Waterloo is a city in Quebec, included in La Haute-Yamaska Regional County Municipality, in the administrative area of Montérégie. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 4,330. Completely encircled by the township of Shefford, this residential city is located within the Eastern Townships, about sixty kilometers east of Montreal.It was founded in 1793 by Ezekiel Lewis, an English Loyalist supporter who settled in Lower Canada 6 years after the American Revolution, and was named after the famous battle in which Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated. Waterloo became the summer residence of Montreal industrialist James Davidson in the 1880s. Davidson was the son of Scottish immigrant Thomas Davidson, who founded The Thos. Davidson Manufacturing Company, Ltd., a producer of enameled tinware with offices throughout Canada and around the world. Davidson established "Ayrmont Farm" on the western side of the town. The main house, "Orford View," still stands on Mountain Street. The guest bungalow across the road and surrounding property are still in the hands of the family.Today, the town is the only Waterloo in the world outside Europe that is predominantly French-speaking; the remainder are all located in English-speaking regions.Population trend:
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