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November 2016
Welcome to the Windsor Update.

This e-newsletter is provided by the Corporation of the City of Windsor.  Our hope is to share a selection of stories that Windsorites either need to know, should know, or might just like to know about in our community.

In each issue, we’ll update you about events and schedules, meetings and announcements, and more. We’ll profile plans we’re working on and offer a variety of opportunities to share your own feedback.

The Windsor Update joins our website, municipal Facebook page, Twitter account, and YouTube channel as some of the ways we’re engaging with you and communicating the great things happening in our city. We encourage you to create your own direct connection by signing up, “friending,” “following” and “liking” each of these opportunities for engagement.

The Windsor Update will be a monthly publication to start, but with room to grow.

Thanks for your interest in our community, and please feel free to let us know what you think of our newsletter!

Council Minutes

For a quick overview of Council discussions and decisions from each Council meeting please check out the Council Minutes on our website.
Upcoming City Council Meetings

Jurors Wanted & Deadlines Set for the ACHF

The City of Windsor is looking for would-be jurors who possess a brain for business, an eye for art and a heart for a cultural community. Juror applications are being accepted now for the exciting fourth year of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Fund (ACHF) grant program, which awards project grants to deserving individuals and cultural organizations to help stimulate creative and economic growth in Windsor.

If you feel you have the qualities needed to help select winning entries, please apply today. The deadline to apply to be a juror is Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 12 noon. This is a terrific opportunity to spend a small amount of time to make a big difference in our community.

2017 Funding Rounds:

  • Round 1: Applications accepted beginning Monday, February 20, 2017 until 3pm Friday, March 17, 2017.
  • Round 2: Applications accepted from Monday, August 21, 2017 until 3pm Friday, September 22, 2017.

Since 2014, the program has awarded over $218,000 to 91 exciting projects in Windsor.

Full details on how to apply to be a Juror, as well as program guidelines, objectives, key priorities, and eligibility requirements can be found

For more information on municipal services, call 311 or visit

Remembrance Day Ceremony

Members of the community will come together and honour the men and women of the Canadian Military, past and present at the annual Remembrance Day Ceremony hosted by the HMCS Hunter at the Memorial Cenotaph in City Hall Square.

The ceremony will begin at 11 o’clock on Remembrance Day (Friday, November 11). Attendees are encouraged to arrive by 10:45 a.m.

Each November 11, Canadians pay tribute to the sacrifices of those who have served their country in the military in times of war and peace. All are welcome to join us in honouring their contributions to the freedoms we hold dear here in Windsor and across the country.

Signs of Good Things to Come at Transit Windsor

Transit Windsor is ready to roll out some new signage and new technology that will improve service with real time information and improved accessibility across the system.

In the coming weeks, transit riders will begin to see newly designed bus stop signs across the city that contain a Stop ID number, a phone number and a number to text.  When the system is fully implemented, this information will provide the rider with real time bus information for each stop.

“This is an exciting leap forward for Transit Windsor”, said Executive Director Pat Delmore.  “This technology will give transit riders access to real time information from their smart phone or computer regarding the location of their bus and its expected time of arrival ".

In addition to the smart phone compatibility, buses will also provide automated stop announcements and interactive voice response systems to improve service for the visually impaired and visitors to our community.

“We expect all 112 buses and 1,200 bus stops to be completely changed over by early 2017”, said Delmore. “We will then monitor the system and getfeedback from our riders on any adjustments that might improve service even further”.

The cost of these upgrades is $2.7m.

City of Windsor Newsroom

Keep up to date on the latest City of Windsor news releases:
City of Windsor Newsroom

Museum Windsor - What is this?

Pictured here are large cusped mastodon teeth found on the former Jeffrey farm on the 7th concession of Gosfield North Township, c.1941. 

On display as part of the exciting travelling exhibit, Ice Age Mammals at the Chimczuk Museum,  you can see a full skeleton of a mastodon. Learn the difference between mastodons and mammoths.
The City of Windsor conducts surveys as a means of soliciting ideas and opinions from residents so we can better serve the community as a whole.  Check back often to see if a new survey is ready for your input.

Have you heard about our amazing 311 service? 

Click here for more information!
The new Activity Guide is here! Check it out online at or visit one of our many Customer Care Centres to pick up a copy. Register for adult, parent & tot, pre-school, and youth classes today!
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