Your Bridge to the Future

Windsor-Essex is Canada’s premier border location for access to the North American market.

An enviable lifestyle in Canada’s most temperate region

The Windsor-Essex region features Ontario’s balmiest weather, with average daily temperatures above 50ºF(10º C) seven and a half months of the year – perfect for golfing, gardening, boating and much more. Agriculture and award winning wine making are major industries.

The area’s rich multi-cultural diversity is celebrated in dozens of annual festivals and county fairs. We are a global destination and a rapidly growing part of Canada.

For those looking for urban pursuits, the area offers major league sports, world-class gaming, big-name stage performances, and international art exhibits in several galleries. All in all, it’s a truly exciting and rewarding place to call home.

Four Great Reasons Why



One of the most obvious advantages of the Windsor-Essex region is our location, at the heart of the richest consumer market in the world, with more than 200 million people located within a 13-hour drive. The Windsor-Detroit crossing is the busiest commercial border crossing between Canada and the U.S., handling approximately one-third of all trade between the two countries (about $500 million per day).



Windsor-Essex is home to a diversified workforce with demonstrated capacity in advanced manufacturing, engineering, connected and autonomous vehicles, zero emission and clean tech, agriculture and agri-tech, transportation and logistics. Education and our deep history in automotive are also major sectors in which we offer extensive expertise.



Our location, deep in the heart of North America, makes us an excellent location for multimodal logistics. With direct access to continental air and rail systems, major land routes and deep-water ocean ports, we’re an ideal point of interchange for North American logistics operations.



Land prices here are among the continent’s most attractive. Housing costs are among Canada’s most affordable and commercial and industrial space are both available and offer competitive lease and purchase prices.

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