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Old February 1st, 2014, 04:42 AM   #1
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Canada's Most Southerly City in Winter

Windsor, Ontario, Canada's most southerly city, has a population of 210,000 in the city and 320,000 in the metropolitan area. It is located across the river from Detroit, Michigan and is the only place in North America where you actually look north to the United States from Canada. It is a mainly blue-collar working city.

I was in Windsor in December 2013 when I made trips to Detroit for the Hockeytown Winter Festival. All of these pictures were taken mainly in the downtown core.

Windsor's old hockey arena, soon to be torn down.
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Here's a few shots from my hotel room @ the Holiday Inn downtown Windsor
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Later in the day, most of these shots are on Ouellette Avenue, here's the Holiday Inn itself in downtown Windsor
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Former Palace Movie Theatre, now Windsor Star Building
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 12:23 PM   #2
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Amazing, very nice photos from Windsor
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 10:34 PM   #3
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nice mid-sized city.
is it cheaper to shop in Detroit than there?
I find it cheaper to shop in Washington, besides charging less tax or Oregon, besides not being charging tax at all.
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Old February 4th, 2014, 06:57 AM   #4
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Thanks, guys for the comments and likes so far!

Capricorn, right now with the Canadian dollar where it's at, it's still cheaper to shop in Metro Detroit than Windsor for the same reasons, lower sales taxes. Although if the dollar continues to slide, some people may choose to stay on the Canadian side.
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Old February 4th, 2014, 06:58 AM   #5
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Old Windsor Armouries
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Old February 4th, 2014, 07:39 AM   #6
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Nice pics!!!

I've been to Windsor, but it must have been a good 40 years ago so I remember nothing about it, other than being able to see Detroit across the river, from a park.

Windsor is always a few degrees warmer than Toronto, both summer and winter.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 05:26 AM   #7
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Nice pics!!!

I've been to Windsor, but it must have been a good 40 years ago so I remember nothing about it, other than being able to see Detroit across the river, from a park.

Windsor is always a few degrees warmer than Toronto, both summer and winter.
No kidding? That would've been a real long time ago, the city was smaller than, a bit more dirtier and polluted, probably because there were a lot more car and auto plants in Windsor back then. Admittedly, it was nice to be staying at a hotel in Windsor again, first time in 4 years I've done that when going to Detroit since I switched to the American side of the border for my hotel stays.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 05:29 AM   #8
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Great Western Park
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Looking NORTH at Detroit...
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Looking SOUTH on Ouellette Avenue...
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Chrysler Theatre
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Capitol Theatre
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Former Windsor Star building, soon-to-be downtown campus of University of Windsor
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St. Clair College Centre for the Arts and former Hilton Riverside Hotel
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Former Hilton and Radisson hotels, they still operate as hotels, but under different names, the right is the Windsor Riverside Inn, but no logo at the top.
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Art Gallery of Windsor
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Windsor's "NEW" Bus Terminal it opened a couple of years ago, replacing a hideous looking pigeon magnet.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 05:39 AM   #9
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nice photo collection.... I never thought Windsor is this big.
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I'd love to go to Canada and experience a winter with snow, and I mean that sincerely.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 05:43 PM   #11
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I'd love to go to Canada and experience a winter with snow, and I mean that sincerely.
We've certainly have had LOTS of snow this year! But, yes, at times some snow can actually be a pretty thing and the experience would be pretty neat, if you're visiting here and coming from a place that has no snow, and I don't think Australia even gets any snow. Best advice, if you're heading to one of the prairie provinces like Manitoba, Saskatchewan, or Alberta, bundle up, it gets cold, it's usually not as cold in Southern Ontario, but we get a lot of snow, being around the Great Lakes, which usually produces lake-effect snow.
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Amazing, very nice updates from Windsor
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