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LGBT Visitor Guide to Windsor-Essex

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4 Visitor Map 6 Accommodations 10 Attractions 21 Fun Filled Getaway? Why the Windsor-Essex region is the best place to visit for you next trip! table of contents 8 Arts & Theatre 14 Beauty & Spas 28 Feeling cagey? Nightclubs, casino and dancing! 15 Dining 25 Festivals & Events A fusion of all sorts of wonderful! 31 Nightlife & Gaming 33 Retail & Services 39 Tours & Travel Clothing, grocery, florists, jewellery, health & wellness and more. 29 Weddings 41 Wineries/Breweries Tours, travel agents, cruises and more. Welcome to Windsor Windsor-Essex On behalf of the residents of the Windsor-Essex area, we welcome you to the southernmost and friendliest region of Canada and we look forward to showcasing this terrific hidden gem in the heart of one of the most densely populated areas in North America. Our region is a unique and special one that has all the amenities for a great trip. Shopping, arts, culture, dining, recreation…Windsor-Essex has it all! You couldn’t have chosen a better place to visit. While you are here, please take the time to browse through our many shops, have a meal or two at our fine restaurants, visit our historic landmarks, enjoy the fabulous nightlife, and so much more. Our region is the fourth most ethnically diverse community in Canada and certainly one of the most socially progressive. This is apparent in our dining options, fabulous festivals, friendly and welcoming people, and our wonderfully vibrant LGBT community. Whatever you choose to do during your stay, we are confident you will have a rewarding and enjoyable time and that your first experience with us will not be your last. If their advertisement or listing is displayed in this publication, that means that they are merchants and vendors that support the LGBT community and its efforts here in Windsor-Essex. Use these advertisers and tell them you found or heard about them in the Come OUT & Play Guide! We would like to thank the following for credits in this publication Canadian Tourism Commission, Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership, Gene Schilling, Trillium Foundation and Tourism Windsor Essex & Pelee Island 440 Pelissier Street, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9A 4K9 Phone: 226-348-3378 info@wepridefest.com Windsor-Essex Pride Fest www.wepridefest.com ▪ www.facebook.com/wepridefest


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Comfort Suites Downtown Windsor 20. Days Inn Windsor 15. Waterfront Hotel Downtown Windsor 19. Holiday Inn Downtown Windsor 18. Quality Suites Downtown Windsor 16. Travelodge Downtown Windsor POINTS OF INTEREST 32. Art Gallery of Windsor 38. Caesars Windsor 39. Charles J. Clark Square/Ice Rink 41. City Hall 31. Downtown Windsor BIA 35. Dieppe Gardens – Udine Fountain 36. ‘Spirit of Windsor’ Steam Engine 34. St. Clair College Centre for the Arts/Chrysler Theatre POINTS OF INTEREST 13. Cadillac Inn 10. Comfort Inn, Dougall 8. Comfort Inn & Suites Ambassador Bridge 7. Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Windsor 6. Holiday Inn & Suites Ambassador Bridge 12. Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel 5. Travellers Choice Motel 11. University Place Rooms & Suites 14. St.Clair College Residence & Conference Centre 26 26 visitwindsoressex.com visitwindsoressex.com 15. Ambassador Bicycles 23. Arts Council Windsor & Region/ Artspeak Gallery 10. Canadian Club Brand Centre 12. Coventry Gardens & Peace Fountain 20. Devonshire Mall 21. Ford City Business Improvement Association 14. Ganatchio Trail 3. Jackson Park/QEII Gardens 11. Korda Artisitc Productions 28. Mackenzie Hall Cultural Centre 24. Mic Mac Park 9. Windsor Sculpture Park 22. Ojibway Nature Centre 27. Sandwich First Baptist Church 16. Walkerville BIA 7. Walkerville Brewery 6. Willistead Manor 19. Windsor Crossing 8. Via Italia - Windsor’s Little Italy 29. Nancy John’s Gallery & Framing 30. Olde Walkerville Theatre 37. Underground Railroad Monument 45. Windsor Main Library 33. Windsor’s Community Museum 57. WindsorInternational Aquatic & Training Centre 58. Adventure Bay Family Water Park 49. Windsor River Cruises 50. Windsor Symphony Orchestra/Capitol Theatre 42. Windsor Tunnel Duty Free Shop/Tunnel Entrance E Jackson Park H 28 er Pa rkw Bridgeview Park W. H E 4 Wyandotte St. E. tA ve . . W.P ry Ch ay w ee Fr s r he Fis Riverside Dr. E. 