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Hampstead, Quebec

Hampstead Town Hall
Hampstead Town Hall
Coat of arms of Hampstead
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Garden City
Location on the Island of Montreal.  (Outlined areas indicate demerged municipalities).
Location on the Island of Montreal.
(Outlined areas indicate demerged municipalities).
Hampstead is located in Southern Quebec
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: [1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montreal
RCM None
Constituted January 1, 2006
 • Mayor William Steinberg
 • Federal riding Mount Royal
 • Prov. riding D'Arcy-McGee
 • Total 1.80 km2 (0.69 sq mi)
 • Land 1.79 km2 (0.69 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 7,153
 • Density 3,996.5/km2 (10,351/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 2.2%
 • Dwellings 2,656
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) H3X
Area code(s) 514 and 438
Highways No major routes
Website .ca.qc.hampsteadwww

Hampstead is an affluent on-island suburb of Montreal, Quebec.


  • History 1
    • Merger and demerger 1.1
  • Places of interest 2
  • Government 3
  • Demographics 4
  • Transportation 5
  • International relations 6
    • Twin towns — Sister cities 6.1
  • People from Hampstead 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


Hampstead Town Hall in 1943.

The Town of Hampstead was founded in 1914. It was designed to be an exclusive garden city. There are no retail shops within municipal boundaries. Houses were assigned relatively large lots to allow space for trees and shrubbery. The town's roads were designed with curves in order to slow down traffic and to create an interesting and intimate landscape. Despite its rather flat topography—much of the territory was once a golf course—the town was named after another garden city, the London suburb of Hampstead Village. Like its namesake, Hampstead is the home of many affluent citizens, and competes with a few other suburbs for first place in the rankings of highest average household incomes in Canada.

Merger and demerger

On January 1, 2002, as part of the Côte-Saint-Luc and Montreal West and became the Côte-Saint-Luc–Hampstead–Montréal-Ouest borough of the City of Montreal. However, after a change of government and a 2004 referendum, all three were re-constituted as independent cities on January 1, 2006.

Places of interest

Monument in Hampstead Park for King George VI and Princess Elizabeth (1939)

Hampstead Park has a public pool, two basketball courts, three baseball fields, ten tennis courts, soccer fields, a beach volleyball court and a play area for children. In the winter two ice rinks are built where the children play and skate.


In the November 6, 2005 municipal elections, William Steinberg was elected mayor of Hampstead. Steinberg was the first new mayor after 4 years of civic control by Gérald Tremblay, when Hampstead was part of Montreal. Until Hampstead merged with Montreal, Irving Adessky had been mayor for 27 years (1974-2001). In his honour, the community centre has been renamed after him. Steinberg was re-elected on November 1, 2009 defeating former town councillor David Sternthal with 61% of the vote. On November 3, 2013 Mayor Steinberg was reelected for a third term defeating former town councillor Bonnie Feigenbaum with 61.21% of the vote (voter turnout was 44.5%).[5]

There are six town councillors.

  1. Warren Budning
  2. Harvey Shaffer (re-elected)
  3. Jack Edery (re-elected)
  4. Leon Elfassy (re-elected)
  5. Michael Goldwax (re-elected)
  6. Karen Zajdman


Canada 2006 Census Population % of total population
Visible minority group


Two major thoroughfares exist in Hampstead. One is Queen Mary Road and the other is Fleet Road. While it is difficult to drive quickly down Queen Mary (because of all the stop signs), Fleet Road is geared for automobile traffic, with synchronized traffic lights.

Hampstead is accessible by the following STM bus lines:[8] 51 Édouard-Montpetit (Queen-Mary), 66 The Boulevard (Côte-Saint-Luc), 161 Van Horne (Fleet), 166 Queen Mary (Macdonald).

There were various stages of development for Hampstead. The newer areas tend to be to the north and to the west. The city is almost completely composed of single family residences, except for the apartment buildings on Côte-Saint-Luc Road, and the duplexes and triplexes along MacDonald, Cleve, Dufferin, Heath, Holtham, Harrow and Aldred Roads. There are no commercial properties in the city. There is only one school in the city, the Hampstead Elementary School, which is public.

At the beginning of each summer is Hampstead Day, which features a small carnival and fireworks, curated by the staff of the Hampstead Pool.

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Hampstead is twinned with:

People from Hampstead

People from the Town of Hampstead


  1. ^ Commission de toponymie du QuébecReference number 388460 of the (French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Hampstead
  3. ^ Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: MOUNT ROYAL (Quebec)
  4. ^ a b 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Hampstead, Quebec
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Profil sociodéographique: Ville de Hampstead" (PDF) (in French). Ville de Montréal. 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Pickering, Ontario (City) Census Subdivision". Community Profiles,  
  8. ^

External links

  • Town of Hampstead, Quebec Official site

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