Windsor, Ontario – The City of Roses
The Dr. Murray O’Neil Medical Education Centre is a beautiful facility for the Windsor Campus students, and is located on the University of Windsor Campus. Not only does this award winning building have abundant study and collaborative space, it also boasts a “Living Wall” which acts as a biofilter for the building and has tens of different plant species.
Windsor, Ontario, situated on the Detroit River, is the southernmost city in Canada with a population of 220,000. It is the final stop on the Windsor-Quebec City 401 corridor. The city is connected to Detroit, Michigan by the Ambassador Bridge, the busiest trade border crossing in the world.
The City of Roses, Windsor, boasts 3000 acres of green space with many beautiful gardens, including extensive riverfront park and trails such as the Ganatchio Trail, Dieppe Gardens, and Jackson Park. Essex County bounded by Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River and Lake Erie offers many outdoor attractions, including Ojibway Nature Reserve in Lasalle, and Point Pelee National Park in Leamington. Due to its southern climate, Essex County is sprinkled with wineries, including the Pelee Island Winery, accessed via a ferry across Lake Erie.
Windsor and Essex County are brilliant gems of Canadian and American history. The city was first settled in 1749 mostly by French settlers, making it the oldest inhabited settlement west of Montreal. The first road in Ontario, now County Road 20, connected small settlements along Lake Erie from Windsor to Leamington over 200 years ago. Today, twenty percent of Windsorites are foreign-born. In fact, Windsor is the fourth largest multicultural centre in Canada. Famous for its Little Italy Erie Street dining experience, the city boasts a great palate of international cuisine, including Middle Eastern, European, and Asian cookery. Each year, Windsor hosts the Carousel of the Nations, which is two weeks of flavourful food and delightful entertainment from around the world.
Windsor has an extensive night life. Caesar’s Windsor Casino, newly opened in the Summer of 2008, sells out many top-notch entertainers such as Chris Rock, Celine Dion, and Ringo Starr. The city’s cultural scene includes the Art Gallery of Windsor, the University Players theatre group, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and many music cafes. With Detroit easily accessible via the Ambassador Bridge or Windsor-Detroit Tunnel, many Windsorites take advantage of the proximal shopping, theatres, concerts and sporting events.
Windsor has two hospitals: Windsor Regional Hospital and its three campuses, and Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital. In Leamington, a rural centre forty minutes from Windsor, Erie Shores Healthcare offers services to its residents.
If you are interested in a tour of the Windsor campus you can arrange this by emailing UWOAdmissions@gmail.com.