Skyscrapers of Windsor, Ontario

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A list of skyscrapers in the city of Windsor, Ontario.

75 Riverside Drive[edit]

75 Riverside Drive is a tall office tower, a residential condominium with commercial space on the ground floor. It was constructed just east of the Detroit–Windsor Tunnel (the engineering group TROW monitored the effects of the building upon the tunnel) in downtown Windsor, Ontario. It is located down the street from the Bank of Commerce Building.

The building was built in 1974 and stands at 15 storeys tall. It is across Riverside Drive from the Riverfront Bike Trail, and stands across Goyeau Avenue from LeGoyeau Apartments, and stands next to the Windsor Downtown Travelodge Hotel.

The building also used to house The New WI's (now AChannel Windsor) news studios, before they moved down to a location at the corner of Ouellette Avenue and Park Street, next to the Cineplex Odeon downtown theatre and they (CTV Windsor) have now moved to the Bell Canada building on Goyeau Street.

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Bank of Commerce Building[edit]

The Bank of Commerce Building is one of Windsor's most-recognizable buildings. It stands at the corner of Ouellette Avenue and Riverside Drive on the Detroit River waterfront. It was formerly the "CIBC Building" until around 1998, when the CIBC pulled its regional offices out. The vacancy was soon filled by the International Joint Commission's offices, however.

Bell Canada Building[edit]

The Bell Canada Building is an Art Deco structure located in Downtown Windsor, at 1149 Goyeau Street. The building houses the regional Bell Canada offices for Windsor and area, and also has a large antenna on the roof. It was constructed sometime in 1929 by Montreal architect F.J. McNabb. In 2013 it became home to local television station CHWI-DT.[1]

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Canada Building[edit]

The Canada Building is an Art Deco office building located on Ouellette Avenue in downtown Windsor. The building was constructed in the 1930s, and looks similar to the Bell Canada Building.

Caesars Windsor[edit]

Caesars Windsor's main tower stands at 21 floors, and was constructed in 1998.

Caesars Windsor's second tower (nicknamed "Augustus") is finished and is open to the public. The tower stands at 27 floors, and is the tallest building in Windsor at 111 metres (364 ft). Once built, it exceeded the Victoria Park Place apartment tower, which is 86 metres (282 ft) as Windsor's tallest building. Currently, the top floor remains partially unfinished, until the casino makes a final decision on into what to turn it, with the leading idea being a nightclub or dance club, as it has views of Windsor and Detroit.[2]

Falom Office Tower[edit]

The Falom Office Tower is a 10-storey lowrise office tower in Windsor, Ontario, and also goes by its address, of "880 Ouellette Avenue". It was built in 1969 and has 9 above-ground floors, and one basement floor.

It is located just north of Ouellette Manor, on the same side of the street.

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Hilton Windsor[edit]

The Hilton Windsor hotel is located at 277 Riverside Drive West, and stands at 22 floors, one of Windsor's taller buildings. The hotel was constructed in 1983.

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LeGoyeau Apartments[edit]

LeGoyeau Condo is the name of an elegant upscale Condo building along Riverside Drive in Windsor. It is on the corner of Goyeau Avenue and Riverside Drive. Across the street to the west is 75 Riverside Drive, and to the east is the Raymond Desmarais Manor.

The building is notable for having a T-shape (oriented upside-down), slender curves, and a large underground parking garage. The LeGoyeau Apartments stand at 17 floors, 15 above ground, and two below ground.

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One Riverside Drive West[edit]

One Riverside Drive West was built in 2002, and is Windsor's newest office tower (as the Casino Windsor - West Tower is still under construction). It is a mixed-use residential and office high-rise. It is located next to the Cleary International Centre (to which it is connected), at the corner of Ouellette Avenue and Riverside Drive. The building stands at 14 storeys and is the current headquarters of Chrysler Canada. The building's original name was to be the "Chrysler Building", and was to stand at 32 storeys (See the external links for comparisons). The final result of the building was drastically different from the original planned building, which would have been the tallest building in Ontario outside of Toronto and London.

