Windsor is a major contributor to Canada's automotive industry and has a storied history and a diverse culture.
However, Richmond was a popular name used until the Second World War, mainly by the local post office.
The mean annual temperature is 9.9 °C (50 °F), among the warmest in Canada primarily due to its hot summers.
It was later renamed Windsor, after the town in Berkshire, England.
The Sandwich neighbourhood on Windsor's west side is home to some of the city's oldest buildings, including Mackenzie Hall, originally built as the Essex County Courthouse in 1855. The oldest building in the city is the Duff-Baby House built in 1792.
It was incorporated as a town in 1858 (the same year as neighbouring Windsor). The nearby villages of Ojibway and Riverside were incorporated in 19 respectively. During the 1920s alcohol prohibition was enforced in Michigan while alcohol was legal in Ontario.