LaSalle is a town in Essex County, Ontario, Canada, on the Detroit River. It is a bedroom community of the City of Windsor and part of the Windsor Census Metropolitan Area, and is located south of that city. LaSalle, along with Windsor, is the oldest French settlement area in Southwestern Ontario, and the oldest continually inhabited European settlement in Canada west of the Quebec border. The town was named for explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle and includes Fighting Island, in the Detroit River at its western side, an island that is privately owned by the world's largest chemical company, BASF.
One of LaSalle's biggest events is the annual Strawberry Festival, which takes place on the first weekend in June.
In LaSalle, most teenagers attend either Sandwich Secondary School or St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic Secondary School. The attendance to both is relatively close in numbers.
LaSalle also has its own small but growing bicycle trail network, named the "LaSalle Trail", which links up to neighbouring Windsor, Ontario's own "Windsor Trail" network, allowing people to ride from Sandwich Secondary School all the way to Windsor's Riverfront Trail. The town has also expressed interest and intentions to connect LaSalle (and indirectly, Windsor) to the Chrysler Canada Greenway by wanting to construct a link to the Trans-Canada Trail near Oldcastle, Ontario.
Population:Land area:Population density:Median age:Total private dwellings:Mean household income:
27,652 (9.4% from 2001)65.25 km2 (25.19 sq mi)423.8 /km2 (1,098 /sq mi)37.3 (males: 36.8, females: 37.7)9537$89,269
25,285 (22.9% from 1996)65.25 km2 (25.19 sq mi)387.5 /km2 (1,004 /sq mi)35.1 (males: 34.9, females: 35.3)8504$81,022
LaSalle has produced three well known sports stars, Andy Delmore and Derek Wilkinson (Former NHL Players) and a former MLB player Pete Craig. Famous politicians include, Canadian Senator Paul Lucier. Entrepreneurs/Personalities such as Jesse Divnich a Video Game Entrepreneur . David Finch is a comic book artist born in Canada. He is currently drawing Ultimaum for Marvel, as well as doing cover work for series such as X-Infernus. Finch has signed an exclusive deal with DC Comics, and will do covers for The Brightest Day.  Canadian Rock Artists The Tea Party (Jeff Martin, Stuart Chatwood and Jeff Burrows all grew up in LaSalle. World Renowned Techno producer and DJ Richie Hawtin is also from LaSalle.
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