Windsor Before & After


Pairing a riveting collection of archival and contemporary landmark photographs side-by-side, Windsor: Before & After provides a fascinating and bittersweet chronicle of both the city’s lost and surviving built heritage.  

Windsor: Before & After reveals the city of Windsor’s structural evolution during its rise as a manufacturing powerhouse in the 19th and 20th century, compared to its early 21st century altered reality.

This lavishly illustrated book brings neighborhoods back to life, unsealing a Windsor that once was. 



  • the transformation of downtown

  • Walkerville, Hiram Walker’s company town

  • the chaotic, meteoric rise of Ford City

  • historic Sandwich

  • Ojibway – the town that never happened

  • the West End

  • a tour through neighbourhoods, including East Windsor and Riverside.

  • an impressive roster of local drinking establishments as they were and are


After more than 20 years documenting the Border Cities’ remarkable and fascinating heritage, behold the eighth local history book by urban historians and publishers, Elaine Weeks and Chris Edwards.