Windsor, Ontario (Canada)

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    May 13, 2010 4:09 AM GMT
    My partner and I are considering a quick trip to Windsor.
    So what's to do in town? (Other than than gambling).
    Are there any gay B&Bs?
    A gay scene?
    A good brunch spot (dim sum or...)?

    Thanks!
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    May 13, 2010 11:00 AM GMT
    Windsor is a bit of a college town as well an international crossing.

    There's a ton of great restaurants and bars but only a couple of gay ones.

    They do have the only all nude gay mens strip club if you're up for that icon_smile.gif

    With all the victoria houses in the city I would imageine there are a few converted into B&Bs .. I'd Google it.

    Oh yeah, be sure you bring your passport now!
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    May 13, 2010 6:12 PM GMT
    I live in Windsor with my partner...here's some suggestions.

    A couple of good restaurants to try....Motoburger on Erie St....gourmet burger place, cool vibe..sometimes a dj
    Talula café in Walkerville...great organic, eclectic place for lunch or breakfast
    Dim sum at Wah Court is nice too...
    Vito's Pizza, also in Walkerville....has great italian and amazing service.
    Downtown, you can try Oishi sushi also connected to Chanoso's (asian inspired noodle place)


    The Walkerville B&B is centrally located, near the gay bar "The Legends of 2012" (main floor and patio is a dance club, basement is strip bar)

    or the Branteaney's Bed & Breakfast Inn is further but gay friendly and I think gay owned.


    Depending when you come, the Pride commitee hosts different social, cultural events (theatre,...) http://www.windsorpride.com/cms/


    Have fun! and Welcome to Windsor!

    sly
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    May 14, 2010 1:26 AM GMT
    Thanks, Lapinblanc and sly. We are not that far from the north end of the Ambassador bridge.... but you could almost think that Windsor is in another country or sumpthin'. I guess now that we need passports (not just a driver's license) to cross the border we might start thinking like it is.

    I did find both those B&B's on the web.

    Branteaney's:
    http://www.bbcanada.com/970.html?showpage=1
    Hosts are Michael Branton and Randy Teaney so I'm guessing gay owned.

    Ye Olde Walkerville:
    http://www.walkervillebb.com
    Hosts are Larry & Joyce Duffield so I'm thinking str8 owned... not that there's anything wrong with that.

    With all those restaurant recommendations... we might have to stay for several more days!
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    May 14, 2010 2:52 AM GMT
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    May 14, 2010 2:57 AM GMT
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    ya..i kinda agree, go the extra 1.5 hours drive to London Ontario.
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    May 15, 2010 4:18 AM GMT
    Dude, don't bother with Windsor or London just take the extra drive and go to Toronto for a long weekend or something.
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    May 15, 2010 2:47 PM GMT
    Not so sure what London has to offer (other than Story Book Park (: ), but have been there and to Toronto. But one could also say skip Toronto and just go to NYC or SF or go to Paris (the Euro is down....)

    So this time it's Windsor, in part because it's only going to be about 36 hours and also because I can't venture too far away... my sister (or rather my new niece) is due a week later!

    Anymore insights on Windsor?

    We'll have a car and I don't remember parking being a problem. The gay B&B looks a lot nicer (and it's gay owned) so we're leaning its way despite being further from the city center (er, I mean centre).
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    May 15, 2010 2:51 PM GMT
    London is actually a great city, I've visited a few times. Very clean and laid back...and nice to explore. It's definitely not Toronto but it does have a sizable gay population and some clubs...
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    May 15, 2010 4:05 PM GMT
    Montreal!!!!!!!!
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    Jul 12, 2010 2:34 AM GMT
    my dad lives in windsor, ive been there a few times! cute place...

    how is it with the economy, being so close to detroit and all?




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    Jul 31, 2010 1:21 PM GMT
    I ended up spending an afternoon in Windsor and went to the Canadian Club distillery for a tour and whiskey tasting, it was a pretty cool and informative trip.. afterwards went to an awesome Tapas restaurant a couple blocks from the distillery.