Boisbriand, Quebec


Boisbriand, Quebec

Boisbriand (also called "Flashwood", raw translation of "bois brilliant") is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southwestern Quebec, Canada on the north shore of the Rivière des Mille-Îles in the Regional County Municipality of Thérèse-de-Blainville.

The Hasidic community of Kiryas Tosh is located within the city limits. The rapidly growing community of 3,000 is home to the Tosher Rebbe, Meshulim Feish (Ferencz) Lowy, who established the community in 1963.

Although relatively small, Boisbriand is the town in Quebec which has the highest number of highways per square kilometres. There are 3: highway 13 on the west, highway 15 on the east, and highway 640 in the middle/north.

According to the Canada 2001 Census:
*Population: 26,666
*% Change (1996-2001): 6.0
*Dwellings: 91,495
*Area (km².): 277.76
*Density (persons per km².): 962.8

External links

* [http://www.ville.boisbriand.qc.ca/ Ville de Boisbriand (French)]
*Tosh Hasidic Dynasty
* [http://www.tosh.com Welcome to Tosh]
* [http://hatzolah.com/ Hatzolah of Kiryas Tosh]
* [http://www.kiryastash.ca/ Kiryas Tash]
* [http://boisbriand.blogspot.com/ Photos of the saintly Grand Rabbi of Tosh]
* [http://www.toshcommunity.com/images/Tush.sss.doc Story of The Rebbe Grand Rabbi Lowy of Tosh]


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