LaSalle named 11th most romantic city in Canada
Only 2 cities in Quebec cracked Amazon's Top 20 list of the most romantic cities in Canada
Married for 45 years, Gregory and Dimitra Vlassopoulos have a special place in their heart for LaSalle.
"I feel like it's my village," said Gregory. The couple lived in Montreal's west end borough of LaSalle for five years in the 1980s, before moving to Laval. They've called Laval home for the last 35 years, but they just can't stay away from LaSalle and its waterfront.
"You see people enjoy [the view]," said Gregory, who drives through the neighbourhood whenever he's on the island of Montreal.
The restaurant's owner, Johnny Tzouvelakos, agrees that the waterfront is one of the city's more romantic places. "It's just beautiful," Tzouvelakos said.
Perhaps that's why neither of the three were surprised to hear that their beloved LaSalle made the list for Amazon's Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in Canada.
Amazon compiled its list by using sales data from 2017. It included sales from romance novels, jewelry and sexual wellness products.
LaSalle came in at number 11. The only other city in Quebec to make the list was La Prairie, which ranked 14th.
Other residents say being able to do outdoor activities in nearby Angrignon Park — which has a pond, winding paths and thousands of trees — make it perfect for romance.
Bertrand and his wife plan to spend Valentine's Day in LaSalle with their children, who also call the neighbourhood home.
But the area and its seemingly romantic atmosphere hasn't charmed everybody.
The top 20
Here is Amazon's list of the top 20 most romantic cities in Canada.
- Victoria, B.C.
- Abbotsford, B.C.
- Whitehorse, Yukon (new)
- Courtenay, B.C. (new)
- Fort McMurray, Alta. (new)
- Spruce Grove, Alta. (new)
- North Vancouver, B.C.
- Sherwood Park, Alta. (new)
- Surrey, B.C. (new)
- Nanaimo, B.C.
- LaSalle, Que. (new)
- Waterloo, Ont.
- Prince George, B.C.
- La Prairie, Que. (new)
- Grande Prairie, Alta.
- Airdrie, Alta. (new)
- Welland, Ont. (new)
- Vernon, B.C. (new)
- North Bay, Ont.
- Dartmouth, N.S. (new)