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The Best Small Towns to Visit in Ontario

August 6, 2020



Our borders are closed. Our flights have been cancelled. But if there’s one thing to be thankful for when living in Ontario, it’s that we have PLENTY of places to visit right here in our backyard.

Insiders Guide: Amherstburg’s Open Air Weekends

August 5, 2020



I spent last weekend exploring Amherstburg’s Open Air Weekends & other outdoor events. The Open Air Weekends run from Friday – Sunday every week and allows an area of Dalhousie St. to be blocked off to vehicular traffic so that is opened up for pedestrians and socially distanced patio dining. The Open Air Weekends allow stores to expand onto the road and showcase their products out in the sunshine.


Amherstburg’s new TRUE Festival seeks to attract LGBTQ2+ visitors

January 16, 2020



Inclusivity is the theme of Amherstburg's new TRUE Festival, which will put an outdoor dance pary and a 500-metre "Cupid Dash" on Dalhousie Street on February 15, 2020.

Work underway at Fort Malden National Site

November 24, 2019




Park House Museum officially recognized as place of national historic significance.

November 9, 2019



Amherstburg Freedom Museum Celebrates Renovations at Annual Ribs and Ragtime

June 10, 2019



During its 10th annual Ribs and Ragtime garden party and fundraiser, the museum offered a night of delicious food and entertainment from Windsor jazz band Black Orchid. This year's event coincided with the completion of the Freedom Museum's renovations, which were made possible by an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant.


Amherstburg municipality among the best in Ontario

March 6, 2019



Amherstburg has been named the 2019 Municipality of the Year, won Best New Festival or Event for the August Uncommon Festival, and saw its River Lights Winter Festival ranked as one of the top 100 festivals in Ontario.

International Doll Collection Finds a Home in Amherstburg

January 17, 2019



What could be the largest international doll collection in Ontario will be shown on a rotating basis at the Gordon House Information Tourist Centre on Dalhousie Street.


Hotel-Condo Development Planned for Amherstburg

October 19, 2018



It was the second hotel development announcement in two days for a town that currently boasts no such accommodations.

$10M Hotel Planned for Amherstburg

October 18, 2018



It's kitty-corner to the town's Libro Centre sports complex, which hosts major sporting events that can expand even larger if the town can provide accommodation.


Expect the Unexpected

August 1, 2018



Steampunk adventurers, Harry Potter-style wizards, and teapots will roam Dalhousie Street this weekend for the first ever Amherstburg Uncommon Festival - an event the municipality describes as "most unusual."

Celebrating Canada

June 14, 2018



Amherstburg is gearing up for a day-long celebration of all things Canada on Sunday, July 1. The focus of Canada Day festivities will be at Fort Malden.


Downton Abbey Invoked at Amherstburg Garden Tea Party

May 27, 2018



Fans of sophisticated garden tea parties donned costumes reminiscent of the English television drama Downton Abbey Sunday, for the first-ever Rhododendron Garden Tea Party in the Kings Navy Yard Park in Amherstburg.

5 Blooms for Amherstburg

September 20, 2017



The Town of Amherstburg has received a 5 Blooms - Bronze rating and special mention for Educational Value of Plantings in a category for municipalities with a population between 15,001 and 50,000 people.


Birders flock to Amherstburg for Festival of Hawks

September 18, 2017



Raptor enthusiasts will flock to Holiday Beach Conservation Area in Amherstburg this weekend in hopes of catching a mass migration of predatory birds as they head south.

Video Highlights Bellevue House in Amherstburg

April 18, 2017



In September 2016, the town of Amherstburg voted to purchase the historic home which was listed as one of the top 10 endangered properties in Canada.


Painted Rocks Turning Up All Over Amherstburg

April 12, 2017



Hundreds of communities have enticed residents to peek under bushes and behind trees for colourfully painted rocks for no other reason than the pure joy of finding one.

Holiday Beach a Hawk Haven

September 26, 2012



Audobon ranks Holiday Beach one of the best places in North America to watch hawks.