Tecumseh is a town in Essex County in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. It is on Lake St. Clair east of Windsor and had a population of 23,229 at the 2016 census. It is part of the Windsor census metropolitan area. Tecumseh enjoys long summers and mild winters. Originally a small Franco-Ontarian settlement, Tecumseh now offers many restaurants, shopping areas, medical facilities, as well as industrial and commercial enterprises.
In 1999, as part of a reorganization of Essex County, Tecumseh was merged with the Village of St. Clair Beach, and the Township of Sandwich South into the Town of Tecumseh. In 2003, the City of Windsor annexed approximately 23 square kilometres (8.9 sq mi) from the Town of Tecumseh. Now considered to be a bedroom community of Windsor, Tecumseh is often cited as an example of urban sprawl; new subdivisions have developed on some of Canada’s most valuable agricultural land beginning in the late 1980s.
Tecumseh Transit is the municipal bus service, operated by First Student Canada, which commenced on December 21, 2009. A connection has been made to Transit Windsor services at Tecumseh Mall.
The Tecumseh Corn Festival has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Festivals in Ontario by Festivals and Events Ontario, which is quite an honour considering over 3000 festivals taking place in Ontario each year. Tecumseh hosts many special events throughout the year.
- Art of Eating Festival
- Christmas in Tecumseh
- Tecumseh Corn Festival
- Joseph Groulx, French-language storyteller
- Pawel Kruba, CFL player
- Chris Lori, Olympic bobsledder
- Dave Steen, Olympic bronze medal-winning decathlete
- Kyle Wellwood, Eric Wellwood- Professional hockey players
- former NHL players Mark Renaud, Tim Kerr, Bob Boughner, Warren Rychel, Adam Graves, Ernie Godden and Bob Probert