The Town Hall

The Town Hall

50 Saint-Joseph Street
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Before starting on the path back to your point of departure, a short detour of barely 100 metres, to the end of Hôtel-de-Ville Street, will lead you to the Town Hall on Saint-Joseph Street. 

Saint-Agathe’s original town hall was built in 1903. It also housed the police station and fire hall, along with the circuit court* and the police chief’s residence. The tower at the rear is where the firefighters would hang their hoses to dry after use. The building was replaced by the current one in 1930.


Circuit courts are court systems in several common law jurisdictions. The core concept of circuit courts requires judges to travel to different locales to ensure wide visibility and understanding of cases in a region.

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(1) The Town Hall not long after its construction early in the 20th century.
(2) The Town Hall, same location around 1950.

The Gaston Miron birthplace

The 22* Saint-André Street** is the house where the poet Gaston Miron was born and lived his childhood.

Known all over the world for his literary work, the author of “L’Homme rapaillé”, whom we consider as the national poet of Quebec, is also recognized for his contribution by the publishing world. He was in particular a co-founder of Les Éditions de l’Hexagone, member of the direction of the Association des éditeurs canadiens and published in numerous daily papers and periodicals such as Le Devoir, Liberté et Parti Pris.

* Main floor is number 18.
** Saint-André Street is on the left hand side when facing the Town Hall.

The Municipal Administration

Mayors of the Parish
- Joseph Bélisle (1863-1864)
- François Therrien (1864-1865)
- Pierre-Casimir Bohémier (1865-1876)
- François Léonard (1876-1878)
- Pierre Piché fils (1878-1879)
- V.F. Forgette 1879-1885)
- Pierre-Casimir Bohémier (1885-1888)
- V.F. Forgette (1888-1895)

Mayors of the Village and of the Town
- Pierre-Casimir Bohémier (1896-1903)
- Louis-Étienne Parent (1903-1905)
- H.-Avila Bélisle (1906-1910)
- Maxime Lanthier (1910-1912)
- Louis-Étienne Parent (1912-1915)
- Donat Godon (1915-1923)
- Louis-Étienne Parent (1923-1925)
- Euclide Forget (1925-1927)
- Louis-Étienne Parent (1927-1931)
- Euclide Forget (1931-1939)
- Georges Liboiron (1939-1951)
- Jacques Duquette (1951-1953)
- Jean Baron-Lafrenière (1953-1960)
- Louis Pellerin (1961-1965)
- Jean Baron-Lafrenière (1965-1970)
- Damien Hétu (1970-1974)
- Roger Lanthier (1974-1978)
- Roger Simoneau (Mai-novembre 1978)
- Marcel Larocque (1978-1986)
- Marc Cloutier (1986-1990)
- Damien Hétu (1990-1994)
- Michel Charette (1994-1998)
- Pierre Circé (1998-2002)
- Laurent Paquette (2003-2008)
- Denis Chalifoux (since 2009)

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The Municipal Council elected in November 2017
Seated :
- Denis Chalifoux, Mayor
- Jean Léo Legault, Concillor and Deputy Mayor
Standing behind, the counsellors:
- Sylvain Marinier
- Frédéric Broué
- Chantal Gauthier
- Grant MacKenzie
- Marc Tassé

The population (statistiques)

Total population of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts

Parish
1871: 1 448
1881: 1 643
1891: 1 703

Village
1901: - -
1911: 2 202

Town
1921 2 812
1931: 2 949
1941: 3 308
1951: 5 169
1961: 5 725
1971: 5 532
1981: 5 641
1986: 5 254
1991: 5 452
1996: 5 669
2001: 7 121
2006: 9 679
2011: 10 115
2016: 10 223

Source : Canada Statistics

PHOTO
Place Lagny Lagny, juillet 2018.



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