Detroit is famous as the birthplace of two of America's most revolutionary economic and cultural exports: the automobile and Motown music. But it's also where Techno music was invented, it's the hometown of Eminem and the White Stripes, and remains a showcase for historic urban architecture.
The powerful pull of the auto industry drew generations of workers from all around the world to Detroit. Alongside the industrial rhythm of the great car factories, the city was also a cultural foundry, vibrant with the sounds of blues, jazz and rock. The city has suffered some tough economic setbacks over the years, but has never lost its diverse, working-class vibe and strong link to the arts.
As America's 14th largest metropolitan area, Detroit offers all of the perks of a big city. It has five professional sports teams, 13 museums, 15 theatres, hundreds of terrific restaurants and tons of convenient shopping venues.
Detroit is where University of Windsor students go for a stadium-sized rock concert, a Stanley Cup playoff game, or an afternoon of shopping at trendy boutiques.
Getting to downtown Detroit from Windsor has never been easier. Just hop on the Tunnel Bus, which connects downtown Windsor to Comerica Park and Ford Field, or drive across the Ambassador Bridge, directly next to the University of Windsor campus.