The Lachine Rapids
are situated within LaSalle territory. The name Lachine, which is also the name of the neighboring borough, stayed because the LaSalle area was part of the parish of Saints-Anges-de-la-Chine during the French regime
period. Before the creation of the Lachine Canal
in the 1820s, the rapids had to be portaged
on a trail called Chemin LaSalle
(what is now LaSalle Boulevard).
LaSalle is known for its many public schools, most notably l'École secondaire Cavelier-de-LaSalle, known as one of the top talent-producing schools in the fields of dance and song. The other common public school in LaSalle is LaSalle Community Comprehensive High School
, opened many years ago and home to many cultures.
, who served as mayor
from 1983 to December 31, 2001, was the last mayor of an independent LaSalle.
Under Leduc, LaSalle became the first large city in Quebec to launch a large recycling program. LaSalle was annexed by the city of Montreal
on January 1, 2002,
along with a number of other cities on the Island of Montreal
The Borough Hall of LaSalle.
Federal and provincial elections
The borough is divided into two districts.
- Cecil-P.-Newman (North)
- Sault-Saint-Louis (south)
The borough elects a borough mayor, two city councillors, and four borough councillors.
Visible Minorities (2016
Primary and secondary schools
Centre d'éducation des adultes de LaSalle
buildings are in LaSalle)
Professional development centres:
Centre intégré de mécanique, de métallurgie et d'électricité (CIMME)
- des Découvreurs
- du Grand-Héron
- du Petit-Collège
- Sainte-Geneviève (Sud)
- Terre des Jeunes
- Orchard Elementary School
- Allion Elementary School
- LaSalle Junior Elementary and LaSalle Senior Elementary
- Children's World Elementary School (serves all areas)
The centre culturel l'Octogone houses the L'Octagone library
Fleming windmill, Lasalle
LaSalle's main economic engines include industries and agrifoods:
LaSalle is served by the LaSalle
commuter train station on the Candiac Line
. Route 138
passes through the borough before crossing the Honoré Mercier Bridge
. Other important thoroughfares include LaSalle, Newman, La Vérendrye, Bishop Power, Champlain, Shevchenko, Dollard, Lapierre, Centrale and Jean-Brillon Boulevards.
Sports and recreation
LaSalle also has various sports teams, the football association (Warriors), the hockey association (Cougars), the baseball association (LaSalle Cardinals
) and the soccer association (LaSalle Rapids) which remain popular. The Cardinals play their home games at Stade Éloi-Viau
. The first ever cricket team called "LaSalle Strikers" came into existence in 2015. Former home of Pop Harrigan Hockey and LaSalle Colts Football.
Notable residents, former and current
- John Campbell, city councilor and federal liberal member of Parliament
- Régine Chassagne, indie rock singer, member of Arcade Fire
- Michel Leduc (~1931-2012), last mayor of LaSalle (1983-2001) before amalgamation
- Stéphane Rousseau, actor and comedian, born 1966 in LaSalle
- Mononc' Serge, singer-songwriter and former bassist of Les Colocs, born 1970 in LaSalle
- Marie-Élaine Thibert, pop singer, born 1982 in LaSalle
- Jonathan Emile, reggae and hiphop singer, born 1986 in LaSalle
- Jo-Anne Beaumier, Lebanese-Canadian footballer
- Chris Benoit, Canadian wrestler
- Patrick Carpentier, race car driver
- William Carrier, NHL hockey player
- Jeff Chychrun, retired NHL hockey player
- Nicolas Deslauriers, NHL hockey player
- Miguel Duhamel, motorcycle racer
- Daniel Guérard, retired NHL hockey player
- Mike Krushelnyski, retired NHL hockey player
- Patrick Labrecque, hockey coach and former player
- Jacques Lemaire, retired NHL hockey player
- Mike O'Neill, retired NHL hockey player
- Gaetano Orlando, retired NHL hockey player
- Eliezer Sherbatov (born 1991), Canadian-Israeli ice hockey player
- ^ Ministère des Affaires Municipales et Régions: LaSalle
- ^ Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: LASALLE-ÉMARD (Quebec)
- ^ Chief Electoral Officer of Québec - 40th General Election Riding Results: MARGUERITE-BOURGEOYS[permanent dead link]
Chief Electoral Officer of Québec - 40th General Election Riding Results: MARQUETTE[permanent dead link]
- ^ a b "Former LaSalle mayor Michel Leduc dies". CBC News. 2012-09-15. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
- ^ "ÉCOLES ET CENTRES." Commission Scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys. Retrieved on December 7, 2014.
- ^ http://www.csmb.qc.ca/fr-CA/enseignement/formation-professionnelle/centres/liste/cea-lasalle.aspx
- ^ "School Board Map." Lester B. Pearson School Board. Retrieved on September 28, 2017.
- ^ "Les bibliothèques par arrondissement." Montreal Public Libraries Network. Retrieved on December 7, 2014.
- ^ "Former LaSalle mayor Michel Leduc dies". CBC.ca. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
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