Congratulations to all the nominees and recipients of the 2017 Best of Windsor Essex Awards, organized by Tourism Windsor Essex. Bright Lights Windsor, the Wind...sor Waterfront, the Art Gallery of Windsor and the Capitol Theatre Windsor were among many places, spaces, events, organizations, businesses and individuals recognized for making our corner of the world such an amazing place to be. The recipients and nominees will be posted at www.bestofwindsoressex.ca. #wherecanWEtakeyou
The City of Windsor is seeking applicants for the newly established Council Compensation Review Committee. The committee will review the current level of remune...ration/compensation benefits for members of council and provide a final report in July of 2018. Deadline to apply is April 19.
City Launches Walk Wheel Windsor to Develop an Active Transportation Master Plan
The City of Windsor is excited to launch Walk Wheel Windsor – an 18-month process to develop an Active Transportation Master Plan for the City.
Active transportation includes any form of human‐powered transportation. Walking and cycling are the most popular and well-known forms of active transportation. However, the definition extends much further than that – as long as it is "active", you choos...e the mode: skateboarding, wheeling, pushing a stroller, accessing transit, in-line skating, using a mobility aid, etc.
Through the Walk Wheel Windsor process, the City will develop a vision along with policies and actions to guide the development of safe and convenient active transportation options for people of all ages and abilities over the next 20 years. The focus will be on creating active transportation opportunities to get people where they need to go: work, school, appointments and activities. The final Active Transportation Master Plan will include an implementable action plan that will guide investments in active transportation infrastructure and support programs over the short, medium and long term.
Input from Windsor residents and stakeholders will be important throughout the Walk Wheel Windsor process. All residents are invited to be a part of creating an Active Transportation Master Plan developed by our community, for our community. We want to hear from all residents, no matter how they move around – on foot, wheelchair or scooter, by car, transit, bicycle or skateboard.
To launch the public engagement process, residents are invited to share why active transportation is important to them and what would encourage them to use active mobility options more often by completing our Walk Wheel Windsor online survey. This survey is available at walkwheelwindsor.ca until June 29, 2018.
The Walk Wheel Windsor team will also be out in the community throughout the spring, hosting a variety of public events, as we explore together the future of walking, cycling, transit and other active mobility options in Windsor.
The first event will be held at the Earth Day celebration at Malden Park on Sunday, April 22. Arrive car free and you could win a prize! But come out regardless and help shape Windsor’s Active Transportation Master Plan.
For more information on the Walk Wheel Windsor process or to get involved, please visit walkwheelwindsor.ca.
Persevere, that's the biggest takeaway from this exercise.
It was almost 7 years ago when the fledgling Old Walkerville Residents Association had their first planning meeting and the residents chose a signalized pedestrian crossing at Wyandotte and Chilver as their top priority to tackle as an organization. The Walkerville BIA was on board immediately as they had also internally identified this issue as import to their membership.
I am pleased to report that all our hard work... has paid off - we are getting our crosswalk!
To recap, at the February 26 council meeting I put forward the motion again to have the crosswalk installed utilizing ward funds as the funding source, with financial help from councillors Bortolin and Marra as ward 4's funds were a bit short. Administration informed us that the minimum requirements have changed and they would rerun the old numbers to see if the crosswalk was now warranted. Council then chose to preapprove the crosswalk if it met those new minimum requirements.
And I found out today that it has! So 7 years of work has finally paid off to increase the safety and walkability for residents and visitors to this popular destination neighbourhood.
Hello 21st century!
Just toured the City’s demonstration house on Pierre. Great real-world data collection going on in their infiltration trenches which treats 95% of the sites stormwater onsite. In the basement you can see how little the intrusion is when you install a new sump pump and backwater protection valve. In May, when the site is finished, you’ll see the rain gardens in action.
All these pilot projects will be providing us with the data we need to show whether they can help you build a climate resilient home of your own.
A #ThrowbackThursday to the Windsor Market that was located at McDougall and Chatham Street. This photograph was taken in 1935 and shows men, women, and children busy buying and selling fresh produce and goods. Are you excited for spring to start buying from our many local farmers?
Great turnout from a committed business community in Wyandotte Town Centre Business Improvement Association, despite their recent setbacks.
