Aylmer, Quebec

What is Aylmer, Quebec known for?


liberal support

and Ironside (Ironside, Quebec). Liberal support was constrained mostly to the neighbourhood of Parc-de-la-Montagne and the Île de Hull which was generally evenly split between the two parties. The Conservatives did not win a single poll in the riding, despite finishing ahead of the NDP which won two in Aylmer. The NDP won a poll in Lakeview Terrace as well as a poll in Parc-Glenwood, where it received less than 25% of the vote, despite winning it. Part of Quebec Route 148 Route


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., Pink Rd. Aylmer is connected to Tunney's Pasture and Westboro in Ottawa by the Champlain Bridge (Champlain Bridge (Ottawa)), at the southeast corner. It has been proposed to build an extension from Autoroute 50 (Quebec Autoroute 50) in Gatineau that would come though Chelsea and central Aylmer to become a bridge between Deschênes and Brittania, but the plan is only tentative, mainly due to strong local opposition from the Brittania sector. Aylmer is home to an effective


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to halt the "forced fusion" of five cities surrounding Gatineau. The movement had particularly strong support in Aylmer. Signs reading "''Je me souviendrai des fusions forcées''" (literally, "I will remember forced fusions," a play (word play) on Québec's motto "''Je me souviens''") were a common sight. thumb An example of an Aylmer street, built before extensive housing developments. (Image:A quiet aylmer street.jpg) When the Parti libéral du Québec

member of parliament in every federal election since its conception in 1984 — its predecessors, the ridings of Hull and Wright, in place from 1892 to 1984, also only ever elected Liberals. This, however, changed when the riding elected NDP MP Nycole Turmel to the House of Commons (Canadian House of Commons) in the 2011 federal election (Canadian federal election, 2011). Municipal In the 2005 Gatineau municipal election, Aylmer voters showed particularly strong

support for current mayor Marc Bureau (Marc Bureau (politician)), over incumbent and former mayor of "old" Hull Yves Ducharme. Similar voting patterns appeared in the sectors of Buckingham (Buckingham, Quebec) and Masson-Angers, the other two "outlying" regions of Gatineau. This could be due to a perception among residents that the Ducharme administration was more focused on the urban core of the new city, as opposed to the periphery, as well as the rapid


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of the Outaouais, Aylmer had a population exceeding 40,000 with additional growth after 2002 stemming from development in several areas of the sector, including the expansion of the Plateau de la Capitale neighbourhood which started in the former city of Hull in the early 1990s. In recent years, efforts have been made to create the Boucher Forest protected area, in light of increasing suburban sprawl and housing development. The group that strives for protection of the Boucher Forest


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'''Aylmer''' is a former city in Quebec, Canada. It became a sector of the City of Gatineau on January 1, 2002. Located on the Ottawa River and Route 148 (Quebec Route 148) it is a part of the National Capital Region (National Capital Region (Canada)). The population in 2011

is the ''Fondation Forêt Boucher'', the Boucher Forest Foundation. The forest is a reservoir of biodiversity in the region; at-risk and endangered species such as ''Panax quinquefolium'' (american ginseng), and ''Juglans cinerea'' (butternut) exist in this threatened ecosystem. The forest is bound by Highway 148 to the south, Chemin Vanier to the east, the ''Jardins Lavigne'' neighbourhood to the west (one of Aylmer's newer suburban areas), and Chemin Pink to the north. Furthermore, an old mining quarry

is directly adjacent to the forest's northwest corner. Transportation Roads and recreational pathways Aylmer is served by provincial Route 148 (Quebec Route 148), known as the boulevard des Allumettières within the city of Gatineau, which extends from the Ontario border near Pembroke (Pembroke, Ontario), to Montreal, about two hours away. Other main roads include the Chemin d'Aylmer rue Principale, Lucerne Blvd., Vanier, Eardley, Broad Klock, Wilfrid-Lavigne, Mountain Rd


main reasons

In 2002, the Parti Québécois, leading the provincial government, merged the cities of Hull, Gatineau, Aylmer (Aylmer, Quebec), Buckingham (Buckingham, Quebec) and Masson-Angers (Masson-Angers, Quebec) into one city. Although Hull was the oldest and most central of the merged cities, the name Gatineau was chosen for the new city. The main reasons given were that Gatineau had more inhabitants, it was the name of the former county, the valley, the hills, the park and the main river


part work

133 in the West and terminates at kilometre 292 in the East. ** Extensions opened in October and November 2008 to add some 15 km to Thurso on the west segment and some 13 km from Grenville on the east segment. Two other segments opened in August and October 2011 adding 30 km to the eastern part. Work is progressing on the last remaining segment; it is to open in 2012. '''Buckingham''' was a city located in the Outaouais (Outaouais (region)) region of the province


