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parish church. *Pierrefonds-Roxboro – the largest West Island community, with a population in excess of 60,000 almost perfectly divided along linguistic lines and featuring the largest nature park on the island, in addition to many small businesses and over 24,000 private dwellings. This borough is served by two stations along the Deux-Montagnes Line (Deux-Montagnes Line (AMT)) of the Agence Métropolitain de Transport (Agence métropolitaine de transport), in addition to regular express bus service to and from the City of Montreal throughout the day. This borough is particularly notable for the large number of primary and secondary schools, religious and community centres, playgrounds, sports facilities and other green spaces evenly distributed throughout the territory. Demographics '''Population''' style "width:99%; text-align:right;" frame "box" rules "all" cellpadding "1" class "wikitable" -style "background-color:#CCFFFF; text-align:right;" ! width "15%" City ! width "10%" Area km² ! width "10%" 2011 Census (Canada 2011 Census) ! width "10%" 2006 Census (Canada 2006 Census) ! width "10%" 2001 Census (Canada 2001 Census) ! width "10%" 1996 Census (Canada 1996 Census) - ! style "text-align:right" Dorval 20.87 18,208 18,088 17,706 17,572 - ! style "text-align:right" L'Île-Dorval 0.18 5 0 0 2 - ! style "text-align:right" Pointe-Claire 18.87 30,790 30,161 29,286 28,435 - ! style "text-align:right" Kirkland (Kirkland, Quebec) 9.64 21,253 20,491 20,434 18,678 - ! style "text-align:right" Beaconsfield (Beaconsfield, Quebec) 11.01 19,505 19,194 19,310 19,414 - ! style "text-align:right" Baie-D'Urfé 6.03 3,850 3,902 3,813 3,774 - ! style "text-align:right" Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue 10.57 5,073 5,197 5,062 4,700 - ! style "text-align:right" Senneville 7.49 920 962 970 906 - ! style "text-align:right" Dollard-des-Ormeaux 15.10 49,637 48,930 48,206 47,826 - ! style "background-color:lightgray;" '''Total Demerged Municipalities''' style "background-color:lightgray;" '''99.76''' style "background-color:lightgray;" '''149,241''' style "background-color:lightgray;" '''146,925''' style "background-color:lightgray;" '''144,787''' style "background-color:lightgray;" '''141,307''' - ! style "text-align:right" Pierrefonds (Pierrefonds-Roxboro) 24.90 59,093 54,963 53,151 - ! style "text-align:right" Roxboro (Roxboro, Quebec) 2.22 5,948 5,642 5,785 - ! style "text-align:right" L'Île-Bizard 22.77 14,325 13,861 13,038 - ! style "text-align:right" Sainte-Genevieve (Sainte-Geneviève, Quebec) 0.86 3,265 3.278 3,339 - ! style "background-color:lightgray;" '''Total Boroughs of Montreal''' style "background-color:lightgray;" '''50.75''' style "background-color:lightgray;" '''86,507''' style "background-color:lightgray;" '''82,631''' style "background-color:lightgray;" '''77,744''' style "background-color:lightgray;" '''75,313''' - ! style "background-color:lightblue;" '''West Island''' style "background-color:lightblue;" '''150.51''' style "background-color:lightblue;" '''235,738''' style "background-color:lightblue;" '''229,556''' style "background-color:lightblue;" '''222,531''' style "background-color:lightblue;" '''216,620''' - '''City of Montreal boroughs''' class "wikitable" style "text-align:right;" - bgcolor "#CCCCCC" !Borough !Population in 2011 !km² - L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève 18,097 23,63 - Pierrefonds-Roxboro 68,410 26,72 - '''Total''' '''86,507''' '''50,35''' Language spoken at home (Includes West Island municipalities only, not West-Island boroughs of Montreal.) From Canada 2006 Census class "wikitable" - ! Language ! Population ! Percentage (%) - English only 70,405 48.4% - French only 33,335 22.9% - Both English and French 1,960 1.3% - Other languages 39,855 27.4% The West Island can also claim to have the highest demographic concentration of German Canadians in the province of Quebec. With an even higher concentration located in the '''Town of Baie-D'Urfé,''' where the German language school, The Alexander von Humboldt Schule Montréal – German International School (The Alexander von Humboldt Schule Montréal - German International School) is located. Education '''Post-Secondary Institutions:''' The Macdonald Campus of McGill University, which traces its roots back to 1905, when Macdonald College was originally constructed as an agricultural college. The buildings which currently house John Abbott College are those of the original Macdonald College, which in 1972 became a satellite campus of McGill University and moved into newer buildings east of the original site. The Macdonald Campus supports McGill's Morgan Arboretum, the J. S. Marshall Radar Observatory and the last operational farm on the Island of Montreal, in addition to the Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre. John Abbott College was opened in the old Macdonald College buildings located in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue in 1971 and has since become one of the largest CEGEPs in Quebec, with well-over 7,000 students. The campus was initially split between two sites until the construction of the Casgrain Centre in 1981, and a new science and technology pavilion is currently being completed along with campus-wide renovations and upgrades. The site features the nearly completely abandoned