More Parkland Coming to the Riverfront

Monday November 5th, 2012

Posted at 7:44pm


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The Windsor Riverfront as seen from Google Maps before the tracks were removed.

A section of land to the west of the Hiram Walker plant that had been occupied by railway tracks until this past summer is set to become park land.

Monday evening at Windsor City Council Jim Stanski the Vice President of Operations at Hiram Walker’s told council that the rail tracks were removed this past summer because 100% of the grain used is locally source and the need for the rail line to the riverfront was no longer needed.  The land is owned by the city, but Hiram Walker’s paid for the removal of the tracks.

Improvements will be made to soften the grade to the rives edge from the top of Riverside, currently it is close to an eight foot drop down, before the land is opened up for public use.  The city hopes to have it complete by next summer.

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