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Events 2013

March to Detroit

4 March 2013
The Woodward Avenue entrance to the Detroit Institute of Arts. The collection here is one of the top six in the U.S. Credit Detroit Institute of Arts.

The Woodward Avenue entrance to the Detroit Institute of Arts. The collection here is one of the top six in the U.S. Credit Detroit Institute of Arts.

It’s a new month so it’s a new city for the U.S. Consulate General Toronto’s look at U.S. destinations close to the GTA and southern Ontario. This March we’re focusing on Detroit. Motown, Motor City, Hockeytown, the D – the city has lots of nicknames and an equal amount to discover. Detroit has been in the news a lot recently due to financial challenges but there are many great things to discover beyond the headlines.

Easy flights from both Toronto airports to Windsor or straight to Detroit’s main airport exist and your vehicle will take you there in around four hours. And if you’re the type to get revved up about vehicles, there are several big automotive shows throughout the year. The next one, Autorama “America’s Premium Custom Show Car Series” http://www.autorama.com/ runs this month so get your motor started.

Any time of the year however is great to visit with museums, such as the peerless Detroit Institute of Arts, to keep warm in during the winter to the Detroit Jazz Festival – the world’s largest free jazz festival – that plays every September long weekend. Little known facts about Detroit include it being the site where Martin Luther King Jr. made the debut of his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech and – this will make you a champ at trivia nights – the city having the most registered bowlers in the U.S.A.

If that doesn’t bowl you over, check out our interactive site for more information, insider tips and links on Detroit. There are also chances to win prizes and to learn things you never knew about a city on Canada’s doorstep so get Detroit City Rocking!

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