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The strongest and deadliest tornado to touch down in Windsor was an F4 in The city was grazed by the Southeast Michigan tornado outbreak with one tornado an F1 forming east of the city.
Tornadoes have been recorded crossing the Detroit River in and , and waterspouts are regularly seen over Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie especially in autumn. On April 25, , an F0 tornado briefly touched down in the eastern part of the city, causing minor damage to nearby buildings, most notably a CUPE union hall.
Two tornadoes one F1 and one F2 touched down in the evening of August 24, , causing damage in parts of Windsor as well as Lasalle. Respiratory illnesses that are associated with pollution are more prevalent here than elsewhere in Canada as Windsor is downwind from several strong polluters, notably coal-burning power plants in the United States.
The Weather Network has designated Windsor as "the smog capital of Canada. A article in Environmental Health Perspectives stated that the rates of mortality, morbidity as hospitalizations, and congenital anomalies in the Windsor Area of Concern ranked among the highest of the 17 Areas of Concern on the Canadian side of the Great Lakes for selected end points that might be related to pollution.
Ouellette Avenue is the historic main commercial street in downtown Windsor. It runs north—south, perpendicular to the Detroit River, and divides the city into east and west sections. Roads that cross Ouellette Avenue include the directional components East and West after their names. Address numbers on east—west roads in Windsor increase by for each block travelled away from Ouellette Avenue and address numbers on north—south roads increase by for each block travelled away from the Detroit River.
In areas where the river curves, some numbers on north—south roads are skipped. For consistency across the city, all address numbers on north—south roads reset at either , for streets west of Walker road, or for those to the east, where the road crosses Wyandotte Street which roughly parallels the Detroit River. The largest park is Mic Mac Park, which can accommodate many different activities including baseball, soccer, biking, and sledding. Windsor has numerous bike trails, the largest being the Ganatchio Trail on the far east side of the city.
In recent years, city council has pushed for the addition of bicycle lanes on city streets to provide links throughout the existing trail network. The Greenway is a fine trail for hiking, biking, running, birding, cross country skiing and in some areas, horseback riding. It connects natural areas, rich agricultural lands, historically and architecturally significant structures, and award-winning wineries.
Part of this trail winds through Windsor Sculpture Park displaying various modern and post-modern sculptures. Families of elephants see picture , penguins, horses, and many other themed sculptures are found in the park. Windsor's economy is primarily based on manufacturing, tourism, education, and government services. The city is one of Canada's major automobile manufacturing centres and is home to the headquarters of FCA Canada. Automotive facilities include the FCA Canada minivan assembly plant , two Ford Motor Company engine plants, and several tool and die and automotive parts manufacturers.
Windsor has a well-established tourism industry. Caesars Windsor , one of the largest casinos in Canada, ranks as one of the largest local employers. It has been a major draw for U. The city has an extensive riverfront parks system and fine restaurants, such as those on Erie Street in Windsor's Little Italy called "Via Italia", another popular tourist destination.
Both the University of Windsor and St. Clair College are significant local employers and have enjoyed substantial growth and expansion in recent years. The recent addition of a full-program satellite medical school of the University of Western Ontario , which opened in at the University of Windsor is further enhancing the region's economy and the status of the university. Its historic distillery was founded by Hiram Walker in in what was then Walkerville, Ontario.
The diversifying economy is also represented by companies involved in pharmaceuticals , alternative energy, insurance, internet and software.
In , the population of Windsor was , In , the total population of the Windsor metropolitan area consisting of Windsor, Tecumseh , Amherstburg , LaSalle and Lakeshore was , Windsor attracts many immigrants from around the world.
In , in the city Visible minorities make up In , Windsor's population was Children under 15 years of age accounted for Persons of age 65 years and over accounted for The median age in Windsor is The population of Windsor is primarily English-speaking with Windsor has a low violent crime rate and one of the lowest murder rates in Canada. Windsor's history as an industrial centre has given the New Democrats a dedicated voting base.
During federal and provincial elections, Windsorites have maintained its local representation in the respective legislatures. The Liberal Party of Canada also has a strong electoral history in the city. His father Paul Martin Sr. Eugene Whelan was a Liberal cabinet minister and one-time Liberal party leadership candidate elected from Essex County from the s to the early s, as well as Mark MacGuigan of Windsor-Walkerville riding, who also served as External Affairs, and later Justice minister in the early s.
