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Old City Hall Demolition

The hazardous material has been removed and recyclable materials have been taken away, so the time has come to take down the Old City Hall building.

Budget Demolition, supervised by DST Consulting is now using a high-reach backhoe to take down the building.

The demolition may cause some noise, vibrations and dust, but air quality and vibration monitoring equipment is in place to ensure levels remain safe. Every effort will be made to keep the inconvenience to area residents, businesses and visitors as minimal as possible, and we appreciate everyone’s patience as we near the end of this important project.

Crews anticipate the full demolition will be completed in September.

For a video tour, done just prior to exterior demolition beginning and hosted by Mayor Drew Dilkens, visit the City’s YouTube Channel.​

Meet-a-Machine 2019

The 2019 edition of Meet-A-Machine was one for the record books with more than 7400 people attending.  The WFCU parking lot was abuzz with the sights and sounds of emergency vehicles, construction equipment, military trucks, buses, tow trucks etc.  Children were allowed to climb onboard many of these machine to explore and discover.  More than 50 vehicles were on site this year along with their operators.  The free event is designed to promote literacy in a fun and interactive way with children taking home with a free book at the end of the day.  Not only do they learn about literacy, it is entirely possible that future career choices were decided at this event. 
 
We gratefully acknowledge the individuals/organizations that generously volunteered their machines and their time to make this event possible.  

Bruce Avenue Park Makeover to Begin Soon

A million dollar makeover of Bruce Avenue Park is set to begin July 8, 2019.

Construction crews could start installing fencing around the area as early as this Friday (28th) but the park will remain open and accessible until July 8 when it will close for the summer.

Among the upgrades to be included are a new shelter; new pathways; new lighting; new grading and drainage; new trees planted; a new basketball sport court; new gathering area; and new benches.

Bruce Avenue Park will join Wigle Park, Mitchell Park, Bridgeview Park, and Relator Park as the latest parks to receive major overalls as part of the master plan approved by council in 2016.

Mitchell Park was upgraded in 2017/2018 and would be a great nearby alternative this summer while Bruce Avenue Park is under construction.

Hot Summer Nights Fun Blast

Some summer nights are so hot, even the wind can’t be bothered to move! What better time to head to the park with family and neighbours for a cooling fire truck sprinkler run, a visit with Sparky and a chance to meet Windsor Fire and Rescue Services and Fire Prevention staff for truck tours and fire safety information? 

Windsor Fire & Rescue Services will be continuing their Hot Summer Nights Fun Blast tradition, visiting a different park in all ten wards each Thursday from 5:30-7:30 pm. Learn more at www.windsorfire.com or follow us on Twitter, @WindsorFire1. We have new community partners on board this year too, taking advantage of the great opportunity to connect with the community.

Residents have the chance to go over some lifesaving tips and reminders, while getting acquainted with Windsor Fire and Rescue staff. Kids can check out the fire trucks, participate in hand-on activities and ask any fire safety questions. The firefighters will be grilling hotdogs and providing water for free to those who attend on a first come first serve basis.

Here is the list of Hot Summer Nights for 2019 (weather permitting)​:
 
Ward Park Address Date Time
Ward 5 Gary Dugal Park 1247 Drouillard Jun 27 5:30 – 7:30
Ward 3​ Wigle Park Erie E & McDougall Jul 4 5:30 – 7:30
Ward 9 Leafield Park Conservation & Labour Jul 11 5:30 – 7:30
Ward 10 Remington Booster Park 701 Edinborough Jul 18 5:30 – 7:30
Ward 2 Mic Mac Park 1125 Prince Jul 25 5:30 – 7:30
Ward 4 Lanspeary Park 1250 Langlois Aug 1 5:30 – 7:30
Ward 1 Captain Wilson Park 3950 Ducharme Aut 8 5:30 – 7:30
Ward 8 Pykes Park Lassaline & Ferndale Aug 15 5:30 – 7:30
Ward 6 Tranby Park Tranby & Parkview Aug 22 5:30 – 7:30
​Ward 7​        (Updated) ​Forest Glade Park ​3215 Forest Glade Drive​ ​Aug 29 ​5:30 – 7:30

Peace Fountain Returns

Repairs to the Peace Fountain are complete, and the fountain is back in the water alongside Coventry Gardens where the always-popular riverfront attraction is back in operation, ahead of the original July 1 target date.

The fountain is typically placed in the water in time for the Victoria Day long weekend, but the installation was delayed this year due to unforeseen repairs to the pumps.

The Peace Fountain, which is the only international floating fountain in the world can propel water 70 feet in the air and displays a light show at night.

Adventure Bay Extended  Summer Hours

Summer has certainly arrived in Windsor, and with the school year coming to a close too, what cooler way to get away for a day than a trip to Adventure Bay? Enjoy our world class rides and slides all day long, all summer long!

Summer Hours
Windsor’s water park (now a proud member of the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame) will be open from 10am to 8pm daily from June 29 to September 1, 2019. It’ll also be open for a daytime shift, 10am to 4pm on Labour Day, September 2, 2019.

Summer Memberships
Don’t forget, if you’re visiting us more than once, our summer memberships let you come as often as you like and experience a full summer of fun for one great rate, June 29 to September 2:
  • Guests under 42 inches tall: $40
  • Guests 42 inches tall and over: $52
  • Guest age 2 and under are free!
  • Daily drop-in rates also available.
For more information on Adventure Bay, visit www.adventurebay.ca or call 519-974-AQUA (2782).

Can-Am Golf Series

The City of Windsor thanks its first responders, corporate sponsors, partners and players for participating in the inaugural Can-Am Golf Series event on June 17, 2019! This was our first of four tournaments, and we were delighted to have 128 participants taking to the Donald Ross designed golf course at Roseland Golf and Curling Club. Congratulations to the winning team from Windsor Police Services: Superintendent Frank Providenti, Inspector Todd Cox, Inspector Steve Wortley and Staff Sergeant Marc Murphy.
 
These golf tournaments will assist in raising the funds required to host the 2022 Can-Am Police-Fire Games in Windsor from July 25-31, 2022. The Police-Fire Games is a biennial, multi-sport competition that has been hosted by cities across North America. It includes six days of competitive events, ranging from traditional to participant-specific sports like SWAT competitions and the Toughest Firefighter Alive. 
 
See you at the next Can-Am Golf Series event on June 29, 2020! Check out our photo gallery from this year's exciting event and our video, Can-Am Golf Series Kicks Off.

Museum Windsor - What is this?

This telephone was used at the museum (Francois Baby House) from its opening in 1958 until 1980.  It was removed from use because the receiver cord had exposed bare wires.  The cord could not be fixed so the phone was replaced and this phone added to the museum’s collection.  1980.6
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