Real Estate

Windsor-Essex offers a variety of opportunities across all real estate asset classes. From the region’s booming residential market to unique downtown development opportunities to industrial development.
 
In Essex County, investors can find opportunities in productive commercial greenhouses and wineries along the north shore of Lake Erie and become part of North America’s largest greenhouse cluster and growing wine industries. 
 
With the growing agri-businesses and culinary tourism sectors in Essex County, there is a strong demand for hospitality and accommodation investments. With the many events and festivals, activities and business needs in the regional towns along with the many new multi-use recreation centres, a hotel is in demand.

Site Selector Tool

The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation’s site selector tool allows you to find the perfect commercial of industrial property in the region. The tool compiles listings from the Multiple Listings Service (MLS) as well as privately held listings in the region. Browse available properties or customize your search using the available options.

Windsor Industrial Q2 2017

Available Buildings

  • Windsor-Essex offers a variety of affordable buildings in a variety of sizes and locations to meet the needs of  business
  • Lease rates are among the lowest in Southwestern Ontario

Available Land

  • Investment Ready Certified SiteWindsor-Essex’s industrial land inventory includes a variety of shovel-ready sites located in highly desirable locations across the region
  • Windsor-Essex is home to one of Ontario’s Investment Ready: Certified Sites located at Patillo Road and Little Baseline Road in the Town of Lakeshore, ON – the property is 66.9 acres with full municipal services and rail spur potential

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66.9-acre, fully serviced, greenfield property

Property Tax Rates

City of Windsor & County of Essex 2016 Tax Rates

 

Residential (RT)

Commercial (CT)

Industrial (IT)

City of Windsor

0.01836447

0.04700265

0.05354728

Town of Tecumseh

0.01391161

0.02657608

0.0383714

Town of LaSalle

0.01591209

0.02874041

0. 04225758

Town of Lakeshore

0.012239

0.0247663

0.0351224

Town of Essex (Average of 3 Wards)

0.015161

0.028445667

0.039745667

Town of Amherstburg

0.01590624

0.02873436

0.04224597

Town of Kingsville

0.01293449

0.0255188

0.03647335

Municipality of Leamington

0.01786021

0.03084864

0.04604156

Residential Real Estate

Windsor-Essex is one of the hottest real estate markets across Canada yet remains highly affordable in comparison to larger Canadian metropolitans. A $300,000 investment in Windsor-Essex buys you approximately 133 sq. m (1,435 sq. ft.) compared to in Toronto 48 sq. m. (520 sq. ft.) or Vancouver 31 sq. m. (339 sq. ft.). 
 
Choose from affordable real estate – still among Canada’s lowest priced, whether it’s a new upscale neighbourhood, revitalized ‘olde town’ community, waterfront condo, lakeside village or country acreage, your options are endless.
 
Source: Windsor-Essex County Association of Realtors
 
Residential Real Estate Comparison 1
Residential Real Estate Comparison 2
 
Average Sale Price (April 2017)

Windsor-Essex

$258,040.00

London

$347,062.00

Kitchener-Waterloo

$518,656.00

Hamilton

$581,520.00

Toronto

$920,791.00

Occupancy and Construction Costs

Windsor-Essex Construction Cost Averages 
 
Building Type $ / Sq. Ft Range

Office Building – Under 5 Storeys with Surface Parking (Class B)

171 - 242

Office Building –  5-30 Storeys (Class B)

187 - 275

Office Building –  5-30 Storeys (Class A)

209 - 297

Industrial – Warehouse

66 - 99

Industrial – Urban Storage Facility

72 - 94

Industrial – Data Centre (Tier III)

539 - 853

Industrial – Pharmaceutical Lab

435 - 644

Industrial – Manufacturing Facility

264 - 347

Source: Altus Group, Canadian Cost Guide 2016
Notes: 1. All costs are in Q1 2016 dollars. 2. Unit costs cover construction costs only – all development or “soft” cost are excluded. 3. Rates are based on typical standards and should only serve as basic guidelines. There is no substitute for a detailed estimate. 4. Unit prices exclude GST/HST.