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Legend ROCHESTER ROCHESTER PLACEPLACE GOLF CLUB GOLF & CLUB PARKSIDE & PARKSIDE GRILLE GRILLE GOLF COURSE GOLF COURSE & RV RESORT & RV RESORT BIRDING BOAT LAUNCHES WINDSOR RIVER CRUISES CAMPGROUNDS CONSERVATION AREAS ESSEX COUNTY NATURAL AREAS FISHING CHARTERS GOLF COURSES GREENWAY ACCESS MARINAS (BOAT LAUNCH) PELEE ISLAND NATURAL AREAS POPULATED AREAS 2828 B PUBLIC BEACHES TOURIST INFORMATION WINE TRAIL TOURISM WINDSOR ESSEX PELEE ISLAND VISITOR CENTRES CHRYSLER CANADA GREENWAY COUNTY ROADS KING’S HIGHWAYS PELEE ISLAND FERRY ROUTE U.S. STATE HIGHWAYS U.S. INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS POINTS OF INTEREST WINERIES ACCOMMODATIONS TILBURY 17. Katharine’s B&B BED & BREAKFASTS LEAMINGTON AMHERSTBURG 1. Bondy House B&B 9. Duck Pond B&B Cottage 10. Island View B&B 11. Marlborough House B&B WHEATLEY 18. Wenzlers Landing B&B HARROW McGREGOR 5 COTTAGES 5. The Doctors House B&B 12. Guesthouse Getaway! CAMPGROUNDS 1. Campers Cove Campground 2. Holiday Harbour 3. Wildwood Golf and RV Resort 4. Windsor Campground & Storage KINGSVILLE PELEE ISLAND 24. Belle River On The Lake BIA 7. Bob-Lo Island - A Marina Resort Community 12. Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village/Windsor Woodcarving Museum 15. Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens 21. Comfortech Bike Rentals and Retail Store 6. Fort Malden National Historic Site 9. Gibson Gallery 13. Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary 1. John Freeman Walls Historic Site and Underground Railroad Museum 14. Kingsville Historical Park & Museum 5. Adams Golden Acres Motel 22. Klassen Blueberries 2. Comfort Inn Leamington 16. Migration Community Hall 4. Pelee Motor Inn 10. North American Black Historical Museum 3. Seacliffe Inn & Spa 19. Pelee Island Bird Observatory 20. Pelee Island Heritage Centre and Museum 17. Point Pelee National Park 18. Pelee Wings Nature Store and Kayak Shop 23. Serenity Lavender Farm Inc. 1. Great Lake Living Self-Catered 25. Tecumseh BIA Cottages 27. Lazee G Ranch 2. Pigeon Bay Cottages 28. Essex County Steam & Gas Engine Museum 29. Urban Surf Company 28 28 visitwindsoressex.com visitwindsoressex.com 2. Mettawas End B&B 7. The Old Farmhouse B&B 8. The Woodbridge House B&B 13. Anchor & Wheel Inn 14. Island Memories B&B 15. The Wandering Pheasant Inn 16. Wavecrest B&B 15. Aleksander Estate Winery 12. Black Bear Farms of Ontario Estate Winery Inc. 7. Colchester Ridge Estate Winery 4. Colio Estate Wines 11. Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards 1. D’Angelo Vineyards Estate Winery 14. Mastronardi Estate Winery 3. Muscedere Vineyards 8. North 42 Degrees Estate Winery 10. Oxley Estate Winery 18. Pelee Island Winery Pavilion 13. Pelee Island Winery 2. Sanson Estate Winery 5. Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery 9. Viewpointe Estate Winery 29 29


