The Year in Review in Windsor News – Fall 2011
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CITY NEWSPat Robataill is one of the many artists playing an Oct. 13 concert and Nov. 26 after party with The Trews to raise money for The Breast Ride Ever.
The sixth annual Harvesting the F.A.M. Fest kicked off over the weekend, with all three levels of The Loop Building busy with patrons and musicians all night.
It all started in…MORE
CITY NEWSRenee Snively is no stranger to her craft. Sole owner of Renee’s Fine Cakes on A-119 Lesperance Road, she has been in the pastry business for over 23 years. She…MORE
Over 600 people gathered at Ojibway Park Monday for a day of family fun and events. The park, which has undergone a series of renovations recently including the completion of…MORE
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator office located at 720 Ouellette Avenue to celebrate the official opening and introduce the public to the facilities.
Work is finishing up on Dominion Boulevard this week and northbound Dominion will be closed between Totten and Northway for a few more weeks.
New sidewalks on Dominion’s east side means…MORE
Windsor’s Broken City Lab, “an artist-led interdisciplinary creative research group that tactically disrupts and engages the city, its communities, and its infrastructures to reimagine the potential for action in the…MORE
The Occupy Wall Street movement made its debut in Canada yesterday, with cities across the nation holding their own marches, occupation of space, and general protest.
In Windsor, over 100 protestors…MORE
The 34th Annual Detroit Free Press Marathon made its way over the bridge and thought the streets of Windsor this morning. 4,400 runners ran the 26.6 mile course which took…MORE
Earlier this month, a number of buildings in Windsor and Detroit changed outdoor building lighting to pink in support of Breast Cancer research. The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan…MORE
Cold weather may be moving in, and Windsor’s fall colours have been brief this year. Fall has swept City Hall in Downtown Windsor with brightly coloured displays of leaves and…MORE
The Occupy Windsor protestors marched to the Detroit River yesterday to show their solidarity with the protestors across the border.
Marking one week since the occupation began, union members and general…MORE
On Saturday, October 22 at 8:00 pm, hundreds of women gathered at Windsor’s Dieppe Park for this year’s Take Back The Night Rally.
This type of event happens all around the…MORE
Erie Street’s new $2.4 million dollar look is coming together lately. Over the past week, construction crews paved Via Italia’s new roundabout (Erie Street and Parent).
The “La Bella Strada” project…MORE
CITY NEWSBurger Lounge at 1459 Ottawa Street in Windsor
Green is the new black in business these days and restaurants are no different as a new trend toward healthy, planet-friendly eating creates demand…MORE
The Raindance Centre is an up-and-coming filmmaking incubator to be located at 709 Ouellette Avenue (across from the Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator and the WEtech Alliance) and has applied to…MORE
CITY NEWSPhoto by Sonia Sulaiman.
Canada Salvage is a family-owned neighbourhood hardware and general store. This unassuming store has been a Windsor landmark for 75 years.
Photo by Sonia Sulaiman.
Relaxed, bright, well organized…MORE
A new co-op Art Store for Windsor is in the works.
This will be a place for artists to display and sell their work, a place for them to refer potential…MORE
University of Windsor students, staff and friends were invited to tour the University of Windsor’s newest building this afternoon.
The Centre for Engineering Innovation is a $118 million dollar building that…MORE
After a lengthy construction season in Windsor’s Little Italy, Erie Street is open to traffic — pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle — and a new roundabout at Parent and Erie is…MORE
Back in 2005 the City of Windsor added poppies to a number of streets that were named for battles in which Canadians fought during World Wars One and Two.
On Saturday, November 12 The Boom Boom Room on Ouellette Ave. hosted a show quite a bit different from it’s usual fare of electronic artists. Quite a bit different from…MORE
CITY NEWSIf you look closely you can see Santa in the back window of the chopper.
Santa is out of the helicopter and here he waves to the crowd.
Here the jolly old…MORE
Classic Home, a local home decor business in Windsor’s Midtown area has open its doors next to Victoria’s Flowers on Victoria Avenue and Erie.
Owner Kathy Molenaar who took over Victoria’s…MORE
A local theatre company has put their own twist on a cult-classic film and novel, in the form of A Clockwork Orange: A Play With Music. The play was adapted…MORE
Windsor Firefighters are cleaning up from the scene of a fire at Shawarma Express, a drive-thru and dine-in Lebanese restaurant in a plaza on Tecumseh Road in Central Windsor.
Medians along Wyandotte from Strabane to George have been the first to get made over in a multimillion dollar project to brighten the image of Wyandotte Street East.
City Council approved…MORE
The re-creation of the Canadian-portion of Rick Hansen’s Man In Motion World Tour ran into Windsor at 4pm this afternoon with a stop off at the University of Windsor.
The University of Windsor has big plans in the works — aside from their announcement yesterday regarding the development of a downtown campus.
University President Dr. Alan Wildeman, in a speech…MORE
EVENTSArmand “Arms” Bumanlag, Sparky and Tim Fairhurst from Biz X Magazine enjoyed themselves at last year’s Up In Arms charity concert, which benefitted Sparky’s Toy Drive.
Hitting the big 3-0, one…MORE
CITY NEWS1400 Block of Albert Road (Google Earth)
Windsor Police are investigating the city’s first murder in over two years, which occurred on Thursday, November 24, 2011.
At approximately 11:00 pm police were…MORE
CITY NEWSSouth Windsor’s Grand Marais ditch on Tuesday November 29th, 2011
The rainfall warning may be over, but the rain has not stopped.
The City of Windsor reports that their crews out in…MORE
The following are images of the shortlisted design build proposals for the new Downtown Windsor Family Aquatic Complex to be built on the land pictured above.
The place to be on Thursday evening was the Canadian Pacific Train Yard off of Caron Ave., just south of Wyandotte St. W. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolled into…MORE
A reader let us know this past week that Forest Glade Cinemas had closed for business back in early November, but we found that it was important of us to…MORE
Windsor Firefighters are cleaning up from a house fire in the 1800 block of Francois Avenue in East Windsor, Saturday night.
Dozens of startled neighbours gathered in the streets curious as…MORE
What do you get when you combine equal parts home-made guacamole, authentic tacos and ultra-premium tequila with a generous helping of Walkerville? You get Walkermole, the latest addition to the…MORE
South Windsor’s Yorktown Square, former home of N&D and current home of businesses including Home Hardware, Liquidation World, Brightside Tanning, Deb’s Diner and others has unveiled major restoration work on…MORE
If you’ve walked down the street recently in many parts of Windsor, you may have noticed an unusual amount of orange spraypaint on City sidewalks.
The City of Windsor has marked…MORE
It’s All About U Plus is a new women’s fashion store located on Ottawa Street. Owner Karol Trealout-Prieur says the store carries plus sizes from size Large up to…MORE
CITY NEWSRoast ‘N Toast Family Diner is located on 2005 Ottawa Street, one block west of Market Square. As soon as you enter the diner, you are taken back to a…MORE
Google has updated its satellite imagery at close zoom levels for parts of Windsor.
Now visible is BrokenCityLab’s “We Are Alive and Well” message, painted back in September on the ground…MORE