Business View Magazine | December 2020

293 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2020 LaSalle, Onta N amed after French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, LaSalle Ontario captures attention with its beautiful natural surroundings, making it an ideal community in which to live, work, play, and visit. In fact, in 2017 LaSalle earned a #26 ranking as one of the Best Places to Live in Canada, out of 417 communities. French settlers were enamored with the picturesque surroundings of what is now known as Essex County when they first established roots in the area in the mid-1700s. Nestled amid the bordering waters of the Detroit River, the area was once a harbor destination for trade ships. While LaSalle’s history and that of Essex County were very much interlaced when they were identified as part of Upper Canada in 1792, LaSalle wasn’t officially designated as a town until residents of the Township of Sandwich West chose to become incorporated in 1991. That makes LaSalle one of the largest communities in Essex County. Today, LaSalle is home to over 33,000 residents who benefit from a robust collection of industries and small businesses that provide AT A GLANCE LASALLE, ONTARIO WHAT: An attractive, growing town; population 33,000 WHERE: Essex County, Ontario WEBSITE: NO PLACE LIKE HOME