City to Resume Residential Bulk Furniture Collection Program for 2018
Windsor residents will once again be able to have their unwanted bulk furniture items collected and taken to the landfill for them for a small fee, simply by calling 311 and booking an appointment.
Following City Council’s direction, a Residential Bulk Furniture Collection Program was created in 2017 and is now set to resume for the 2018 season with a lower fee for the service....
Under the program, each of the city’s pickup zones will see two collection cycles for bulk items per month. Specific criteria outlining what items are acceptable and not acceptable are outlined on the City of Windsor website in the Residential Bulk Furniture Collection pages.
There is a maximum of two items per pickup and the cost for the service is $10 per item.
To book a pickup, call 311 Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays, and 311 staff will advise you of available dates. A credit card can be accepted over the phone, or cash and debit can be accepted at our Customer Care Centres. All pickup appointments must be booked first by calling 311.
For complete details, including schedules, tips and restrictions, visit our Residential Bulk Furniture Collection pages
The Windsor Utilities Commission will be reconstructing the watermains on:
Tecumseh Road East - Hall to Turner (Ward 4)
This street is City of Windsor Operations Contract 5-18. The Contractor for the project is SheaRock Construction. It is anticipated that the contractor will mobilize to the site the week of March 26th, with construction to commence the week of April 2nd 2018 - weather permitting....
Letters will be delivered by WUC Staff tomorrow.
Students Ride for a Loonie during March Break
Transit Windsor is offering all elementary, secondary, and post-secondary students a price break again this year.
Students will pay just one dollar during March Break (March 11 to March 17), instead of the regular cash fare of $3.00. This applies to all city buses but excludes tunnel bus and special event services. Students must show a valid student card when paying their fare....
Transit Windsor is working to increase public awareness on the benefits of taking public transit:
· A single bus can eliminate up to 50 single occupancy vehicles, reducing pollution and road congestion.
· Transit riders can enjoy a healthier lifestyle, particularly if they are walking or cycling to their stop.
· Riding public transit is less stressful. Rather than driving in traffic and spending time looking for parking, passengers can relax and listen to music, or read a book.
It’s hoped that educating our youth and the greater public to the many benefits of public transit we will encourage more residents to choose Transit Windsor as their mode of transportation.
Moy Avenue Construction
Moy Avenue from Riverside Drive to Wyandotte Street East will be under construction for sewer, watermain, street lighting and road rehabilitation. Detour signage will be in place....
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 to April 15, 2018
Sherway Contracting Ltd.
For more information on construction and detours Call 311, or see the City of Windsor Database and Map at citywindsor.ca.
Tonight council will vote on proceeding with our 2018 Enhanced Capital Budget requests. Please see page 320 of tonight’s agenda for the full report.
Pg 3 of report: Pedestrian Street Lighting on Ottawa St. Expected to proceed this year,...
Windermere Rd engineering work for storm sewer reconstruction. Expected to proceed this year
Pg 4 of report: Ypres Blvd mill & pave. Expected to proceed this year
Alley maintenance fund. Expected to proceed this year
Pg 7 of report: La Bella Strada streetscaping. Design work expected to proceed in 2019
Pg 9 of report: Stodgell Park redevelopment. Expected to proceed spring of 2019
In recent weeks, I have been alerted by some concerned residents about suspicious “Door To Door Solicitors” in various neighbourhoods. This is the email response I received from Inspector Jason Crowley from Windsor Police Service.
I hope it calms some fears, but if you are ever to experience a solicitor at your door that makes you feel uncomfortable, keep the door closed and call the WPS non-emergency number at (519) 255-6700 Ext 4000.
I did a little digging and here is the result. We have answered a few calls from city residents regarding some door to door sales recently. Some were reported to be from Cogeco and some from Bell. Officers determined that although very annoying and aggressive, no offences were discovered.
Our media officers advise me that a new law is coming in on March 1st regarding door to door sales:
It deals with home owners being protected from contracts they sign at their door, under pressure. It does not make door to door sales illegal.
Bell Canada has confirmed with us that they indeed have active door to door sales people in our community who wear Bell ID with Bell ID employee numbers on them.
In the end, a resident should always call the company if they question the legitimacy of the person at their door, or the police if they feel there is an offence being committed.
Please share with your residents,
Inspector - Patrol Response
Windsor Police Service”