The Windsor-Essex Region is made up of the nine municipalities, encompassing a total area of 1,851 square kilometres. The eight municipalities include the city of Windsor, Lasalle, Tecumseh, Lakeshore, Amherstburg, Kingsville, Essex and Pelee Island.
Windsor is surrounded by three major bodies of water; Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie and the Detroit River.
The Essex County terrain includes numerous eco-structures including marshes, ponds, lagoons, beaches, shorelines, prairie, savanna, and oak woodland habitats that attract an abundance of wildlife.
Source: Statistics Canada (web).
Explanation: In contrast to census figures, population estimates are adjusted for underenumeration
Windsor's economy is primarily based on manufacturing, tourism, education and government services.
Windsor is one of Canada's major automobile manufacturing centres and is often referred to as the Automotive Capital of Canada. The city is home to the headquarters of Chrysler Canada. Automotive industries include the Chrysler mini-van assembly plant, a Ford Motor Company engine plant, a General Motors transmission plant, along with a number of smaller tool and die and automotive parts manufacturers.
Windsor is the headquarters of Hiram Walker & Sons Limited,the makers of Canadian Club whisky, which is now owned by Pernod Ricard. Its historic distillery was founded by Hiram Walker in 1858 in what was then Walkerville, Ontario.
There is also a significant local pharmaceutical industry with companies such as Accucaps, Pharmaphil, Jamieson Laboratories and Gelcell.
Windsor has a well-established local tourism industry. Caesars Windsor (formerly Casino Windsor) ranks as one of the largest local employers and has been a major draw for U.S. visitors since it's opening in 1996. The city also boasts an extensive riverfront parks system and fine restaurants such as on Erie Street in Windsor¡¯s Little Italy which are also destination for many Americans. Additionally, the Lake Erie North Shore Wine Region in Essex County is bringing further tourism and employment growth to the region.
Both the University of Windsor and St. Clair College are significant local employers and have enjoyed substantial growth and expansion in recent years. The recent addition of a full-program medical school which will open in September, 2008 at the University of Windsor is expected to further enhance both the region¡¯s economy and the status of the university.
Other notable employers are Sutherland Global Services and Green Shield Canada which are all reflective of the Windsor region's diversifying economy.
Windsor is also home to the Great Lakes Regional office of the International Joint Commission, which is housed in the Bank of Commerce Building, a 14-storey tall bank tower occupied by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
Windsor is also home to prominent software companies, such as System 3 POS, Netmon, and VisionWorks Solutions.
The Windsor-Essex Region has some of the most stable and affordable housing of any region its size in Ontario and in Canada. It offers excellent real estate values and prime locations. Based on the statistics of existing homes and properties sold through the Multiple Listing System ® compiled by CREA (The Canadian Real Estate Association), national average home sale price is forcasted to be $531,000 in 2021. Average home prices are estimated to be $399,977 in Windsor-Essex Region.
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The Essex County area has a rich history. Windsor was a main entry point into Canada for refugees from slavery via the Underground Railroad, a network of people who assisted them to reach 'freedom' in Canada in the early 1800s. Sandwich First Baptist Church was built by these fugitive slaves after they arrived in Windsor. In 1851 the original log cabin was torn down and the present building was erected.
Uncle Toms Cabin, in Dresden is an African Canadian Heritage Site preserving the heritage of Reverend Josiah Henson who inspired the world renowned novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Olde Sandwich Towne, founded in 1797, after the American Revolution, is Ontario's oldest, continually inhabited European settlement in Canada. Outdoor murals are painted on the walls depicting its rich history.
For aeronautical history, Windsor offers an historical airplane flight over Windsor, Essex County & Pelee Island and a restored DeHavilland Mosquito Bomber.
Downtown Windsor area has many historic buildings, including the Duff-Baby House, a manor dating from 1798. Other buildings are Willistead Manor, a 36 room mansion built by Hiram Walker's son in 1906, and Mackenzie Hall, which was built in 1855 by Alexander Mackenzie, the second prime minister of Canada, and is now an arts center.
Windsor tourist attractions include Casino Windsor, a lively downtown, Little Italy, the Art Gallery of Windsor, the Odette Sculpture Park, Ojibway Park, and nearby Point Pelee National Park. Windsor was a major entry point into Canada for refugees from slavery via the Underground Railroad and a major source of liquor during American Prohibition. The Capital Theatre in downtown Windsor had been a venue for feature films, plays and other attractions since 1929, until it declared bankruptcy on March 14, 2007.
Windsor Wood Carving Museum is the only wood carving Museum in Ontario, housing over 150 carvings of wildlife, historical scenes and novelties.
Colasantis Tropical Gardens, in Kingsville, is a three and a half acre greenhouse complex with an indoor petting zoo, a bird and reptile exhibit, and an18-hole indoor miniature golf course.
There are many local wineries, breweries, and distilleries available for tours and tastings. They include Colio Estate Wines, D'Angelo Estate Winery, Erie Shore Vineyard & Winery, Hiram Walker and Sons Ltd, Pelee Island Winery, Walkerville Brewing Company and Sanson Estate Winery.
Windsor Raceway/Racetrack Slots is Canada's premiere harness racing track.
Essex County region has a thriving network of artists displayed in local galleries and public spaces throughout the region. The Art Gallery of Windsor provides historical, contemporary and educational exhibitions.
Every summer Windsor co-hosts the two-week-long Windsor-Detroit International Freedom Festival, which culminates in a gigantic fireworks display that celebrates Canada Day and the American Independence Day. The fireworks display is among the world's largest and is held on the final Wednesday in June on the Detroit River between the two downtowns. Each year, the event attracts over a million spectators to both sides of the riverfront.
Pelee Island, located in Lake Erie, is Canada's most southerly inhabited point, offering beautiful beaches, and natural areas.
Windsor-Essex County region enjoys a greater diversity of agricultural production than any other part of Ontario. The climate and soil are ideal for vegetable and fruit crops including world-class grapes.
Windsor has been nicknamed, "Sun Parlor of Canada",the "City of Roses", the "Automotive Capital of Canada" and the "Garden Gateway to Canada".
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