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Windsor, Canada

Caesars Windsor

Caesars Windsor

Caesars Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, Canada is one of four casinos in the Detroit–Windsor area. Owned by the government of the province of Ontario

The casino is located on Windsor's riverfront overlooking the Detroit skyline near the Canadian end of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. The creation of this casino was a leading factor in the legalization of casino gambling in Detroit.

The "Forum" hotel tower stands at 23 stories tall and opened in 1998. The "Augustus" tower stands at 27 stories and opened in 2008. Caesars Windsor attracts about six million visitors annually.Its main competitors are MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino, and Greektown Casino in Detroit. Caesars Windsor attracts people from Ontario, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and other states in the Midwest United States.

 

 

Willistead Manor

Willistead Manor

Willistead Manor is a historic house located in the former town of Walkerville, Ontario, now part of Windsor, Ontario.

In the late 1970s early 1980s the City of Windsor, afraid of the repairs and upkeep on the mansion, wanted to demolish the structure. Preservationists stepped in and the home was saved. Today the 36-room mansion is used as a banquet hall, and the three-acre (12,000 m²) grounds are incorporated in a larger public park. The house can be rented for occasions such as weddings, corporate meeting and private parties. The house is also decorated for the Christmas holiday by The Friends of Willistead and opened to the public.

 

 

Art Gallery of Windsor

Art Gallery of Windsor

The Art Gallery of Windsor is a not-for-profit art institute in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Established in 1943, the gallery has a mandate as a public art space to show significant works of art by local, regional, and national artists. The Art Gallery of Windsor has created, collected, presented, and conserved one of Ontario’s most significant collections of Canadian art, and is one of Windsor’s most notable cultural reserves.

 

 

Coventry Gardens

Coventry Gardens

Coventry Gardens (Reaume Park) is a park in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on Riverside Drive, in the Pillette Village. It contains the Charles Brooks Peace Fountain on the Detroit River which is mainly used in summer.

The park was completed in 1931 and was named after Joseph L. Reaume, its benefactor. The park has several historic memorials to noted events in the Windsor area. In 1975 the park was expanded from 4.7 acres (19,000 m2) to 7 acres (28,000 m2) of land.


 

 

Dieppe Gardens

Dieppe Gardens

Windsor's Department of Parks and Recreation maintains 3,000 acres (12 km2) of green space, 180 parks, 40 miles (64 km) of trails, 22 miles (35 km) of sidewalk, 60 parking lots, vacant lands, natural areas and forest cover[1] within the City of Windsor, as well as the Bike Trails, Bike Lanes, and Bike-Friendly Streets.

There are 43 individual reserves in Windsor larger than 10 acres (40,000 m2) in size. Seven of these reserves are larger than 100 acres (0.40 km2): Little River Corridor, Malden Park, the Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve, Ojibway Park, Spring Garden Prairie, the Roseland Golf and Curling Club and Black Oak Park. Eighteen reserves are larger than 25 and smaller than 100 acres (0.40 km2), including Mic Mac Park, Little River Golf Club, Peche Island, Wilson Park, and the Ford Test Track. A further eighteen reserves are larger than 10 and smaller than 25 acres (100,000 m2).

 

 

Canadian Club Brand Centre

Canadian Club Brand Centre

Being award-winning tour takes you back in time to the height of the company’s success and our founder’s personal friendships with some of the biggest innovators in history–Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. Visit the basement’s Speakeasy Room or the artifact-filled Archive Room where meetings were once held with Al Capone and The Purple Gang. The story of how Canadian Club Whisky quenched the thirst of American’s during the 13 long years of Prohibition. The tour finishes with a formal whisky tasting, guiding you through the tasting notes and flavours of various Canadian Club whiskies.


 

Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve

Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve

The goal of the Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve is to "ensure the protection and perpetuation of a unique example of tallgrass prairie and prairie/savannah environment in Ontario...for educational purposes and as gene pools for research in order to benefit present and future generations." This provincial park supports a plant community like no other in the province. More rare plants per hectare are found here than at any other park in Ontario.


 

Ojibway Nature Centre

Ojibway Nature Centre

The Ojibway Prairie Complex is a 350-hectare complex of parks and nature reserves on the west side of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It comprises Ojibway Park, Tallgrass Prairie Heritage Park, Black Oak Heritage Park, Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve, and the Spring Garden Natural Area.

The complex should not be confused with Ojibway Provincial Park, some 1100 km away in northwestern Ontario.

The Ojibway Prairie Complex includes the Ojibway Nature Centre, which administers the Ojibway Park Tallgrass, and Black Oak Heritage Park, and also offers free exhibits, public education, and summer programmes for children.

Habitats at the Ojibway Prairie Complex include forests, ponds, and prairie. Ojibway is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including many species of turtles, lizards, snakes, toads, frogs, salamanders, opossums, shrews, and bats. A great variety of birds can also be seen. The complex is popular with a wide variety of visitors, particularly birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts.

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