MSNBC reports that the Canadian city of Windsor will get a brief but badly needed boost from across the US border this weekend as the city of Detroit and the Detroit Tigers host part of the World Series. Windsor (pop 300,000) long reaped the benefits of being within a one-hour drive of 4.5 million Americans. But, apart from occasions such as the World Series and the Super Bowl, being on the US’s doorstep is no longer the advantage it once was for Canadian border towns.
Kevin Laforet, chief executive of Casino Windsor, which draws three-quarters of its patrons from Michigan and other nearby US states says “The border has been our Achilles heel. It’s a little more of a gauntlet to cross these days.”
Read US border controls help kill town’s economy from MSNBC.