The only thing I can tell you about Lasalle is that they are the only hospital in Mtl. that has birthing tubs. They are also quite new so their facilities are very nice. The docs all clamour to do their OB residencies there. (I have friends)
Unfortunately, there is a severe shortage of specialists in all of Quebec right now so it's anyone's guess if you'll actually be able to get hooked up with an OB-GYN that has privileges there
My GP had recommended it to me with referrals and everything and in the end we were just scrambling to get anyone at all willing to take me on. It was getting to the point where we were wondering if we'd have to go into the emergency room sans doctor when I went into labor LOL
: I have many friends that ended up having to have those early tests done at private clinics because they had no OB to refer them into the system, yet many tests have specific windows.
Just a warning about how things are working here nowadays - you need to be very proactive, and aggressive, and may have to take time off work to call for repeated days to get yourself that first foot-in-the-door appointment. If you're used to the US, prepare for a huge difference in the way things work here.
I ended up with my doc by calling in some favors, and delivered at the Vic. Liked the doc, not the Vic
I had to bring my own fan. In August. Another popular place to deliver is the Jewish, but AFAIK they're not into more natural procedures either - they just have newer facilities. And central air. There might be more in the French system, but I am not familiar with them beyond St.-Justine which is really more for high-risk. Maybe there are other birthing centres here - I don't know, but wish I had checked that option out more.