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Ambassador Bridge From 1200 Feet in a Stearman Biplane||
Queen Elizabeth Gardens||
At 1200 Feet Over Windsor & the Detroit River|
2001 population: 208,402
(Source: Statistics Canada)
Windsor is a city in the province of Ontario. It is on the U.S. border, across the Detroit River from Detroit. The city is actually south of Detroit.
One tradition says this community was named after Windsor, England.
Former and merged community names include:
· Petite Cote
French farmers established Windsor as an agricultural settlement in 1749.
Many former slaves settled here in the 19th century. The city was the terminus of the Underground Railroad.
Received national attention for Received national attention for an 82-car pileup on Highway 401 east of here, killing seven people. The crashes were caused by a thick fog, which cut visibility to a few metres.
Filming location for 2002 movie, "Bowling for Columbine"
Well-known residents have included:
· Shania Twain, singer
· Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, prime minister
Local festivals include:
· Bluesfest International - July 12-15, 2007
· International Dragon Boat Festival - July 13-15, 2007
· Elvis Fest - June 29- July 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Windsor web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Canada South Science City, Serbian Heritage Museum, Windsor's Community Museum, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor Wood Carving Museum, Hiram Walker Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: Saint Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology, University of Windsor, CompuCampus College of Business, Technology & Design
Transit: The Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit & Windsor Tunnel connect Windsor to Detroit.