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Photo of Mayor DilkensWelcome 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, our municipal Facebook page, our twitter account, and our 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!
In Remembrance
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 (Wednesday, 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.

City of Windsor Holiday Hours for Remembrance Day

City of Windsor offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in observance of the Remembrance Day Holiday. City Council and Standing Committee meeting schedules will not be affected by this holiday.

311 Call Centre

The 311 Call Centre will be closed on Wednesday, November 11. Regular hours resume on Thursday, November 12from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

211 Windsor-Essex

The 211 Call Centre will be open 24 hours on Wednesday to serve residents throughout Windsor and Essex County.

Garbage and Recycling Collections

Residential collection services will be unchanged for the week of November 11. All collections will follow regular schedules.  Please refer to your 2015 Waste Collection Calendar. Night commercial, front end loader and weekly recycling collection will be unchanged as well. Call 311 for more information, or visit our Waste and Recycling pages. 

Public Drop-off & Household Chemical Waste Depots

The depots located at the northeast corner of Central Avenue and E.C. Row will be open on Wednesday, November 11. Regular hours are Monday thru Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Disposal fees may apply.    

Parks and Recreation

Community and customer care centres, arenas and indoor pools will be open for regular programming and rentals on Wednesday, November 11.

Adventure Bay Family Water Park

Adventure Bay Family Water Park Presented by WFCU is normally closed on Wednesdays during the fall season and will remain closed.

Parking Enforcement

There will be no parking enforcement on Wednesday, November 11, and municipal ticket payment offices will be closed.

Windsor Public Library

All locations of the Windsor Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11. Regular hours resume on Thursday, November 12.

Windsor’s Community Museum

Windsor’s Community Museum is currently closed for renovations and will remain closed on the holiday.

Transit Windsor

City buses will operate on a regular weekday schedule on Wednesday, November 11. The Tunnel Bus will operate on a weekday schedule. Schedules and route maps are available online at The Customer Service Office at 300 Chatham Street West is open regular hours on Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. The sales office at 3700 North Service Road East is also open regular hours from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

For more information, call 311 or visit

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Windsor Welcomes IKEA
Furniture retailer IKEA is coming to Windsor. The location Walker road is scheduled to be open in 2016 and will allow customers who have shopped online or at an IKEA store to pick up their products at that location.

20 Year Strategic Vision
Selfie with the Mayor at Devonshire Mall​

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens and members of City Council will be at the Devonshire Mall this Saturday, November 7, 2015 to talk about the 20-Year Strategic Vision.  
The Mayor will be there from 11am to 12 noon, ready to talk about the future and to snap a few selfies with visitors, while Councillors will come and go throughout the day between 10am and 3pm. 
“This will be our eleventh public engagement opportunity following the conclusion of our Vision and Ward meetings this week,” said Mayor Dilkens. “We’re hoping that by being at the mall, we’ll be able to reach more people in a new and fun way.” 
Administrative staff will have display boards, pamphlets of information, as well as a short survey to complete. The surveys and feedback will be compiled and used to plan Windsor’s future through 2035. 
The display location is near the food court and anyone who stops by and fills out a survey will have a chance to win four Rec Express Cards, good for Adventure Bay or any other city recreation facility. 
Visit the City of Windsor website for more information on the Strategic Vision and to take the on-line survey.​
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​We have 2 survey’s needing your input.
Please take the 20 Year Strategic Vision survey and help shape our city.

There’s also a one question survey about paying for parking in recreation centre lots.  One question; how easy is that?

Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Celebrates 85 Years of International Service

Mayor Drew Dilkens and the Windsor Detroit Tunnel Corporation are marking a milestone for the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel. Opened to the international community on November 3, 1930, the tunnel is celebrating its 85th birthday this year.

“Taking the tunnel rarely fails to inspire a sense of awe in its first-time travellers,” said Mayor Drew Dilkens. “For those of us who grew up in the area, we can likely remember bombarding our parents with questions about how they got it under the water and how it works, while our parents drove us through for adventure across the border.”

Recent upgrades to the tunnel’s operations spearheaded by the Windsor Detroit Tunnel Corporation included a $35-million expansion of the Canadian tunnel plaza, completed in 2014; LED lighting upgrades in 2010; and an upgrade and renovation project for the Canadian ventilation tower on University Avenue West, completed in 2007.

To learn more about the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel, visit

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 City Bus Information at Your Fingertips

Transit Windsor’s priority has always been getting passengers to their destination quickly and safely. Check out our  year round schedule.
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Adventure Bay Wins Prestigious International Marketing Awards

In the website category, the park’s official site, was the winner. Highlights of the site include 360-degree virtual tours of the park interior, photo galleries and scrolling home page banners highlighting timely information throughout the year, as well as a clearly arranged selection of information covering everything a potential visitor might want to know when planning a visit. 
In the billboard category, Adventure Bay’s winning entry was a roadside billboard, posted in multiple high-profile locations in Windsor and Detroit, one of six designs displayed throughout the community. The winning design features two young boys in a splash of water and the tag line, “Water you doing?” 

Click here to read more about additional awards Adventure Bay has received!
Fly Windsor to Orlando Direct from YQG

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The City of Windsor is pleased to welcome National Airlines to YQG Windsor International Airport.   National Airlines will begin non-stop service between Windsor and Orlando, Florida on Thursday, December 17, 2015.

Upcoming City Council Meetings
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Have you heard about our amazing 311 Service? 

Click here for more information!

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