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Mirabel, Quebec

Ville de Mirabel
City hall of Mirabel
City hall of Mirabel
Location with surrounding municipalities
Location with surrounding municipalities
Mirabel is located in Central Quebec
Location in central Quebec
Coordinates: [1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Laurentides
RCM None
Constituted January 1, 1971
 • Mayor Jean Bouchard
 • Federal riding Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel
 • Prov. riding Mirabel
 • Total 486.80 km2 (187.95 sq mi)
 • Land 485.59 km2 (187.49 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 41,957
 • Density 86.4/km2 (224/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 21.2%
 • Dwellings 16,374
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J7J, J7N
Area code(s) 450 and 579

Route 117
Route 148
Route 158
Website .ca.qc.mirabel.villewww

Mirabel is an off-island suburb of Montreal, located Southern Quebec.

Mirabel is also the name of a territory equivalent to a regional county municipality (TE) and census division (CD) of Quebec, coextensive with the city of Mirabel.[3] Its geographical code is 74. Prior to 2002, Mirabel was not only a city but also comprised the Mirabel Regional County Municipality.

The city is home to Montréal-Mirabel International Airport.


  • History 1
  • Communities 2
  • Demographics 3
    • Population 3.1
    • Language 3.2
  • Economy 4
  • Education 5
  • Sister cities 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


The Belle-Rivière Estate in Sainte-Scholastique, built in 1804

Mirabel was formed through the expropriation of private lands and the merger of 8 municipalities in 1971. The former municipalities were (with their individual founding dates in brackets): Saint-Augustin (1855); Saint-Benoît (1855); Saint-Hermas (1855); Saint-Janvier-de-Blainville (1855); Sainte-Scholastique (1855); Saint-Canut (1857); Sainte-Monique (1872), and Saint-Janvier-de-la-Croix (1959). Initially called Ville de Sainte-Scholastique and renamed to Mirabel in 1973, the city was planned to become a vast transportation and industrial hub for eastern Canada with Montréal-Mirabel International Airport at its centre.[4]

The airport, which opened in 1975, never became a major aviation hub and the industrial parks never materialized, and in 2004 the airport closed to all passenger traffic.

In 2000, about 10 square kilometres of Mirabel's territory was annexed by Lachute.





Canada Census Mother Tongue - Mirabel, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French & English
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
40,050 20.7% 95.79% 820 60.8% 1.96% 240 33.3% 0.57% 700 16.7% 1.67%
33,185 27.3% 96.26% 510 10.9% 1.48% 180 16.1% 0.52% 600 36.4% 1.74%
26,060 20.6% 96.11% 460 2.2% 1.70% 155 6.9% 0.57% 440 66.0% 1.62%
21,605 n/a 96.17% 450 n/a 2.00% 145 n/a 0.65% 265 n/a 1.18%


When Nolisair (Nationair) was in existence, its headquarters were in the Nationair Building on the property of Montréal-Mirabel International Airport.[9]

Bombardier Aerospace produces the CRJ700, CRJ900 & CRJ1000 regional jetliners and will begin production of the Bombardier CSeries in late 2015 at the Montreal-Mirabel International Airport. Bell Helicopters also has its major manufacturing & final assembly plant at the airport.


The Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles serves the following parts of Mirabel: Saint-Augustin, Saint-Benoît, Sainte-Scholastique and a portion of Domaine-Vert.[10]

  • École primaire de la Clé-des-Champs[11]
  • École primaire Girouard[12]
  • École primaire Prés fleuris[13]
  • École primaire Sainte-Scholastique[14]

The Commission scolaire de la Rivière-du-Nord operates Francophone public schools in other parts of Mirabel. They include:

Secondary schools:

Primary schools:[15]

  • à l'Unisson
  • aux Quatre-Vents
  • de la Croisée-des-Champs
  • Mer-et-Monde
  • Saint-Anne
  • Saint-Hermas

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates Anglophone public schools in the area around Mirabel. Schools serving Mirabel include:

Sister cities

See also


  1. ^ Commission de toponymie du QuébecReference number 72473 of the (French)
  2. ^ a b Répertoire des municipalitésGeographic code 74005 in the official (French)
  3. ^ a b c d "2011 Community Profiles".  
  4. ^ "Mirabel (ville)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles".  
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles".  
  7. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  8. ^
  9. ^ The Europa World Year Book, 1989. Europa Publications, August 1, 1991. 667. Retrieved from Google Books on June 11, 2012. "Nationair Canada: Nationair Bldg, Cargo Rd Al, Montreal International Airport (Mirabel), Mirabel, Que J7N 1A5"
  10. ^ "Admission et inscription." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on December 7, 2014. "La Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles (CSSMI) offre ses services aux résidents des municipalités de : Blainville, Boisbriand, Bois-des-Filion, Deux-Montagnes, Lorraine, Mirabel (Saint-Augustin, Saint-Benoît, Sainte-Scholastique et secteur du Domaine-Vert), Oka, Pointe-Calumet, Rosemère, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Sainte-Thérèse, Saint-Eustache, Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, Saint-Placide et Terrebonne Ouest."
  11. ^ "Accueil." École primaire de la Clé-des-Champs. Retrieved on December 8, 2014.
  12. ^ "Girouard." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on December 8, 2014.
  13. ^ "Prés fleuris." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on December 8, 2014.
  14. ^ "Sainte-Scholastique." Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles. Retrieved on December 8, 2014.
  15. ^ "Préscolaire / primaire." Commission scolaire de la Rivière-du-Nord. Retrieved on December 7, 2014.
  16. ^ "Overview." Lake of Two Mountains High School. Retrieved on December 8, 2014.
  17. ^ "Laurentia Elementary School Zone Map." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on December 7, 2014.
  18. ^ "Mountainview Elementary School Zone Map." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on December 8, 2014.
  19. ^ "Saint Jude Elementary School Zone Map." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on December 8, 2014.

External links

  • Ville de Mirabel Website (French only)

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