With more than 78,500 residents, LaSalle accounts for 4.1% of the city of Montréal's population. Advantageously located in the southwestern part of the island, half-way between downtown and the Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, the borough of LaSalle is a major industrial centre and one of the main commercial hubs in Montréal. The borough also boasts peaceful residential neighbourhoods and vast green spaces, including parks along the Lachine Canal, the Aqueduct Canal and the St. Lawrence River. And it's right here in LaSalle that you can admire the impetuous Lachine Rapids.
Set out to discover the Borough through the history of its foundation, its growth, its population and its industries. A history filled with new developments marked by its geography, the nearness of the St. Lawrence River and the Lachine Rapids.