Repentigny is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in the
province of Quebec, located
north of Montreal, on the
lower end of the Rivière des
Prairies and on the Saint Lawrence River.
- For the electoral district, please see Repentigny .
It was founded in 1670 by Jean-Baptiste Le Gardeur
, son of
Seigneur Pierre Le Gardeur
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
Repentigny merged with its neighbor city Le
on June 1, 2002. The city's area grew from 29 to
69 km² and the population grew by 70%.
was also the western terminus of the Chemin du Roy, a road that extends
eastward towards Quebec
According to Statistics Canada
- Population in 2006: 76,237
- (Population in 2001: 72,218)
- Growth Rate (2001-2006): 5.6%
- Total Private Dwellings: 30,080
- Area: 61.76 km²
- Density: 1,234.5 people per km²
The city's population was 75,112 according to Gazette officielle du
Québec (28-12-2005), number 52, decree 1248-2005.
The current mayor is Chantal
, who was first elected to the position in 1997 and
has been re-elected to serve until 2009.
The 2006 census found that, counting single responses only,
was the mother tongue
of 94.5% of the population,
was the mother tongue
of 1.4% of the population. The next most common languages were
(0.8%), and Spanish
|English and French
|English and a non-official language
|French and a non-official language
|English, French and a non-official language
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
Counting both single and
multiple responses, the most commonly identified ethnocultural
Percentages are calculated as a proportion of the total
number of respondents and may total more than 100% due to dual
All ethnocultural ancestries of more than 1% are listed in the
table above according to the exact terminology used by Statistics Canada.
Repentigny is the central point for transit in South-Central
. Its Centre
d'Échange Rive Nord-Est (Northeastern Shore Transit Exchange Centre),
administrated by Agence métropolitaine de
transport, is the main infrastructure for transit in the
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 RTC de la MRC de L'Assomption
transit system circuits travel via Centre d'Échange, in addition of
the 2 CRTL regional
Repentigny is directly connected to Terrebonne, Charlemagne, L'Assomption, Montreal, Montréal-Est, Saint-Sulpice,
Lavaltrie, Lanoraie, Sainte-Geneviève-de-Berthier,
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
Grenier Flour Mill
Repentigny is home of many festivities :
- Festival de Feu et de Glace (From Fire and from Ice
Fest, a winter fest), January-February.
- Festival de spectacles jeune-public de Lanaudière (Youth
theatre fest), early July.
- Challenge international de Volleyball Molson Ex Light
(Molson Ex Light International Volleyball Challenge,
International Volleyball event), late July. Dernier Événement:
- Rendez-Vous Estival (Summer Rendez-Vous, a theme park
with familial activities and rock shows), early August.
- Festival Gospel (Gospel Fest, International gospel
choirs fest), mid-August.
- National de Soccer (Soccer Nationals, 18- level
national soccer event), mid-August.
- Internationaux de Tennis junior du Canada Banque Nationale
(National Bank Junior Tennis Internationals of Canada, the
biggest sports event in the city), late August-early September
- Fête du Petit-Village (Little town fest, cultural
rendez-vous in the old Saint-Paul-l'Ermite sector), every 2
- Many outdoor shows and movie projections
- The Fête
Nationale du Québec , la St-Jean, brings
many activities, such as shows and performances on stage in Parc
St-Laurent(Now Held To L'île Lebel.). The 2006 edition featured
Marie-Mai, from Star Académie.
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