The City of Windsor


The city of Windsor is big enough to provide plenty of art, music, delicious food and natural beauty, but small and safe enough to make you feel instantly at home.

Downtown Windsor is divided into five distinct neighborhoods, each offering a unique flavor of city life. Ouellette Avenue is the main shopping and dining destination, with some of the best views of the riverfront parks and the Detroit skyline. At the south end of Ouellette are some of Windsor's hottest bars and clubs, offering live music, DJs and drinks to fit every taste.

Chatham Street, Pitt Street and University Avenue frame Windsor's arts district, where you can visit top-end galleries like the Art Gallery of Windsor and Artcite, attend a Windsor Symphony Orchestra concert or catch plays and musicals at venues like the Chrysler Theatre at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts.

Windsor residents enjoy some of Canada's best weather. This means they can take advantage of scenic biking, running, and walking trails along the Detroit River and make day trips to the dozens of area parks and beaches.

The Windsor Sculpture Park adjacent to the campus showcases large-scale, internationally recognized works of contemporary sculpture by world-renowned artists. Riverfront festival venues make Windsor a prime spot for unforgettable events like the Bluesfest International and the hilarious Windsor Elvis Fest.

And just 50 kilometres south-west of the city lies Point Pelee National Park, a green oasis whose location on migration routes for both birds and monarch butterflies attract about 300,000 visitors each year.

Located at the busiest border crossing in North America, Windsor has always been one of Canada's most international cities, something celebrated every year at the Carrousel of the Nations festival. If you live here, you'll enjoy authentic culture and amazing food from every corner of the world.

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