Town of LaSalle

The Town of LaSalle offers many beautiful parks you can visit year-round. The natural landscape makes playing in the great outdoors an adventure. In addition to beautiful parks, come discover all the paths and trails. Whether you prefer walking, jogging, cycling, or mountain biking, there are a number of places you’ll want to investigate.

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LaSalle, Ontario

LaSalle Ontario along with its Neighbour Windsor, are the oldest French settlements west of Quebec in South Western Ontario and is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in Canada, west of the Quebec Boarder. Named for explorer ‘René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle’, the township also includes Fighting Island located in the Detroit River at its western side. The town which is nestled on the Detroit river between Amherstburg and Windsor is located in Essex County. René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle was born in Normandy in 1643, and was noted as the first European to set foot in the land that is now the township of LaSalle. His travels went up and down the Gulf of Saint Lawrence all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.

Truly there is a lot to experience and be a part of in LaSalle, the township whose population today is a little over 30,000 residents, has been recently ranked 8th best place to live in Ontario, and has plenty to offer new residents looking to start their first home, or retire away from the bustle of the big city. With an average income of $80,000 and rich land to develop it is a great community to plant some roots in.

Most teenagers attend either Sandwich Secondary School or St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic Secondary School both of which are in the municipal area of LaSalle. 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 all of which have had multiple celebrity alumni that have graced their halls.

LaSalle’s population in the last couple of decades has brought out the best in its up and coming musicians, artists, athletes, Olympians and politicians who have touched the world over with their crafts. The music group, The Tea Party and its founding members grew up and went to school in LaSalle, as well as famous NHL players, Andy Delmore, Zack Kassian, Dalton Prout and Derek Wilkinson.

In the summer time LaSalle is known for its Strawberry Festival which takes place in the first weekend of June. The festive brings people from all over the county and even the province due to it’s high calibre performances from bands internationally known. The festival has brought its hometown band The Tea Party back time and time again as well as local artists to laminate the artistic roots the town has. Local breweries come to show off their vintage beers, as well as local restaurants, bringing hot food to enjoy well you check out all there is to offer.

LaSalle has a great place to bring your family for sporting events, the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex which has multiple event rooms, 2 arenas an Olympic sized pool and slide with an outdoor skate park, soccer fields and baseball diamonds. The Rec Complex is home to the LaSalle Vipers of the GOJHL and the LaSalle Sabers om the OMHA.

More activities include the LaSalle Trail which is always expanding. Currently the trail goes from LaSalle all the way to the Windsor Trail that goes all through Windsor’s water front and through many of its parks, expanding to the east end meeting up with the Ganatchio Trail. For the advantageous hiker or biker, the Windsor Trail connects to the Trans-Canada Trail that makes its way through Harrow, Ontario, through Kingsville, Ontario to Leamington, Ontario.

Being tucked next to the water and the west end of Windsor, LaSalle sits right next to the 401 and the Ambassador bridge which can take you across the border to Michigan. If your looking for a great place to shop, get food or just get out of the city for the day. And just a quick drive up to London on the 401 will take you out of the city and into premium shopping. Or if your looking to shop closer to home, South Windsor has the Devonshire mall, just a 10 minuet drive away.

The best part about living in LaSalle is the small town feel while being just a few minuets away from the big city. Windsor being right next door has tones of activities to experience for a night out on the town, or just feel like getting away for the night, just next door is the Windsor casino. With its world class food and dinning experiences, buffet, gambling, dancing, great comedy, music and celebrity acts the casino truly has anything you could want for a night out.

During the winter months in the downtown core of Windsor is dressed up in lights, and with the added effect of the snow-capped lights and street’s it brings a truly picturesque moment for all to enjoy. When the temperatures are right, they set up an outdoor ice rink, for all ages to get some exercise and enjoy the fresh winter air and with hot coco from Tim Hortons just around the corner, it makes a great night to remember.

Jackson Park sits right next door, a great place to walk your dogs, with many great sights including Heritage Planes restored for your viewing pleasure to see the captured moments from Canada’s Past, also a great place to take the family for picnics and fresh air. The sunken Gardens located in Jackson Park is one of the most picturesque locations in the city, bring senior high school students for pictures during Prom season.