CRRAR Summer Institute on Argumentation

25 May - 06 June, 2009

Travel Information


Windsor, Ontario is located in the southwestern corner of the Canadian province of Ontario, on the Detroit River (which forms the border with the United States) where it exits Lake St. Clair, just south of Detroit, Michigan, USA. 


The University of Windsor is located near the Detroit River and adjacent to the Ambassador Bridge on the west side of the city. It is at the western terminus of Highway 401. The centre of the campus is between Huron Church Road on the west and Sunset Avenue on the east, and Wyandotte Street W. on the south and University Avenue W. on the north.


AIR.  To reach Windsor by air from points in the United States or overseas, either fly to Detroit, Michigan  (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport  DTW) and take a shuttle or taxi to Windsor (30 km away), or fly to Toronto, Ontario  (Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport YYZ), and take a flight, train, shuttle or bus to Windsor (330 km away).

Within Canada, Windsor International Airport  (YQG) has passenger service only to and from Toronto Pearson and only by Air Canada/Jazz (1 hr. flight)
Airport Shuttle Services

Vive Le Canada!

    Shuttle services will be available June 3 and 7. Rates are as follows:

    1 or 2 people in van: one way $50 per person; both ways $85 per person.
    More than 2 people in van: one way $25 per person; both ways $40 per person.

Please contact Mr. LaPlante directly at 1-519-566-3511 or by email at

Airbus Express by AboutTown

Robert Q

Len’s Personal Transportation
$85 each way, includes toll and tax
Ph 519.250.6587
Cell: 519.796.3254

Toll Free 1.800.659.0731

TRAIN.  Windsor can be reached by VIA Rail in Canada and by AMTRAK to Detroit or Dearborn stations in the United States (thence by taxi to Windsor, or taxi and Tunnel Bus). (Toronto–Windsor, c. 4 hours)


There is a Tunnel Bus from the Tunnel Plaza at the Detroit side of the Detroit/Windsor Tunnel, which crossing the border under the Detroit River.


BUS.  Windsor and Detroit are both served by Greyhound Bus. (Toronto–Windsor: 4.5-5.5 hours)


CAR.  By automobile from Canada via highway 401 in Ontario and from the U.S.A. via I-94 or I-75 in Michigan. Auto access to Canada is via either the Ambassador Bridge or the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel (both toll).


TRAVEL DOCUMENTS.  American citizens are advised to check with U.S. Customs and Immigration to learn what documents are needed to be readmitted to the United Sates. To be allowed to enter Canada, American citizens require either a valid passport or proof of citizenship (such as a birth certificate) plus photo ID. All other foreign nationals require a valid passport to be admitted to Canada and to be admitted to the United States in transit to Canada.


PARKING. Visitor parking at the University of Windsor is available in the parking lot at the NE corner of Wyandotte St. W. and Sunset Avenue for $8/day or in Pay and Display lots around the University.