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Saint-Eustache is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in western Quebec, Canada, west of Montreal on the north shore of the Rivière des Mille Îles. It is located 35 km (22 mi) northwest of Montreal.

Saint-Eustache
Saint-Eustache 2.jpg
Location within Deux-Montagnes RCM
Location within Deux-Montagnes RCM
St-Eustache is located in Central Quebec
St-Eustache
St-Eustache
Location in central Quebec
Coordinates: 45°34′12″N 073°54′00″W / 45.57000°N 73.90000°W / 45.57000; -73.90000Coordinates: 45°34′12″N 073°54′00″W / 45.57000°N 73.90000°W / 45.57000; -73.90000[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceQuebec
RegionLaurentides
RCMDeux-Montagnes
Settled1770
ConstitutedJanuary 15, 1972
Government
 • MayorPierre Charron
 • Federal ridingRivière-des-Mille-Îles
 • Prov. ridingDeux-Montagnes
Area
 • Total72.60 km2 (28.03 sq mi)
 • Land69.61 km2 (26.88 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total44,154
 • Density634.3/km2 (1,643/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 4.9%
 • Dwellings
18,361
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways
A-640

Route 148
Route 344
Websitewww.saint-eustache.ca Edit this at Wikidata

HistoryEdit

The city was founded in 1770 and incorporated in 1835.[4] It has a famous church, Saint-Eustache Cathedral built between 1780 and 1783.

A significant battle of the Lower Canada Rebellion was fought here on December 14, 1837; the rebels were defeated and the town was burnt. The Battle was to be known as The Battle of Saint-Eustache.

In 1979, General Motors opened a transit bus manufacturing facility in Saint-Eustache. The factory has produced vehicles under the brands of GM, MCI, and, since 1993 has been owned by Nova Bus.

Saint-Eustache is also home to the Autodrome Saint-Eustache, which hosts various stock-car racing, locals drag racing, and other race competitions.

DemographicsEdit

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 44,154 (2006 to 2011 population change: 4.9%)
  • Population in 2006: 42,062 (2001 to 2006 population change: 4.2%)
  • Population in 2001: 40,378
  • Population in 1996: 39,848
  • Population in 1991: 37,278

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 18,007 (total dwellings: 18,361)

Mother tongue (as of 2016) :

  • French as first language: 88.56%
  • Other as first language: 5.96%
  • English as first language: 3.7%
  • English and French as first language: 0.96%
 
Saint-Eustache city hall
Canada Census Mother Tongue - Saint-Eustache, Quebec[6]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
43,915
38,890   1.77% 88.56% 1,625   0.61% 3.70% 420   25.37% 0.96% 2,615   37.27% 5.96%
2011
43,670
39,590   2.36% 90.66% 1,635   11.6% 3.74% 335   31.37% 0.77% 1,905   60.08% 4.36%
2006
41,595
38,680   3.28% 93% 1,465   0.69% 3.52% 255   28.17% 0.61% 1,190   75% 2.86%
2001
39,940
37,455   1.74% 93.78% 1,455   7% 2.99% 355   5.98% 0.89% 680   4.61% 1.7%
1996
39,515
36,815 n/a 93,16% 1,565 n/a 3.96% 335 n/a 0.85% 650 n/a 1.65%

AttractionsEdit

Major parks in the area:

  • Parc Olympia
  • Parc Mont Sainte-Eustache
  • Parc Chenier
  • Parc Clair Matin
  • Parc Boisé des Moissons

Attractions include:

  • Ciné-Parc Saint-Eustache - drive in theatre
  • Place St-Eustache - mall
  • Carrefour Grande Cote - mall
  • Marché aux puces St-Eustache - flea market
  • Maison de la culture et du patrimoine
  • Moulin Légaré
  • Complexe Aquatique Saint-Eustache

TransportationEdit

Quebec Autoroute 640, Quebec Route 344 and Quebec Route 148 are the major highways servicing Saint-Eustache.

Exo (Réseau de transport métropolitain operates a number of bus routes that connects at Terminus Saint-Eustache:

  • 8 Saint-Eustache - Laval
  • 80 Saint-Eustache - Pointe-Calumet
  • 88 Saint-Eustache - Sainte-Thérèse
  • 89 Saint-Eustache - Secteur Dubois
  • 90 Saint-Eustache - Arthur-Sauvé and Industrial
  • 91 Saint-Eustache East (Saint-Laurent)
  • 92 Saint-Eustache Central
  • 93 Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac - Saint-Eustache

There are no train stations near Saint-Eustache, the closest being Deux-Montagnes station, a commuter rail station along the Deux-Montagnes line in neighbouring Deux-Montagnes, Quebec.

The closest airports are Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal and Montréal–Mirabel International Airport to the north.

EducationEdit

The Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles (CSSMI) operates French language public schools.[7]

Schools include:

Some residents are zoned to École primaire Girouard in Mirabel and École secondaire d'Oka in Oka[17]

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates Anglophone schools. Lake of Two Mountains High School in Deux-Montagnes serves this community.[18] Mountainview Elementary School and Saint Jude Elementary School, both in Deux-Montagnes, also serve this community.[19][20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reference number 56482 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 72005 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2472005) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. ^ St-Eustache - The Canadian Encyclopedia
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  7. ^ "Admission et inscription Archived January 31, 2015, at the Wayback Machine." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on December 7, 2014. "La Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles (CSSMI) offre ses services aux résidents des municipalités de : Blainville, Boisbriand, Bois-des-Filion, Deux-Montagnes, Lorraine, Mirabel (Saint-Augustin, Saint-Benoît, Sainte-Scholastique et secteur du Domaine-Vert), Oka, Pointe-Calumet, Rosemère, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Sainte-Thérèse, Saint-Eustache, Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, Saint-Placide et Terrebonne Ouest."
  8. ^ "secondaire des Patriotes." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on December 7, 2014.
  9. ^ "Arc-en-ciel." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on December 7, 2014.
  10. ^ "Clair Matin." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on December 7, 2014.
  11. ^ "au Coeur-du-Boisé." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on December 7, 2014.
  12. ^ "Curé-Paquin." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on December 7, 2014.
  13. ^ "Horizon-Soleil." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on September 22, 2017.
  14. ^ "Notre-Dame." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on September 22, 2017.
  15. ^ "Village-des-Jeunes." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on September 22, 2017.
  16. ^ "Nouvelle école de Saint-Eustache." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on September 22, 2017.
  17. ^ "Répertoire des aires de desserte par ville 2017 - 2018 (Généré le 21/9/2017) Ville Saint-Eustache." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on September 22, 2017.
  18. ^ "Overview." Lake of Two Mountains High School. Retrieved on December 8, 2014.
  19. ^ "Mountainview Elementary Zone." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on December 8, 2014.
  20. ^ "Saint Jude Elementary School Zone Map." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on December 8, 2014.

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