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accommodations Photo Credit: Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership 199 Dalhousie Street, Amherstburg, Ontario, N9V 1W5 Phone: 519-736-9433 www.bbcanada.com/bondyhouse 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 7H7 Phone: 519-258-7878 1-800-991-7777 www.caesarswindsor.com/caesars-lgbt Winner of the AAA Four Diamond award, Caesars Windsor defines modern luxury in the midst of timeless elegance. Step inside these spectacular Windsor accommodations to discover the essence of indulgence, comfort and luxury. Our masterfully-appointed guestrooms and suites are the only Four Diamond downtown Windsor hotel, with 758 rooms in two towers overlooking the artistically manicured riverfront trails of Windsor and Detroit. Allow us to spoil you with luxurious amenities, including complimentary valet parking and full concierge service. BONDY HOUSE B&B KINGS INN 12 Main Street East, Kingsville, Ontario, N9Y 1A2 Phone: 519-712-9087 www.kingshotel.ca CAESARS WINDSOR KIRK’S BED & BREAKFAST 406 Moy Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 2N4 Phone: 519-255-9346 www.kirksbandb.com QUALITY SUITES DOWNTOWN 250 Dougall Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 7C6 Phone: 519-977-9707 or 1-800-4-CHOICE www.choicehotels.ca/cn317 388 Erie Street South, Leamington, Ontario, N8H 3E5 Phone: 519-324-9266 www.seacliffeinn.com SEACLIFFE INN & SPA TRAVELODGE DOWNTOWN COMFORT INN, LEAMINGTON 279 Erie Street South, Leamington, Ontario, N8H 3C4 Phone: 519-326-9071 www.leamingtoncomfortinn.com 33 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 2S4 Phone: 519-258-7774 1-800-578-7878 www.travelodge-windsor-riverfront.com 2310 Hickson Road, Wheatley, Ontario, N0P 2P0 Phone: 519-825-3233 www.wenzlerslanding.com Wenzler's Landing offers a tranquil, relaxing and pampered getaway in a private setting. Surrounded by fields and acres of trees, our upscale newer home is sure to please. With 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms, we can accommodate a party of 8. Delicious breakfasts are made with local produce and meats when available. Sixteen wineries and Point Pelee National park are a short drive. Come to "Nest" at Wenzler's Landing! Now booking for intimate gatherings and country weddings. WENZLER’S LANDING B&B 675 Goyeau Street, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 1H3 Phone: 519-258-8411 1-866-454-6444 www.daysinnwindsor.com DAYS INN WINDSOR GUESTHOUSE GETAWAY 8331 Middle Side Road, McGregor, Ontario, N0R 1J0 Phone: 519-726-5221 www.guesthousegetaway.com 1840 Huron Church Road, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 2L5 Phone: 519-972-0770 www.windsorsuites.hamptoninn.com HAMPTON INNS & SUITES BY HILTON WOODBRIDGE HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST 608 Seacliff Drive, Kingsville, Ontario, N9Y 2K7 Phone: 519-712-9543 www.thewoodbridgehouse.ca HOLIDAY INN DOWNTOWN WINDSOR 430 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 1B2 Phone: 519-256-4656 www.hidowntownwindsor.com 4441 Concession 4 S, Amherstburg, Ontario, N9V 2Y8 Phone: 519-736-7737 1-855-656-7737 www.bbcanada.com/honorsbnb HONOR’S COUNTRY HOUSE B&B The Woodbridge House B&B is your gateway to guided winery and cycling tours, golfing excursions, birding, Pelee Island and “taking the waters” of Lake Erie. Exceptional shopping and local cuisine. Wedding Packages. Fine Art & Antiques. Welcoming guests for over a century, we look forward to welcoming you. 6 For more detailed information, visit www.wepridefest.com


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Club Brand Centre. Whatever you choose, there’s plenty to take pride in! FEED YOUR APPETITE FOR ADVENTURE! YOUTUBE LOGO SPECS PRINT main red on light backgrounds standard on dark backgrounds standard PMS 1795C C0 M96 Y90 K2 gradient bottom PMS 1815C C13 M96 Y81 K54 Explore the natural wonders of Point Pelee National Park. Tour our Lake Erie North Shore wine route and sample o erings from our award-winning wineries. Feel the excitement of world-class gaming at Caesars Windsor. And experience our rich heritage at the Canadian Club Brand Centre. white WHITE black C0 M0 Y0 K0 BLACK C100 M100 Y100 K100 no gradients no gradients watermark watermark stacked logo (for sharing only) stacked logo (for sharing only) visitwindsoressex.com | 1-800-265-3633 Proud Co-hosts of the 2014 Travel Gay Canada Conference - October 23-24, 2014. Proud To Be Partners with Windsor-Essex Pride Fest and Travel Gay Canada.


