Tall ships boost local economy, city says
Windsor benefited economically by hosting the tall ships over the Labour Day weekend, city officials claim.
The city says approximately 25,000 people were attracted to the ships docked along the waterfront.
Hotels indicate they were between 85 and 100 per cent filled.
Cathy Masterson the city's manager of cultural affairs called it "a phenomenal impact."
"It tells me the tall ships experiment in Windsor was phenomenal one. people really embraced the opportunity to embrace 200 years of peace," Masterson said.
The tall ships helped commemorate the War of 1812.
Officials in Amherstburg, Kingsville and Pelee Island, towns that hosted tall ships, say they, too, attracted large numbers of people.
A meeting is planned next week between city, county and Pelee Island reps to further discuss the economic benefit brought on by the tall ships.