Christmas Visual: How Windsor’s BIAs Have Decorated for the Holidays
Thursday December 22nd, 2011
Posted at 4:15pm
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Olde Sandwich Towne Business Association
While we couldn’t reach BIA officials for comment, Olde Sandwich Towne is one of the most-decorated business areas for the Holidays. Decorative wreaths adorn light poles that are hard to miss!
Olde Riverside Town Centre
The Olde Riverside Town Centre did not officially decorate for the Holidays. BIA coordinator Bridget Scheuerman told windsoriteDOTca in mid-November that this was a result of high cost.
Via Italia / Erie Street BIA
Via Italia decorated extensively for Christmas, placing a tree in its newly-constructed roundabout and dangling star shapes over the roadway. Via Italia did not get back to us to describe what they’ve done, but it’s pretty evident that they are festive this time of year!
Ford City Business District
The Ford City Residents in Action placed lights on a giant tree at the Gino A Marcus Community Centre as part of their Winter Festival. Ford City BIA officials did not return our messages.
Wyandotte Towne Centre BIA
Bridget Scheuerman of the Wyandotte Towne Centre BIA told us that the street’s “blue light motifs” would be installed for Christmas, and here they are!
Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association
The DWBIA has permanent, year-round holiday lights in their trees and to mark the season, placed garland and red bows on nearly 100 poles in the Downtown core.
The Walkerville BIA has decorative wreaths with bows on each of its light poles throughout the area. BIA Coordinator Joan Charette tells us that unforunately their “light standards to not have power to them to allow us to hang lighted decorations.” Quite festive still!
Pillette Village BIA
The Pillette Village area appears to have no official Christmas/Holiday decor this year. Storefronts including Tango, Palenque, Nancy Johns and more have fascinating window displays. BIA officials unfortunately did not respond to our inquiries.
Ottawa Street Business Improvement Area
On Ottawa Street, BIA officials have been transitioning to energy-efficient LED lights, noticeable over the past few years and still do in fact decorate many trees and light posts with white lights. A community Christmas Tree was lit in Lanspeary park in early December. Hanging garland and bows adorn the street in the daylight.