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arts & theatre Photo Credit: Canadian Tourism Commission ARTCITE 109 University Avenue W, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 5P4 Phone: (519) 977-6564 www.artcite.ca CINEPLEX ODEON - DEVONSHIRE MALL 3100 Howard Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, N8X 3Y8 Phone: 519-967-0197 www.cineplex.com Canada’s leading entertainment companies and operates one of the most modern and fully digitized motion picture theatre circuits in the world. ARTS COUNCIL WINDSOR & REGION 1942 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario, N8Y 1E4 Phone: 519-252-2787 www.acwr.net Arts Council - Windsor & Region (ACWR) is a non-profit organization that enriches the quality of life for all by strengthening the arts and the community through leadership, education and promotion. Artspeak Gallery is an artist-run non-profit centre. COMMON GROUND GALLERY 3277 Sandwich Street West, Windsor, Ontario, N9C 1A9 Phone: 519-252-6380 www.citywindsor.ca Common Ground is an non-juried art gallery that has provided assistance and affordable exhibition space to Windsor artists for over 25 years. ART GALLERY OF WINDSOR 401 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 7J1 Phone: (519) 977-0013 www.agw.ca AGW is the largest public art gallery in the WindsorDetroit corridor and is nationally-recognized for its diverse collection and changing exhibition program featuring contemporary and historical art from Canada and around the world. CROSSTOWN PLAYERS www.crosstownplayers.ca We use theatre to educate, entertain and promote understanding. We build bridges that make for a stronger Windsor, better Ontario and united Canada. Crosstown Players, the LGBTTQIA voices of Windsor. GIBSON GALLERY CAESARS WINDSOR COLOSSEUM 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 7H7 Phone: 519-258-7878 1-800-991-7777 www.caesarswindsor.com Iconic superstars and productions take to the stage of The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor, a spectacular 5,000-seat theatre for concerts, shows and entertainment beyond compare. 140 Richmond Street, Amherstburg, Ontario, N9V 1G4 Phone: 519-736-2826 www.gibsonartgallery.com This designated historic building is a beautifully restored Michigan Central Railroad station (1896), Romanesque in style, featuring beveled glass fanlights, decorative clay trim and dressed stone windowsills. Today it houses a “state of the art” gallery presenting works by local artists, travelling exhibits and is home to three needle art guilds. CAPITOL THEATRE KORDA ARTISTIC PRODUCTIONS 121 University Avenue W, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 5P4 Phone: 519-253-2300 www.citywindsor.ca The elegant and historic Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre, restored to its 1922 Pantages style, is Windsor's community centre for the arts featuring three theatres for live entertainment, receptions, and seminars. 2520 Seminole Street, Windsor, ON N8Y 1X5 Phone: 519-562-3394 www.kordazone.com Korda operates the intimate 110-seat KordaZone Theatre, engaging local performers for 7-8 shows every year. From classics, musicals, and contemporary/original works, to innovative children’s theatre and LGBT-themed plays, the productions are extraordinary because of their provocative and challenging content. Incredible. Affordable. Unforgettable. Voted Windsor’s Best Theatre Group in 2012 & 2013. Show dates synopses, info and more online at www.kordazone.com. CHRYSLER THEATRE 201 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 5K4 Phone: 519-252-6579 www.chryslertheatre.com 8 For more detailed information, visit www.wepridefest.com


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arts & theatre LEAMINGTON ARTS CENTRE 72 Talbot Street West, Leamington, Ontario, N8H 1M4 Phone: 519-326-2711 www.leamingtonartscentre.com The LAC is a state of the art gallery which offers two large art galleries with over 215 linear feet of continuous wall space and 1700sq/ft of floor space, as well as the H.J. Heinz museum, Erie Quest Heritage Ship Wreck museum as well as a gift shop, art classes, workshops and meeting spaces. WALKERVILLE THEATRE 1564 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 3L3 Phone: 519-253-2929 www.oldewalkervilletheatre.com WALKERVILLE ARTISTS CO-OP 1974 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, N8Y 1E4 Phone: 519-915-3535 www.walkervilleartistsco-op.com An eclectic group of local artists gathered together to show and sell work in a relaxed setting, offering mutual support while sharing the expense and work of operating a gallery as co-owners. MACKENZIE HALL & CULTURAL CENTRE 3277 Sandwich St. W. Windsor, Ontario, N9C 1A9 Phone: 519-255-7600 www.mackenziehall.ca Art. Culture. Heritage. Wellness. Find it all. Find it here. Visit this historic gem in Olde Sandwich Towne. Originally