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The Township of Harrington 

Star of the small and big screen for its architectural heritage and magnificent landscapes, Harrington reveals its richness in the world of cinema. There is a long silence as the camera rolls, then music echoing across the waters of  grand Lake MacDonald as classical airs rise from the virtuoso’s strings at CAMMAC Music Centre.  Nature reigns supreme in this corner of Argenteuil, a region adorned with mixed forests, rivers and lakes where a culture thriving in the luxuriant heart of  nature is illuminated.  The people of Harrington value its tranquil way of life which evokes memories of its agricultural past when dairy farms and fields of crops dotted the landscape.

Lost River 

Around 1849, a group of colonists originating from Glenelg, Scotland, founded Lost River, a small village  surrounded by densely forested mountains and numerous lakes. The village and the river which flows through it are thus named as several miles from its source the river disappears beneath a calcareous rock  dividing the waters of Gate and Fraser Lakes.  


Township of Harrington

Renowned for its architectural heritage and beautiful scenery, the township of Harrington is a corner of the country that highlights a beautiful nature. Mixed forests, rivers and lakes grace its territory and residents appreciate the calm of the place and remember that formerly, there were dairy farms and field crops.

The Township of Harrington is located on a vast area of ​​almost 244 square kilometers in the administrative region of Laurentides, part of the MRC of Argenteuil. The municipality however only counts 770 Harringtonoises and Harringtonois.

The first settlers came there around 1830, they are Scottish immigrants who settle along the Perdue or Lost River, surrounded by mountains covered with forests and a large number of lakes. This watercourse is named because a few miles from its source, the water disappears under a limestone rock that divides the waters of Gate and Fraser lakes.

The township was proclaimed in 1841, and around 1849 another group of settlers from Glenelg, Scotland, founded Lost River, a small village on the side of a hill that flows through the Perdue or Lost River in English.

Until today, the village of Lost River (or the village of the Perdue River) is part of the Township of Harrington. Another village on the territory is the village of Rivington whose name carried the post office from 1878 until 1961.

Other small villages or hamlets that make up the township of Harrington are the village of Harrington, Lakeview and Lake Keatley.

The Township of Harrington was incorporated civilly in 1855. Its name honors Charles Stanhope, third Earl of Harrington (1753-1829), politician and British Commander-in-Chief in Ireland between 1806 and 1812.

Around 1900, the foundation of the Notre-Dame-de-la-Victoire-de-Harrington mission took place in part of the townships of Harrington and Grenville.

The distance between Harrington Township and Lachute is approximately 40 kilometers. Saint Jerome is located about fifty kilometers to the east.

The municipality is accessed via Route 327 via Route 148.

On the territory of Harrington is located the Buddhist monastery of Tam Bao Son.


Harrington, Quebec

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Location within Argenteuil RCM.

Location within Argenteuil RCM.

Harrington is located in Central Quebec



Location in central Quebec.

Coordinates: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/55/WMA_button2b.png/17px-WMA_button2b.png45°50′N 74°40′WCoordinateshttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/55/WMA_button2b.png/17px-WMA_button2b.png45°50′N 74°40′W[1]


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July 1, 1855



 • Mayor

Jacques Parent

 • Federal riding


 • Prov. riding




 • Total

249.30 km2 (96.26 sq mi)

 • Land

236.73 km2 (91.40 sq mi)



 • Total


 • Density

3.6/km2 (9/sq mi)

 • Pop 2006-2011

Increase 9.8%

 • Dwellings


Time zone


 • Summer (DST)


Postal code(s)

J8G 2T1

Area code(s)



https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/51/Qc327.svg/18px-Qc327.svg.png Route 327



Harrington is a township municipality in the Laurentides region of Quebec, Canada, part of the Argenteuil Regional County Municipality. It is located in the Laurentian Mountains, about 40 kilometres (25 mi) north-west of Lachute.

Its population centres include Harrington, Lac-Keatley, Lakeview, Lost River, and Rivington.


·         1Geography

·         2History

·         3Demographics

·         4Education

·         5See also

·         6References


Harrington is a land of lakes and rivers, stocked with abundant fish. The Rouge River is the main river flowing through it, and the largest lakes include Lake (Lac) MacDonald, Green Lake, and Lake Harrington, each attracting a large number summer cottage vacationers. Its territory has a characteristic appearance of the Laurentian region with dense forests, rising to an elevation of 457 meters (1,499 ft) in the north-east, which is 30 meters (98 ft) more than Mont Chauve which dominates Green Lake.[4][5]

The Lost River flows for some miles from a spring that disappears under a calcareous rock between Gate Lake and Fraser Lake.[6]


Harrington Township first appeared on the Gale and Duberger Map of 1795, but was not settled until 1830 when Scottish pioneers settled in the Lost River area in the east. In 1841, the township is officially established and in 1855, the township municipality was formed.[5]

It is believed that the name Harrington may be attributed to a location in England, however, the local post office was identified under the name of Rivington between 1878 and 1961.[5]



Buddhist Monastery of Tam Bao Son in the Township of Harrington

Population trend:[7]

·         Population in 2011: 853 (2006 to 2011 population change: 9.8%)

·         Population in 2006: 777 (2001 to 2006 population change: -1.0 %)

·         Population in 2001: 785

·         Population in 1996: 730

·         Population in 1991: 729

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 436 (total dwellings: 1,361)

Mother tongue:[8]

·         English as first language: 52.6%

·         French as first language: 40.4%

·         English and French as first language: 2.4%

·         Other as first language: 5.6%







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