Windsor, Ontario has a very diverse population, and this diversity is shown in its many neighbourhoods. Windsor has twenty in all, ranging from rural farmland to densely built-up areas.
Downtown's boundaries are typically Glengary Ave in the east, Janette Avenue in the west, Giles Blvd in the south, and the Detroit River in the north.
The Heart of Windsor is the official name of Windsor's downtown core. It encompasses several city blocks bordered by the Detroit River to the North, Giles Blvd to the south, the CP/CN Railyards to the west and the Casino and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel to the east.
Little Italy, or "Via Italia", as it is affectionately called is home to many Italian families and businesses. It is known for its exceptional high-class dining restaurants and clothing boutiques. It is situated along Erie Street, from Moy Avenue in the east to Goyeau Avenue to the west.
Ottawa Street Village is another small village along a main street.Ottawa Street has several specialty shops, and has traffic calming measures to keep traffic to 40-50 km/h (25-30 mph). Many of its residents are of Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, and Eastern European decent, however there are many French and Irish residents as well. The neighbourhood's boundaries are Giles Boulevard/Ontario Street to the north, Walker Road to the east, Howard Avenue to the west, and the Essex Terminal Railway line to the south.
South Walkerville is one of Windsor's oldest residential developments. Centralized by Metropolitain Hospital on Tecumseh Road, it is bordered by Walker Road to the east, Tecumseh Road to the North, Howard Ave. to the West and the CP Rail line to the South. Many of its streets are named after World War I battles such as Ypres, Somme and Amiens. It is considered to be a quiet and peaceful neighbourhood home to many older families. Many of the houses date back to the turn of the century.
Walkerville is arguably the most historic and beautiful area of Windsor. It began as a model community for the workers of the Hiram Walker distillery, home of Canadian Club Whiskey. It is home to Willistead Manor, designed by renowned architect Albert Kahn and built in 1906. Around Willistead Manor is Willistead Park. This park hosts the annual "Art in the Park" event that draws in residents from all over the county as well as metro Detroit. It is also home to some of the most grandios and beautiful homes in Windsor, many of them having received historical distinction by the government of Canada. It is also home to the Devonshire Manor, where Canada's 22nd Prime Minister Paul Martin grew up. Walkerville Collegiate Institute is the local secondary school and boasts the area's only fine arts program for public school students. It has a rich history of serving Canada in both world wars and for putting on exceptional musicals and plays.
The Central neighbourhood incorporates most of the eastern end of Windsor. It stretches from Chandler Road in the east, stretching along Seminole Street, to George Avenue. It then runs along the VIA Rail/CN Rail line as its northern boundary to Lauzon Road in the east, with Tecumseh Road along its southern boundary.