a 19th century district courthouse and gaol (jail), this heritage building now offers performing arts space, theatre, galleries, meeting rooms, activities for the family, a ballroom to rent and more! WINDSOR COMMUNITY MUSEUM 254 Pitt St. West, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 5L5 Phone: 519-253-1812 www.citywindsor.ca Tues-Sat 10am-5pm all year. Sun 2pm-5pm May-Sept. Telling our stories. Sharing yours. Immerse yourself in local lore with a visit to the historic Francois Baby House: home to a community museum highlighting Windsor’s history, including the War of 1812. Explore a Hands-on-History room with old-fashioned games, crafts and activities! NANCY JOHNS GALLERY & FRAMING 4755 Wyandotte Street E, Windsor, Ontario, N8Y 1H8 Phone: 519-945-2222 www.nancyjohns.com With 50+ artists to choose from, the gallery showcases local art at its best, including paintings, mixed media, intaglios, jewellery, both indoor and outdoor sculpture, and glassware. WINDSOR FEMINIST THEATRE 694 Cameron Street, Windsor, Ontario, N9B 1Z1 Phone: 519-254-8393 www.windsorfeministtheatre.ca The Windsor Feminist Theatre, a non-profit theatre company founded in 1980, is recognized as one of the nation’s first feminist theatre organizations and is among the oldest organizations of its kind in Canada. SB CONTEMPORARY ART 1017 Church Street, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 4V3 Phone: 519-819-0536 www.sbcontemporaryart.com THEATRE ALIVE WINDSOR LIGHT MUSIC THEATRE 5165 Halford Road, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 6J3 Phone: 519-737-9919 www.theatrealive.com Theatre Alive is a charity community theatre organization that produces musicals at the Chrysler Theatre - St. Clair Centre for the Arts and also at the Capitol Theatre. The organization has been in existence for twenty-six years and is currently producing its thirty-fifth and thirty-sixth productions. 2491 Jos St. Louis, Windsor, Ontario, N8T 2M4 Phone: 519-974-6593 www.windsorlight.com Windsor Light Musical Theatre presents two full scale Broadway Musicals every year. Our volunteers relish in the creative process from designing and building sets, costumes and make-up, lighting the stage, setting and recording the sounds, singing, dancing, promoting the group and getting together with like minded Broadway enthusiasts. TSUNAMI GLASS WORKS 1167 Mercer Street, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 1N8 Phone: 519-258-7620 www.tsunamiglassworks.com WINDSOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 121 University Avenue W, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 5P4 Phone: 519-973-1238 www.windsorsymphony.com The WSO offers an incredible array of extraordinary music in a wide variety of styles. Three concert series feature different styles of music. Masterworks presents large-scale orchestral works with solo performances by world-class musicians. Pops takes concertgoers from Broadway to Big Band, plus an out of this world visit from Chris Hadfield! Intimate Classics brings the beauty of Classical and Baroque Era music to life. UNIVERSITY PLAYERS 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4 Phone: 519-253-3000 Ext.2808 www.uwindsor.ca/universityplayers The University Players 2013-14 season promises a little bit of everything – hysterical comedy, poignant drama, thrilling mystery, and even theatrical fantasy! As always we promise outstanding theatre showcasing tomorrow’s leading theatre artists, all for unbeatable prices. For more detailed information, visit www.wepridefest.com 9


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attractions Photo Credit: Canadian Tourism Commission ADVENTURE BAY FAMILY AQUATIC CENTRE 401 Pitt St. W., Windsor Ontario, N8A 0B2 www.citywindsor.ca This 144,000 square-foot facility provides an exciting attraction for local families and tourists. With a competitive pool, diving well, and family water park, the complex greatly increases the City’s sports and recreation tourism and hosting capabilities. JACK MINOR BIRD SANCTUARY 360 Road 3 West, Kingsville, Ontario, N9Y 2E5 Phone: 519-733-4034 www.jackminor.ca The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation is a charitable organization that was established by Jack Miner, a great naturalist and Canada’s first noted conservationist. To continue the good work of Jack Miner and the Sanctuary he established in 1904, The Foundation serves to feed, protect and defend waterfowl and song birds and aims to inspire those who visit to experience the benefits of nature by creating a natural environment for today and future generations. CANADIAN TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM 6155 Arner Townline, Kingsville, Ontario, N9Y 2E5 Phone: (519)776-6909 www.ctmhv.com Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village promotes the preservation of rare, classic and