|Ville de Delson|
|â€” City â€”|
Location within Roussillon Regional County Municipality.
|Coordinates (50, rue Sainte-ThĂ©rĂ¨se ):|
|Established||April 01, 1918|
|Incorporated||February 21, 1957|
|- Mayor||Georges GagnĂ©|
|- Federal MP(s)||Carole Freeman (BQ)|
|- Quebec MNA(s)||FranĂ§ois Rebello (PQ)|
|- Land||7.13 km2 (2.8 sq mi)|
|- Density||1,026.8/km2 (2,659.4/sq mi)|
|- Change (2001-06)||â–˛4.2%|
|Time zone||Eastern (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Delson is an off-island suburb of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is situated 8 mi/13 km SSE of Montreal within the regional county municipality of Roussillion in the administrative region of MontĂ©rĂ©gie. The population as of the Canada 2006 Census was 7,322.
On its small territory, Delson is crossed by Route 132 and the Turtle River (riviĂ¨re 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 Metropolitan Transport Agency (AMT)'s Delson-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 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 and St David (1938) of the Anglican as well as Sainte-ThĂ©rĂ¨se-de-l'Enfant-JĂ©sus (1932) of the Catholic faith.
Mother tongue language (2006)
|Both English and French||65||0.89%|
Delson is the hometown of retired NHL goalie Marcel Cousineau, and David Jackson
|Sainte-Catherine||Saint Lawrence River|