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Wednesday June 8th, 2016

Posted at 6:36pm

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Riverside Drive as seen from Google.

Riverside Drive is going on a diet this Saturday.

Riverside will close between Ouellette Avenue and McDougall Street, from 5am to 8am Saturday morning. The two centre lanes will then reopen in that stretch from 8am to 2pm and an art fair will be showcased.

“We’re demonstrating ways to better connect the downtown core with our beautiful riverfront”, said City Planner Thom Hunt. “Narrowing the 4 lanes to two for a short stretch will make it nicer for pedestrians to move back and forth”.

The city is working with the Congress for New Urbanism, the Windsor Region Society of Architects and the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association, studying traffic calming through tactical urbanism. This demonstration marks the last day of the CNU 24 conference being held in Detroit and Windsor which advocates for better urban environments.

Art fair participants include:

Porter Choice Pics
Cranberry Tree Press and Urban Farmhouse Press
Gramma’s Creations
Shhh…Fashions
GrandChildrens Books
Ober-Rae Livingstone
DePassio Art & Design
Stellasworks
Nazeha Art
Pawsitively A Dog Thing
Ted Paints Faces
Artist-Owen Swain
Crazy Creative Art
Elizabeth Gaye MacDonald, Extreme Plein Air Painter
StraySheep Co.
DCREED Art
Megan Baute Illustration
Lauren Hedges Photography
Hello Beautiful Custom Fashion & Bridal Boutique
The Henna Boutique
Windblown & Weathered Studio
Vaughn Beneteau & Nadine Marais
Culture Shock Jewelry
Kraft Kwewag
Marion Jessop
Tortuga Treasures
Lubna Barakat
Great Lakes Felts
Carol Easton

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