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Many people may not know it, but Windsor owes a lot to its Scottish pioneers, who trickled into the area all throughout the
nineteenth century. While many of them built homes on Victoria Avenue and attended services at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, the
Scottish community was diverse, and many of its members quickly assimilated into the larger Anglo-French community. Windsor's first
mayor was a Scot; the city's biggest department store was founded and run by Scots; some of its leading businessmen were Scottish; even
the man who gave Windsor its name came from Scotland. Below are just some of the people and families who helped to shape the wild
forested peninsula of the Western District into the Windsor-Essex we know today.