LaSalle Transit Bus

Transit and the LaSalle Strawberry Festival

lasalle transit busEveryone can ride LaSalle Transit for free from June 9 to 12, 2022! The bus service has been enhanced during the LaSalle Strawberry Festival with free service and extended hours.  One bus will run during all festival hours with final pick-ups at the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex taking place a few minutes after the festival closes. In addition, bus service has also been added on Sunday. Check the weekend schedule (PDF) for times and bus stop locations. Transit Windsor’s mandatory mask policy remains in effect and masks must be worn on LaSalle Transit at all times.

Two shuttle buses will also operate on Friday night to bring patrons to and from the festival for the fireworks. One bus will travel between Town Hall and the Vollmer Complex, and one between the old Centennial Arena site (on Front Road behind the Goodwill Donation Centre) and the Vollmer Complex. Parking is first come first serve in both locations. The shuttles will run from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, with the last run to the fireworks at 9:45 pm. Visit the LaSalle Strawberry Festival webpage for information about the weekend. Transit Windsor’s mandatory mask policy remains in effect and masks must be worn on the shuttles at all times.

The City of Windsor has announced that the recent change by the Province of Ontario to lift certain mask restrictions on June 11 does not apply to Transit Windsor or LaSalle Transit. Transit Windsor is under masking orders controlled by the federal government. We appreciate your cooperation with the masking mandate that remains in effect until further notice.

Strawberry Festival Parade

LaSalle Transit 25 route will be redirected for the parade. Bus stops located on Matchette Rd., Morton Dr., Front Rd. and International Ave. are closed between 9:00 am and noon on Saturday, June 11. The route will resume normal operation, with all bus stops open, following the parade. We apologize for the inconvenience. Strawberry Festival Parade map

LaSalle Transit Operating on Saturday Schedule

LaSalle Transit Route 25 is operating on a Saturday service model.  This means one bus running in LaSalle, Monday to Saturday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and following the Saturday schedule. For more information visit the Transit Windsor webpage

Protective barriers have been installed on all Transit Windsor and LaSalle Transit buses to ensure employee safety while maintaining sightlines and visibility for drivers. Passengers will be asked to follow a one-way flow, boarding through the front of the vehicle and exiting through the rear doors. Exceptions will be made enabling customers with mobility issues to exit through the front of the bus. 

The City of Windsor has announced that the recent change by the Province of Ontario to lift certain mask restrictions on June 11 does not apply to Transit Windsor or LaSalle Transit. Transit Windsor is under masking orders controlled by the federal government. We appreciate your cooperation with the masking mandate that remains in effect until further notice.

Riders are encouraged to re-load Transit Windsor Smart Cards at either the Windsor International Transit Terminal (300 Chatham Street West) or at the Transit Centre (3700 North Service Road East). For Smart Card users, please note that the category Youth replaces Student, and those Smart Cards that were programmed as a Student will not reload. You will need to visit the Windsor International Transit Terminal or the Transit Centre.

 Windsor Transit Route 518X
A new limited-stop express route from Tecumseh Mall to St. Clair College via Devonshire Mall is in operation. Route 518X will reduce travel times between East Windsor and the college by over an hour each way. This will allow LaSalle Transit riders to transfer buses at St. Clair College and take the express route to Tecumseh Mall. 
 Travel Tips for Riders
 Do not take public transit if you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of COVID-19
  • When possible, allow space to maintain physical distancing from each other and the driver. If the bus is too crowded, wait for the next one.
  • Do not touch any surfaces in the bus shelter while you wait for the bus.
  • Maintain a 2-metre distance from others while waiting for the bus.
  • Allow passengers to exit the bus before you enter.
  • Keep and use an alcohol based hand sanitizer to clean your hands before and after entering the bus.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, eyes or nose. 
  • Consider changing your commute time to less busy times.
  • Maintain a log of the date, time and bus route in the event you need this information.
  • LaSalle Transit and Transit Windsor's mandatory mask policy remains in effect.
  • Remember, wearing a mask is not a substitute for physical distancing and hand washing.
 Cleaning and Sanitization

Transit Windsor has implemented an enhanced cleaning and sanitizing schedule.

  • Buses: We have increased the frequency of bus cleanings, wiping down all hard surfaces, operator compartments and passenger seats using Oxivir, Virox, Sani-Q disinfectant solutions.
  • Terminals: All hard surfaces in transit terminals are sanitized regularly on a daily basis. Cleaning and sanitizing schedules will be in place for the foreseeable future.

For service information with respect to COVID-19, visit the Transit Windsor website.

LaSalle Transit Background Information

The Town of LaSalle started a Transit Feasibility Study in the fall of 2015. Public information sessions were held at the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex and at the LaSalle Civic Centre. A telephone survey was conducted and questionnaires were made available to the public. The consultant, Steer Davies Gleave, made presentations at LaSalle Council meetings explaining the findings in their study.  There is strong support in the community to invest in a public transit system. For more information, visit our Transit Feasibility Study page.

In March 2017, LaSalle Council agreed to enter into a contract with Transit Windsor to provide transit service in LaSalle. The service started on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The service operates Monday to Saturday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.