Point Edward, Ontario sits opposite Port Huron, Michigan at the mouth of the St. Clair River. The two most notable landmarks in Point Edward are the Blue Water Bridge and the Point Edward Charity Casino. The park area under the bridge is a very popular spot for people to relax on warm summer afternoons and evenings, watching boats pass in the river.
During the First World War, the Crosby Foundry and the Village ore docks were critical to the war effort. Following the war, new industries located in the Village. By 1921, the Village population topped 1,200. However, the opening of the Welland Canal led to Point Edward’s decline as an ore shipping centre.
In 1938, the Village received a major boost with the opening of the Blue Water Bridge. In 1997, with the addition of a second span, the Village now has the distinction of having the only twin International Bridge Crossing in Canada.
Since the Second World War, Point Edward has enjoyed a healthy mix of residential and industrial development. In the 1980’s, industrial development began to decline. With the new Charity Casino which opened in April, 2000, emphasis is turning to Tourism/Commercial development for continued prosperity.