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.

Posted by: Downtown Residents Association Windsor | February 14, 2015

Family Skate Day in Downtown WIndsor

Windsor’s Recreation & Culture Department and the Downtown Mission are hosting a Family Day skate at Charles Clark Square.

The rink will be supervised from 8am to 10pm.

There will be free hot chocolate, prizes and giveaways, while supplies last, between 1pm and 3pm.Skating_at_Charles_Clark_Square

Posted by: Downtown Residents Association Windsor | February 6, 2015


Posted by: Downtown Residents Association Windsor | November 19, 2014


As Winter approaches, the Downtown Windsor BIA and the Downtown Residents Association would like to remind you to clear your sidewalks from snow and ice as soon as possible in order to allow customers, residents and downtown workers to safely access your business.

Under the City of Windsor By-Law 8544, the owners and/or tenants of commercial properties are required to remove snow or ice in front of their business within four (4) hours following a snowfall or the formation of ice. Residential property owners have 12 hours to clear the walk.

If you see walkways that are not being cleared, call 311 to report. Downtown businesses that do not comply with this By-Law will be reported and could face penalties. People who do not shovel the sidewalk face a $125 fine or, if the city clears the sidewalk, it will bill the property owner for the work.

Posted by: Downtown Residents Association Windsor | September 28, 2014

Ward 3 Candidates Meeting

Ward 3 Candidates Meeting

Tuesday October 14, 2014


St. Clair Centre for the Arts

201 Riverside Dr. W.

Host: John Fairley, TV Cogeco

Moderator: Makda Ghebreslassie, CBC News/Windsor

This meeting is open to the public.

Posted by: Downtown Residents Association Windsor | August 8, 2014

Downtown Windsor Farmers Market hosts 2nd Annual CodeGreen Expo August 16

For immediate release: August 8, 2014

Windsor, ON – The Downtown Windsor Farmers Market (DWFM) is teaming up with Caesars Windsor to create a greener tomorrow by hosting the casino’s 2nd Annual CodeGreen Expo on Saturday, August 16 from 8 am to 1 pm, at Charles Clark Square. The goal of the event is to promote sustainability, energy conservation and create awareness about waste diversion.

Guests of all ages are invited to this FREE event to enjoy local vendors, information booths, exciting giveaways, a cooking demonstration by Caesars culinary team using local produce and family-friendly activities – all alongside the Market’s popular, weekly food and retail vendors.

Recycling Makes Cents will also be on site to collect E-Waste such as old computers and electronics, as well as used tires. Sunshine Drugs will provide a secure drop off for expired and unused over-the-counter and prescription drugs for safe disposal, diverting them from landfills that could pollute waterways or lead to accidental poisonings.

Kelly Wolfe-Gregoire, Vice President of Human Resources at Caesars Windsor, said, “Partnering with the popular Downtown Windsor Farmers Market is the perfect setting to promote our common goal of creating a sustainable future through environmental stewardship.” In May, the DWFM was among five hyper local non-profit organizations to receive a portion of a $130,000 donation as part of the casino’s 20 Year Anniversary Celebration.

Steve Green, DWFM General Manager, is excited about this new and growing partnership with Caesars. He said, “Not only does this afford an increase in diversity of vendors for the Expo, it exposes participants to the bounty of our local farmers, food producers, environmentally-friendly natural and organic vendors. Cooperation and collaboration with Caesars Windsor is greatly appreciated.”

Since the beginning, Caesars Windsor has focused on green initiatives that reduce waste and conserve energy use. The Caesars Entertainment Corporation’s CodeGreen program is an organization-wide strategy to identify, monitor, measure, manage and reduce material impacts on the environment. Locally, in 2013, the Caesars Windsor hotel was 4-Green Key certified from the world-recognized Green Key Eco-Rating program for all of the green efforts. In 2011 alone, the property had successfully diverted over 3080 tons of waste from landfills through cardboard, used batteries and various metals recycling; replaced the majority of their lighting fixtures to energy efficient LED and continued to look for new ways to decrease waste and improve recycling efforts. Annually, dozens of Caesars Windsor employees participate in the Little River Clean Up and Essex Region Conservation Authority’s Earth Day tree planting.

For more information about any of the mentioned organizations, please visit, and

Media Contact: 
Jhoan Baluyot, Manager of PR and Communications
Direct: 519.985.2896 or 1.800.991.7777 ext. 22896  

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