Announcing the Winners of the 7th Annual Best of Windsor Essex Awards

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island is pleased to announce the winners of the 7th  Annual Best of Windsor Essex Awards as voted at

“For the past 7 years we have celebrated the Best of Windsor Essex by listening to you – the voters, through this social media campaign. We recognize that there have been a lot of setbacks these past two years, along this path to reopening, but there is much to celebrate and recognize in our tourism and hospitality industry” said Gordon Orr, CEO of Tourism Windsor Essex. “Better days for our tourism and hospitality industry are just around the corner and now is the time to start patronizing some of the best tourism businesses of Windsor Essex thanks to this “must see list”.”

Voting for the awards happened between February 14th and March 6th, 2022 to allow the public let us know their favourite places to go and things to do in all 48 awards. Almost eleven thousand locals voted on their favourite spots!

The goal of the Best of Windsor Essex Awards is to help create an authentic list of where locals love to go and visit that can be utilized by visitors as inspiration for travel planning.

“The exciting part about the Best of Windsor Essex Awards is seeing the votes come in – and how close some of the winners are. Often just a handful of awards helps us determine who the finalists are and who ultimately wins the category. And this year a staggering 11 thousand votes came in, that says something about how devoted locals are to their favourite spots!” said Orr. “It was great to see the passion of business owners supporting the awards, and their customers and friends sharing the message and encouraging others to vote, showing how much support our businesses have from the residents from our generous community.”

Winners were announced during a broadcast media event on Facebook and YouTube. Each winner will receive a commemorative plaque, a letter of congratulations and bragging rights, included in our 2022/2023 Official Visitor Guide to be released this May, and branding at This specifically designed site will feature a mini-profile and photo of each winner and a highlight of the top 5 finalists in each award.

You can view the full announcement here.


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