LaSalle, Ontario

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LaSalle
Town (lower-tier)
Town of LaSalle
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Coat of arms of LaSalle
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): LA
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LaSalle is located in Southern Ontario
LaSalle
LaSalle
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
Government
 • Mayor Ken Antaya
 • Member of Parliament Tracey Ramsey (NDP)
 • Provincial Representative Taras Natyshak (NDP)
Area[1]
 • 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
Website www.town.lasalle.on.ca

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[2] 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 also in its third year. The festival features a number of different types of beer, from popular brands, such as Corona, 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,Ecole Mgr-Augustin-Caron elementary School, 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, Ontario.

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. Plus 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.

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – LaSalle community profile
2011 2006 2001
Population: 28,643 (3.6% from 2006) 27,652 (9.4% from 2001) 25,285 (22.9% from 1996)
Land area: 65.30 km2 (25.21 sq mi) 65.25 km2 (25.19 sq mi) 65.25 km2 (25.19 sq mi)
Population density: 438.6/km2 (1,136/sq mi) 423.8/km2 (1,098/sq mi) 387.5/km2 (1,004/sq mi)
Median age: 40.5 (M: 40.0, F: 41.0) 37.3 (M: 36.8, F: 37.7) 35.1 (M: 34.9, F: 35.3)
Total private dwellings: 10,103 9537 8504
Median household income: $89,269 $81,022
References: 2011[3] 2006[4] 2001[5]

Population trend:[6]

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
Source:[7]
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
Source:[8]
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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "LaSalle census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  2. ^ Strawberry Festival
  3. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2011-07-18. 
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  7. ^ [1], Community Profiles from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision
  8. ^ [2], Aboriginal Peoples - Data table
  9. ^ http://www.freelance-developer.com/faq_lasalle
  10. ^ http://www.comicvine.com/david-finch/26-3226/
  11. ^ http://olympic.ca/team-canada/kylie-masse/
  12. ^ http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2012/09/15/lasalles-danielle-wade-a-finalist-in-cbcs-search-for-dorothy-in-the-wizard-of-oz/
  13. ^ http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/television/article/1283157--over-the-rainbow-danielle-wade-is-dorothy

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