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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.


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MAPS:
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  ·Local map
PEOPLE:
  ·Name search
TRAVEL:
  ·Nearby airports
  ·Local gas prices

Former and merged community names include:
· Petite Cote
· Sandwich
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
· Elvis Fest - June 29- July 1, 2007
· International Dragon Boat Festival - July 13-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Windsor web sites and events links in the sections below.
Attractions: casinos
Historic sites and museums: Art Gallery of Windsor, Serbian Heritage Museum, Windsor Wood Carving Museum, Windsor's Community Museum, Canada South Science City, Hiram Walker Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Windsor, Saint Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology, CompuCampus College of Business, Technology & Design
Transit: The Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit & Windsor Tunnel connect Windsor to Detroit.
Listed places in Windsor:
 Airports (1)
 Cemeteries (1)
 Colleges (1)
 Hotels (17)
 Museums (2)
 Newspapers (1)
 Also see listings below

Sections below provide additional information and links about Windsor travel and tourism, maps, recreation, government and transportation.

Note: The ePodunk database includes many places that are no longer populated communities. These may include rural crossroads, hamlets, ghost towns or settlements that have been absorbed by nearby cities or towns.

Windsor, ON locator map
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Windsor Web sites
 Windsor local government
 Windsor Chamber of Commerce


Ancestry & family history
 Ontario genealogy page (GenWeb)
 Ontario genealogical society
 Canadian Genealogy Centre
 Early Canadiana Online
 Ontario family search
 Upper and Lower Canada marriage bonds

  Census records (historic):
  1901 census
  1911 census

  City directories:
  Library and Archives Canada collection

  Immigration:
  Immigration records, 1925-1935
  Land:
  Canadian County Atlas

  Military:
  Soldiers of World War I

Archives
 Ontario archive
 Library & Archives Canada

Attractions
 Windsor museums


Cemeteries
 Cemeteries in Windsor include Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery

 Add a local cemetery to our listings
 Windsor area cemeteries
 Ontario cemetery database


Communities
 Communities near Windsor

Economy
 Employment growth & unemployment rates

Education
Colleges and universities in Windsor include University of Windsor

 Colleges in Ontario

Entertainment
 Movies & TV shows filmed in Windsor

Environment
 Air quality forecasts for Ontario
 Environment Canada
 Nature Conservancy in Canada

Events
 Windsor festival web sites:
  Bluesfest International
  Elvis Fest

 ePodunk festival listings

Food & restaurants
 Chowhound message boards for Canada

Government
 Windsor local government Web site
 Ontario provincial government

Historical societies
 Ontario historical society

History
 Archives in Ontario
 Library & Archives Canada
 Heritage Canada

Jobs
 Jobs in Windsor


Windsor locator map. Use the navigation tools in the upper left to move the map center or to zoom in or out. You can also click and drag the map to move in any direction.


Media
Newspapers in Windsor include Windsor Star

 Newspapers in Ontario

Obituaries
 Check daily newspapers in or near Windsor




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 Post cards of Ontario communities

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 Postal codes
 Postal code reverse lookup (find cities by postal code)

Travel & tourism
 Airports near Windsor
 Hotels in or near Windsor
 Ontario tourism bureau
 Border wait times

Weather
 Ontario weather conditions

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