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July 2017
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.

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

Open Streets Windsor is Back

Open Streets Windsor returns this September with an Ontario 150 Celebration to connect our diverse neighbourhoods and people across our community on Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (new extended hours!) As thousands witnessed during our two dates in July and September of last year, this free community event will see an eight kilometre route along Sandwich Street, University Avenue West, Wyandotte Street East and Drouillard Road temporarily opened to people but closed to cars. Once again, event organizers are looking for volunteers, as well as individuals, organizations and businesses to contribute ideas and activities at hubs along the massive event route.

  • We are looking for more volunteers than ever who are fun, friendly and excited about making a difference! Volunteer shifts: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Duties include greeting, safety monitoring and supervision of roadway barricades.
Community Partners
  • In addition to providing a space for people to walk, cycle, roller blade, etc. along the route, hubs are designated for individuals, businesses and organizations to carry out activities that promote health, physical activity, arts and culture, and that’s where you come in! Activities must be free and encourage the greatest possible participation from people of all ages and abilities. 
If you would like to become a volunteer or a supporting activity partner, or if you’d just like to learn more about the event, please visit us for a planning session:Open Streets – Ontario 150 Celebration Planning Session
July 26, 2017
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Windsor International Aquatic & Training Centre Presented by WFCU Credit Union
401 Pitt Street West

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 (WFRS) will be hosting a summer-long tradition at a different park in all ten wards, each Thursday from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Event details will be posted to WFRS’ website,  We have many new community partners on board this year who saw it as an exciting opportunity.

Residents have the chance to go over some lifesaving tips and reminders while getting acquainted with WFRS 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 which are free to those who attend on a first come, first serve basis.

Here is the list of Hot Summer Nights for 2017:
Ward Park Address Date Time
Ward 1 Central Park 3301 Woodland June 29 5:30 – 7:30
Ward 5 Gary Dugal Park 1247 Drouillard July 6 5:30 – 7:30
Ward 2 Mic Mac Park 1051 Prince Road July 13 5:30 – 7:30
Ward 4 Lanspeary Park 1250 Langlois July 20 5:30 – 7:30
Ward 3 Fred Thomas Park 400 Wyandotte East July 27 5:30 – 7:30
Ward 10 Remington Booster Park 701 Edinborough Aug 3 5:30 – 7:30
Ward 7 Forest Glade Park 3215 Forest Glade Aug 10 5:30 – 7:30
Ward 9 Captain Wilson Park 3950 Ducharme Aug 17 5:30 – 7:30
Ward 8 Rivard/Fountaine Bleu Park 3030 Rivard Aug 24 5:30 – 7:30
Ward 6 Realtor Park 1390 Homedale Aug 31 5:30 – 7:30

To learn more about fire safety, visit


Celebrating Sandwich

2017 marks the City of Windsor’s 125th anniversary. What better way to mark the milestone than with a tour of one of our founding neighbourhoods? The City of Windsor is offering a new and engaging way to tour the historic district online.

The new Sandwich Heritage Walking Tour is a mobile friendly website that helps you conduct a self-guided tour and explore the history and heritage of the former Town of Sandwich, at your convenience at any time of the day! Or, if you don’t have internet access on your phone while on tour, feel free to download the PDF version or print a copy before touring.

“Windsor wouldn’t be Windsor if it hadn’t been for Sandwich,” says Manager of Planning Policy Michael Cooke. “Much of our identity as a city originates in this neighbourhood, and this milestone year is a great opportunity to immerse ourselves in its fascinating history.”

In addition to the self guided option, the historical experts at Museum Windsor will offer a guided tour on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Pre-registration is required, so visit for tickets or call 519-253-1812 for more info today!

The Art Gallery of Windsor is celebrating Sandwich Town and sandwiches too with The Sandwich Project, which runs until October 1, 2017. The exhibition is a “site-specific two-year project that explores the entangled relationships between place, history and identity vis-à-vis food culture in Windsor between the 1950s to present.”

To learn more about heritage walking tours in Windsor including Sandwich, visit To learn more about The Sandwich Project exhibition and more, visit the art gallery’s website at

Accessibility Equipment Added to Sandpoint Beach

Windsor City Councillor Ed Sleiman along with fellow members of the Windsor Accessibility Advisory Committee (WAAC) unveiled new equipment at Sandpoint Beach today that will make the beach more accessible for everyone.

Two Mobi-chairs and special beach matting have been installed.  The two Mobi Chairs will allow individuals to roll along the accessible beach mats right into the water where they become floating wheelchairs.

“Municipalities are leaders on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act,” said Councillor Sleiman. “Investments such as those unveiled today and the exercise equipment unveiled earlier this week at Huron Lodge exceed the legislative requirements and helps ensure access for everyone.”

City Council invested $37,500 at WAAC’s recommendation to cover the costs of the new equipment at Sandpoint Beach.

The Beach is open daily during the summer between 1pm and 7pm, weather and water quality permitting.  The mobi-chairs will be available on a first come first served basis through request to the on-duty life guards.​​

Adventure Bay Summer Hours

It’s always summer at Adventure Bay Family Water Park Presented by WFCU Credit Union, but the actual summer means extended hours for vacationers and staycationers alike. Enjoy our world class rides and slides all day long, all summer long!

Summer Hours

Windsor’s water park (now the proud recipient of its third straight TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence) will be open from 10am – 8pm daily from now until Sunday, September 3, 2017 inclusive.

Summer Memberships

Don’t forget, if you’re visiting us more than once, our new summer memberships let you come as often as you like and experience a full summer of fun for one great rate (less than the price of three regular visits!):

  • Guests under 42 inches tall: $35 
    (Remember, if you are under 3 ... you are free!)
  • Guests 42 inches tall and over: $48

For more information on Adventure Bay, visit or call 519-974-AQUA (2782).

Museum Windsor - What is this?

Expo 67 plastic folding fan depicting images of the pavilions at the expo. Gift from Will Bucholtz, 2016.26.2. The Expo (or World’s Fair) was held in Montreal, Quebec from April 27 to October 29, 1967, and was the main celebration of Canada’s Centennial year of Confederation.  More than 50 million people attended Expo 67.
This artifact and others will be on display at the Chimczuk Museum in the newest exhibition   Windsor  1867 and 1967 A Sesquicentennial Exhibition  beginning July 1st.  
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!
Check out the latest Activity Guide 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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