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Lachine, Quebec

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Country  Canada
Incorporated  1872
Electoral Districts Federal  Dorval—Lachine—LaSalle
Local time  Friday 3:58 PM
Mayor  Claude Dauphin
Region  Montréal
Merged  January 1, 2002
Provincial  Marquette
Population  41,696 (2011)
Province  Québec
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Weather  -6°C, Wind NW at 6 km/h, 57% Humidity

Lachine is a borough (arrondissement) within the city of Montreal on the Island of Montreal in southwestern Quebec, Canada. It was formerly an autonomous city until 2002.

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Map of Lachine, Montr%C3%A9al, QC, Canada

History

Lachine, apparently from French la Chine (China), is often said to have been named in 1667, in mockery of its then owner Robert Cavelier de La Salle, who explored the interior of North America, trying to find a passage to Asia. When he returned without success, he and his men were derisively named les Chinois (Chinese). The name was adopted when the parish of Saints-Anges-de-la-Chine was created in 1678, with the form Lachine appearing with the opening of a post office in 1829.

On August 4, 1689, more than 1500 Mohawk warriors raided the small village and burned it to the ground in retaliation for the ravaging of the Seneca lands by governor Denonville and his men. The Lachine massacre left 80 dead. Lachine was incorporated as a city in 1872. In 1999, it merged with the town of Saint-Pierre before being merged into Montreal in 2002. Its logo during its municipality days is still in use as of today.

Geography

The borough is located in the southwest portion of the island of Montreal, at the inlet of the Lachine Canal, between the borough of LaSalle, and the city of Dorval. It was a separate city until municipal mergers on January 1, 2002 and did not demerge on January 1, 2006 [1].

The borough is bordered to the northwest by the city of Dorval to the northeast by Saint-Laurent, to the east by Côte Saint-Luc, Montreal West and a narrow salient of Le Sud-Ouest, and to the south by LaSalle. Its western limit is the shore of Lac Saint-Louis and the Saint Lawrence River.

It has an area of 17.83 km² and a population of 41,391.

Municipal government

As of the November 3, 2013 Montreal municipal election, the current borough council consists of the following councillors:

Federal and provincial districts

The entire borough is located within the federal riding of Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle, and within the provincial electoral district of Marquette.

Infrastructure

Autoroute 20 passes through Lachine, which is also served by the Lachine commuter train station.

Most noticeable of Lachine's features is the Lachine Canal and its recreational facilities, including the Lachine Canal National Historic Site. Around the canal's inlet, in the southern part of the borough, are located The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site, René Lévesque Park (on a long peninsula extending into Lac Saint-Louis), and the Musée de Lachine, which has collections of modern outdoor sculpture both on its own grounds, in René Lévesque Park, and in other sites throughout the borough. Other historic buildings are also located near the canal's inlet.

Parks

A memorial to Air India Flight 182 is located in Monk Island, in Lachine. It was inaugurated in 2010.

Primary and secondary schools

The Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys operates Francophone public schools.

Adult schools include:

  • Centre d'éducation des adultes de LaSalle, Édifice Boileau
  • Professional development centres include:

  • Centre de formation professionnelle de Lachine (CFP), Édifice Dalbé-Viau and Édifice de la Rive
  • Secondary schools include:

  • École secondaire Dalbé-Viau
  • Collège Saint-Louis
  • College Sainte-Anne de Lachine
  • Primary schools include:

  • École Primaire Catherine-Soumillard
  • École Primaire Victor Therrien
  • École Primaire des Berges-de-Lachine
  • École Primaire Jardin-des-Saints-Anges
  • École Primaire Martin-Bélanger
  • École Primaire Paul-Jarry
  • École Primaire Philippe-Morin
  • École Primaire Très-Saint-Sacrement
  • The Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) operates Anglophone public schools.

  • Lakeside Academy (a merger of Lachine High School and Bishop Whelan High School)
  • Maple Grove Elementary School in Lachine, a merger of the Meadowbrook School in Lachine and the Bishop-Whelan School in Dorval, opened in August 2010
  • The Pearson Electrotechnology Centre (PEC; Centre d'électrotechnologie Pearson), a public vocational school of the LBPSB, is in Lachine.
  • Public libraries

    The Montreal Public Libraries Network operates the Saint-Pierre Branch and the Saul-Bellow Branch in Lachine.

    Notable residents

  • Shmuel Schecter (1915–2000), rabbi and Torah educator
  • References

    Lachine, Quebec Wikipedia


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