Location within Roussillon RCM
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|Constituted||January 4, 1918|
|• Mayor||Christian Ouellette|
|• Federal riding||La Prairie|
|• Prov. riding||La Prairie|
|• Total||7.70 km2 (2.97 sq mi)|
|• Land||7.59 km2 (2.93 sq mi)|
|• Density||982.6/km2 (2,545/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006–2011||1.9%|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||450 and 579|
Delson is an off-island suburb (South shore) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is situated 8 mi/13 km SSE of Montreal within the regional county municipality of Roussillon in the administrative region of Montérégie. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 7,462.
On its small territory, Delson is crossed by Route 132 and the Turtle River (Rivière de la Tortue). The city owns a portion of the Champlain industrial park as well as the Delson commuter train station with service to and from Montreal on the AMT's Candiac Line.
The origin of the name Delson comes from the Delaware and Hudson Railway, now a subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway, which runs through the town. The Canadian Railway Museum (Exporail) occupies a large tract between Delson and Saint-Constant.
Delson was founded in 1918 as a village municipality before obtaining its status of a city 21 February 1957. The village of Delson was created from three parishes: St Andrews (1924) of the United Church and St David (1938) of the Anglican as well as Sainte-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus (1932) of the Catholic faith.
Lakes & Rivers
The following waterways pass through or are situated within the municipality's boundaries:
- Rivière de la Tortue (Saint Lawrence River. ) – runs south to north through the center of Delson, emptying into the
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Delson is the hometown of retired NHL goalie Marcel Cousineau.
- Reference number 17544 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
- Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Delson
- Riding history for Châteauguay–Saint-Constant, Quebec from the Library of Parliament
- "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
- "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
- "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
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