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Windsor?
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crossing between the two countries (the Detroit-Windsor
Tunnel is the second) and last year they collaborated on a
bid to become the site of Amazon's second North American
headquarters. No wonder they refer to themselves as the
"Two Nation Destination."
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Windsor residents have even been known to root for Detroit's
outstanding sports teams: the Lions of football, the Tigers of
baseball, the Red Wings of hockey and the Pistons of basketball.
The divide between Canada and the U.S. is narrow here,
literally and figuratively. The Ambassador Bridge is the busiest

Tour Lures

In late 2017, the J.P. Wiser's Distillery
Experience Centre opened its doors
for tours highlighting Windsor's
proud whiskey history. "You can
see the whiskey being made, taste
six whiskies and go away with
a custom-engraved bottle," says
Toner. (Nearby Willistead Manor is
undergoing a $1.2 million renovation
and heritage restoration.) Wiser's
adds one more component to the
region's Barrels Bottles & Brews
brewery and distillery trail, which
also includes the award-winning
Wolfhead Distillery, he notes.
The burgeoning District Detroit
neighbourhood has just seen the
addition of the brand new Little
Caesars Arena, the new home of both
the NHL's Detroit Red Wings and the
NBA's Detroit Pistons. Also, in January,
the Detroit Institute of Arts opened its
newest permanent gallery. Named "Out
of the Crate: New Gifts & Purchases,"
it will showcase a revolving exhibit of
the DIA's newest acquisitions.

Nibbling and Browsing

Increasingly, Windsor's Maiden
Lane is attracting noshers
and shoppers. Its Free 4 Walls
public art project is bringing an
ever-changing array of astonishing
works of outdoor mural art by
international creators to the
neighbourhood's walls. The project
was spearheaded by provocative
local artist Daniel Bombardier
(also known as Denial), who has
shown his pieces around the world.
He sells his own work from a
boutique shop located close to the
main Artist Alley.
At the other end of the shopping
spectrum is Detroit's Great Lakes
Shopping Outlets, offering the
most tempting (and hard-to-find)
major retailers, like Legoland
Discovery Center, Saks Fifth
Avenue Off 5th, Coach, J. Crew
and a very covetable Kate Spade
New York outlet. The newest
addition is Round One
Bowling & Amusement.

Save the Date!

The Windsor-Detroit area promises
plenty of special events over the coming
year, like Windsor's inaugural Rock The
Plaza, a classic rock festival running from
Friday to Sunday, August 10 to 12 at the
Riverfront Festival Plaza.
Pelee Island marks its 150th anniversary
with the launch of a new ferry boat
this spring. In addition, Pointe Pelee
National Park (which saw its attendance
rise by about 75 percent during Canada
150 celebrations) will be offering special
programming for its 100th birthday
in 2018.
In Detroit, apart from its ongoing
roster of sports excitement, Little
Caesars Arena will be welcoming
music artists Shakira (August 4) and
Maroon 5 (September 30), with the 2019
U.S. Figure Skating Championships
twirling into town from January 19
to 27, 2019. Also, about 5 million
glittering LED lights and more than
200 illuminated animal sculptures will
brighten up the holiday season once again
during Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Road Explorer - Spring 2018

Industry Voice
Regulatory Update
Issues Update
Marketplace 2017
Made to Measure
Are You Ready for Windsor?
Angel Tours & Entertainment Inc.
The Strong National Museum of Play
Travel Highlights Marketplace
Classifieds
Index of Advertisers
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The Road Explorer - Spring 2018 - Industry Voice
The Road Explorer - Spring 2018 - Issues Update
The Road Explorer - Spring 2018 - Marketplace 2017
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