- Saint-Lambert, Quebec
name = Saint-Lambert, Quebec
official_name = Ville de Saint-Lambert
motto = "Maximus in Minimus"
Latinfor "To seek greatness even in the smallest details")
dot_map_caption =Location of Saint-Lambert
dot_x =113 |dot_y =270
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = Province
subdivision_type2 = Region
subdivision_type3 = RCM or TE
subdivision_type4 = Electoral district
subdivision_name = CAN
subdivision_name1 = QC
Urban agglomeration of Longueuil(TE 58)
subdivision_name4 = Federal:
Saint-Lambert (electoral district)
Laporte (electoral district)
established_title = Founded
established_date = 1857
area_magnitude = 1 E8
area_total_km2 = 7.55
population_as_of = 2006 Census [http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=2458012&Geo2=PR&Code2=24&Data=Count&SearchText=Saint-Lambert&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom= Statistics Canada - Saint-Lambert 2006 Community Profile] .]
population_total = 21599
population_density_km2 = 2859.3
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = −5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = −4
latd=45 |latm=30 |lats=06 |latNS=N
longd=73 |longm=30 |longs=11 |longEW=W
postal_code_type = Postal code span
postal_code = J4P to J4R
area_code = 450
website = [http://www.ville.saint-lambert.qc.ca/ ville.saint-lambert.qc.ca]
Saint-Lambert was established in the 17th century when André Marsil and André Achim became the first residents. (Today André Marsil's house on present-day Riverside Drive has been converted into a
textile museumcalled the "Marsil Museum".) It was named for the hunter Lambert Raphaël Closse. Along with the railroad in 1850 and the Victoria Bridge linking the south shore to the island of Montreal, came a quick growth in Saint-Lambert's population and housing development.
World War Iand World War II, Saint-Lambert had one of the highest military enlistment rates in Canada. The small city lost a total of 132 soldiers in both wars. [ [http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=5427793f-e76e-4ccd-868f-59b2fe9162e9&k=52453 Montreal Gazette Article] ] This number was a significant portion of the young people at the time.
In the 1950s, the development of Saint-Lambert was enhanced with the building of the St. Lambert Locks in the
St. Lawrence Seaway, to bypass the smaller Lachine Canal, and this became the most easterly lock in the Seaway. Suburban growth from Montreal in this period also affected Saint-Lambert, as well as many of the older communities on the "South Shore". The Saint-Lambert development is also a result of the merger between Saint-Lambert and Prévillein 1969.
According to Statistics Canada, Saint-Lambert has grown from its first two residents to a population of 21,599 in 2006.
Amalgamation and de-amalgamation
January 1, 2002, municipal reorganization merged Saint-Lambert with LeMoyne to form a borough in the new Longueuilmega-city. There was a strong "de-merger" movement and a referendum was won on June 20, 2004, to re-establish the former city. The city was officially "re-born" on January 1, 2006, while on January 7, 2006, the Saint-Lambert flag was hoisted in front of city hall and the mayor, councillors and city manager took their oath of office.
St-Lambert is underlain by
Ordovician-era black shale. This bedrock is covered by deep clay drift over most of the town. Soils were poorly drained in their natural state; as such, they would have been classified as gleysols. Drainage and excavation have been used to adapt the soil for housing construction.
The most common
trees in St-Lambert are those species which tolerate poor drainage. These include poplars, willows, red maple, silver mapleand green ash. The American elmwas formerly abundant but its population has been severely reduced by Dutch elm disease. Non-native species are commonly represented by Norway maple, silver birch, English oak, blue spruce, common horsechestnut and honey locust. Rare exotics which benefit from St-Lambert's favorable microclimate include Japanese mapleand tulip tree. Most trees in St-Lambert show some evidence of damage from an ice storm in January 1998 and a severe thunderstorm in June 2008.
The climate of St-Lambert is characterized by abundant precipitation and one of the longest, warmest growing seasons in Quebec. As in other parts of Greater Montreal, lengthy spells of hot humid weather are common in summer.
Thunderstorms are frequent and occasionally cause widespread damage. Heavy snowis usual in winter and several damaging ice storms have occurred over the town's history.
The current mayor of the City of Saint-Lambert is
Sean Finn. There are eight councillors.
#Gilles Therrien (District 1)
#Jill Lacoursière (District 2)
#Bruno Burrogano (District 3)
#Philippe Brunet (District 4)
#Claude Trudeau (District 5)
#Francis Dumais (District 6)
#Alain Dépatie (District 7)
#Martin Croteau (District 8)
According to the
Canada 2006 Census:
*% Change (2001-2006): 2.6
*Area (km²): 7.55
*Density (persons per km²): 2,859.3
Mother Tongue Languages
Roads and Infrastructure
Saint-Lambert is served by the most important autoroute in Quebec province: Autoroute 20 . Saint-Lambert is also served by one of the most important provincial highway: Route 132. The Route 112 is also serving Saint-Lambert.
* Victoria Avenue
* Green Street
* Desaulniers Boulevard
* Riverside Drive
* Notre-Dame Street
* Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier Boulevard
* Simard Boulevard
* Tiffin Road
In Saint-Lambert, two bridges link with
Montreal(one to the Old Port and the other one, a bridge meant for bicycles, that connects to Île Notre-Dame). The Victoria Bridge links Saint-Lambert to Montreal Island. The Jacques Cartier Bridgein Longueuil is half a kilometre from Saint-Lambert and the Champlain Bridge in Brossard is a kilometre away from Saint-Lambert.
Notable natives and residents
Luc Angers, politician
Arlette Cousture, writer
Régine Chassagne, Arcade Fire
Pierre-Claude Drouin, ice hockey player
Gabriel Fontaine, politician
Sean Finn, mayor
Steve Kasper, retired ice hockey player [ [http://www.hockeydraftcentral.com/1980/80081.html 1980 NHL Entry Draft -- Steve Kasper] ]
Emilie Heymans, diver
Anne Marie La Traverse, executive producer
Pierre Laporte, politician
Don MacIver, retired ice hockey player, doctor and anesthesiologist
* Steve MacLean, astronaut [ [http://www.space.gc.ca/asc/eng/missions/sts-115/official.asp CSA - Official Flying Kit] ]
Harold William Hounsfield Riley, politician
Todd Swift, poet
Yolande Thibeault, politician
Nanette Workman, singer-songwriter and actress
British Columbia, Canada[ [http://www.vernon.ca/council/faq.html City of Vernon, British Columbia] ]
Massachusetts, United States[ [http://www.marbleheadyouthhockey.com/league/page.aspx?PageID=68 Marblehead, Massachusetts Youth Hockey Program] ]
Geographic Location (8-way)
North = Longueuil
West = "
Saint Lawrence River" / Montreal
Centre = St. Lambert
East = LeMoyne (Longueuil)
South = Brossard
Southeast = Greenfield Park (Longueuil)
Municipal reorganization in Quebec
Urban agglomeration of Longueuil
* [http://www.ville.saint-lambert.qc.ca/asp/siteweb/Accueil_Saint_Lambert.asp City of Saint-Lambert]
* [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~macfie/rememberstlambert.html Remember St. Lambert]
* [http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/monuments/pq/lambert.htm List of Saint-Lambert soldiers killed in both World Wars]
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