At the southwestern end of Ontario lies the city of Windsor, a neighbor to Detroit, Michigan. With a population of 200,000 Windsor is the largest community in the county. Connecting Windsor to the Americans is the Ambassador bridge which was built in 1929, and today is now North America's #1 International border crossing. A popular tourist attraction in Windsor, is the Windsor Casino. More than just great gaming action, the facility also boasts restaurants, bars, lounges, live entertainment and a hotel with 21 floors of elegant rooms.
About a 45 min drive from Windsor down the north shore of Lake Erie is the town of Leamington, Ontario's southernmost recreational playground. The progressive town boasts a bountiful supply of both recreation and agriculture. Sharing the 42nd parallel with Rome and northern California, Leamington also is its own Horn of Plenty with thousands of acres of fruits, vegetables and flowers grown annually. The town, still recognized as the Tomato Capital of Canada, is quickly becoming known as a town under glass. What began years ago as only a few greenhouses, has grown into over 200 acres under cover in the Leamington area today - that's equivalent to 154 football fields!
The nearby Point Pelee Park offers something for everyone from long, clean, sandy beaches and a marsh boardwalk to hiking trails and an interpretative centre. The tip is a hot spot throughout the year, but is especially popular in the spring and fall months during the bird and butterfly migrations. Over 360 species of birds have been recorded at Point Pelee by bird watchers from around the world.
To the north of Windsor is the City of Sarnia, Lake Huron's largest city, located in southwestern Ontario at the mouth of the St. Clair River. Sarnia is conveniently and strategically located about an hour's drive west of London, Ontario, and about an hour northeast of Detroit, Michigan. The lake, river, many parks, and attractive neighbourhoods enhance this city and give it a small town sense of community.