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FULL LIST: Grand Cantina, Little House Of Cupcakes, Urban Surf Co., Wolfhead, Others Win 2022 ‘Best Of Windsor Essex’ Awards

Wednesday March 30th, 2022, 1:31pm


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Tourism Windsor Essex has announced the winners of the 2022 Best of Windsor Essex awards.

Voting ran from February 14th through March 6th with the goal of putting together the most comprehensive list of the “best things to see and do” in the region.

The popular social media campaign drew a tremendous response where Windsor Essex businesses received over 11,000 votes, and handed out 48 awards.

“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”.”

Here are the winners:

Attractions and Events

Best Art Gallery
Art Gallery of Windsor

Best Outdoor Art
Windsor Sculpture Park

Best Live Performance Venue
The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor

Best Museum or Heritage Space
Fort Malden National Historic Site

Best Tour Experience
Windsor Eats

Best Anglers Attraction
Colchester Harbour

Best Beach
Point Pelee National Park

Best Birding Hub
Point Pelee National Park

Best Campground or Cottage
Leisure Lake

Best Golf Course
Kingsville Golf

Best On The Water Activity
Urban Surf Co.

Best Park or Garden
King’s Navy Yard Park in Amherstburg

Best Trails
Ganatchio Trail

Best City Photo Op
Dieppe Gardens and the Windsor Waterfront

Family Friendly
Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens

Best Attraction – Historical
John R. Park Homestead

Best Attraction – Outdoor
Point Pelee National Park

Best Holiday Event
Bright Lights Windsor

Best Street Event
Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market

Best County Photo Op
Point Pelee National Park



Art of Cocktail Award
Wolfhead Distillery

Best Brewery Experience
Walkerville Brewery

Best Coffee Roaster
Anchor Coffeehouse

Best Winery Experience
Pelee Island Winery



Best Artisan or Maker
Michael Difazio Reclaim Artistry

Best Big Brand Store

Best Boutique Shop
Cindy’s Home & Garden

Best Locally Made Store
What’s Poppin’ Popcorn Factory

Best Mall
Devonshire Mall

Best Shopping District

Best Spa or Wellness Resort
Estetica Day Spa



Best Bed & Breakfast
Walnut Grove Bed & Breakfast

Best Hotel
Caesars Windsor

Best Unique Stay
The Grove Hotel



Best Bakery or Baked Good
Little House of Cupcakes and More

Best Breakfast
The Twisted Apron

Best Burger Joint
Jack’s Gastropub

Best Date Night Spot

Best Farmers’ Market or Shop
Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market

Best Ice Cream Parlour
Dairy Freez

Best Lake-to-plate Dining
Sandbar Waterfront Grill

Best Pasta House

Best Patio
Jose’s Bar & Grill

Best Pizza Pie

Best Plant Based Eatery
Carrots n’ Dates

Best Taco Joint
The Grand Cantina

Best Take Out or Catering
The Penalty Box

Best World Eats
El Mayor

You can watch the entire award ceremony below:


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