antique vehicles and other historical artifacts from the area, a pioneer village situated on a 100-acre site emphasizes the history and heritage of Windsor and Essex County. JACKSON PARK 125 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor, Ontario, N8X 1E8 Phone: 519-253-2300 www.citywindsor.ca Jackson Park, with its more than 10,000 plants, is undoubtedly one of Windsor's foremost attractions. Visitors to the Queen Elizabeth II Sunken Garden's can enjoy the flowers of the season: hundreds of tulips in May, followed by the abundance of summer perennials and lush annuals. The park features some of the most magnificent formal gardens and fountains in Windsor. Jackson Park is also a well equipped, popular sports park with lawn bowling, baseball diamonds, soccer field and basketball court. COLASANTI'S TROPICAL GARDENS 1550 County Road 3 East, Kingsville, Ontario, N0P 2G0 Phone: 519-326-3287 www.colasanti.com Colasanti's Tropical Gardens is a tropical wonderland of exotic birds, home grown, tropical plants, small produce market, domestic and miniature animals, kids rides, home decor shopping and a restaurant. Situated on 35 acres, 3.5 acres which is indoors in Ruthven, Ontario. ESSEX RAILWAY STATION JOHN FREEMAN WALLS HISTORIC SITE 859 Puce Road, Lakeshore, Ontario, N0R 1A7 Phone: 519-727-6555 www.undergroundrailroadmuseum.org 87 Station Street, Essex, Ontario, N8M 2C5 Phone: (519)776-9800 www.essexrailwaystation.ca FORT MALDEN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE MACKENZIE HALL CULTURAL CENTRE 100 Laird Avenue, Amherstburg, Ontario, N9V 2Z2 Phone: 519-736-5416 www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/on/malden/index.aspx Fort Malden National Historic Site preserves the remnants of the second British fort built in Amherstburg, Ontario. It was a centre of British operations during the War of 1812 and was destroyed by the British when they were forced to retreat in September 1813. 3277 Sandwich St. W. Windsor, Ontario, N9C 1A9 Phone: 519-255-7600 www.citywindsor.ca Art. Culture. Heritage. Wellness. Find it all. Find it here. Visit this historic gem in Olde Sandwich Towne. Originally a 19th century district courthouse and gaol (jail), this heritage building now offers performing arts space, theatre, galleries, meeting rooms, activities for the family, a ballroom to rent and more! 10 For more detailed information, visit www.wepridefest.com


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attractions NORTH AMER. BLACK HISTORICAL MUSEUM 277 King Street, Amherstburg, Ontario, N9V 2C7 Phone: 519-736-5433 www.blackhistoricalmuseum.org WILLISTEAD PARK 1899 Niagara St. Windsor, Ontario, N8Y 1K3 Phone: 519-253-2365 www.citywindsor.ca The property surrounding Willistead Manor, appropriately named Willistead Park, contains over 300 trees, including Windsor's only persimmon, a tree native to the southern United States. As well, the park boasts a rare Shumard oak, several Kentucky coffee trees, London Plane, Chestnut, European Elm and Tree of Heaven. The Museum is a complex of several entities. At the core is the Museum itself, home to the main exhibits. The Museum building includes the Cultural Centre, a gathering place for special events and functions. The complex also includes historic structures. Connected to the Museum is the Taylor Log Cabin, an historic residence. The Nazrey African Methodist Episcopal Church stands next door to complete the complex. The grounds serve for gathering, resting and transitions. WILLISTEAD MANOR OJIBWAY PARK NATURE CENTRE 1899 Niagara St. Windsor, Ontario, N8Y 1K3 Phone: 519-253-2365 www.citywindsor.ca History never looked so good. Experience the beauty of this grand 36-room mansion nestled in a picturesque 15-acre park. Built in 1917 by Edward Chandler Walker, Hiram Walker’s son, its Tudor-Jacobean architecture recalls the ingenuity and elegance of the 20th century. An ideal venue for weddings, receptions and meetings. 5200 Matchette Rd. Windsor, ON N9C 4E8 Phone: 519-966-5852 www.ojibway.ca Your destination for wildlife and nature, offering you over 15 km of woodland and prairie hiding trails, and a stateof-the-art centre staffed with nature experts, and filled with wildlife exhibits, hands-on programs and beautiful rooms to rent. A destination known around the world. WINDSOR COMMUNITY MUSEUM PELEE ISLAND Phone: 519-724-2931 www.pelee.org From historical sites to shops, nature walks, and night life, Pelee Island provides visitors with a myriad of opportunities. Whether taking a bike ride, going for a swim, browsing through the local shops or indulging in the food and drink that the Island has to offer, Pelee Island can satisfy your desire for calm and quiet or for new sights and sounds. 