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Beaconsfield is an on-island suburb on the Island of Montreal in Quebec, Canada. Its population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 19,505.

It is located on the north shore of Lake Saint-Louis and is bordered on the west by Baie-D'Urfé, on the north by Kirkland and on the east by Pointe-Claire. It was incorporated in 1910 and is named in honour of Benjamin Disraeli, Lord Beaconsfield, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the 1860s and 1870s and close confidant of Queen Victoria. It is part of Greater Montreal locally referred to as the West Island.

As part of the 2002–2006 municipal reorganization of Montreal, Beaconsfield was merged into the city of Montreal on January 1, 2002, joining with neighbouring Baie-D'Urfé to create the borough of Beaconsfield–Baie-D'Urfé. After a change of government and a 2004 referendum, both of them voted to demerge and were reconstituted as independent cities on January 1, 2006. However, they remain part of the urban agglomeration of Montreal.

The population of Beaconsfield is mostly English-speaking. Most buildings in Beaconsfield are single-family homes, with some townhouses and Montreal-style apartment buildings. It may be characterized as a bedroom community. Beaconsfield is also home to a recreation centre that contains a pool, an ice rink and a gym.

A wooded area, Angell Woods, occupies much of western Beaconsfield, and is the subject of a campaign to preserve it permanently as a green space.

Government[edit]

The current mayor of Beaconsfield is Georges Bourelle. The city is served by six councilors.

  1. David Pelletier (District 1)
  2. Karen Messier (District 2)
  3. Wade Staddon (District 3)
  4. Pierre Demers (District 4)
  5. Roger Moss (District 5)
  6. Peggy Alexopolous (District 6)

The last Municipal Election was held on November 3, 2013, with all six council seats and the mayoralty being contested. Prior to this election, David Pollack had been the incumbent mayor - he chose not to run for a second term.

The mayoral candidates for the 2013 municipal elections were: James Bonnell, Georges Bourelle, Hela Labene and Rhonda Massad. Mr. Bourelle defeated Mrs. Massad, an incumbent city councillor, in a close race, with the other two candidates trailing much further behind.

Languages (2011)[7]
LanguageMother tongueHome languageFirst Official language spoken
English 54% 70% 69%
French 24% 20% 26%
English and French 2% 2% 5%
Non official language 18% 7% 1%
English and non-official language 1% 1%
French and non-official language 0.2% 0.2%
English,French and non-official language 0.2% 0.4%
Visible minorities and Aboriginals
Canada 2006 CensusPopulation % of Total Population
Visible minority group Source:[8] South Asian 260 1.4%
Chinese 410 2.1%
Black 135 0.7%
Filipino 40 0.2%
Latin American 135 0.7%
Arab 285 1.5%
Southeast Asian 115 0.6%
West Asian 105 0.6%
Korean 15 0.1%
Japanese 45 0.2%
Other visible minority 15 0.1%
Mixed visible minority 35 0.2%
Total visible minority population 1,605 8.4%
Aboriginal group Source:[9] First Nations 10 0.1%
Métis 0 0%
Inuit 25 0.1%
Total Aboriginal population 45 0.2%
White 17,420 91.3%
Total population 19,070

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Sports and recreation

Centennial Hall community and cultural centre

Beaconsfield maintains an indoor recreation complex which includes a swimming pool and hockey rink, as well as a network of outdoor parks with numerous soccer fields and ice rinks for hockey and skating in the winter. The city also has two private yacht clubs on municipal land, Beaconsfield Yacht Club and Lord Reading Yacht Club. Beaconsfield is also a part of the Lakeshore league, which has such sports as hockey, baseball, soccer, and football.

Beaconsfield houses the Beaconsfield Bluefins, a competitive swim club that has trained athletes from the beginner to the national competition levels, in addition to the Lakeshore Panthers, who are usually among Quebec's top minor hockey league teams.

In 1975 the Beaconsfield Amateur Soccer Association boys' Under 10 soccer team was the first soccer team from the province of Quebec to win a National Championship. They travelled from Montreal to Winnipeg to play the championship game and won 3–1. As late as the mid-1980s the match ball and poster of the team was on display in the recreation center across from City I and City II soccer fields. A partial list of Players from the National Championship Team - Andy Starky, Pierre Cunningham, Robert Winter, Bruce Laker, Michael Hughes, Jimmy Hughes, Drew Hardy, Eric Lucas, Greg Gidman, Richard Dunsmore, Wayne Dephoure, Ken Novinger

Beaconsfield is also home to the beaconsfield rugby football club(brfc.ca)which is a member of the Fédération de Rugby du Québec (FRQ);. The club has two senior men's teams which competes in the A division. The club also has an extensive junior rugby program (ages 8 to 18) and is arguably the best looking r

Vocational Education

Adult Education

Elementary Schools

  • Beacon Hill Elementary School
  • Christmas Park Elementary School
  • Sherwood Forest Elementary School
  • St. Edmund Elementary School
  • St. Paul Elementary School
  • École Beaconsfield
  • École St. Rémi

High Schools

ugby team in the country.

 

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