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March 2022

Council Minutes


For a quick overview of Council discussions and decisions from each Council meeting, please check out the Council Minutes on our website.
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City Offers Options for Residents to Support Ukraine

Canada has one of the largest populations of Ukrainian citizens outside Ukraine. In 2016, there were almost 1.5 million persons of full or partial Ukrainian origin residing in Canada, making them Canada's 11th largest cultural group and giving Canada the world's third-largest Ukrainian population outside of Ukraine itself and Russia. In Windsor and Essex County, almost 10,000 of our fellow residents are from Ukraine.

With this in mind, the City of Windsor began to fly the Ukrainian flag at Charles Clark Square last week and illuminated City Hall in blue and yellow – the colours of the Ukrainian flag.

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Ontario Superior Court Order Extended
 

 
 
After a hearing held on Friday February 18, 2022, Chief Justice Morawetz of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted a continuation of the injunction that was ordered on February 11, 2022, to restrain individuals from establishing a blockade, or in any way impeding access, to the Ambassador Bridge.

Serving Our City: Community Response Stabilization Team



Meet City of Windsor staff who were redeployed to new roles to serve the community in unique and challenging ways during COVID-19. Here are Katie, Graeme and Taylor, who were redeployed to the Community Response Stabilization Team (CRST) during the pandemic.

Rec and Culture Continues to Grow as Re-opening Expands

 

The City of Windsor’s recreation and culture openings and opportunities continue to grow in line with the latest announced pandemic planning from the Province of Ontario. Provincial details can be found on the Province’s COVID Measures Page. Here are some of the specific local re-openings to note: All nine ice pads at four arenas in the city continue operations ...
 

Little River Eagle Platform
 


Just in time for nesting season, local eagle enthusiast Phil Roberts teams up with the City of Windsor's Forestry and Parks departments to build a new bald eagle platform in the Little River corridor, not far from the City's east side pump track. Learn more through this bird’s eye view of the platform being installed.

Employment and Training Services Re-opens to Public

For more than a decade, Employment and Training Services (ETS) has been working with residents and local employers in Windsor and Essex County to help people return to work by connecting employers with qualified workers. 

The ETS Resource Centre, located on the first floor of 400 City Hall Square East, is currently open to the public by appointment only.

ETS also continues to offer Canada Ontario Job Grant (COJG) funding to employers looking to provide third-party training to new or current employees. Reach out to ETS for further details.

Museum Windsor - What is this?

This piece of artwork celebrates the history of Transit Windsor. On March 2, 1872, the Sandwich and Windsor Passenger Railway was incorporated by an act of legislation, to provide public transit by means of a horse drawn streetcar.  This streetcar travelled along what is now University Avenue to the Sandwich mineral springs. 

After facing foreclosure in 1880, the company reorganized in 1887 under the name Sandwich, Windsor & Amherstburg Railway, and provided public transit for the next ninety years. In 1970, the SW&A became part of the corporation of the City of Windsor, and in 1977 it was renamed Transit Windsor.   
 
Gift of the Mayor’s Office, 2016.23.1
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