LaSalle is a town in Essex County, Ontario, Canada. It is a bedroom community of the City of Windsor and part of the Windsor Census Metropolitan Area, and is located south of that city. LaSalle, along with Windsor, is the oldest French settlement area in Southwestern Ontario, and the oldest continually inhabited European settlement in Canada west of the Quebec border. The town was named for explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle and includes Fighting Island, in the Detroit River at its western side, an island that is privately owned by the world's largest chemical company, BASF.
|Town of LaSalle|
|• Mayor||Marc Bondy|
|• Member of Parliament||Chris Lewis (CPC)|
|• Provincial Representative||Taras Natyshak (NDP)|
|• Land||65.35 km2 (25.23 sq mi)|
|• Density||461.8/km2 (1,196/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (EDT)|
|Forward sortation area|
|Area code(s)||519 and 226|
One of LaSalle's biggest events is the annual Strawberry Festival which takes place on the first weekend in June. The annual LaSalle Craft Beer Festival, put on by the Corporation of the Town of LaSalle, is another popular annual event that features a number of different types of beer, from popular brands to smaller microbreweries.
In LaSalle, most teenagers attend either Sandwich Secondary School or St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic Secondary School. The attendance to both is relatively close in numbers. The primary schools include Sacred Heart Elementary School, Prince Andrew Public School, LaSalle Public School, Sandwich West Public School, School Monseigneur Augustin Caron, and Holy Cross Catholic Elementary School.
LaSalle also has its own small but growing bicycle trail network, the "LaSalle Trail", which links up to neighbouring Windsor's "Windsor Trail" network, allowing people to ride from Sandwich Secondary School all the way to Windsor's Riverfront Trail. The town has expressed interest and intentions to connect LaSalle (and indirectly, Windsor) to the Chrysler Canada Greenway by constructing a link to the Trans Canada Trail near Oldcastle.
The town also features the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex, home to the Lasalle Vipers, of the GOJHL and the Lasalle Sabres, of the OMHA. It is also home to the Lasalle Stompers, of the Ontario Soccer Association. The complex has multiple rooms for hosting of events, 2 arenas, an Olympic-sized pool and slide, outdoor skate park, soccer fields, and baseball diamonds.
Besides the urban area proper of LaSalle itself, the town of LaSalle comprises a number of villages and hamlets, including Delisle's Corners, Heritage Estates, Lukerville, Oliver and River Canard.
|Canada census – LaSalle community profile|
|Population:||30,180 (5.4% from 2011)||28,643 (3.6% from 2006)||27,652 (9.4% from 2001)|
|Land area:||65.35 km2 (25.23 sq mi)||65.30 km2 (25.21 sq mi)||65.25 km2 (25.19 sq mi)|
|Population density:||461.8/km2 (1,196/sq mi)||438.6/km2 (1,136/sq mi)||423.8/km2 (1,098/sq mi)|
|Median age:||40.5 (M: 40.0, F: 41.0)||37.3 (M: 36.8, F: 37.7)|
|Total private dwellings:||10,793||10,103||9537|
|Median household income:||$89,269|
|References: 2016 2011 2006 earlier|
- Jeff Burrows - member of rock band The Tea Party; grew up in LaSalle
- Stuart Chatwood - member of rock band The Tea Party; grew up in LaSalle
- Pete Craig - former MLB player
- Andy Delmore - former NHL player
- Jesse Divnich - video game entrepreneur
- David Finch - comic book artist
- Amanda Iarusso - 2008 LaSalle Citizen Recognition Award winner
- Zack Kassian - NHL player
- Paul Lucier - Senator
- Jeff Martin - member of rock band The Tea Party; grew up in LaSalle
- Kylie Masse - competitive swimmer; a world champion and a world record holder in the 100 m backstroke; grew up in LaSalle
- Dalton Prout - NHL player
- Amanda Reason - former world record holder and Olympic swimmer
- Danielle Wade - actress; winner of CBC's reality TV show Over The Rainbow; born and raised in LaSalle
- Derek Wilkinson - former NHL player
- Luke Willson - NFL Super Bowl Champion tight end
- "LaSalle census profile". 2016 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2017-03-18.
- "LaSalle Strawberry Festival". Town of LaSalle. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
- "2018 LaSalle Craft Beer Festival". Town of LaSalle. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
- "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-18.
- "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2011-07-18.
- "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-04.
- "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
- "David Finch". ComicVine. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
- "Kylie Masse". Canadian Olympic Team. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
- "LaSalle's Danielle Wade a finalist in CBC's search for Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz". The Windsor Star. September 15, 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
- Ouzounian, Richard (November 5, 2012). "Over the Rainbow: Danielle Wade is Dorothy". The Toronto Star. Retrieved 26 November 2018.