi)
 • Pop 2011–2016
Increase 1.8%
 • Dwellings
5,556
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
J7V, J7W (until 2014), only J7W as of summer 2014[5]
Area code(s)514 and 438
Highways A-20
Websitewww.villepincourt.qc.ca

Many houses, condos and townhouses are newly built as the town has undergone a building boom, which also included the opening of the new francophone Chêne-Bleu high school. The municipality also has two bilingual primary schools and one French primary school. Several parks and natural protected areas are open throughout the year for recreation.

HistoryEdit

Settlement of the area began in 1754 when Jean-Baptiste Leduc, the island's fifth Lord from 1751 to 1785, started to grant concessions. By the end of the 18th century, there were 22 concessions and lots began to be sold along the Ottawa River to merchants and specialists, such as blacksmiths, cask makers, cobblers, weavers, and inn keepers.[6]

In 1855, the Grand Trunk Railway was built on Ile Perrot, resulting in significant growth of the village.[7] In 1890, a mission was established, since the parish church of Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot was considered too far away by its residents.[1]

The Village Municipality of Pincourt was created in 1950, out of the Parish Municipality of Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot. It was named after its post office that was established in 1932. The name Pincourt, first mentioned in 1776, referred to a former forest on the western side of Ile Perrot with short pines (pins courts in French), that served as a landmark for early travelers to the area.[1][7]

In 1959, Pincourt changed statutes from village municipality to ville.[1] Since then, the town has become a residential suburb, growing rapidly in the 1960s due to several real estate developments.[6]

DemographicsEdit

Canada census – Pincourt community profile
20162011
Population14,558 (1.8% from 2011)14,305 (+27.8% from 2006)
Land area7.11 km2 (2.75 sq mi)7.54 km2 (2.91 sq mi)
Population density2,048.1/km2 (5,305/sq mi)1,896.7/km2 (4,912/sq mi)
Median age40.5 (M: 39.8, F: 41.1)38.2 (M: 37.5, F: 38.8)
Total private dwellings5,5565,320
Median household income$81,894$75,103
References: 2016[8] 2011[9] earlier[10][11]
Historical census populations – Pincourt
YearPop.±%
1976 7,892—    
1981 8,750+10.9%
1986 9,121+4.2%
1991 9,639+5.7%
1996 10,023+4.0%
YearPop.±%
2001 10,107+0.8%
2006 11,197+10.8%
2011 14,305+27.8%
2016 14,558+1.8%
Source: Statistics Canada[12]

LanguageEdit

Canada Census Mother Tongue – Pincourt, Quebec[12]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
14,105
6,990   14.1% 49.56% 4,980   27.5% 35.31% 280   19.1% 1.98% 1,855   109.6% 13.15%
2006
11,150
6,125   1.4% 54.93% 3,905   13.8% 35.02% 235   80.8% 2.11% 885   90.3% 7.94%
2001
10,065
6,040   6.5% 60.01% 3,430   8.5% 34.08% 130   0.0% 1.29% 465   22.4% 4.62%
1996
9,930
5,670 n/a 57.10% 3,750 n/a 37.76% 130 n/a 1.31% 380 n/a 3.83%

Local governmentEdit

List of former mayors:[6]

  • Darie Huneault (1950–1955)
  • Roland Loiselle (1955–1958)
  • Valentino D'Ambrosio (1958–1967)
  • Paul-Émile Martel (1967–1970)
  • Jeannette Burley (1970–1974)
  • Romual Sénéchal (1974–1982)
  • Lorne Brown (1982–1986)
  • Michel Kandyba (1986–2009)
  • Yvan Cardinal (2009–2021)
  • Claude Comeau (2021–present)

TransportationEdit

 
The Taschereau bridge.

Quebec Autoroute 20 runs along the north end of Pincourt and is accessible via Boulevard Cardinal Léger (exit 35), the only proper exit overpass along the section of the highway from Autoroute 30 to the island of Montréal, all others consisting of at-grade intersections with traffic lights. There is one other autoroute junction for Pincourt consisting of an at-grade intersection at Boulevard de l'Île.

On the city's western border, the Taschereau Bridge crosses the Ottawa River to Vaudreuil-Dorion.

There is a shuttle bus service that runs during rush hours operated by CIT La Presqu'Île connecting to the Vaudreuil-Hudson commuter train line. The CIT also offers various bus connections to Vaudreuil-Dorion, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and other West-Island destinations.

EducationEdit

Commission Scolaire des Trois-Lacs operates Francophone schools.[13]

Lester B. Pearson School Board operates Anglophone schools. It is zoned to Edgewater Elementary School and St. Patrick Elementary School.[15]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Reference number 49351 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b "Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Pincourt". Archived from the original on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: VAUDREUIL-SOULANGES (Quebec)". Archived from the original on 18 June 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2009.
  4. ^ a b "(Code 2471070) Census Profile". 2016 census. Statistics Canada. 2017.
  5. ^ Town of Pincourt. "New Postal Codes in Pincourt". Web. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  6. ^ a b c "Pincourt - A Town for the Past 50 Years" (PDF). www.villepincourt.qc.ca. Town of Pincourt and Société d’histoire et de généalogie de l’île Perrot. November 2010. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Histoire". www.villepincourt.qc.ca (in French). Ville de Pincourt. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  8. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 12 August 2021. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  9. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 21 March 2019. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  10. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 20 August 2019.
  11. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 18 July 2021.
  12. ^ a b 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  13. ^ "Les écoles et les centres". Commission Scolaire des Trois-Lacs. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  14. ^ "Liste des bassins desservis par les écoles en 2017–2018." Commission Scolaire des Trois-Lacs. Retrieved on 30 September 2017.
  15. ^ "School Board Map." Lester B. Pearson School Board. Retrieved on 28 September 2017.

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