LaSalle, Ontario

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Town (lower-tier)
Town of LaSalle
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Coat of arms of LaSalle
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): LA
Coordinates: 42°13′N 83°04′W / 42.217°N 83.067°W / 42.217; -83.067Coordinates: 42°13′N 83°04′W / 42.217°N 83.067°W / 42.217; -83.067
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Essex
Incorporated 1991
 • Mayor Ken Antaya
 • Member of Parliament Jeff Watson (CONS)
 • Provincial Representative Taras Natyshak (NDP)
 • Land 65.30 km2 (25.21 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 28,643
 • Density 438.6/km2 (1,136/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code N9H, N9J
Area code(s) 519 and 226

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.

One of LaSalle's biggest events is the annual Strawberry Festival, which takes place on the first weekend in June.

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.

LaSalle also has its own small but growing bicycle trail network, named the "LaSalle Trail", which links up to neighbouring Windsor, Ontario's own "Windsor Trail" network, allowing people to ride from Sandwich Secondary School all the way to Windsor's Riverfront Trail. The town has also expressed interest and intentions to connect LaSalle (and indirectly, Windsor) to the Chrysler Canada Greenway by wanting to construct a link to the Trans-Canada Trail near Oldcastle, Ontario.


Population trend:[4]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1991 16,628 —    
1996 20,566 +23.7%
2001 25,285 +22.9%
2006 27,652 +9.4%
2011 28,643 +3.6%
Canada 2006 Census Population  % of Total Population
Visible minority group
South Asian 525 1.9%
Chinese 460 1.7%
Black 315 1.1%
Filipino 185 0.7%
Latin American 105 0.4%
Arab 540 2%
Southeast Asian 10 0%
West Asian 10 0%
Korean 215 0.8%
Japanese 15 0.1%
Other visible minority 0 0%
Mixed visible minority 155 0.6%
Total visible minority population 2,525 9.2%
Aboriginal group
First Nations 170 0.6%
Métis 65 0.2%
Inuit 0 0%
Total Aboriginal population 280 1%
White 24,760 90.2%
Total population 27,565 100%

Notable people[edit]

The winner of CBC's hit reality TV show Over The Rainbow, actress Danielle Wade, was born and raised in LaSalle.[7][8]

LaSalle has produced some very well known sports stars, Andy Delmore and Derek Wilkinson (Former NHL Players) as well as Zack Kassian and Dalton Prout, current NHL players and a former MLB player Pete Craig and NFL Super Bowl Champion tight end Luke Willson. Former world-record holder and Olympic swimmer Amanda Reason is also from LaSalle. Famous politicians include Canadian Senator Paul Lucier. Entrepreneurs/Personalities such as Jesse Divnich a Video Game Entrepreneur .[9] David Finch is a comic book artist born in Canada. He is currently drawing Ultimaum for Marvel, as well as doing cover work for series such as X-Infernus. Finch has signed an exclusive deal with DC Comics, and will do covers for The Brightest Day.[10] Canadian rock band The Tea Party (Jeff Martin, Stuart Chatwood, and Jeff Burrows) all grew up in LaSalle. World Renowned Techno producer and DJ Richie Hawtin is also from LaSalle.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "LaSalle census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  2. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  3. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. ^ [1], Community Profiles from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision
  6. ^ [2], Aboriginal Peoples - Data table
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