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City of Windsor


Windsor Facts

Population: 319,245 (2011)

Location – South-western Ontario
Canada’s southernmost city, directly across from Detroit, Michigan.

Hot summers, mild/moderate winters. Canada’s earliest spring.

Windsor is known as “the Quiet Giant.”  It has been named the “#1 Best Small City in North America” by London’s Financial Times, and one of the “Most Intelligent Communities in the World.”

Windsor’s economy is being rebuilt through economic diversification including tourism/recreation, transportation, agri-business and manufacturing. Growth industries include health and life sciences and renewable energy technologies.

Windsor features:

  • A position at the heart of the world’s richest consumer market, within an 8 hour drive of more than half of North America’s population
  • North America’s busiest international crossing
  • The 4th most culturally diverse population in Canada
  • The Windsor-Essex Parkway is now under construction to transform the route from Canada’s 401 Highway to the US border
  • A world-class downtown Aquatic Centre, now under construction
  • Surrounded by the Windsor Essex 100 mile peninsula of Great Lakes shoreline and lush farm land.



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