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Wednesday, April 14th, 2021


Historical background

Destor owes its name to a Grenadiers Captain of the Royal-Roussillon Regiment of the Marquis de Montcalm’s army.

It all started in 1932, with the construction of a train station, named Beattie Gold Mines, and subsequently renamed Davangus in honor of Dave Angus, promoter of the Duparquet Mine. The first settlers arrived to the area in 1935 to clear land, establish and found the parish of Saint-François-de-Sales-de-Destor. The population was divided into three groups: Davangus, Destor and Perreault Road (Reneault). This wave of settlement was consistent with the recommendations and orientation of the government of the day as formulated in the Vautrin Plan.

From 1940 to 1982, the mining industry played a key role in the economy of Destor. In 2002, following the amalgamation of the municipalities forming the MRC, Destor became a neighborhood of the new city of Rouyn-Noranda.

In 2007, Destor had a population of 410 inhabitants. In 2010, it proudly celebrated the 75th anniversary of its establishment.

The population of Destor is proud of its environment. The spirit of volonteerism is very much alive and the municipal library received the 'Bibliothèque de l’année' (Library of the year) award in 2010 and 2011.

Area description

The Destor neighborhood is the northern gateway to Rouyn-Noranda. It is one of the most distant neighborhoods from the urban core of the city. The village center is situated 39 km north of the city center. Destor lies along the Porcupine-Destor geological fault, which is at the origin of mining operations. Today economic activities and services to the population in Destor are almost non-existent.

Highway 101 runs through the neighborhood, but not the village. This is also the case of the Cléricy and Mont-Brun neighborhoods, which are found on margins of the main roads. Parc national d'Aiguebelle, by all means a major element of the northern district of Rouyn-Noranda, is known internationally for its association to the Parcs Québec (SÉPAQ) network. One park entrance is situated in Destor. The Rouyn-Noranda – Taschereau segment of the Route verte (Parc linéaire) passes through this district.

Contact us

Destor Municipal Office
7292, rang du Parc
Rouyn-Noranda (Québec) J9Y 0C8
Telephone : 819 797-7110 # 2073
Fax : 819 637-2095

City of Rouyn-Noranda  100, Taschereau Est, C.P. 220, Rouyn-Noranda, QC J9X 5C3 | Phone: 819 797-7110 enveloppe or by email