1118 Point Pelee Drive, Leamington, Ontario, N8H 3V4 Phone: 519-322-2365 www.pc.gc.ca Point Pelee, a 10-kilometre sandspit with its southern point equal in latitude to the northern border of California, contains one of Canada's smallest but most unusual national parks. A thin triangle jutting into Lake Erie at the southernmost point of Canada, the 20 square kilometre landscape boasts a unique blend of vegetation in the marshes, jungle-like Carolinian forest, Savannah grasslands and unpredictable beachfront. 254 Pitt St. W., Windsor, Ontario, N9A 5L5 Phone: 519-253-1812 www.citywindsor.ca Tues-Sat 10am-5pm all year. Sun 2pm-5pm May-Sept. Telling our stories. Sharing yours. Immerse yourself in local lore with a visit to the historic Francois Baby House: home to a community museum highlighting Windsor’s history, including the War of 1812. Explore a Hands-onHistory room with old-fashioned games, crafts and activities! POINT PELEE NATIONAL PARK WINDSOR PRIDE COMMUNITY CENTRE 422 Pelissier Street, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 4K9 Phone: 519-973-4656 www.windsorpride.com Community Centre organizes educational events throughout the year for the public in Windsor Essex and in particular the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans-gender and two-spirited (LGBTT) Community. 50+ Proud committee plans educational and social programming for area seniors. Our organization works with regional partner organizations to deliver educational programs. WINDSOR SCULPTURE PARK TOWN OF AMHERSTBURG 268 Dalhousie Street, Amherstburg, Ontario, N9V 1W7 Phone: 519-730-1309 www.amherstburg.ca Steeping in historic charm and situated on the banks of the Detroit River, Amhertsburg is one of the oldest towns in the province. Its unique, century old buildings and waterfront setting make it the perfect scenic getaway! Glimpse at the finest views in North America. Lakefront vistas that rival any other, along with award winning festivals, Essex Pelee Island Coast wineries and many other attractions are all her waiting for you. Located along the Detroit River (Huron Church Rd. to Church St.) in Windsor, Ontario Phone: 519-253-1812 wmuseum@city.windsor.on.ca Visit Windsor’s unique museum without walls. Explore over 31 large-scale, internationally recognized works of contemporary sculpture by world-renowned artists. This gem is made possible by the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Odette and the P & L Odette Foundation, and maintained by the City of Windsor, Parks & Recreation. The Park is located on the shores of the Detroit River within Ambassador and Centennial Parks, between the Ambassador Bridge and The Art Gallery of Windsor. For more detailed information, visit www.wepridefest.com 11


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Windsor’s CULTURE Culture is alive and thriving in the City of Windsor Windsor Sculpture Park - a museum without walls. Windsor’s Community Museum - telling our stories, sharing yours. Willistead Manor - history never looked so good. Ojibway Park + Nature Centre - a destination known around the world. Mackenzie Hall - arts, culture, heritage; discover it all... discover it here. see it ‡ breathe it ‡ touch it ‡ shape it ‡ share it visit us at www.citywindsor.ca/residents/Culture


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PRIDE in our PARKS see it ‡ breathe it ‡ touch it ‡ walk it ‡ explore it With 211 parks, 6 kilometres of public waterfront trails, and 2,400 acres of parkland, the City of Windsor has a legacy of quality green spaces. Our parks and open VSDFHVIHDWXUHPDJQLÀFHQWJDUGHQVVFXOSWXUHVPRQXPHQWV IRXQWDLQVVSRUWÀHOGVSOD\XQLWVDQGSLFQLFDUHDV We beautify our community by planting formal gardens, ERXOHYDUGVDQGWKHULYHUIURQWZLWKWKRXVDQGVRIÁRZHUV plants and shrubs. Visit your favourite park today. www.citywindsor.ca/residents/parksandforestry


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Photo Credit: Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership beauty & spas HAIR SALONS 4045 Seminole Street, Windsor, Ontario, N8Y 4W4 Phone: 519-944-2509 520 Pelissier Street, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 4L1 Phone: 519-977-7575 BEAUTY PRODUCTS ADVANCED BEAUTY SUPPLY 3050 Grand Marais Road E, Windsor, Ontario, N8W 5A3 Phone: 519-944-0904 www.advancebeautysupply.com HAIR BY CAROLYN Advance Beauty Supply Ltd. has been in business since 1979. Hair Care, Beauty Care, Skin Care and Nail Care products. INESIA FOR HAIR WINDSOR BEAUTY SUPPLY SAGE SALON & SPA 6640 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor, Ontario, N8T 1E6 Phone: 519-944-2300 www.windsorbeautysupply.com 1100 Lesperence Road, Tecumseh, Ontario, N8N 1X1 Phone: 519-735-4884 www.sagesalon.ca COSMETIC / LASER CORAL MEDICAL SPA 1400 Provincial Road, Windsor, Ontario, N8W 5W1 Phone: 519-969-1554 www.coralspa.com NAIL SALONS HIP HOP NAILS 3202 Dougall Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, N9E 1S6 Phone: 519-969-1143 www.hiphopnail.com 2001 Provincial Road, Windsor, Ontario, N8W 