Lakeshore is home to almost 37,000 population, an increase of 6% from 2011. It is in the top 13 percentile in Canada in size, the 14th safest community in Canada, is the fastest growing, highly educated as well as high income, and the largest concentration of families and seniors in the region.
We are 30 minutes from the USA border and Highway 401 travels right through Lakeshore going into Windsor and North America's busiest border crossing. Our north shore boasts a 300 slip marina, lakefront park and the largest beach on Lake St. Clair. The majority of urban area is concentrated around Country Road 22, providing a direct link to Tecumseh (population 25,000) and Windsor (population 200,000+) We offer low taxes and a high quality of life.
As for major industry and employers, we have a heavy concentration of auto related supply plants and tool and mold shops, as well as a labour force for similar industry in Windsor and region. Commercial property is concentrated along County Rd 22. Lakeshore also offers an 8 screen cinema as well as high definition virtual indoor golf complex, state of the art 36 hole miniature golf with animatronics and waterfalls, beach volleyball courts with outdoor pool tables, ping pong tables and horseshoe pits.
Our new $62 million Atlas Tube Centre (multi-use recreation facility) offers 3 NHL sized rinks, indoor track, several meeting rooms, conference centre, fully serviced public library, gymnasium, over 20 soccer fields, tennis courts, multi-use courts and an aquatics complex with a lap pool, zero entry pool, lazy river, therapeutic pool and outdoor splash pad. Outside, the facility is rounded out with basketball courts, tennis courts and a 5 km multi-use trail.
Lakeshore is motivated to encourage the establishment of a hotel chain in town. There are no hotel chains in Lakeshore (nor Tecumseh) other than one small, traditional family operated drive-in motel and a couple Bed and Breakfast locations. With the activities, events and business needs in the municipality along with our new multi-use recreation centre, a hotel is a requirement.
The Town recently completed all new state of the art water and sanitary plants, a new water tower, renovated the main street of our Belle River community, renovated our marina and waterfront park which has been nominated for the Great Places in Canada's contest, doubled the beachfront and constructed the Atlas Tube Centre (our multi-use recreation facility). Furthermore, the County of Essex continues to improve and expand County Road 22 from Tecumseh to Belle River, the main 4-lane arterial highway in the region.
Windsor Essex Development Corporation
The WindsorEssex Development Corporation (Development Corporation) provides regional economic development services for Essex County.
The Development Corporation is a not-for-profit organization. Community leaders make up the board of the Corporation. The County of Essex and City of Windsor support the Development Corporation financially. The main focus of the organization is to develop and execute strategies to retain, expand, attract and help start up new businesses in the Windsor-Essex region.
A team of professional staff will assist you with all your location and investment decisions. They will work one-on-one with your business to assist in the process of locating in Windsor-Essex. Or, if you are considering expanding an existing business, the economic development experts at the Development Corporation will help you cut through red tape by providing the following 4 services:
- Resources that can connect you with the decision makers
- Identify and connect you with potential funders
- Help you network with partners and allies
- Link you to educational and training resources to meet your needs.
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Give us a call for more information about our municipality and how we can help you move forward in establishing your presence in Lakeshore.
Chief Administrative Officer
Date edited: 03/09/2017