Repentigny, Quebec

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Repentigny
Ville de Repentigny
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View of Lebel Island Park, Repentigny
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Location within L'Assomption RCM.
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Repentigny
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°44′N73°28′W / 45.733°N 73.467°W / 45.733; -73.467 Coordinates: 45°44′N73°28′W / 45.733°N 73.467°W / 45.733; -73.467 [1]
CountryFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Province Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec
Region Lanaudière
RCM L'Assomption
Founded1670
ConstitutedJune 1, 2002
Government
[2]
  MayorChantal Deschamps
   MP Monique Pauzé (BQ)
   MNAs François Legault (CAQ)
Lise Lavallée (CAQ)
Area
  Total71.25 km2 (27.51 sq mi)
  Land60.89 km2 (23.51 sq mi)
Population
 (2016) [4]
  Total84,965
  Density1,395.4/km2 (3,614/sq mi)
  Pop 2011–2016
Increase2.svg 2.8%
  Dwellings
33,876
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
Quebec Autoroute 40.svg A-40

Qc138.svg Route 138
Qc341.svg Route 341
Qc344.svg Route 344
Website www.ville.repentigny.qc.ca

Repentigny (French:  [ʁəpɑ̃tiɲi] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen )) is an off-island suburb of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located north of the city on the lower end of the L'Assomption River, and on the Saint Lawrence River. Repentigny and Charlemagne were the first towns off the eastern tip of the Island of Montreal. Repentigny is part of the Lanaudière region.

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History

It was founded in 1670 by Jean-Baptiste Le Gardeur, son of Seigneur Pierre Le Gardeur. During the town's first 250 years, Repentigny was only inhabited by a few hundred peasants, or habitants, and was an agricultural community. In 1677, the first population census only shows 30 inhabitants. Its first mayor was Benjamin Moreau 1855.

Repentigny merged with its neighbouring city of Le Gardeur on June 1, 2002. The city's area grew from 29 to 69 km2 and the population grew by 70%.

Repentigny was also the western terminus of the Chemin du Roy , a road that extends eastward towards Quebec City.

Demographics

According to Statistics Canada 2011 census: [5]

The current mayor is Chantal Deschamps, who was first elected to the position in 1997 and has been re-elected to serve until 2021.

Languages

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Repentigny, Quebec [6]
CensusTotal
French
English
French & English
Other
YearResponsesCountTrendPop %CountTrendPop %CountTrendPop %CountTrendPop %
2016
84,285
75,165Decrease2.svg 0.026%89.73%1,375Increase2.svg 9.45%1.64%390Decrease2.svg 24.35%0.46%5,940Increase2.svg 32,4%7.04%
2011
81,535
75,185Increase2.svg 5.07%92.21%1,245Increase2.svg 18.57%1.53%485Increase2.svg 110.86%0.59%4,015Increase2.svg 39.17%4.92%
2006
76,237
71,555Increase2.svg 36.39%93.86%1,050Increase2.svg 65.35%1.37%230Increase2.svg 84%0.3%2,885Increase2.svg 177.4%3.78%
2001
54,550
52,460Increase2.svg 1.8%96.17%635Decrease2.svg 26.59%1.16%125Decrease2.svg 40.47%0.23%1,040Increase2.svg 20.93%1.91%
1996
53,570
51,520n/a96.17%865n/a1.61%210n/a0.39%860n/a1.61%

Ethnocultural ancestries

Single responses: 51.60% of respondents gave a single response of 'Canadian', while a further 17.67% identified with both 'Canadian', and one or more other ancestries. 15.13% of respondents gave a single response of French, 1.86% of respondents gave a single response of Québécois, 1.37% gave a single response of Italian, 1.34% gave a single response of Irish and 1.27% gave a single response of Haitian.

Multiple responses: Counting both single and multiple responses, the most commonly identified ethnocultural ancestries were:

Canadian69.27%
French 32.45%
Irish 4.06%
Italian 3.22%
Québécois 2.54%
North American Indian 2.32%
Scottish 1.60%
Haitian 1.54%
English 1.26%
German 1.24%

Percentages are calculated as a proportion of the total number of respondents and may total more than 100% due to dual responses.
All ethnocultural ancestries of more than 1% are listed in the table above according to the exact terminology used by Statistics Canada.
[7]

Transit

Repentigny is the central point for transit in South-Central Lanaudière. Its Centre d'Échange Rive Nord-Est (Northeastern Shore Transit Exchange Centre), administrated by Réseau de transport métropolitain, is the main infrastructure for transit in the region. Unlike a bus terminal, no departures are available from the Centre d'Échange, but transfers from one circuit to the other are possible. 9 of the 10 RTCR de la MRC de L'Assomption transit system circuits travel via Centre d'Échange, in addition to the 2 CRTL regional lines. Thus, Repentigny is directly connected to Terrebonne, Charlemagne, L'Assomption, Montreal, Montréal-Est, Saint-Sulpice, Lavaltrie, Lanoraie, Sainte-Geneviève-de-Berthier, Berthierville, La Visitation-de-l'Île-Dupas, Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola, Saint-Paul-d'Industrie, Crabtree, Sainte-Marie-Salomé and Joliette.

The city of Repentigny takes part in the L'Assomption MRC public transportation network effort and pan-regional Lanaudière Regional Transport Commission, linking all of the Regional County Municipalities of Lanaudière, even the northmost ones. In addition there is the MRC Les Moulins. [8]

Repentigny is connected to Montreal's Central Station by commuter rail via the Repentigny Station of Réseau de transport métropolitain's Mascouche Line.

Education

The Commission scolaire des Affluents operates Francophone public schools:

Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates Anglophone public school:

Notable residents

Culture

Repentigny is home of many festivities :

See also

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References

  1. Reference number 53054 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. 1 2 Geographic code 60013 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. "(Code 2460013) Census Profile". 2011 census . Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. Statistics Canada - Repentigny 2016 Community Profile.
  5. Statistics Canada - Repentigny 2006 Community Profile.
  6. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016 census
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