"Obstantia Amovet" (Latin)
"He pushes away obstacles and casts aside difficulties"
|Montreal merger||January 1, 2002|
|Named for||René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle|
|Electoral Districts |
|• Borough Mayor||Nancy Blanchet (Équipe Lasalle)|
|• Canada MP(s)||Anju Dhillon (LPC)|
David Lametti (LPC)
|• Quebec MNA(s)||Hélène David (PLQ)|
|• Total||16.3 km2 (6.3 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||(514) and (438)|
LaSalle (French pronunciation: [lasal]) is a borough (arrondissement) of the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Prior to 2002, it was a separate municipality that had been incorporated in 1912. LaSalle is located in the south-west portion of the Island of Montreal, along the Saint Lawrence river.
LaSalle was named for the area's first seigneur, French explorer René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle (1643–1687). The area became part of a municipality during the mid 19th century, and LaSalle was incorporated as an independent municipality in 1912.
The Lachine Rapids are situated within LaSalle territory. The name Lachine, which is also the name of the neighbouring 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.
Michel Leduc, 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.
LaSalle is bounded by five adjacent municipalities and boroughs, these being Lachine towards the west, Verdun and the inner city neighbourhood of Ville-Émard in correlation to the north-east, and Montreal West and the neighbourhood of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce within the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce towards the north, the latter two being divided by Autoroute 20 as well as the Lachine Canal. All complemented by the shore of the Saint Lawrence River to the south and east, specifically a portion of the river known as the Lachine Rapids.
Federally, the western part of the borough is located in Dorval—Lachine—LaSalle and the eastern part in LaSalle—Émard—Verdun. They are represented by Anju Dhillon and David Lametti of the Liberal Party of Canada.
Provincially, the entire borough is within the electoral district of Marguerite-Bourgeoys represented by Hélène David of the Quebec Liberal Party.
The borough is divided into two districts.
The borough elects a borough mayor, two city councillors, and four borough councillors.
As of the November 5, 2017 Montreal municipal election, the current borough council consists of the following councillors:
|Manon Barbe||Équipe Barbe Team|
|Cecil-P.-Newman||City councillor||Lise Zarac||Équipe Barbe Team|
|Borough councillor||Serge Declos||Équipe Barbe Team|
|Josée Troilo||Équipe Barbe Team|
|Sault-Saint-Louis||City councillor||Richard Deschamps||Équipe Barbe Team|
|Borough councillor||Laura Palestini||Équipe Barbe Team|
|Nancy Blanchet||Équipe Barbe Team|
|Not a visible minority||47,305||62.9%|
Cégep André-Laurendeau is in LaSalle.
The Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys operates Francophone public schools.
Professional development centres:
The Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) operates Anglophone public schools.
The Montreal Public Libraries Network operates the L'Octagone Branch in Lasalle.
Among LaSalle's attractions are Angrignon Mall, the Lachine Canal and the Canal de l'Aqueduc, with their recreational areas; the Octagone library; the Parc Angrignon; the Île aux Hérons migratory bird refuge; the Saints-Anges archeological site; Des Rapides Park; and the Fleming windmill, which is used as the borough's symbol. Other major installations include the Cégep André-Laurendeau.
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 to Kahnawake. Other important thoroughfares include LaSalle, Newman, La Vérendrye, Bishop Power, Champlain, Shevchenko, Dollard, Lapierre, Centrale and Jean-Brillon Boulevards.
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.
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