Windsor Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1924-2000

This is a list of all chain grocery locations my research has uncovered in Windsor from 1924-2000, compiled from city directories, telephone books, and other sources. There may be some omissions due to incomplete or missing data, etc. and I welcome suggestions and corrections. Please read about my methodology for more information about what I do and do not include.

Access and download the location spreadsheet via Google Sheets.


  • East Windsor, Sandwich, and Walkerville were amalgamated into the city of Windsor in 1935, and all streets in the area were renumbered at that time. I have approximated the locations based on the current numbering system as closely as possible using the “reverse lookup” section of the 1935 city directory as a reference. I am still working on deciphering a few addresses.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Dominion
  • IGA
  • Loblaws
  • M&P
  • Red & White
  • Steinberg/Miracle Mart
  • Zehrs
Updated on 26 November 2022

One thought on “Windsor Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1924-2000

  1. Brian Skafica

    August 17, 2019 at 6:28pm

    As I remember, I think by 1976 there was a store in Windsor on South Ouellette Street named Gordon’s, which was a sister brand to Zehrs/Loblaws.

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  2. Author


    August 18, 2019 at 7:32pm

    Just checked my directory page images and I have a listing for a Gordon’s at 3033 Forest Glade Drive, which seems to be a shopping center in the middle of a residential subdivision. Could that be the one?

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  3. Ryan

    July 4, 2020 at 6:45pm

    3150 Howard Ave, closed as an A&P location in the mid-90s. It was replaced by a Chapters (now Indigo location, as well as a 2nd exterior revolving retailer).The current Metro location opened in 2017 (address: 3100 Howard Ave) in the former Zellers (and briefly Target location) at the south end of Devonshire Mall, and not facing east like the former Miracle Food Mart/A&P location.

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  4. Ryan

    July 4, 2020 at 6:47pm

    As an edit to my comment above, I should have said: “and not facing west like the former Miracle Food Mart/A&P location.”

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  5. ADinchik

    November 4, 2022 at 12:10pm

    There was a food store on Dougall ave next to Rose bowl back in 1970 . There where a few other in windsor , nothing fancy & you bagged your own . Anyone remember this store ??

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  6. Dave

    April 8, 2024 at 5:01pm

    Love the archive to sow how community oriented Windsor used to be back long ago

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