Why you'd want to live in Walkerville
Walkerville is an historic area of Windsor. It began as a model community for the workers of the Hiram Walker distillery, home of Canadian Club Whisky. 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 grand 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, (also known as the Low-Martin House) 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 Town of Walkerville was founded by Hiram Walker in 1858 and was one of the five border cities until it was amalgamated with Windsor (despite a no-vote by the populace) in 1935. * South Walkerville is one of Windsor's oldest residential developments. Centralized by Windsor Metropolitan 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 CPR line to the South. Many of its streets are named after World War I battles such as Ypres, Somme and Amiens.