The Town of LaSalle exemplifies the best of suburban life. Its picturesque homes, beautiful parks, and modern town centre are the perfect blend of the new and old. While it might sound like many other communities you’ve visited, LaSalle has a lot more to it than meets the eye!
Here are five interesting things about the town we’re betting you didn’t already know,
Bear with us. We know the area was actually settled by the French in the mid-1700s but locals didn’t officially declare it a town until 1991! Prior to that, it was known as the Township of Sandwich West.
Unless you’re a local, you might not have known that LaSalle is the hometown of football star Luke Wilson, NHL players Andy Delmore, Dalton Prout, Derek Wilkinson, and Zack Kassian, Olympian Kylie Masse, and musicians Jeff Burrows and Stuart Chatwood.
As of 2006, compared to the rest of the province, about 2/3 of LaSalle’s population completed at least some post-secondary education. This exceeds the provincial average by roughly 11 per cent.
In 2016 LaSalle was recognized as the 3rd safest community of its size (out of 305) in the country, according to Statistics Canada and that’s no easy feat!
It turns out this isn’t the only LaSalle around. There are at least 26 other places worldwide with the same name. I guess it’s safe to say that its namesake, Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, was a pretty popular guy!
Did we miss anything interesting about LaSalle? Let us know some of your favourite, lesser-known facts!
Image credit: Town of LaSalle