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Transportation

Map of North America with Essex at the centreLocated in the heartland of North America, the Town of Essex is very well connected.

Getting Around in Essex

A reliable network of municipal and regional roads connects Essex residents and visitors to a vast array of amenities.

Visit our Maps page for a number of map resources and access to our interactive mapping system.

Accessible Transportation

Timely access to hospitals, doctors, stores and services is important for everyone.

Door-to-door accessible transportation for persons 55 and over, and people of any age with a disability, is offered in our community by Essex Community Services.

The service operates throughout Essex - including Essex Centre, Harrow, Colchester, Oxley and McGregor. A free Rider Companionship Program is also available.

To find out more, call Essex Community Services at 519-776-4231 or visit the Essex Community Services website.

Parking

Park for free in the Town of Essex. Watch for 'P' signs pointing to free parking. On-street parking is plentiful on our main streets and nearby side streets.

Accessible parking spaces are available in key locations for anyone with a valid accessible parking permit.

Parking in residential areas may be limited to one side of the street. Watch for signs that prohibit parking on one side of the street during specific months.

Taxi Services

The Town of Essex licences and regulates taxicabs and taxicab drivers for the purposes of consumer protection.

Taxi drivers must provide proof of a valid Class G driver's licence, a Statement of Driving Record from the Ministry of Transportation, and a Criminal Information Report issued by our local police.

Owners of taxicabs must provide proof of ownership, a Safety Standard Certificate, and details on how fares will be calculated.

Licenced taxicabs are required to display a licence plate issued by the Town and drivers are required to display their licence.

If a taxi service fails to maintain and/or renew a current licence, the Town notifies the public by newspaper advertisement and on social media.

The only licenced taxicabs in the Town of Essex are the following:

SX Taxi and Limousine Service 519-961-9206
Harrow Hometowne Taxi 519-738-0188

 

 

 

Moving People and Goods

The Town of Essex is only a short drive away from air, rail, water and major highway transportation routes.

Air

Windsor International Airport is host to a number of airlines, including Air Canada, Porter and West Jet. Essex is just a 15-minute drive away from direct flights to major cities and vacation destinations.

Rail

Windsor's VIA Rail station is just a 20-minute drive away.

Water

The Port of Windsor is just 20 minutes away and moves over 5 million metric tonnes of cargo each year.

Roads

A reliable network of municipal and regional roads connects Essex to major provincial highways and the U.S. border. Information on the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway and the multi-lane roundabout that leads from Windsor to Essex can be found on the Infrastructure Ontario.