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Sainte-Thérèse is an off-island suburb northwest of Montreal, in southwestern Quebec, Canada, in the Thérèse-De Blainville Regional County Municipality.

Sainte-Thérèse
The old Séminaire de Sainte-Thérèse
The old Séminaire de Sainte-Thérèse
Location within Thérèse-De Blainville RCM.
Location within Thérèse-De Blainville RCM.
Sainte-Thérèse is located in Central Quebec
Sainte-Thérèse
Sainte-Thérèse
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°38′N 73°51′W / 45.633°N 73.850°W / 45.633; -73.850Coordinates: 45°38′N 73°51′W / 45.633°N 73.850°W / 45.633; -73.850[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceQuebec
RegionLaurentides
RCMThérèse-De Blainville
ConstitutedJune 1, 1849
Government
 • MayorSylvie Surprenant
 • Federal ridingThérèse-De Blainville
 • Prov. ridingGroulx
Area
 • Total9.40 km2 (3.63 sq mi)
 • Land9.58 km2 (3.70 sq mi)
 There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total26,025
 • Density2,716.1/km2 (7,035/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006–2011
Increase 3.2%
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways
A-640

Route 117
Websitewww.sainte-therese.ca
The city hall of Sainte-Thérèse, September 28, 1948.

The town is mostly known as a home for heavy industry, but it is also a centre of recreational and tourist activities. It is near the southern limit of a web of cross-country ski trails which meander through the Laurentides. Heading north, it is possible to undertake several nature-filled days of skiing towards major resort centres such as Mont-Tremblant.

During the summer, many of the ski trails are used as dedicated bicycle paths, making it possible to undertake day-long or week-long cycling excursions through unspoiled areas, from one resort area to another, without sharing the right of way with motorized vehicles.

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EconomyEdit

The city was for several decades the home of Sicard Industries, the biggest maker of snow blowers in the world.

Form 1966 until 2002, it was also the home of General Motors' Sainte-Thérèse Assembly, the only Canadian automobile assembly plant outside Ontario.

There is also a Paccar plant that manufactures light and medium-duty Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks.[4]

Sainte-Thérèse formerly had a number of piano factories, including Pianos Lesage.

TransportationEdit

Sainte-Thérèse is served by the Sainte-Thérèse commuter rail station on the Exo (Réseau de transport métropolitain) Saint-Jérôme line. Local bus service is provided by CIT Laurentides.

DemographicsEdit

According to the Canada 2001 Census:

  • Population: 24,269
  • % Change (1996-2001): 3.4
  • Dwellings: 10,879
  • Area (km²): 9.58
  • Density (persons per km²): 2533.9
Canada Census Mother Tongue - Ste-Therese, Quebec[5]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
25,360
23,295   0.68% 91.85% 710   1.42% 2.79% 240   0.9% 0.94% 1,340   24.65% 5.28%
2011
25,570
23,455   3.85% 91.73% 700   25.92% 2.74% 220   25.71% 0.86% 1,075   8.91% 4.2%
2006
24,885
22,585   2.64% 90.76% 945   23.52% 3.79% 175   16.67% 0.70% 1,180   25.53% 4.74%
2001
23,865
22,005   3.52% 92.21% 765   6.13% 3.2% 150   37.5% 0.63% 940   12.57% 3.94%
1996
23,175
21,255 n/a 91.71% 815 n/a 3.51% 240 n/a 1.03% 835 n/a 3.60%

EducationEdit

The Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles (CSSMI) operates Francophone public schools.[6]

Some students are zoned to École Plateau Saint-Louis or to École de la Renaissance in Blainville and some are zoned to École secondaire Jean-Jacques-Rousseau in Boisbriand.[12]

Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates Anglophone public schools:

There is a French-language private school, Académie Sainte-Thérèse, which has its primary school campus here.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reference number 56427 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 73010 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Sainte-Thérèse census profile
  4. ^ "Home |PACCAR". www.paccar.com. Retrieved 2019-06-21.
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016 census
  6. ^ "Admission et inscription Archived 2015-01-31 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."
  7. ^ "Arthur-Vaillancourt." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles. Retrieved on September 20, 2017.
  8. ^ "du Trait-d'Union." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles. Retrieved on September 20, 2017.
  9. ^ "Le Tandem." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles. Retrieved on September 20, 2017.
  10. ^ "Saint-Pierre." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles. Retrieved on September 20, 2017.
  11. ^ "Terre-Soileil." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles. Retrieved on September 20, 2017.
  12. ^ "Répertoire des aires de desserte par ville 2017 - 2018 (Généré le 20/9/2017) Sainte-Thérèse." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles. Retrieved on September 20, 2017.
  13. ^ "PIERRE ELLIOT TRUDEAU ELEMENTARY ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 16, 2017.
  14. ^ "McCAIG ELEMENTARY ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 16, 2017.
  15. ^ "Rosemere High School Zone." Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board. Retrieved on December 8, 2014.

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