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Old 04-21-2017, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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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?
Lol, that article is pretty silly and outdated. The city's economy is stronger than it has been in decades, unemployment is at 5.1%, and its housing market has never been stronger, average home prices for the region have increased 20.5% in just the past year, from $216,000 to $261,000. New homes can't be built fast enough and bidding wars happen on almost every decent home that hits the market.
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Old 06-02-2017, 08:35 AM
 
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In case I travel to Detroit, I may be staying at a Windsor hotel since it's surprisingly cheaper. Would it be weird if I go back and forth through the tunnel twice a day? Just wondering because it usually requires a passport ID. Who goes in and out of the country twice a day right?
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Old 06-02-2017, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit
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In case I travel to Detroit, I may be staying at a Windsor hotel since it's surprisingly cheaper. Would it be weird if I go back and forth through the tunnel twice a day? Just wondering because it usually requires a passport ID. Who goes in and out of the country twice a day right?
Why not stay in one of the suburbs? Logistically that's probably a lot easier, and cheaper than paying 4 toll crossings each day. Also, that article made me really lose a lot of respect for Vice. I give that publication very little credibility. Don't get me wrong, Windsor is boring, but the rectum of the planet? Not even close. That being said I already held Vice only about half a step above Buzzfeed.
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Old 06-02-2017, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Detroit
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Why not stay in one of the suburbs? Logistically that's probably a lot easier, and cheaper than paying 4 toll crossings each day. Also, that article made me really lose a lot of respect for Vice. I give that publication very little credibility. Don't get me wrong, Windsor is boring, but the rectum of the planet? Not even close. That being said I already held Vice only about half a step above Buzzfeed.
I never been to Windsor but I heard it's actually a pretty cool place. Especially if your 19 or 20.
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Old 06-02-2017, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Windsor is no longer the go to place for American teenagers looking to party due to the passport thing... it's downtown has suffered a bit for it. That being said, it's still around the 15th largest metro area in Canada so that is something.
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Old 06-02-2017, 04:14 PM
 
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Why not stay in one of the suburbs? Logistically that's probably a lot easier, and cheaper than paying 4 toll crossings each day. Also, that article made me really lose a lot of respect for Vice. I give that publication very little credibility. Don't get me wrong, Windsor is boring, but the rectum of the planet? Not even close. That being said I already held Vice only about half a step above Buzzfeed.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I wanted to point out:

WALKABLE MAIN STREETS
Windsor has 4 sizeable, vibrant walkable, charming commercial districts outside of its downtown (as well as a few smaller ones like Pillette Village)

Little Italy

Olde Walkerville

Ottawa Street

Asian Restaurant District near University of Windsor - greatest concentration of Asian restaurants in the region.

DOWNTOWN
No street in metro Detroit has the concentration of bars and nightclubs that Oullette Avenue has. Downtown also has an indoor water park

RIVERFRONT
Windsor's lush green riverfront with War Memorials and separate levels for bikes and pedestrians, puts Detroit's sterile pavement Riverwalk to shame.

I wish we had a riverfront park as beautifully landscaped and appointed as this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sl-YGEKZ7o

HISTORY
Windsor has history - the first battle of 1812 was fought in Windsor, Rum-Running during Prohibition, Canadian Club Whiskey

DIVERSITY
Windsor has crazy diversity - The fourth most ethnically diverse community in Canada; 27% Foreign born population; White natives, European immigrants, black (West Indies and descendants of escaped slaves from the Underground Railroad), Latino, Middle Eastern, Indian-Asian, Southeast Asian immigrants. Walking thru the Middle-Eastern commercial strip on East Wyandotte it feels like you are walking thru a bonafide immigrant neighborhood in a big city.

FOOD
Windsor has its own style of Pizza

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Old 06-02-2017, 04:48 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.
Toronto's main downtown Chinatown is gigantic compared to the small Asian district in Windsor, although Windsor is still impressive in the fact that for such a small city it does have distinct ethnic neighbourhoods/commercial areas such as Little Italy and whatnot.
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Old 06-03-2017, 12:47 PM
 
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Where I live (Baltimore) only has a Little Italy, there's really nothing here. I think Windsor should be better than Baltimore.

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Toronto's main downtown Chinatown is gigantic compared to the small Asian district in Windsor, although Windsor is still impressive in the fact that for such a small city it does have distinct ethnic neighbourhoods/commercial areas such as Little Italy and whatnot.
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Old 06-03-2017, 12:51 PM
 
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the list of hotels on hotels.com has Windsor hotels/motels only about 3 miles from city center of Detroit. The suburbs, the closest and cheapest one would be 11 miles from city center of Detroit. Just wondering how much is the toll per entry? It isn't an EZ-Pass toll is it where it's $3 per toll entry (where I live).

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Why not stay in one of the suburbs? Logistically that's probably a lot easier, and cheaper than paying 4 toll crossings each day. Also, that article made me really lose a lot of respect for Vice. I give that publication very little credibility. Don't get me wrong, Windsor is boring, but the rectum of the planet? Not even close. That being said I already held Vice only about half a step above Buzzfeed.
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Old 06-03-2017, 02:44 PM
 
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To answer the OP's question....


Yes US citizens CAN buy property in Canada...BUT that does not allow them to LIVE IN Canada.


In order to live and work in Canada ....a US citizen must apply and be approved as an Immigrant, by the Canadian Government. That process involves a very detailed application process, and the main criteria is having the education, and actual working skills that Canada needs at the present time. The points score program requires a minimum score of 70 to even be considered. Scores below 70 are automatically denied.


US citizens can VISIT Canada for up to 6 months in any 12 month period of time. BUT they cannot work, attend school, or use any of our social services benefits. The CBSA MAY restrict the period of time granted to as little as 14 days, if the officer feels that the traveller may attempt to over stay their visit .


US citizens do not get any special treatment. They must meet the same regulations and standards as any other applicant., from any other country who is seeking approval to be an Immigrant here.




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