fierce opposition

raise stink over Gatineau composting plant Despite displaying their fierce opposition, which included acts of intimidation and threats towards some councillors, at a Gatineau City Council Meeting, Mayor Marc Bureau (Marc Bureau (politician)) mentioned that he will still build the plant at the Cook site, and that according to him it was the best possible site. Duquette, Patrick, Gatineau fera son compostage dans l'ancien depotoir Cook


local opposition

., Pink Rd. Aylmer is connected to Tunney's Pasture and Westboro in Ottawa by the Champlain Bridge (Champlain Bridge (Ottawa)), at the southeast corner. It has been proposed to build an extension from Autoroute 50 (Quebec Autoroute 50) in Gatineau that would come though Chelsea and central Aylmer to become a bridge between Deschênes and Brittania, but the plan is only tentative, mainly due to strong local opposition from the Brittania sector. Aylmer is home to an effective and generally well-maintained network of bicycle paths that encircle the central portion of the area and run past many scenic locations, such as the Aylmer Marina and the Deschênes Rapids. The bike path system is maintained by the National Capital Commission. Public transit Public transit is provided by the Société de transport de l'Outaouais (Société de Transport de l'Outaouais) or STO, which runs twelve bus lines through the region (although many only operate during rush hour). The STO has been criticized by Aylmer residents—particularly youth—for not providing enough service to the area, and for not providing enough inter-sector bus lines (the eastern terminus for most Aylmer lines is in the Rideau Centre in downtown Ottawa). The STO is planning a bus rapid transit system known as Rapibus that would connect the Hull and Gatineau sectors, with the possibility of an expansion to Aylmer. The railroad bedding still exists from Aylmer's now-defunct rail line, and pressure has been put on the STO to set up a light rail system in Gatineau that could connect to Ottawa's O-Train network via the Prince of Wales Bridge. If this were to happen, Aylmer could theoretically be served by light rail as well, but at present this appears highly unlikely. Politics Federal In terms of population, Aylmer makes up about one third of the riding (Electoral district (Canada)) of Hull—Aylmer, which has elected a Liberal (Liberal Party of Canada) member of parliament in every federal election since its conception in 1984 — its predecessors, the ridings of Hull and Wright, in place from 1892 to 1984, also only ever elected Liberals. This, however, changed when the riding elected NDP MP Nycole Turmel to the House of Commons (Canadian House of Commons) in the 2011 federal election (Canadian federal election, 2011). Municipal In the 2005 Gatineau municipal election, Aylmer voters showed particularly strong support for current mayor Marc Bureau (Marc Bureau (politician)), over incumbent and former mayor of "old" Hull Yves Ducharme. Similar voting patterns appeared in the sectors of Buckingham (Buckingham, Quebec) and Masson-Angers, the other two "outlying" regions of Gatineau. This could be due to a perception among residents that the Ducharme administration was more focused on the urban core of the new city, as opposed to the periphery, as well as the rapid development of green-spaces (Green belt) into residential subdivisions (Subdivision (land)). However, six months after the November election, residents are showing the highest level of dissatisfaction with the Bureau administration out of all the sectors, citing Aylmer's being left out of municipal processes, poor quality of municipal services, and little to no action to halt suburban sprawl. Interestingly, Masson-Angers and Buckingham residents are presently showing the most support for the new government. Recently, the City of Gatineau administration had plans to reuse a former landfill site on Cook Road in the north end of the sector to build a new composting plant. A deal was planned with a non-profit organisation called La Ressourcerie to operate the site. However, local residents are strongly opposed with health and environmental concerns especially due to the past of the landfill site. Residents raise stink over Gatineau composting plant Despite displaying their fierce opposition, which included acts of intimidation and threats towards some councillors, at a Gatineau City Council Meeting, Mayor Marc Bureau (Marc Bureau (politician)) mentioned that he will still build the plant at the Cook site, and that according to him it was the best possible site. Duquette, Patrick, Gatineau fera son compostage dans l'ancien depotoir Cook, (Gatineau will do its compositing plant at former Cook landfill site), Le Droit, Ottawa, September 20, 2006, page 3. He later added that he will study other possibilities for the plant. Aylmer's three wards (Ward (politics)) are presently represented on the Gatineau city council by Stefan Psenak, André Laframboise and Alain Riel. Amalgamation and de-Amalgamation In 2002 the City of Aylmer became a part of Gatineau when the then-Parti Québécois government forcibly merged several clusters of cities and metropolitan areas (Census Metropolitan Area) throughout Québec. Residents of Aylmer were particularly against the amalgamation, citing fears of reduced municipal services, more suburban development, and a loss of cultural identity, as well as geographic differences (Hull and Gatineau arguably constitute a region of conurbation, whereas Aylmer was at the time separated by an expanse of sparsely inhabited green space). A movement was started to halt the "forced fusion" of five cities surrounding Gatineau. The movement had particularly strong support in Aylmer. Signs reading "''Je me souviendrai des fusions forcées''" (literally, "I will remember forced fusions," a play (word play) on Québec's motto "''Je me souviens''") were a common sight. thumb An example of an Aylmer street, built before extensive housing developments. (Image:A quiet aylmer street.jpg) When the Québec Liberal Party (Parti libéral du Québec) won the 2003 provincial election, the newly amalgamated former cities were given the opportunity to demerge. A referendum was held to decide the fate of the City of Gatineau which required a double vote: at least 35% of eligible voters from a given sector had to cast ballots, and more than 50% of these had to be in favour of de-amalgamation. Aylmer voters chose to separate from Gatineau but not enough ballots were cast, meaning Aylmer remained a sector of the larger city. The voting outcome itself was done in such a way that even if Aylmer succeeded in de-amalgamating from Gatineau, they would only do so in name. The de-amalgamation claimed that once Aylmer was its own area once again, it would have to pay for all its own changes, while Gatineau would still be in control of the administration. This meant that the sector of Aylmer would receive no support from the administration that determined what was built where, but would still have to contribute 100% to the costs of the changes voted by the city of Gatineau. Prior to the merger, Aylmer's residents and municipal laws had strongly opposed extensive construction programs. Following the amalgamation, many of the sector's prized green spaces were cut down for residential construction. Ex-Aylmer neighbourhoods like Wychwood and Village Lucerne have seen their undeveloped spaces sold to contractors. As a result of this unchecked development, there is a strong resentment of the current municipal administration among Aylmer Sector citizens. '''Boulevard Saint-Raymond''' is a major boulevard located in Gatineau, Quebec. It starts at Boulevard Saint-Joseph and ends at Boulevard Alexandre-Tache (Boulevard Alexandre-Taché (Gatineau)) just west of the limits between the Hull (Hull, Quebec) and Aylmer (Aylmer, Quebec) sectors. Before 2003, it ended at Chemin Pink but since then it includes the former section of Chemin de la Montagne Sud. In Gatineau, Route 148 is concurrent with Autoroute 50 (Quebec Autoroute 50) from Maloney Boulevard (Boulevard Maloney (Gatineau)) until the terminus of Autoroute 50 at des Allumettières Boulevard (Boulevard des Allumettières (Gatineau)). Route 148 then continues west on des Allumettières Boulevard (Boulevard des Allumettières (Gatineau)) towards Aylmer (Aylmer, Quebec). Prior to the opening of des Allumettières Boulevard (Boulevard des Allumettières (Gatineau)) in 2007 Route 148 was concurrent with Autoroute 5 (Quebec Autoroute 5) between the Autoroute 50 junction and Saint-Raymond Boulevard (Boulevard Saint-Raymond (Gatineau)). * Pontiac (Pontiac, Quebec) * '''Gatineau''' - (''Aylmer (Aylmer, Quebec) '' '''Gatineau''' '' Masson-Angers (Masson-Angers, Quebec)'') * Lochaber-Partie-Ouest (Lochaber-Partie-Ouest, Quebec)


