Posted by: Downtown Residents Association Windsor | October 11, 2015

20 Yr Strategic Plan Survey (Click on Link)

20 Yr Strategic Plan Survey

Posted by: Downtown Residents Association Windsor | October 2, 2015

DOWNTOWN TRANSPORTATION STRATEGY Notice of Public Information Centre

The Study
The City of Windsor has initiated a study to develop a sustainable strategy for a transportation system
that supports Council’s Strategic Vision for a vibrant and inviting Downtown Windsor focusing on place
making and supporting active transportation choices, taking into account existing and planned land uses
The goal of this study is to repurpose the existing public right-of-way to optimize space for streetscaping,
utilities and all users (vehicles, transit, bicycles and pedestrians) to achieve a balanced transportation
network for people that encourages non-motorized uses and establishes vibrant and inviting public

Public Information Centre
The public is invited to review and comment on
the development of the Downtown Transportation
Strategy during a Public Information Centre (PIC).
This PIC will consist of an informal drop-in centre
with display boards to obtain public input on the
Development and Evaluation of Alternatives.
Representatives from the City and the Consultant
Project Team (CIMA) will be present to answer
questions and discuss the next steps in the study.
The Public Information Centre (PIC) has been
scheduled on the following date:
Date: Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Windsor International Aquatic and
Training Centre, 401 Pitt St W, Windsor, ON, N9A

Public Comments
If you are unable to attend the PIC and would like to obtain more information or provide comments
please contact one of the Project Managers.
If you need accommodation for accessibility to attend the PIC, please contact the City’s Project Manager
below as early in advance as possible.
Andrew Dowie, P. Eng.
Policy Analyst
City of Windsor
1266 McDougall Avenue
Windsor ON N8X 3M7
Tel.: 519-255-6247 ext. 6018
Stephen Keen
CIMA, Project Manager
3027 Harvester Road, Suite 400
Burlington, ON L7N 3G7
Tel: 289-288-0287
Also for your information, Planning and Building Services is commencing a Downtown Windsor Planning
Study and will be holding a Public Visioning Session on Wednesday October 28, 2015 from 4 pm to 7
pm at the Windsor Family Aquatic Complex (401 Pitt Street West). For more information, please contact
Greg Atkinson, Planner III – Economic Development at 519-255-6543, extension 6582 or
Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of
Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public

Posted by: Downtown Residents Association Windsor | September 16, 2015

Strategic Vision and Ward Meetings

The City of Windsor is holding a series of public meetings over the coming months and we hope you can attend and provide input.  Each meeting will begin with discussion and ideas surrounding Council’s 20-Year Strategic Vision Planning and be followed by a Ward Meeting where issues specific to your Ward will be addressed. Your attendance and input is vital to our success.

Wednesday, October 7 Ward 3 Councillor Bortolin ​20-Year Strategic Vision 6pm
Annual Ward Meeting 7pm
400 City Hall Square East
Multi-Purpose Room
Posted by: Downtown Residents Association Windsor | August 10, 2015

Open Air Cinema Night


Posted by: Downtown Residents Association Windsor | May 29, 2015

Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market Opening Day!



Downtown Windsor Farmers Market

Windsor, Ontario-May 28, 2015- The Downtown Residents Association (Windsor) ( announces the 2015 season of the Downtown Windsor Farmers Market located at Charles Clark Sq. (Located between Chatham Street East and University Avenue East, midway between Goyeau and McDougall streets). The first day for the market is this Saturday May 30, 2014 starting at 8:00am. The market will run every Saturday until Thanksgiving weekend. There will be many new and exciting local farms and artisans represented.

The mission of the Downtown Residents Association is to unite the diverse communities of Downtown Windsor and to provide an innovative forum for all community stakeholders to contribute to a healthy, vibrant and inclusive Downtown neighbourhood.

The market is possible due to the generous sponsorship by The Corporation of the City of Windsor, Rose City Ford, Caesars Windsor and the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association.

Posted by: Downtown Residents Association Windsor | April 30, 2015

Downtown Windsor Farmers Market

Hi Everyone,

We go to City Council on Monday night (May 4, 2015) to try and get the fees waived for Charles Clarke Sq for the 2015 Market Season. This was denied at the Standing Committee 2 weeks ago. We ask you to email and/or call the following Councillors to show how much the market means to you and our community. Hopefully with this massive show of support, it will convince them how important the market is to the vendors, patrons and citizens of Windsor.

Ward 1 – Fred Francis

Ward 2 – John Elliott

Ward 5 – Ed Sleiman

Ward 6 – Jo-Anne Gignac

Ward 7 – Irek Kusmierczyk

Ward 9 – Hilary Payne

Ward 10 – Paul Borrelli

Posted by: Downtown Residents Association Windsor | April 11, 2015

Public E-Waste Drop Off

Caesars Windsor is offering a FREE PUBLIC E-WASTE DROP OFF in their 250 Windsor Ave. gated parking lot on Tuesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 15 from 8 am – 6 pm. A bin, from Recycling Makes Cents, will be provided to dispose of unwanted electronics, big or small, such as televisions, small appliances, cell phones, computers, printers, scanners, tuners, radios as well as old tires. Vehicles can drive through, entering through the Chatham Street gate, just west of McDougall Ave. Walk-ups are also welcome.

The public e-waste drop off is part of Caesars Windsor’s CodeGreen/Earth Month and their ongoing efforts to reduce their carbon footprint, encourage recycling and continue to be a responsible corporate citizen.

Posted by: Downtown Residents Association Windsor | March 4, 2015

WARD 3 TOWN HALL MEETING Tuesday March 10, 2015

The Downtown Residents Association (Windsor) will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday March 10, 2015. This event will be hosted by Ward 3 City Councillor Rino Bortolin. The subject for this Town Hall will be “20 Year Vision Plan-Have your Say”.
The Town Hall will take place from 7:00pm-9:00pm at Windsor Water World, 400
Wyandotte St. E.
This event is open to the public and interested parties. Refreshments will be served.
The Downtown Residents Association Windsor will also hold its Annual General Meeting
at the event.
The mission of the Downtown Residents Association is to unite the diverse communities
of Downtown Windsor and to provide an innovative forum for all community
stakeholders to contribute to a healthy, vibrant and inclusive Downtown neighbourhood.

Posted by: Downtown Residents Association Windsor | March 3, 2015

Windsor Public Library To Hold Massive Book Sale

The main branch of the Windsor Public Library will hold a giant book sale March 13 – 15.

Hours are 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday and 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

There will be thousands of titles covering all genres. Hard-covered books are $2 while mass market and small paperbacks are $1.

People can also purchase a bag of books for $5. The plastic bags will be supplied.

Audio cassettes and DVDs, meanwhile, are priced at $2.

All proceeds from the sale will go to purchase new library materials. Suggestion boards will be set up at the library asking members of the community to share what new materials they’d like to see purchased.

The main branch is located at 850 Ouellette Ave.

Posted by: Downtown Residents Association Windsor | February 24, 2015

HDGH to Host Community Engagement Session for TSC


Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare will be hosting a Community Engagement Session for the Transitional Stability Centre (TSC) on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator located at 720 Ouellette Avenue.

The TSC will provide services and support for males and females 18 to 65 years of age who are experiencing an acute mental health and/or substance use episode but do not require hospitalization or hospital treatment.

All are welcome to attend.

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