Windsor Ontario Travel Guide
April 22, 2019
by Kevin John Hill
I only lived in Windsor, Ontario, a city in the country of Canada for just over a year, but I’ll write about my experiences living there and what I enjoyed and found out about living there. I’ll try to focus on what I see as the best places to visit there and what stood out. Overall, it will be a positive article regarding living in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, it has turned out to be one of the favorite places I have lived in, in Ontario, Canada. I lived on the West and also the East sides of Windsor, so my focus will be on those areas and other areas I visited while living in the city. Windsor, Ontario is a border city, it borders Detroit, Michigan, USA. This is my Windsor Ontario travel guide.
West side of Windsor
I really enjoyed living on the West side of Windsor. It was clean, and I liked the scenery from that side of the city. It has the main roadway to the Ambassador bridge running through the west side, which is called Huron Church Road, it runs straight to the bridge. The area I was in had a strip mall near where I was staying which was very handy, to buy what I needed if I needed something, also it was nice to just to visit the stores as it had quite a few in the area. It also had the bank I dealt with in the area so it was beneficial to draw money out of my account and keep track of my balances. There was a Grocery store on that part of the Westside, named FreshCo and that was good because it had products to eat and drink there. Huron Church is a very busy roadway with many kinds of transport trucks traveling down the roadway coming to and from the bridge that leads to Detroit, Michigan. Most of the vehicles traveling in that area are of the transport truck variety. There is a lot of traffic in that area of Windsor. The University of Windsor is located down closer to the bridge area and St. Clair College.
Other parts of west side Windsor
I visited two parks in West Windsor, Malden park, and Ojibway park., I visited an area with multiple Baseball diamonds, there were quite a few parks in that area in one condensed area. Organized baseball team leagues play there so there is no shortage of baseball games to view. From younger age teams to older aged teams that area has it all. The Ojibway park is a park on the west side that has camping and a baseball park, it is also very scenic with lots of trees and a large pond. I visited two parks in West Windsor, Malden park, and Ojibway park., I visited an area with multiple Baseball diamonds, there were quite a few parks in that area in one condensed area. Organized baseball team leagues play there so there is no shortage of baseball games to view. From younger age teams to older aged teams that area has it all. Ojibway Park is a park on the west that has camping and a baseball park, it is also very scenic with lots of trees and a large pond. Malden park is an interesting park and one of the most favorite parks, I have visited; I guess the main reason for that is that it has a walking area that goes from one side of the park to the other and cuts right through the park. It also has a large soccer field and washrooms, things like that there. It is a very nice walk through Malden Park, as it has quite a selection of wildlife to view as one makes their way through the park. It has a natural appeal to the walk, and it also is a very peaceful stroll. One of my favorite places to visit in Windsor, Ontario.
I also lived on the East side, Windsor. In that area, the casino, riverfront, and the downtown area were close to where I lived. The downtown area is nice, it has a few large buildings especially as one makes their way to the riverfront area. It has a wide selection of restaurants, bars, and stores. The downtown area of Windsor feels alive with energy, likely the most energy of any downtown I have ever visited anywhere, people were seemingly having a good time and they were happy. There are a few large banks downtown, it was always busy downtown the times I was there, there are grocery stores and other stores just off the downtown area. The casino and its complex are the main centerpieces of Windsor, located just off the downtown, it is a very expansive complex; it comprises a large parking garage, some other buildings and the casino itself. Caesars casino stands out as it is quite a building to look at and also large/tall. People visiting the casino can gamble as well it has a hotel in the complex just near the main casino. Very impressive.
Facing Detroit sits Windsor’s riverfront. It has a nice view of Detroit’s main downtown buildings, and views of the Detroit River and the Ambassador bridge, although that is off in the distance. The river is very expansive and is the main attraction of the riverfront and Detroit. Spring and summer are the best times to visit the Riverfront, those are the times when you encounter many walkers and joggers out on the walking path that runs along the river at the Riverfront Also in the summer one can hear concerts from Detroit that are loud and clear just like the songs came off a record. One can sit and have a Riverfront is one of the favorite places I’ve ever visited anywhere.
In concluding my article, I focused only on the parts of Windsor I have lived in the past and on the places I was most familiar with. I’ve been to other parts of Windsor, and they were nice, although busy, as one can expect from a city of about 217,000 or more. I pointed out the places I liked and also the places I was most familiar with in the city. I found it to be one of the best cities if not the best city, I’ve ever lived in and I’ve lived in a few, in Ontario, Canada and have been to more visiting wise. I hope you enjoy the article.