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LaSalle, Quebec (Ville)

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LaSalle is a former city on the Island of Montreal in southwestern Quebec, Canada. It is now the Borough of LaSalle. The borough is located at the southwestern corner of the island. It was a separate city until the 2002 municipal mergers.
It is bordered on the north by Lachine largely along the Lachine Canal, to the northeast by Le Sud-Ouest and to the east by Verdun. The southern and western limit of the borough is the Saint Lawrence River; several islands in the river belong to the borough, including the Ile aux Herons migratory bird reserve. It has an area of 16.4 square kilometers and a population of 73,457.
LaSalle came into existence as a municipality in 1845 and finally became the City of LaSalle in 1912. In 2002 it was annexed by the city of Montreal along with a number of other cities on the Island of Montreal. LaSalle's main economic engines include industries and agrifoods such as Seagram's Distillery, Fleischmann's Yeast, Labatt's Brewery, Chows Depaneur, and Angrignon Taxi. LaSalle is served by the LaSalle commuter train station on the Delson-Candiac Line. Quebec Route 138 passes through the borough before crossing the Honore Mercier Bridge to Kahnawake.
LaSalle is home to a large number of Canadians with Italian ancestry. Newman Street in LaSalle was closed as fans took to the street celebrating Italy's 2006 FIFA World Cup win. It enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited places. It is also said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origin back to prehistoric times.

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