In 1998, the City of Windsor was at the center of numerous lawsuits from storeowners who operated a block of historic 1920s-era buildings (the "Norwich Block") in the spot at which One Riverside Drive now sits. The storeowners cited they were not offered a fair market value for their properties, and this was settled by 2001, but the city compromised with the expropriated storeowners on having a lower building.

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Ouellette Manor[edit]

Ouellette Manor is a high-rise apartment building in downtown Windsor, Ontario. It stands at 24 storeys and was completed in 1976. The building contains one basement floor, with 400 units inside. It was constructed in the modern architecture style, incorporating a great deal of concrete.

It borders the Falom Office Tower on that lowrise tower's south side.

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Paul Martin Sr. Building[edit]

The Paul Martin Sr. Building is named after Paul Martin Sr., father of former Prime Minister of Canada, Paul Martin. The building is an Art Deco building standing at 5 storeys in height, and was known as the "Post Office Building", until Canada Post moved its downtown offices into a larger building down the street in 1994. The building currently holds offices for the Canada Revenue Agency. Canada Post recently announced that its remaining staff in the building are moving to the Canada Post processing plant on Walker Road.

The Portofino[edit]

The Portofino apartment building is one of Windsor's newest apartment buildings, having been completed in 2006. The building stands at 17 floors, and is a semicircle in shape, with its curved end facing the Detroit River. The apartment Building was constructed within close proximity to Fujisawa Gardens and the Riverfront Trail. The building has 123 units available for occupation, and a fitness center, games room, party room/lounge, and a sauna are all available on the top floor.

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Radisson Windsor[edit]

The Radisson Windsor hotel (Formerly "Clarion Windsor", and also known as the Radisson Riverfront Hotel) is a hotel that stands at 333 Riverside Drive West. The building stands at 19 storeys, and is next to the Hilton Windsor (to the east), and the now-filled-in Docherty Hole (to the west).

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Raymond Desmarais Manor[edit]

The Raymond Desmarais Manor is a seniors' residence and high-rise apartment building in downtown Windsor, Ontario. It was constructed in 1973, and completed a year later. It stands at 20 floors and has 346 units inside. This residential high-rise was built using the modern architecture style, and incorporates a great deal of red brick. The building is run by the Windsor-Essex County Housing Corporation.

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Royal Windsor Terrace[edit]

The Royal Windsor Terrace is a high rise luxury condominium in Downtown Windsor. At 27 floors, it is one of the tallest residential properties in the city. In terms of amenities, it is well equipped, including a full sized salt water swimming pool, with 10 person jacuzzi, shower and change facilities with dry saunas, fully equipped gymnasium, and squash, racquet ball and basketball courts. The second floor amenities area also includes a common reading area with big screen satellite TV, and a games room with billiards and table tennis. It features an underground multi-level parking garage with car wash and detailing facilities on the 5th level underground. The building's construction began 1969, and finished in 1981. It stands at 380 Pelissier Street at the corner of Park and Pelissier.

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Victoria Park Place[edit]

Victoria Park Place is the second tallest building in Windsor, at 33 floors. It is a luxury apartment building, much like the Royal Windsor Terrace that neighbours it to the east. The building also holds CHWI-TV's CHWI-TV-60 translator antenna on its roof.

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Westcourt Place[edit]

Westcourt Place is a mixed-use building standing at 251 Goyeau Street, at the corner of Chatham Street and Goyeau Street in downtown Windsor. The building's first 10 or so floors are office space, with apartments and condominiums occupying the remaining 11 floors. Constructed in 1975, it is built in the modern architectural style, with some international style and Brutalist features.

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Windsor Downtown Travelodge Hotel[edit]

The Windsor Downtown Travelodge Hotel is a hotel that stands at 33 Riverside Drive East, between 75 Riverside Drive east, and the Bank of Commerce Building. It was built in 1983 and opened in 1985, and stands at 12 floors in height.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "CTV Windsor moving to historic Bell Canada building". Windsor, Ontario: CTV News. 10 April 2013. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ Pearson, Craig (10 June 2013). "Caesars Windsor's grand party room yet to open — but will it?". Windsor, Ontario: The Windsor Star (online). Retrieved October 19, 2014. 

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