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and generally well-maintained network of bicycle paths that encircle the central portion of the area and run past many scenic locations, such as the Aylmer Marina and the Deschênes Rapids. The bike path system is maintained by the National Capital Commission. Public transit Public transit is provided by the Société de transport de l'Outaouais (Société de Transport de l'Outaouais) or STO, which runs twelve bus lines through the region (although many only operate during rush hour

Aylmer, Quebec

'''Aylmer''' is a former city in Quebec, Canada. It became a sector of the City of Gatineau on January 1, 2002. Located on the Ottawa River and Route 148 (Quebec Route 148) it is a part of the National Capital Region (National Capital Region (Canada)). The population in 2011 was 55,113. Population calculated by combining Census Tracts 5050822.03, 5050822.04, 5050821.02, 5050821.01, 5050800.00, 5050820.00, 5050811.02, 5050811.01, 5050810.02, 5050810.01 It is named after Lord Aylmer (Matthew Whitworth-Aylmer, 5th Baron Aylmer), who was a Governor General (Governor General of Canada) of British North America and a Lieutenant Governor (Lieutenant governor) of Lower Canada from 1830 to 1835.

It bills itself as the "Recreation Capital of the National Capital", given its many golf courses, green spaces, spas, marina and bicycle paths. There is little industry in the sector, the area being mainly residential. Virtually all the major shops, services and restaurants are located along Chemin d'Aylmer. The sector's indoor swimming pool and skateboard park are also located on that road.

Aylmer's population is about 30% anglophone (English-speaking Quebecer) ; 61% francophone

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