Saint-Laurent (French pronunciation: [sɛ̃ lɔʁɑ̃]) is a borough of the city of Montreal, Canada, located in the northern part of the island. It is the largest of Montreal's boroughs, in terms of land area.
Saint-Laurent borough hall.
Location on the Island of Montreal.
(Dark grey areas indicate demerged municipalities).
|Established||January 01, 2002|
|Electoral Districts |
|Provincial||Saint-Laurent and |
|• Mayor||Alan DeSousa (EM)|
|• Federal MP(s)||Emmanuella Lambropoulos (LPC)|
|• Quebec MNA(s)||Marwah Rizqy (PLQ) |
Christine St-Pierre (PLQ)
|• Land||42.8 km2 (16.5 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,310.7/km2 (5,985/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2011-2016||5.3%|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||(514) and (438)|
Prior to its 2002 merger by the Parti Québécois government, it was an independent city.
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Saint-Laurent was first settled in 1700 after land grants were given, including one to Bernard Bleignier dit Jarry, who is associated later with a village mayor and city councillor. Saint-Laurent was founded as the Parish of Saint-Laurent in 1720.
Merger and proposed demergerEdit
The City of Saint-Laurent or Ville Saint-Laurent was merged into the city of Montreal on January 1, 2002, by the Parti Québécois government. On June 20, 2004, the demerger forces lost a referendum on the issue of recreating Saint-Laurent as a city. While 75% of the turnout voted to demerge, this only represented 28.5% of the total eligible voting population, falling short of the requisite 35% as set by the province.
Saint-Laurent is one of Montreal's outer boroughs located in the north central part of the island. It's bordered by Pierrefonds-Roxboro to the west, Ahuntsic-Cartierville to the north and east, and Côte-des-Neiges and the Town of Mount-Royal to the south.
Saint-Laurent is home to many parks including the Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park.
Notable neighbourhoods include Bois-Franc, Vieux Saint-Laurent and Norgate.
|Not a visible minority||45,430||46.6%|
In 2016 the immigrant population was 54 percent.
Saint-Laurent is the second-largest employment hub within the metropolitan region, after downtown Montréal.
Air Canada Centre, also known as La Rondelle ("The Puck" in French), is Air Canada's headquarters, located on the grounds of Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and in Saint-Laurent. In 1990 the airline announced that it was moving its headquarters from Downtown Montreal to the airport to cut costs.
In addition Air Transat's headquarters and a regional office of Air Canada Jazz are in Saint-Laurent and on the grounds of Trudeau Airport. Before its dissolution Jetsgo was headquartered in Saint-Laurent.
From 1974 to 1979, General Motors Diesel Division buses were built in a plant in Saint-Laurent.
Saint-Laurent is divided into two electoral districts:
- Norman-McLaren (named for Norman McLaren, a cinema pioneer at the National Film Board of Canada, whose headquarters are located in the district)
|Alan DeSousa||Ensemble Montréal|
|Côte-de-Liesse||City councillor||Francesco Miele||Ensemble Montréal|
|Borough councillor||Jacques Cohen||Ensemble Montréal|
|Norman-McLaren||City councillor||Aref Salem||Ensemble Montréal|
|Borough councillor||Michèle Biron||Ensemble Montréal|
Provincially Saint-Laurent is divided into two ridings:
Federally the entire borough corresponds exactly to the federal riding of Saint-Laurent.
Saint-Laurent has three fire stations and two police stations, one municipal court building, two libraries, the former City Hall (now the borough hall). There are two indoor hockey arenas, the municipal Raymond Bourque Arena, named after Raymond Bourque a former NHL player and Hockey Hall of Fame member and a Multipurpose Sports Complex. There is also the commercial Bonaventure's Arena which has rinks available for rent.
Saint-Laurent contains two CÉGEPs within its limits, one English (Vanier College) and one French (Cégep de Saint-Laurent). An art museum, the Saint-Laurent Museum of Art, is located on the campus of Cégep de Saint-Laurent, along with a bowling alley and an indoor college hockey rink.
- École Beau-Séjour
- École des Grand Etres
- École Enfant-Soleil
- École Jean-Grou
- École Laurentide
- École Bois-Franc-Aquarelle
- École Édouard-Laurin
- École Jonathan
- École Hébert
- École au Trésor-du-Boisé
- École Cardinal-Léger
- École Enfants-du-Monde
- École Henri-Beaulieu
- École Katimavik
- École Secondaire Saint-Laurent (Édifice Émile-Legault and Édifice Saint-Germain)
- Centre de formation professionnelle Léonard-De Vinci (Édifice Côte-Vertu and Édifice Thimens)
- Parkdale Elementary School
- Cedarcrest Elementary School
- Gardenview Elementary School
- St. Laurent Adult Education Centre
- École Alex Manoogian de l'U.G.A.B (Armenian)
- École Maïmonide, Campus Jacob Safra
- École Montessori Ville-Marie, Campus Saint-Laurent
- École bilingue Notre-Dame de Sion
- École Education Plus
Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit
Saint-Laurent is twinned with:
- Ray Bourque, former NHL player. A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
- Anthony Lukca, professional Canadian footballer
- Pierre Houde, a play-by-play sports announcer for RDS.
- Raoul Jarry, Montreal city councillor and descendant of early settler Berndard Bleignier dit Jarry and son of former village mayor Stanislas Jarry Sr..
- Emerick Storme, an absolute beauty on and off the ice. Wheels rockets and has a rocket of a shot.
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