Windsor, Ontario, Canada, the seat of Essex County. It is on the Detroit River opposite Detroit, Michigan, and extends eastward to Lake St. Clair. The two cities are linked by a railway tunnel, the Detroit-Windsor Highway Tunnel, and the Ambassador Bridge, a suspension bridge 1 3/4 miles (2.8 km) long.
Windsor is Canada's chief producer of automobiles. Other principal products include beer and whiskey, chemicals, machinery, and fabricated steel. The city has an active convention trade, centered at Cleary Auditorium and Convention Hall. Windsoris a port and is served by several railways and an airport.
The main cultural attractions in Windsor are the Art Gallery of Windsor and the Hiram Walker Historical Museum. Dieppe Gardens and Coventry Gardens are popular riverfront parks. Educational institutions include the University of Windsor and Western Ontario Institute of Technology.
The history of Windsor goes back to the middle of the 18th century, when French pioneers established farms in the area. Early in the 1830's a townsite was established. Incorporation as a city came in 1892. Windsor in 1935 was united with the adjoining "border cities" of East Windsor, Sandwich, and Walkerville.