Herb Gray Parkway is named after him. The current mayor of Windsor is Drew Dilkens. Windsor is governed under the Council-Manager form of local government and includes the elected City Council , mayor, and an appointed Chief Administrative Officer.
The city is divided into ten wards , with one councillor representing each ward. The mayor serves as the chief executive officer of the city and functions as its ceremonial head.
Day-to-day operations of the government are carried out by the Chief Administrative Officer. In August , Windsor City Council approved a ward electoral system for the civic election.
Under the new plan, voters will elect one councillor in each of the ten new wards. The new election map will double the number of wards that have existed along unchanged boundaries for 30 years. At the provincial and federal levels, Windsor is divided into two ridings: Windsor West and Windsor—Tecumseh. As a border settlement, Windsor was a site of conflict during the War of , a major entry point into Canada for refugees from slavery via the Underground Railroad and a major source of liquor during American Prohibition.
The Capitol Theatre in downtown Windsor had been a venue for feature films, plays and other attractions since , until it declared bankruptcy in Today, the theatre remains open. The Tea Party is an internationally famous progressive rock band which has been based in Windsor since its foundation in Windsor's nickname is the "Rose City" or the "City of Roses".
A World War II era Avro Lancaster was displayed on a stand in the middle of Jackson Park for over four decades but has since been removed for restoration. This park is now home to a mounted Spitfire replica and a Hurricane replica. The western portion of the park contains the Windsor Sculpture Park which features over 30 large-scale contemporary sculptures for public viewing, along with the Canadian Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
The focal point of this park is the Charles Brooks Memorial Peace Fountain which floats in the Detroit River and has a coloured light display at night. The fountain is the largest of its kind in North America and symbolizes the peaceful relationship between Canada and the United States. Each summer, Windsor co-hosts the two-week-long Windsor-Detroit International Freedom Festival , which culminates in a gigantic fireworks display that celebrates Canada Day and the Fourth of July.
The fireworks display is among the world's largest and is held on the final Monday in June over the Detroit River between the two downtowns. Each year, the event attracts over a million spectators to both sides of the riverfront.
Red Bull touted the race in Windsor as one of the most exciting in the seven-year history of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship,  and on January 22, , it was announced that Windsor will be a host city for the and circuits,  along with a select group of major international cities that includes Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates , Perth, Australia and New York City.
The event attracted , fans to the Detroit River waterfront in The Red Bull air races were cancelled worldwide for Spotlights will illuminate the flag at night, with a smaller 24 feet by 12 feet 7. Windsor has often been the place where many metro Detroiters find what is forbidden in the United States. With a minimum legal drinking age of 21 in Michigan and 19 in Ontario, a number of 19 and year-old Americans frequent Windsor's bars.
The city also became a gambling attraction with Caesars Windsor 's opening in , five years before casinos opened in Detroit. One can also purchase Cuban cigars , Cuban rum , less-costly prescription drugs, absinthe , certain imported foods, and other items not available in the United States. In addition, some same-sex couples from the United States chose to marry in Windsor prior to , when same-sex marriage was legalized in all 50 U. Windsor and its surrounding area has been served by the Windsor Star since The regional newspaper is the only daily in Windsor and Essex County and has attracted the highest readership per capita in its circulation range of any Canadian metropolitan newspaper.
The Windsor Independent is an alternative newspaper published once per month, featuring reviews, news, politics, arts, culture and entertainment. Windsor is considered part of the Detroit television and radio market for purposes of territorial rights. Due to this fact, and its proximity to Toledo and Cleveland , radio and television broadcasters in Windsor are accorded a special status by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission , exempting them from many of the Canadian content "CanCon" requirements most broadcasters in Canada are required to follow.
The CanCon requirements are sometimes blamed in part for the decline in popularity of Windsor radio station CKLW , a 50,watt AM radio station that in the late s prior to the advent of CanCon had been the top-rated radio station not only in Detroit and Windsor, but also in Toledo and Cleveland. Windsor has also been exempt from concentration of media ownership rules.
The University of Windsor is Canada's southernmost university. It is a research oriented, comprehensive university with a student population of 16, full-time graduate and undergraduate students. Now entering its most ambitious capital expansion since its founding in , the University of Windsor recently opened the Anthony P. The university is just east of the Ambassador Bridge , south of the Detroit River.
Windsor is also home to St. Clair College with a student population of full-time students. Its main campus is in Windsor, and it also has campuses in Chatham and Wallaceburg. Clair College opened a satellite campus in downtown Windsor in the former Cleary International Centre.
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