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Old 07-29-2011, 12:10 AM
 
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What's it like to live in Windsor, Ontario? I heard it's a really cheap city so that draws me to it. As for jobs, it won't matter because I have a work from home job as a freelancer so that's not an issue. I know it's a small city (around 200 000) but not that bad I guess. Does it have a big city feel to it? Is there fun things to do and is the nightlife alright?

I also heard its the hottest city in Canada which I like cause I love the heat! I can't afford to live in Toronto so Windsor seems to be on top of the list to move to. I can take occasional trips to Toronto for fun. (I would not want to visit Detroit) But is Windsor generally a nice place to live?
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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What's it like to live in Windsor, Ontario? I heard it's a really cheap city so that draws me to it. As for jobs, it won't matter because I have a work from home job as a freelancer so that's not an issue. I know it's a small city (around 200 000) but not that bad I guess. Does it have a big city feel to it? Is there fun things to do and is the nightlife alright?

I also heard its the hottest city in Canada which I like cause I love the heat! I can't afford to live in Toronto so Windsor seems to be on top of the list to move to. I can take occasional trips to Toronto for fun. (I would not want to visit Detroit) But is Windsor generally a nice place to live?
"Hottest city in Canada" is a relative term, I hope you realize.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:27 AM
 
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Detroit is not that bad like everyone thinks, but I do like Windsor too
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Old 07-29-2011, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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Detroit is not that bad like everyone thinks, but I do like Windsor too
It sounds like there are many interesting things going on in Detroit right now. I am definitely going to look into what Windsor has to offer after I finish school next year and start thinking about where I want to live, and my main reason for considering Windsor is its proximity to Detroit.

So that said, I, too, am curious about Windsor. Specifically: character of different neighbourhoods, music scene, diversity, walkability, transit system, safety, food.
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:46 AM
 
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Climate-wise and house market are very good. If you also have a job assured, go for it. When I moved from Montreal to sw Ontario, I was undecided between Windsor, London and K-W. I couldn't secure an (IT) job in Windosor and in London I heard bad opinions on excessive property taxes and bizarre mayor. I found plenty of IT jobs in K-W so I went for that.


My only concern about Windsor is a slightly higher incidence of cancer cases there. There may be something caused by the polluted air/coming from US steel factories? Temperatures are 4-6 celsius degrees higher than in k-w. If I had a job secured, I would go for windsor. Its close proximity to US is also an important factor (more reasonable airfare, shopping, events etc).
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:50 AM
 
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It's a nice town. I spent a good 2 years there working on a project for the city.

Public transit is nothing great, basic bus service. It has the "small town" vibe so drivers will wait for connections which is really nice. There's a few clubs so there's some nightlife. There is also the Casino but its big $$.

What's drawing you to Detroit?
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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It's a nice town. I spent a good 2 years there working on a project for the city.

Public transit is nothing great, basic bus service. It has the "small town" vibe so drivers will wait for connections which is really nice. There's a few clubs so there's some nightlife. There is also the Casino but its big $$.

What's drawing you to Detroit?
Thanks for the info.!

I've been doing a lot of reading about the ways in which Detroit residents are trying to revitalize the city. Lots of small business and creative initiatives, as well as the urban farming movement. It's a really fascinating city. Tragic and hopeful in equal measures. I have never actually even been there myself, but I'll be moving back to Toronto (from Halifax) later this month, and I plan to take a few road trips once I'm living a short four hour's drive away.
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:42 AM
 
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does the nightlife in Windsor still mostly consist of American teenagers getting drunk or have the passport laws really cut into that cottage industry?
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario
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^ The passport laws have really cut down on that.

Don't rule out Detroit. I know most Canadians think of Detroit as a burned out mess (and many parts of it are indeed like that, but that's only within the city limits itself). The metro Detroit area has over 4 million people and it is surrounded by wealthy suburban areas that contain excellent shopping. There are special tunnel buses that leave downtown Windsor whenever the Red Wings or Tigers are playing at home, and there's lots of big-name concerts in the Detroit area too.

Windsor is a very nice place to live. It's not too small and not too big. Crime is low, it has the lowest murder rate in Canada, there's no traffic, it's very diverse (over 20% of the population are not native to Canada), and the economy is on the upswing.

You will not survive the summer without an air conditioner though!
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:56 AM
 
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Thank you everyone who posted! I don't have a huge problem with Detroit It's just I heard it's kind of crime filled. I guess it won't be too bad like someone said. But how interesting is the city of Windsor itself? Like someone said there is nightlife which also draws me to the city. I've lived in Winnipeg for 10 years so how does Windsor compare to Winnipeg? Thanks everyone again!
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