WELCOME TO AMHERSTBURG
Amherstburg, Ontario is nested on the banks of the Detroit River. It is located just south of Detroit, Michigan. Amherstburg was a major part of The War of 1812 and the home to the Fort that was used as a base by General Isaac Brock in his mission to capture Detroit. Amherstburg played many important roles throughout history in The War of 1812 and the Underground Railway before the American Civil War. Amherstburg also features Boblo Island, one of Canada’s most unique residential communities. Boblo Island, or Bois Blanc Island, is a 271-acre tract on the Canadian side of the Detroit River. The island had strategic importance when Fort Amherstburg was built in 1796 to guard passage along the Detroit River after Detroit was turned over to the Americans. Between 1898 and 1993, Boblo Island was the home of the Boblo Island Amusement Park, and today, it boasts deluxe houses and condominiums whose residents and visitors are served by a private ferry.
Today, Amherstburg has become a popular tourist attraction with its waterfront location. Giovanni Miceli, Amherstburg’s Chief Administrative Officer, has been working hard to show Amherstburg is also a great place to call Home! Miceli explained, “We have a state-of-the-art, LEED-certified, multi-purpose recreational facility with two ice pads and indoor soccer,” he states. “We also have the only Miracle League diamond in Windsor-Essex. So, we’ve positioned ourselves to offer our residents, and future residents, some pretty amazing amenities, and now we’re doing all the additional work to provide infrastructure capabilities for those to occur.”
- Amherstburg was the winner of “People’s Choice Great Places in Canada” in 2015.
- Amherstburg was a Bronze winner in the 2016 Nationwide competition for Communities in Bloom.
- In 2016 Amherstburg won an award from Ontario Parks Association for BEST container plant and hanging baskets.
- Amherstburg is ranked as the Safest Community by Statistics Canada 4 out the 5 past years.
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Amherstburg Police Tel: (519) 736-8559 In Emergency Cases, please phone 911
Natural gas is provided through Union Gas.
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