- Municipal Council
Mount Royal, November 22, 2011 – The idea was already floating around at the time of the Town’s 75th anniversary, in 1987, and yet only now, as we approach our centennial, TMR residents will be given a new French demonym.
In 1975, the Commission de toponymie du Québec had selected the term Montérégiens and Montérégiennes. Although faithful to the root of the words forming the Town’s name, the term could easily be mistaken for the Montérégie’s demonym.
Following preliminary verifications with the Commission this year, the current Town council passed a resolution yesterday ordering that Mount Royal residents would henceforth be designated in French by Monterois and Monteroises.
This change is effective immediately and will be officially approved upon receipt of the resolution by the Commission de toponymie.
It should be noted that the English demonym – Townie – remains unchanged.