the safest—and maybe most honest—places to live in Canada

Friday, November 29, 2019

McLean's Magazine


From Petawawa, Peterborough and LaSalle, Ont., to Rothesay and Quispamsis, N.B., here are the places with the least amount of crime in the country

Despite being adjacent to a landmass called Fighting Island in the Detroit River, LaSalle, Ont. was ranked as the overall safest place to live in Canada when Statistics Canada put out its crime rankings in July.

Well, apparently it could be in the running for the most honest place in Canada, too. Mayor Marc Bondy, who phoned Maclean’s from Florida on Wednesday, where he was on vacation and  reported it is 82 degrees Fahrenheit, said LaSalle’s local police department called the statistics agency to make a few corrections after the rankings came out, thinking that it might not deserve that top spot.

As it turns out, the “bedroom community,” as Bondy put it, is only the 10th-safest place to live in this country. But it’s still a good example of a community with very little crime. About a 20-minute drive from downtown Windsor, LaSalle has French settlement roots, a population of 32,889, a new state-of-the-art civic centre and a strawberry festival every June. It has an active community and “a lot of trails,” Bondy said. [ Read More ]