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at our Open House, why not explore our region?

The City of Windsor, the proud International Gateway between Canada and the United States of America is an incredible community that offers world-class entertainment, fascinating historical and cultural landmarks, and unparalleled waterfront parks and gardens. Windsor is home to 215 parks encompassing 2,800 acres of green space. Here, visitors will find a city committed to being a creative and vibrant destination that encourages artistic expression and celebrates our cultural identity and diversity. Whether you are interested in intellectual and artistic experiences, or the very best recreational and heritage exploration opportunities, Windsor has it all.


Caesars Windsor

Caesars Windsor has everything under one roof! A Casino, a hotel, restaurants, pools, a spa, bars, nightlife, souvenir shopping and a lot more! At Caesars, as they claim, you will have ‘too much to do and not enough time to do it’! With live entertainment and non-stop fun and excitement 24 hours a day, seven days a week, a visit to Caesars Windsor while in town is a must.

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Windsor's Riverfront Trail

The Windsor Riverfront is based along the Detroit River. Across the river, one can see USA’s Detroit! From parks to riverfront trails to restaurants and cafes to jogging and bicycle trails, the Windsor Riverfront is a beautiful place to spend a couple of hours. It is a nice place to head over for a picnic with your family or friends. The riverfront provides nice views of the Canada-USA border and the Detroit skyline.

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Dieppe Gardens

Situated at the Windsor riverfront, the Dieppe Gardens are named in memory of the members of the Essex-Kent Scottish Regiment who lost their lives during the World War II landing at Dieppe, France in 1942. Within the park, you will find brilliantly colored annuals and perennials. You will also find many monuments, including monuments dedicated to the Canadian Army, Navy and Air Force and a Peace monument.

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Jackson Park

Spread across a relatively large area, Jackson Park is one of Windsor’s foremost tourist attractions. It has over 10,000 plants and trees. Within the park is the Queen Elizabeth II Sunken Garden which seasonally displays hundreds of tulips, perennials and lush annuals. The park also features some magnificent formal gardens and fountains. Within the park is a well-equipped sports park. This includes the Windsor Lawn Bowling Club, Windsor Stadium, a basketball court, five ball diamonds and rugby and soccer fields. Amenities within the park include picnic benches and washrooms. Points of interest in the park are the Copernicus Sundial, South African War Memorial, Land, Sea and Air Memorial and the Robert Burns Memorial.

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Willistead Manor

The Willistead Manor is a 36-room mansion that sits within a 15-acre park. It was built in the year 1906 and was designed by Albert Kahn, a noted Detroit architect. The Manor was briefly the home of Edward Chandler Walker and his wife, Mary. Designed in 16th century Tudor-Jacobean style of architecture, the construction of the main building started in the year 1904. No expense was spared in the materials or labour. Stepping into the Manor, everyone is overwhelmed by its beauty. Everything about the place is intricate and beautiful- from the large oak door, to The Great Hall, to the fireplace with elaborate over-mantle carving, the impressive staircase, the Dining Room, the Drawing Room and all the rooms in the North Wing. Public Tours are available at Willistead Manor at various times throughout the year.

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Adventure Bay Family Water Park

Head over to the Adventure Bay Family Water Park for a fun day with your family or friends or both! Attractions and rides at the water park include Wave Pool, Python (water slide full of twists and turns), Whizzard (downhill race experience water slide), Flow Rider (surfing!), Lazy River, Master Blaster (defies all laws of physics and pushes a person up a water slide and then down!) and Splash Zone to name a few. A fun way to spend half a day while in Windsor.

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Art Gallery of Windsor

Located on Windsor’s beautiful riverfront, the Art Gallery of Windsor was established in the year 1943. It is the largest public art gallery in the Windsor-Detroit corridor and is recognized for its diverse collection of Canadian Art. Its changing exhibition program features contemporary and historical art from Canada and around the world. A must visit for art lovers.

