Windsor, Ontario is the southernmost city in Canada. It has a population of over 200,000 people and is often referred to as the Automotive Capital of Canada because of its many automobile manufacturing plants.
Windsor also has a high tourism level, as it has one of the largest casinos in Canada, which is a large employer for locals and a major attraction for visitors from the United States, given its proximity to the USA. The high number of industrial and service sector jobs lends itself to a high level of immigration, making Windsor a highly diverse city.
The climate in Windsor is hot and humid in the summers and cold in the winters. The city's extensive parks gave the city its nickname "Rose City" and are excellent for enjoying the excellent summer weather, with many people participating in outdoor sports, and recreational activities.
Windsor has a rich history, as it served as a major port for slaves fleeing the United States during the Underground Railroad and was also a major source of alcohol during the Prohibition in America.
Windsor annually co-hosts the Windsor-Detroit International Freedom Festival, which celebrates the American Fourth of July and the Canadian Canada Day. It culminates in an impressive fireworks display that should not be missed!
The high level of immigrant population in Windsor means that there are pockets of authentically ethnic areas throughout the city. The most prominent area is Little Italy. Little Italy is home to many wonderful Italian restaurants, including Franco's, a classic family restaurant with great food and good wine, and Mezzo Ristorante, where the food is authentic and the attention to detail, from atmosphere to flavour, is top notch. Per Bacco Restaurant has some of the best calamari you'll ever eat.
To find the local University of Windsor students, check out Phog Lounge. This is where you'll find some of the best live music in the city from all genres, and good beer, served from Canadian microbreweries such as Steam Whistle and Wellington Brewery in Guelph. If you're hoping to watch the current English football match, head to The Kildare House on Wyandotte Street.