WINDSOR A WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE
Head South! The WindsorEssex Peninsula is Ontario and Canada's southernmost point. Across from Detroit, Michigan, the peninsula is bordered by Lake Erie, the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair.
Live for Less! Real estate is the most affordable in Ontario - purchasing a home or property here will range 30% to 50% less than in comparable markets. Luxury retirement developments are under construction, completed or scheduled to break ground and account for $90 million in private money between 2007 and 2010.
Be comfortable! On the same latitude with northern California and southern Italy, we enjoy a temperate climate - 7 months of short-sleeve weather - long, hot summers and moderate winters.
Stay Active, Naturally! Our recreational playground and Canada's most biologically diverse region offers 20 conservation areas and 3 islands for hiking, birding, kayaking, camping and diving for shipwrecks. Cross-country ski through miles of woodlands and along shorelines. Enjoy challenging golf and an extended golf season on 35 golf courses, fresh water fishing and a boater's paradise with 30,000 watercraft and 2,800 marine berths.
Have fun! Take in premiere 24-hour gaming and star performers at the new Caesars Casino, live harness-racing action and slots at Windsor Raceway, 14 award-winning estate wineries, county fairs and festivals, multi-cultural celebrations, botanical gardens and bird sanctuaries and four major-league teams in Detroit.
Express yourself! Our culturally-diverse region features the AGW (Art Gallery of
Windsor), nationally acclaimed performances by the Windsor Symphony Orchestra; premiere entertainment at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts; The Windsor Light Opera and interaction with whimsical works of art in the Odette Sculpture Gardens.
Smarten-up! Recognized as a leading research and development institution, the
University of Windsor provides 9 faculties and offers 51 Masters and Doctoral programs. St Clair College of Applied Arts and Technologies offers 8 schools of specialization with 85 programs, and 12 private schools offer fast-track skills and training programs.
Take Good Care! We're focused on leading health-care specialists and facilities
that include 2 municipal and one county hospital providing 1,000 acute-care beds; state-of-the-art Windsor Regional Cancer Centre; 20 long-term care facilities, the University of Windsor's new Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry plus expedientaccess to world-class hospitals in Detroit, the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor and London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario.
Southbound or globe-trotting...travel with ease! Considered the gateway
connection between Canada and the U.S., the region is a major transportation hub for air, rail, truck and marine services. Windsor International Airport offers easy access to scheduled airlines, private and executive charters, medi-vac and freight services. Only 45 minutes away, Detroit Metro International Airport offers frequent flights daily to southern U.S. and international destinations. Via Rail is located close to downtown Windsor and offers quick access to frequent daily departures. Amtrak has 2 Detroit stations within a 45-minute drive.