5V7 Phone: 519-966-2442 www.spaxsnailbar.com Coral Medical Health Spa and located in the same facility. The Coral Medical Health Spa offers a complete day spa, fitness facility, medical spa, and age prevention centre. SPAXS NAIL BAR ECLIPSE COSMETIC LASER CENTRE 380 Pelissier Street, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 6W8 Phone: 519-974-4358 www.eclipsecentre.ca SPAS ESTETICA DAY SPA 40 Amy Croft Drive, Tecumseh, Ontario, N9K 1G4 Phone: 519-979-8000 Dr. David Bridgeo is a board-certified physician with laser treatment certification as well as extensive knowledge of laser therapy. His background and experience in skin care and anti-aging medicine make him a leader in this area of cosmetic and laser treatment therapy. ESTETICA HAIR SALONS 370 Victoria Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 4M4 Phone: 519-971-8329 www.cabellohair.com Caesars Windsor 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 7H7 Phone: 519-985-5999 www.estetica.com CABELLO HAIR MARTIN'S COIFFEUR & SPA 75 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 7C4 Phone: 519-973-5558 www.martinscoiffeur.com DANI BOBB HAIR 551 Pelissier Street, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 4L2 Phone: 519-256-9119 PURE DAY SPA 1614 Lesperance Road, Tecumseh, Ontario, N8N 1Y3 Phone: 519-735-0101 www.puredayspa.ca 14 For more detailed information, visit www.wepridefest.com


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Photo Credit: Canadian Tourism Commission dining BASIL COURT 327 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 4J1 Phone: 519-252-5609 JADE CHINESE CUISINE 266 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 1A5 Phone: 519-971-7424 www.coffeeexchange.ca COFFEE EXCHANGE 157 Wyandotte Street W, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 5W8 Phone: 519-256-7117 www.jadechinesecuisine.com Jade takes pride in providing guests with a unique dining experience, filled with the rich, cultural flavours of China through the finest foods, made with premium products. Jade’s menu satisfies all taste buds, ranging from seafood, to Dim Sum, to the finest prepared noodles. DEB’S DINER 1430 Ottawa Street, Windsor, Ontario, N8X 2G2 Phone: 519-252-3327 JOHNNY ROCKETS ENZO’S TRATTORIA 1063 Erie Street East, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 3Z2 Phone: 519-254-6213 www.enzos.ca Caesars Windsor 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 7H7 Phone: 519-985-2868 www.johnnyrockets.com Johnny Rockets is an international retro diner chain that provides the food and friendliness reminiscent of feelgood Americana. FOIA RISTORANTE 1614 Lesperance Road, Tecumseh, Ontario, N8N 1Y3 Phone: 519739-9779 www.foiarestaurant.com KEG STEAKHOUSE With its modern yet welcoming atmosphere and exquisite cuisine offers guests the ultimate culinary experience. Enjoy the contemporary and warm dining room and lounge which feature subtle dark wood grain finishes accompanied by earthy colour tones, illuminated under a gentle mango glow. Let Foia plan your next gathering, private or corporate. 345 Victoria Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 4M7 Phone: 519-255-7711 www.windsoreats.com 1 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 5K3 Phone: 519-254-1646 www.kegsteakhouse.com Whether you're in search of a relaxing dinner over looking the river and Detroit skyline, a casual place to meet business colleagues or just getting together in the bar or on the patio with friends, The Keg Steakhouse & Bar in Downtown Windsor is ready to serve. 286 Erie Street South, Leamington, Ontario, N8H 3C5 Phone: 519-326-2626 www.lakesidebakery.com HIKARI JAPANESE RESTAURANT LAKSIDE BAKERY & DELI IL GABBIANO RISTORANTE & CATERING 875 Erie Street East, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 3Y9 Phone: 519-256-9757 www.ilgabbianocatering.com LORELEI’S BISTRO 1526 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 3L2 Phone: 519-253-1234 www.loreleisbistro.ca 1515 Ottawa Street, Windsor, Ontario, N8X 2G3 Phone: 519-973-1234 www.mamoburgerbar.com We’ve taken the idea of the humble burger, and decided it could be improved upon. For a burger to be really good, you can’t just rely on putting enough “stuff” on it. Toppings from cheese to a fried egg can be fantastic, but you can taste the difference in our “single steer” burgers, even with nothing on ‘em. 31 Division Street South, Kingsville, Ontario, N9Y 1P4 Phone: 519-733-6900 www.jacksdining.com Jack’s Gastropub is the evolution of hospitality stemming from servicing the residents of Kingsville and abroad for over 20 years. Family owned and operated since 1989 with stops on both Pearl Street and Main Street, Jack now calls 31 Division Street South home. JACK'S GASTRO PUB MAMO BURGER BAR For more detailed information, visit www.wepridefest.com 15



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