Lorraine, Quebec


Lorraine, Quebec

Lorraine 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. There are no industries and only a very limited commercial district (comprising one medical center, one shopping mall, a golf course and arena); almost all houses are of the detached type. Furthermore, a large portion of the town territory is set aside as wild forest (Forêt du Grand Côteau); some bike/ski trails run through it. Recently, the town of Rosemere planned to construct high-rise condominiums in its part of the forest, but the project isn't appreciated by the population. The town is divided into two areas, North and South(or "Lorraine en haut" and "Lorraine en bas", colloquially, because the northern area is on higher ground). These two areas are also delimited by Quebec freeway A-640, and are only joined together by the main street (Boulevard de Gaulle) overpass.

The town prides itself with completely underground utility networks apart from a small older section of the town (Avenue Fraser in particular).

The town was founded February 4, 1960 and is named for the French region of the same name.

The town is the territory of the Roman Catholic parishal community of Charles-de-Foucault (old parish), part of the (new) Saint-Luc parish of the Terrebonne pastoral region of the Saint-Jérôme diocese. The town is part of the Marc-Aurèle-Fortin federal electoral district and Blainville provincial voting district. It makes district 22 of the Seigneurie-des-Milles-Îles French school board and ispart of district 8 of the Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier English school board. Lorraine is also a member of the Montreal Metropolitan Community.

The town has three elementary schools: École Le Carrefour and École Le Tournesol, which are very close to each other but separated by Parc Lorraine, as well as École du Ruisselet.

Facts

Current Mayor: Boniface Dalle-Vedove (since 2005)
See Lorraine City Council

According to the Canada 2001 Census:
*Population: 9476
*Population growth (1996-2001): 6.8%
*Area: 6.04 km².

According to the Regions and Municipal Affairs Ministry of Quebec (as of 2005):
*Population: 9966
*Area: 5.956 km².

External links

* [http://www.ville.lorraine.qc.ca Ville de Lorraine]
* [http://maps.google.com/?ll=45.673398,-73.78727&spn=0.010016,0.020127&t=k&om=1 Parc Lorraine from Google maps]

urroundings

North: Blainville, Terrebonne
West: Blainville, Rosemère
LorraineEast: Bois-des-Filion
South: Laval, Bois-des-Filion

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