- City Guide - Windsor
Welcome to Windsor – the City of Roses!
Windsor is the southernmost city in Cans located in Southwestern Ontario with a population of over 200,000 people.
Prior to European exploration and settlement the Windsor area was inhabited by the First Nations and Native American people. Windsor was settled by the French in 1749 and is the oldest continually inhabited European settlement in Canada west of Montreal. In 1794 the settlement of "Sandwich" was founded – and was later renamed Windsor after the town in Berkshire, England. Windsor was established as a village in 1854, became a town in 1858, and ultimately gained city status in 1892.
Windsor's economy is primarily based on education, manufacturing, tourism, and government services. Windsor is also one of Canada's major automobile manufacturing centres, and is home to the headquarters of Chrysler Canada as well as two Ford Motor Company engine plants, and a number of tool and die and automotive parts manufacturers.
Some of Windsors most popular tourist attractions include Caesars Windsor, Little Italy, the Art Gallery of Windsor, the Odette Sculpture Park, and Ojibway Park. Each summer, Windsor co-hosts the Windsor-Detroit International Freedom Festival, which is two weeks long and finishes on of the world's largest firework displays. Take a walk in the park, take in a live theatre performance, listen to music, watch a sports game or take a walk downtown and shop through beautiful boutiques.
Fun awaits you in the City of Roses.