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October 2011

The Breast Ride Ever Warms Up For The Trews

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.
Preparing for…MORE

PHOTOS: Harvesting the F.A.M. Festival

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

Renee’s Fine Cakes: A Sweet Escape

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

Ojibway Welcomes Autumn With Fall Colour Festival

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

Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator Officially Opens its Doors

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.

South Cameron’s Dominion Boulevard Gets New Sidewalks

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

Downtown Windsor Parking Lot Sends a Message to the Sky

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

PHOTOS: Occupy Windsor Marches, Begins Occupation


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

PHOTOS: 34th Annual Detroit Free Press Marathon

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

WINDSOR VISUAL: Windsor & Detroit Go Pink

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

WINDSOR VISUAL: City Hall In The Fall

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

PHOTOS: Occupy Windsor Marches to Riverfront

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

PHOTOS: Take Back The Night

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

“La Bella Strada” Roundabout Built On Erie Street

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

NOW OPEN: Burger Lounge – Organic Burgers Lead New Dining Trend

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

Windsor’s Downtown Tech Centre To Get A New Addition: Filmmaking Incubator

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 Guide: Inside Canada Salvage

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

New Art Co-Op Store Planned for Pillette Village

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

November 2011

PHOTOS: A Tour of the University of Windsor’s Centre for Engineering Innovation Phase I

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

Erie Street “La Bella Strada” Reopens After Roundabout Construction, Decorated for the Holidays

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

Remembrance Day: Windsor Ontario’s World War I & II Poppy Streets

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.
Lets take…MORE

PHOTOS: Boom Boom Burlesque


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

PHOTOS: Santa Arrives at the Mall

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

NOW OPEN: “Classic Home” on Erie and Victoria

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

PHOTOS: A Clockwork Orange @ The Kordazone Theatre

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

Fire Guts “Shawarma Express” on Tecumseh Road @ Mercer Street

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.
Located in…MORE

New Look for Wyandotte East Gets Started


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

PHOTOS: Rick Hansen Anniversary Relay Runs Into Windsor, By The University of Windsor

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.
As many…MORE

New Bookstore, Science Facility, Innovation Complex & Welcome Centre Planned for 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

Local Weatherman & Windsor Firefighters Throw Concert For Sparky’s Toy Drive

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

Police Investigating First Murder in Over Two Years

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

150 Reports of Basement Flooding Prompts Statement from City During Heavy Rainfall

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

IMAGES: New Downtown Family Aquatic Complex Proponents – Site Plans and Renderings Released

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.
Proponent A


December 2011

PHOTOS: Magic Rolled in on The Rails!


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

Forest Glade Cinemas Has Gone Out Of Business


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

Cat Rescued, Occupants Safe After Francois Avenue Fire


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

Walkermole – A Modern Twist On Mexican Dining

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

Yorktown Square Sign Restoration Unveiled


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

Cracks in Windsor Sidewalks Marked With High-Visibility Paint

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

NOW OPEN: It’s All About U Plus on Ottawa Street

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

Roast ‘N Toast Family Diner: A Step Back in Time

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 Updates Windsor Satellite Imagery


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

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