Brittain Hall, the former men's dormitory. In this respect, Brittain Hall is a near identical copy of Stewart Hall (the original women's dorm), and features the same stacked 'gym-cafeteria-pool' layout, along with massive fireplaces and other features of an Edwardian-era rural college dormitory. Today it is still owned by McGill University and is almost exclusively used for film and television production. Despite a rapid increase in school population and the subsequent lack of space, there are no plans to renovate or rehabilitate Brittain Hall at the moment. Another feature of the campus is the location of steam pipes and access tunnels located directly under the sidewalks, so as to permit natural snow-removal. Moreover, there are a series of underground tunnels connecting all buildings on campus, designed so as to facilitate moving about the sprawling campus. A portion of the system connecting Stewart to Brittain Hall, has been closed since the 1970s and remains largely inaccessible. Cégep Gérald-Godin was opened in a former novitiate of the Fathers of the Holy Cross in 1999 and is a prominent West Island post-modern architectural achievement. It features the Salle Pauline-Julien a performing arts venue, and is home to roughly 1,200 students. It is so far the only uniquely Francophone CEGEP in the West Island. The development of the CEGEP has had a positive impact on the development of the village of Sainte-Geneviève (Sainte-Geneviève, Quebec) as a smaller primarily Francophone equivalent to Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. '''Public Primary and Secondary:''' English-language instruction in the West island is provided primarily by the Lester B. Pearson School Board while French-language instruction is provided by the Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys. The LBPSB counts some 28,000 students in 12 high schools, 40 elementary schools, 2 adult education centres and 4 vocational schools. The CSMB counts some 45,000 students across a larger territory principally focused on the western portion of the island, with 61 elementary schools, 12 high schools, 2 specialized schools, 6 vocational schools and 4 adult-education centres. Important West Island public high schools include, but are not limited to: Beaconsfield High School (Beaconsfield High School (Beaconsfield)) – founded in Beaconsfield in 1958, 1130 students. John Rennie High School – founded in Pointe Claire in 1955 it boasts the Sports-Etudes program for student athletes as well as a highly regarded local theatre and dramatic arts program. Lindsay Place High School – founded in Pointe-Claire in 1962 with 1,600 students, one of the largest in the West Island. Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School – founded in 1971 in Pierrefonds to support Catholic francophone and anglophone students, it is an architecturally significant school given its open concept design along an axial core, not to mention industrial visual cues, such as exposed concrete walls and overhead pipes, small windows and rooms without doors. Roughly 1200 students attend PCHS, which is co-located with the LBPSB administered West Island Career Centre (WICC). PCHS offers an international baccalaureate program and shares its grounds with the George Springate community sports complex. Riverdale High School (Riverdale High School (Pierrefonds, Quebec)) – once one of the largest schools in the West Island (approximately 2,600 students in the early-1970s until the early 1980s), Riverdale's population has declined significantly in the last thirty years, but its still remains a special place in the community of Pierrefonds. An adult education centre now occupies most of the first floor. Saint Thomas High School (St. Thomas High School (Quebec)) – one of the finest public high schools in the West Island, St. Thomas is consistently ranked in the top-ten of Quebec's schools The '''North Shore Lions''' football (Canadian football) organization is currently a member of the QBFL (Quebec Bantam Football League) operating in the West Island of Montreal, Canada. This storied park was founded by Bill Allan in 1967 when the local teams were struggling to find talented kids to play football. Since 1967 this park has taken part in 35+ provincial title games and won 30 of those provincial games. World War II prosperity kept unemployment low. Machine politics, fiscal conservatism and a program of rural electrification consolidated the dominance of the Union Nationale over the province. The government of Maurice Duplessis adopted the current flag of Quebec to replace the Union Jack. It won a landslide victory in the 1948 election (Quebec general election, 1948), leaving the Liberals with only a handful of seats. Until the 1952 election (Quebec general election, 1952), the Liberal delegation to the Legislative Assembly (Legislative Assembly of Quebec) consisted of only a handful of members who came almost entirely from Montreal's West Island. It was not until 1953 that their leader could win a seat in the institution. Conrad Black, Duplessis, ISBN 0-7710-1530-5, McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1977.

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and largest nature spirituality festivals, organized by Circle Sanctuary. Since its inception in 1980 it has been held

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