1/2 of North America's Population Within a Day's Drive
One of the most obvious advantages of the Windsor-Essex Region is our location, at the heart of the richest consumer market in the world, where more than half of the North American population lives within a day's drive.
Distance to Major Centres
|Metropolitan Area||Centres Distance (km)||Driving Time (Hours)||Population|
|Buffalo, New York||420||4.5||258,959|
Source: Yahoo Maps, Statistics Canada (2011 Census), US Census Bureau (2013)
The Busiest Canada - U.S. Border Crossing
The United States and Canada have the largest bilateral trading relationship in the world. Approximately 30% of total trade between the U.S. and Canada crossed the Detroit-Windsor border. Daily total two-way goods trade between Ontario and the U.S. is valued over $800 million. The Detroit-Windsor border is the busiest border crossing along the entire Canada-U.S. border.
There are five surface border crossing points in Windsor-Detroit:
- The Ambassador Bridge (which handles the majority of the truck traffic),
- The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel (which runs under the Detroit River),
- The Detroit-Windsor Truck Ferry (which handles hazardous materials that are prohibited from crossing via the Bridge or Tunnel),
- A Railway tunnel, and
- The Port of Windsor
In the Windsor-Essex Region, you will enjoy the safety and security of a small community, with big city amenities just a few miles away. Furthermore, all major league sports and concert events are just a few minutes away in Detroit.