Aerial view of Windsor with Detroit River and city skyline

The City of Windsor is the largest border city in Canada and is home to a variety of investment opportunities.


The Windsor-Detroit border is an important gateway between Canada and the United States. It is one of the busiest commercial Canada-U.S. border crossings, handling about a third of all Canada-U.S. trade per day. Windsor is located in Essex County and you’re never more than 30 minutes from anywhere in the city.

The City has easy access to:

Invest and grow

The City of Windsor takes an active role in economic development to ensure Windsor’s continued prosperity. Windsor partners with investors and businesses to contribute to job creation and the diversification of the local economy.

Investment opportunities

Windsor has an Investment Support Program that guides strategic investment projects. The program includes participation from several City departments and external organizations and aims to ensure timely and customer-focused service.

Development incentives

Windsor provides development incentives to encourage strategic investments within a number of core neighbourhoods across the City.

Business Improvement Areas

Windsor has nine Business Improvement Areas. These consist of associations who partner in beautification projects, promotions and other development activities aimed at stimulating local business in that district.

Tourism and recreation

Windsor is a multicultural city where citizens share a strong sense of belonging. There is a great quality of life, which is reflected in the safe neighborhoods, vibrant cultural districts, formal gardens and walking and cycling trails.

Arts and culture

The arts thrive throughout Windsor at several galleries. Top-notch theatre and concert events are offered year-round from the:

You won’t want to miss the Windsor International Film FestivalArt in the Park and Carrousel of Nations.

Riverfront Festival Plaza

Enjoy the outdoors

Windsor is a city on the water – with Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River, and Lake Erie offering scenic views. They provide opportunities for fishing, boating, paddle boarding and kayaking.

There are over 200 parks within the City of Windsor and the City is also home to the Ojibway Prairie Complex that offers a large variety of vegetation including:

  • Wetlands
  • Forest
  • Savannah
  • Prairie

This unique habitat is home to rare:

  • Plants
  • Insects
  • Reptiles
  • Birds
  • Mammals

All natural areas are open to the public from dawn to dusk and visitors will enjoy the fresh air and maybe catch a glimpse of the wildlife that call this area home.