Community:
Lorette

The Local Urban District of Lorette is located in the Rural Municipality of Taché in southcentral Manitoba, approximately 20 kilometres south of the capital city, Winnipeg. Both the four-lane Trans-Canada Highway and Hwy 59 from Winnipeg provide easy access to the town and municipality. Lorette sits right in the middle of the fertile prairie farm lands that buckle up against the western edge of the Canadian Shield. The scenic Seine River meanders throughout the region. Landmark is the municipality's next largest centre, while Dufresne, Ste.Geneviève, Rosewood, Ross and Elm Grove are other nearby towns.

The Town of Lorette has been in existence since circa 1860. This establishes the district as one of the oldest localities in the Province of Manitoba. Many families in the area have direct ties to ancestors who originally settled the land during the second half of the 19th century. The community is a cultural mosaic of people: French Canadian, Métis, English and Slavic cultures are well represented in the municipality's communities. 

In 2000, the town built a 1.5 million dollar sewage facility on 90 acres approximately 5 km south of town (the facility was built without any tax increases and will afford the community approximately 25 years of growth potential). Today, the town has over 2,000 residents and, in a recent survey, Lorette was found to be one of the least expensive places to own a home in the capital region surrounding Winnipeg.

 

For more information, visit: lorette.directionmanitoba.com

Town of Lorette

10, Ross Avenue Lorette, MB R0A 0Y0 Phone: (204) 878-9977
Website: www.lorette.ca