Windsor, Ontario, Canada Information And Events

Windsor Ontario, Canada Information And Events
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Coordinates: 42.2833° N, 83° W

Windsor Fun Facts

The François Baby House in downtown Windsor was built in 1812 and houses Windsor's Community Museum, dedicated to local history.

The windsor is located in Essex County although administratively separated from the county government.

Windsor was settled by the French in 1749 as an agricultural settlement.

Windsor's geo-coordinates are 42.2833° N, 83° W.

The median age in Windsor is 36.0 years compared to 37.6 years for Canada.

The strongest and deadliest tornado to touch down in Windsor was a category F4 in 1946.

Windsor is also located on the St.

Windsor was chosen to promote the heritage of new English settlers in the city and to recognize Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England.

The City of Windsor was the site of the Battle of Windsor during the Upper Canada Rebellion in 1838.

In 2011, the population of Windsor was 210,891 and that of the Windsor metropolitan area (consisting of Windsor, Tecumseh, Amherstburg, LaSalle and Lakeshore) was 319,246.

Windsor was established as a village in 1854 (the same year the village was connected to the rest of Canada by the Grand Trunk Railway/Canadian National Railway), then became a town in 1858, and ultimately gained city status in 1892.

Separated by the Detroit River, Windsor is located south of Detroit, Michigan in the United States.

Windsor's official website is

Windsor is about 146.91 square kilometers with a population of 216,473.

Sample list of famous people who were born in Windsor:

  • Daniel Victor ( Musician, Record producer, Songwriter and Singer )
  • Shania Twain ( Singer-songwriter, TV Personality, Singer, Music artist, Songwriter, Composer and Musician )
  • Christine Fellows ( Singer, Singer-songwriter and Film Score Composer )
  • Michael Stasko ( Actor )
  • Garth Hudson ( Organist, Keyboard Player, Session musician, Musician, Songwriter, Record producer, Composer, Multi-instrumentalist, Pianist and Music Teacher )
  • Angus MacInnes ( Actor and Restaurateur )
  • Herb Gray ( Politician and Lawyer )
  • Keegan Connor Tracy ( Actor )
  • Sean McCann ( Actor, Poet and Voice Actor )
  • Bob Probert ( Actor )
  • Abdullah the Butcher ( Wrestler, Actor and Restaurateur )
  • Sofia Shinas ( Actor and Singer-songwriter )
  • Brian Masse ( Politician )
  • Michael Chong ( Politician and Information Technology Consultant )
  • Petey Williams ( Wrestler and Actor )
  • Jacqueline Pillon ( Actor )
  • Ernie Eves ( Politician and Lawyer )
  • Oliver Platt ( Actor )
  • Paul Martin ( Businessperson, Lawyer and Politician )
  • Jeff Watson
  • Oshiomogho Atogwe ( American football player )
  • Brett Romberg ( American football player )
  • Mark Renaud
  • Eddie Francis
  • Killer Kowalski
  • Scott D'Amore ( Wrestler and Restaurateur )
  • Ron Fellows ( Race car driver )
  • Alek Stojanov ( Ice hockey player )
  • Tie Domi ( Ice hockey player )
  • Kyle Wellwood ( Ice hockey player )
  • Aaron Ward ( Ice hockey player )
  • Tim Kerr ( Ice hockey player )
  • Eddie Mio ( Ice hockey player )
  • Dan Jancevski
  • Sirelda
  • Ed Jovanovski ( Ice hockey player and Athlete )
  • Stephen Ademolu
  • Bob Boughner ( Coach )
  • David Liffiton ( Ice hockey player )
  • Mark Suzor ( Ice hockey player )
  • Sean Burke ( Ice hockey player and Coach )
  • Chris Levis
  • John Swainson
  • David H. Hubel ( Neurophysiologist )
  • Jesse Imeson
  • Michael Dougall Bell
  • Barry Potomski
  • Dave Gagnon
  • Dan Newman
  • Ron Wilson ( Coach )

There are on average 2,261 sunshine hours per year in Windsor.

The Port of Windsor is located on the Great Lakes/St.

Windsor was recently listed as the number two large city for economic potential in North-America and number 7 large city of the future in North America according to the FDI North-American cities of the future list.

Two of Windsor's independent hospitals: Metropolitan General Hospital on Lens Ave and Windsor Western Hospital on Prince Road, were joined to form Windsor Regional Hospital.

At the provincial and federal levels, Windsor is divided into two ridings: Windsor West and Windsor—Tecumseh.

The coldest temperature ever recorded in Windsor was −32.8 °C (−27.0 °F) on January 29, 1973 and the warmest was 40.2 °C (104.4 °F) on June 25, 1988.

Sample list of tourist attractions in Windsor:

  • Caesars Windsor
  • Art Gallery of Windsor
  • Windsor Sculpture Park
  • Ojibway Park
  • Detroit River
  • WFCU Centre
  • John Freeman Walls Historic Site
  • François Baby House
  • Willistead Manor
  • Coventry Gardens

Windsor is also home to Canada's warmest fall, with the highest mean temperatures for the months of September, October and November.

Windsor is noted for the several large parks and gardens found on its waterfront.

The current mayor of Windsor is Eddie Francis, a Lebanese Canadian.

Sample list of newspapers published in Windsor:

  • Windsor Star
  • The Jewish Tribune
  • The Lance

Sample list of famous events happened in Windsor:

  • Battle of Windsor
  • Detroit Windsor International Film Festival

List of airports near Windsor:

  • Windsor International Airport

Windsor is connected to Essex and Leamington via Highway 3, and is well connected to the other municipalities and communities throughout Essex County via the county road network.

Windsor is not located in the traditional lake-effect snowbelts but does occasionally see lake-effect snow that originates over Lake Michigan.

Windsor is located in Essex County, Ontario, Canada.

Population of Windsor was 216,473.

The windsor is owned by Ontario Heritage Trust and houses government offices.

The population of Windsor is chiefly English-speaking; in 2009, native speakers of French made up 3.7% of the population.

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