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Windsor Sculpture Park

Formerly known as the Odette Sculpture Park, the Windsor Sculpture Park is an open area showcasing more than 30 large-scale, internationally recognized works of contemporary sculpture by world-renowned artists. The Sculpture Park is located on the shores of the Detroit River, within Ambassador and Centennial Parks. The Park was made possible by the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Odette and the P & L Odette Foundation. Some fascinating sculptures present within the park include the Audio Corridor, Dancing Bear, Craft 9, Bell Measure, Flying Men, Tembo and Eve’s Apple to name a few.

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Walkerville Brewery

The Walkerville Brewery is a place of heritage, community and great hand-crafted beer! Started by Hiram Walker, it is said that he told the citizen-workers of his company that he wanted to provide an “Honest Beer”. This meant that the beers were, and still are, crafted from the finest ingredients. Even today the beers are made using unpasteurized single batches, no artificial preservatives, flavors or colour to provide beer lovers fresh hand-crafted brew. The Brewery operates in one of Mr. Walker’s original buildings. Guided tours are conducted of the Brewery.

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The Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre is a historic theatre in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Opened in 1920 as the Vaudeville Theatre by Marcus Loew at a cost of approximately $600,000, and designed by Thomas White Lamb, it was the largest single floor theatre in Canada at the time, with 1,995 seats. In 1922, it assumed its current name, as the Capitol Theatre. It now houses 3 performance spaces (the largest seating 620) and is the home of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and an elegant venue for arts & community groups.

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List of events in Windsor

For the weekend of March 6 – 8, 2020

We’re home to the Windsor International Film Festival and some of the best shopping around. Detroit is right across the river with its major league sports, big-name concerts and art galleries.

University Players - Morning Sacrifice By Dymphna Cusack

Date & Time: Friday, March 6th @ 8 PM; Saturday March 7th @ 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday, March 8th @ 2 PM
Location: Hatch Studio Theatre - University of Windsor

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Windsor Express Basketball – Windsor Express vs St. John’s Edge

Date & Time: Friday, March 6th, 2020 @ 7 PM
Location: WFCU Centre, 8787 McHugh St., Windsor, ON

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The Fantasticks

Date & Time: Friday March 6th, 2020 and Saturday March 7th, 2020 @ 8 PM
Location: Kordazone Theatre, 2520 Seminole St., Windsor, ON
Synopsis: A 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. The longest-running musical in history (over 42 years in its first run), it tells the story of two neighboring fathers who trick their children into falling in love by pretending to feud. Written to be performed with no set and minimal props, it is also a meta-story about the human desire for adventure, romance, fantasy and what happens when it meets the mundane and real pain. As the narrator says, “What was last night scenic may seem cynic by today, the play is never done until we’ve all of us been burned a bit.”

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BAD EXAMPLES RIDERS CLUB presents OZONE BABY Premiere LED ZEPPELIN TRIBUTE

Date & Time: Saturday March 7th, 2020 (7 PM to 11 PM)
Location: The Olde Walkerville Theatre, 1564 Wyandotte Street, East Windsor, ON
Synopsis: Bad Examples Riders Club presents "Ozone Baby" North America's Premiere Led Zeppelin tribute. This is the clubs 6th annual Fundraiser concert.


Ron James

Date & Time: Friday March 6, 2020, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Location: The Chrysler Theatre, 201 Riverside Drive, West, Windsor, ON
Synopsis: Award-winning comedian Ron James has been selling out theatres for over 20 years with his marathon, side-splitting, kinetically charged performances. Marshaling a comedian's eye for satire and a writer's ear for language, Ron takes his audience on a breath-taking, non-stop roller coaster ride, cutting a wide swath through contemporary culture with his razor-sharp ribald wit, uncompromising standards and unique, poetically honed delivery.

