Here is an unobstructed view of the St. Lawrence River, dynamic commercial streets, many parks and 24 km of bicycle paths.
Here is life along the river right within the big city—where nature meets urban areas. Here, in the southwest part of the island of Montréal, you will find a pleasant living environment, where everything is nearby, from shopping to impromptu picnics.
Here is a community of great wealth. Whether you are a long-time resident or a newcomer to Canada, you will find that LaSalle stands out for its wealth of openness and diversity.
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- Formerly Ville de LaSalle (the city of LaSalle), it was on January 1, 2002 that LaSalle became a borough, joining the new Ville de Montreal (the new city of Montréal). It is named after the first seigneur in the area: explorer René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle.
- The Lachine Rapids are located in LaSalle. Surprising, isn’t it? This name comes from the fact that during the French Regime, in the 19th century, the heart of the parish of Lachine was located on the current territory of LaSalle.
- In 1912, when it was incorporated as a municipality, LaSalle was known for its agricultural way of life and had many orchards. One hundred years later, it is a major industrial centre and one of Montréal’s main commercial hubs.
- The symbol of LaSalle is the Fleming Mill, which dates back to 1827. This witness to human work clearly characterizes LaSalle’s industrial side, LaSalle residents’ attachment to their history and their strong sense of belonging.
- LaSalle’s motto, as it appears under its coat of arms, is Obstantia Amovet, which means “He pushes away obstacles, he casts aside difficulties”.
- 2cultural venues
- 1large park along the Rapids
- 40neighbourhood parks
- 5outdoor rinks
- 1aquatic complex
- 8outdoor swimming pools
- 14splash pads
- 2community gardens
- 10tennis courts
- 24km of bicycle paths
- 1higher education institution
- 1hospital centre
- 2major road links
- 1000places of business