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Tuesday December 31st, 2013

Posted at 11:00am

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Take a look back at some of the moments that defined Windsor with this pictorial retrospective of 2013.

A firefighter prepares to enter a blaze at an auto repair shop on University Avenue West (Photo: Owen Wolter)

The Downtown Windsor Aquatic Centre is shown under construction in January. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Windsor’s first Target store is shown under construction in this photo from January. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Protestors speak with a Windsor Police sergeant during the Idle No More protest on Huron Church. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

The University’s old bookstore is shown gutted in this photo of construction of an expansion to the Odette School of Business. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Ford City has a new mural. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Grace Hospital is seen from above just months before it was demolished. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

A firefighter rescues a cat from a house fire in Tecumseh (Photo: Tecumseh Fire & Rescue Services)

A “Wampum Belt” is made out of hundreds of bottles of water and placed in Old Sandwich. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Snow blankets Windsor. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

A man was rushed to hospital after the van he was driving collided with a VIA Rail train on George Avenue. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Matchbox Twenty performs at Caesars Windsor. (Photo: Gene Schilling)

The front of the old Blind Dog falls off during heavy wind. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

“all we are is all we were”, a neon sign is erected on Sandwich’s windmill. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

The Hot & Spicy House on Wyandotte West catches fire. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

BrokenCityLab’s Justin Langlois speaks during an event at Neighbourhood Spaces in Downtown Windsor. Windsor-lovers were given free tattoos. (Photo: Lauren Hedges)

The president of Target Canada speaks to the media during a special preview of the new store. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Zellers’ sign is removed from Tecumseh Mall. (Photo: Joey Labonte)

Detroit goes dark during Earth Hour. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Carrie Underwood performs at the WFCU Centre. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

An abandoned house on Bridge Avenue is engulfed by flames. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

A small amount of smoke drifts from Matchette Road where an explosion at a gas plant took place. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Demolition starts at Grace Hospital. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

A man watches as several people are trapped inside Scotiabank in Downtown Windsor. The bank was sealed due to a suspicious package. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Several cars sit smashed after a stolen car careened off the road on Dougall Avenue (Photo: @Pickman55 on twitter)

NHL Alumni play Law Enforcement at the WFCU Centre. (Photo: Kevin Chauvin)

Marathon’s southwest Detroit refinery catches fire. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Dozens of cyclists dress in period clothes for the second annual Tweed Ride. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

The roof of Grace Hospital catches fire. Here, Windsor firefighters are seen descending from the roof. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

The crew of Engine 5 walks away from a massive fireball at Sprucewood Industries in southwest Windsor on May 21st. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Windsor Police escort thousands of motorcyclists who took part in the Ride for Dad. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

A tree branch came down and hit a man’s car during a strong summer storm in Windsor. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

The front of Grace Hospital is demolished. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Kaycie Piche shows off her newly-painted rainbow, one of many ways money was raised for the Tim Hortons Children Foundation on Camp Day. (Photo: Jeannette Catherine)

Heavy black smoke billows from a nail salon on Wyandotte Street East. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Food from the Mexican village is pictured at Carrousel by the River. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

A vendor displays a gyro at the LaSalle Strawberry Festival. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Sandwich Town erects banners that show historic area landmarks. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Demolition crews work on the old Forest Glade Cinemas. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

A strong police and fire response is seen as a suspicious package is detonated at the Ambassador Bridge. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

A subdivision in Harrow is flooded in this photo supplied by the Essex County OPP

Workers assemble Summerfest’s ferris wheel. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Gyros are prepared during Carrousel of Nations’ Greek fest. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Parents and children were taken on cherrypicker rides during Meet-a-Machine at the WFCU Centre. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

New firefighter recruits are sworn in during a ceremony at the Caboto Club. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

A woman dressed as a pirate stands on a boat competing in the 2013 Tugboat Race. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Patrons check out Art in the Alley on Maiden Lane. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Thousands gather to watch the Canada Day Parade in Walkerville. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

The annual Target fireworks are seen from Tecumseh Road. (Photo: Nicki Kereliuk)

The Downtown Aquatic Centre is seen under construction. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Alice Cooper performs at Caesars Windsor. (Photo: Nicki Kereliuk)

Vendors cook up ribs at the Amherstburg Rib Fest. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Weezer performs at Caesars Windsor. (Photo: Nicki Kereliuk)

A cupcake shop, Klueless Cupcakes, opens its doors in Walkerville. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Windsor’s first ever Color Run is attended by thousands of participants. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Teenagers set fire to a new commercial building in South Windsor. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Reader Jeanine Jodoin snapped this photo of a motorcycle on fire on Tecumseh Road East

A firefighter works to pull down parts of a house on fire on Elm Street. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Ke$ha performs at Caesars Windsor. (Photo: Nicki Kereliuk)

Windsor’s pride parade celebrates in Downtown Windsor. (Photo: Nicki Kereliuk)

Team Windsor plays Detroit at the 2013 International Children’s Games. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

The opening ceremonies of the Children’s Games are pictured. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Runners compete at the International Children’s Games. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Balloonapalooza begins in Downtown Windsor. (Photo: Kevin McQuaid Jr.)

A firefighter uses a saw to unlock a door while fire burns inside an auto body shop on Erie Street. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Aaron Norg (right) speaks to a teammate after winning a gold medal at the International Children’s Games. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Smoke billows and water drips from a house fire on Howard Avenue. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Firefighters prepare equipment for use during a hazmat incident on Walker Road. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Cyclists zoom along Erie Street during the Tour di Via Italia. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

A worker carries a picket sign during a strike at the University of Windsor. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Bender from Futurama hangs off of the Eiffel Tower during C.C.’s craft show at the WFCU Centre. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Two balconies are destroyed by a fire at Victoria Park Place in Downtown Windsor. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

People rappel down the side of Caesars Windsor for charity. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Lionel Richie rocks Caesars Windsor. (Photo: Nicki Kereliuk)

A zombie prepares to eat brains during the first annual Zombie Run at Malden Park. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Zombies walk down Ouellette during the 2013 Zombie Walk. (Photo: Di Bedard)

A pink fire truck, in support of breast cancer research, is unveiled at Devonshire Mall. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Bartenders serve Mill St. at the first annual Windsor Craft Beer Festival. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Police patrol Pelissier Street where a University of Windsor student was murdered during a multiple stabbing. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Thousands of runners fly through Windsor during the 2013 edition of the Detroit Free Press Marathon. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Crosses are placed on Dougall for Remembrance Day. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Santa arrives at Devonshire Mall by helicopter. (Photo: Nicki Kereliuk)

Lincoln Road floods at Wyandotte during heavy rain. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Fire breaks out at an apartment building in Downtown Detroit sending smoke into Windsor. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Fahrhall brings presents to children at the Paediatric Oncology Satellite Unit at Windsor Regional Hospital (Photo: Victoria McKinlay)

The CP Holiday train chugs into Windsor. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Our Lady of the Rosary Church is seen after being purchased for repurposing as an event facility. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

Students at General Brock pause from decorating a Christmas tree to drink hot cocoa. (Photo: Victoria McKinlay)

Students at St. Clair College perform Christmas In Vegas. (Photo: Owen Wolter)

The annual polar bear dip takes place at Sandpoint Beach. (Photo: Victoria McKinlay)

Christmas comes to Willistead Manor. (Photo: Victoria McKinlay)

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