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Old 03-31-2017, 08:26 AM
 
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Yeah, from the Strand on Belle Isle all you see are expensive mansions in Windsor. It really does depend on where the OP was on Belle Isle. Here's an example, notice all the single family homes in Windsor? It's actually only in a few extreme portions of the island that you can see large houses in Detroit, though... it's more probable that the OP was looking at Canada.
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Old 04-03-2017, 06:54 PM
 
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Yup I think that was Windsor because I circled the entire Belle Isle about 3x. I thought at that time it was the other side of Detroit (like an extended part), but now I realized, upon looking at the map picture, that may have been Windsor.
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Old 04-06-2017, 07:08 PM
 
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Do I need to inform my bank that I will be traveling to Canada from the U.S. so I don't get charged international fees when using my debit and or credit cards while in Canada?
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Old 04-08-2017, 12:01 AM
 
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No, but some credit/debit cards may not work over there, so you should call your card provider for more information.
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:01 PM
 
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I was just in Toronto and looked at Chinatown. It was OK, but I'm curious if Windsor's Chinatown is any better? I liked Toronto but it may be too big for me and felt almost like Chicago.
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:04 PM
 
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Nothing in Windsor surpasses anything in Toronto
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:43 PM
 
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If you are looking for a Chinatown like New York, you have to go to New York.

However for about two months Detroit had a very Chinese Chinatown area about two years ago. I think most of it got blown up, or kicked apart by a giant robot, then the rest was removed.
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:11 PM
 
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Except according to this article that Windsor is so cheap, one person has 3 houses:

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/w...place-on-earth

Are Americans allowed to buy Canadian real estate?

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Nothing in Windsor surpasses anything in Toronto
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:39 PM
 
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Nothing in Windsor surpasses anything in Toronto
WRONG! It beats Toronto in Shawarma and Pizza!

Windsor-Style Pizza

I even started a thread on it last year in the Canada forum: Does Windsor, ON have the best pizza in Canada

I think Windsor can hold its own in the Middle Eastern cuisine/neighborhood department. Windsor has an impressive strip of Middle Eastern (probably mostly Chaldean) restaurants, bakeries, groceries, and other businesses on the stretch of East Wyandotte from downtown to Olde Walkerville.

To the OP, Windsor does have a fairly long strip of Asian restaurants on West Wyandotte near the University of Windsor, but I don't really think that area is primarily an Asian residential neighborhood.
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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WRONG! It beats Toronto in Shawarma and Pizza!

Windsor-Style Pizza

I even started a thread on it last year in the Canada forum: Does Windsor, ON have the best pizza in Canada

I think Windsor can hold its own in the Middle Eastern cuisine/neighborhood department. Windsor has an impressive strip of Middle Eastern (probably mostly Chaldean) restaurants, bakeries, groceries, and other businesses on the stretch of East Wyandotte from downtown to Olde Walkerville.

To the OP, Windsor does have a fairly long strip of Asian restaurants on West Wyandotte near the University of Windsor, but I don't really think that area is primarily an Asian residential neighborhood.
The Middle Eastern/Arab area on Wyandotte St. E. has all kinds of restaurants, like Iraqi, Lebanese, North African as well as Chaldean, no one ethnicity dominates really.

Wyandotte St. W. between DT and the University is the unofficial China Town of Windsor, and it is actually where many of the East Asian population of the city is centred, also University W, especially near the University of Windsor. Even though this area is considered China Town, it is still a very multicultural area, like most of the older urban parts of the city.
Toronto's China Town is absolutely huge, there's no comparison at all to ours, lol.
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