The beautiful Windsor Casino/Hotel
Windsor has a world class Casino located on the riverfront it is beautiful inside and also inside where there is a fantastic musical water fountain display and there are outside water fountains as well.
The Windsor Casino E mail adress is .
Get a refund on your sales taxes.
If you are not Canadian, be sure to keep the receipts from any items you purchase while you are Windsor, or elsewhere in Canada. These may be presented as you are leaving the country to apply for a refund of the sales taxes you have paid.
Some Historical Notes on Hiram Walker
Hiram Walker was born in East Douglas, Massachusetts on July 4, 1816. At the age of 20 he decided to head westward, as many other young men were doing at that time, and settled in Detroit where he worked as a grocer and grain merchant. By 1856, he had managed to save $40,000 which he then decided to invest in a distilling business.
However, because of prohibition and temperance laws at the time, he was forced to find land for his new business in Canada. This, untimately turned out to be his luckiest accident...
Canada offered a steady supply of quality grains, land, materials and labour cheaper than at home, and a more tolerant attitude towards the distilling of spirit beverages. Walker purchased a 468 acre tract of land and built a mill and distillery. By 1858, he was selling feed, flour and whisky. He made good, distinctively light-bodied whisky and its popularity increased.
Walker was a benevolent entrepreneur, who through his Walkerville Land & Building Company built and leased homes to his employees, both managers and workers. He provided amenities which many larger communities lacked, such as street lamps, plumbing,a fire brigade and free police protection, as well as financing for schools and churches. In 1885, Walker incorporated his own railway, which in four years enlarged his one industry village into a town supporting many diversified companies. In 1890, Walkerville was officially incorporated as a town and remained so until it was amalgamated with the City of Windsor in 1935.
Whiskey with Royal Warrants
Seen along the corridors of the Hiram Walker Offices, are the original copies of Royal Warrants that had been granted to the famous whiskey company.
Our guide also told us that Queen Victoria was known to have 'taken a sip' of Canadian Club every night for medicinal purposes! She lived to a ripe old age! There you go! Now, have that little nip or two before you hit the hay! Old Hiram lived into his 80's too!
So, if you ask me, that old song was all wrong..."Rye whiskey, rye whiskey, rye whiskey I'm told; will rob you your silver, your diamonds, your gold! (But, never mind...you're going to live to be old!!!)
Canadian Club whiskey has received the Royal Warrants of Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth II.
Hiram Walker & Sons was the only North American distiller to have been granted a Royal Warrant.
LAKEWOOD GOLF CLUB
Established in 1919, LAKEWOOD GOLF CLUB is offering some great promotions and lowest rates in years for the "2008" season.
Lowest League Rate ever and even lower Membership rates with Single Member $700. and Junior Member $400.00
Senior Special - 7 Days a Week - $20.00 for 18 holes - with cart $30.00
"2009" Golf Rates - courtesy of GOLF 2009 - THE WINDSOR STAR
Weekday rates -$15.00 ( 9 holes ) $25.00 ( 18 holes )
Weekend rates - $17.00 ( 9 holes ) $30.00 (18 holes )
Reservations: 7 days prior
Footwear: soft spikes