Incoming exchange students at the riverfront

Living in Windsor

Windsor is a great city to live in! Not too big and not too small!

Windsor is located right on Canada-USA border living here lets you have the advantage of living in a medium-sized Canadian city, with the safety and security this provides, while you can play in a major American city - with access to shopping, professional sporting events, concerts, museums, and much more!

Some quick facts about Windsor:

  • Windsor is the southernmost city in Canada.
  • In 2011, the population of Windsor was 210,891. Including the Windsor metropolitan area (consisting of Windsor, Tecumseh, Amherstburg, LaSalle, and Lakeshore) it grows to 319,246.
  • Over 20% of Windsor's population is foreign-born; this is the fourth-highest proportion for a Canadian city. Visible minorities make up 21.0% of the population, making it the most diverse city in Ontario outside of the Greater Toronto Area.  The median age in Windsor is 36.0 years compared to 37.6 years for Canada.
  • Separated by the Detroit River, Windsor is located south of Detroit, Michigan in the United States.
  • The climate in Windsor is one of the best in Canada.  Windsor has a "humid continental climate" with four distinct seasons. Winters are relatively mild with occasional cold periods. Summers are hot and humid and thunderstorms are common.  Windsor is also home to Canada's warmest fall, with highest average temperatures for the months of September, October and November.
  • The City of Windsor maintains 12 km2 (3,000 acres) of green space, 180 parks, 64 km (40 miles) of trails, 35 km (22 miles) of sidewalk.