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Windsor Express-Lakeshore Youth Basketball

Date & Time: March 7th, 2020 @ 10 AM - 6 PM
Location: Atlas Tube Centre, 447 Renaud Line Rd, Lakeshore, ON
Synopsis: Ages 6-17 / All Skill Levels. Cost $30, Includes Snacks & Prizes

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Windsor Essex Home and Lifestyle Show

Date & Time: March 7th, 2020 @ 10 AM - 6 PM
Location: Ciocario Club, 3745 N Talbot Rd, Windsor, ON
Synopsis: The Home and Lifestyle Show has been put on by the Windsor Essex Home Builders Association for over 20 years. At our Home Show, you will be able to browse the latest products when buying or building a home, home renovation, get the latest trends on home décor and outdoor living, and leave with new ideas and solutions for your home. This Home Show is your chance to get a jump start on your upcoming projects, just in time for the spring and summer! Saturday, HGTV's Brian McCourt will be showing us a DIY Demo and interacting with our visitors. Sunday, Food Network's Bob Blumer will be sizzling up the stage. Don't miss out on Windsor's premiere Home Show.


Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Bowl for Kids' Sake

Date & Time: March 6th, 2020 (6:00 PM to 8:15 PM and 8:30 PM to 10:45 PM)
March 7th, 2020 (6:00 PM to 8:15 PM)
Location: Rose Bowl Lanes, 2482 Dougall Avenue, Windsor, ON
Synopsis: Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Bowl for Kids' Sake Event Empire Lanes, Ruthven Fri. Feb. 28 @ 6:30pm Empire Lanes, Ruthven Sat. Feb. 29 @ 1:00pm Rose Bowl Lanes, Windsor, Fri. Mar. 6 @ 6:00pm @ 8:30pm Rose Bowl Lanes, Windsor, Sat. Mar. 7 @ 6:00pm If you are looking for a fun event for friends and co-workers Bowl for Kids' Sake is right up your alley! Every dollar you raise helps match a child with a mentor in our community! Only $60 minimum in pledges required. Includes 2 games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza and pop. Teams of 5-6 bowlers per lane. ($60 per bowler) This year’s theme is " A Night at the Movies" Come dressed as your favorite movie character. Prizes for best dressed team at each session.

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God of Carnage

Date & Time: March 6th, 2020 (Doors at 7:30 PM, show time @ 8:00 PM)
Location: The Shadowbox Theatre, 1501 Howard Avenue, Windsor, ON
Synopsis: A playground altercation between 11-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. at first, diplomatic niceties observer, but as the meet progress, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couple with more than their liberal principles in tatters. This production is being direct by the ensemble.

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March Mac’ness

Date & Time: March 8th 2020 from 12 PM to 5 PM
Location: Windsor-Essex
Synopsis: The year’s cheesiest event! Join us for a fun-filled, delicious weekend in EPIC Wine Country as each winery presents their gourmet mac n’cheese and wine pairing – and you get to decide the tastiest! Your vineside ticket gets you in to all participating wineries – tickets are available for Saturday or Sunday, and the price is $45 per person. This weekend is always a fabulous time, hope to see you!

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ADAM D. TUCKER AS TIM MCGRAW - Dinner & Show

Date & Time: Saturday, March 7th, 2020 from 6 PM to 11 PM
Location: Alumni Skyline Ballroom, St. Clair College, Centre for the Arts, Windsor, ON
Synopsis: Dinner and Show. Adam D. Tucker is VEGAS MCGRAW and has entertained hundreds of thousands of fans for over a decade. Vegas McGraw presents a powerful show that thrills and captivates audiences with mega-hits like Don’t Take the Girl, I Like It I Love It, Real Good Man, and Live Like You Were Dying, along with the hits of today.

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Free parking is available in the parking garage (Wyandotte St. and Sunset Ave.) or in any of the University of Windsor parking lots. Please refer to the maps that are linked below for lot locations. If you choose to park in the Assumption Church Lot (entrance on University Avenue), or at metered parking spots on the street, you will be required to pay.

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