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Welcome To Windsor Sign Needs A Facelift

Tuesday June 24th, 2014, 10:00am


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The Welcome to Windsor sign on Park street as you exit the tunnel has seen better days, and now the city is looking to restore it.

The sign, which was originally installed in 1998 as part of downtown Windsor gateway improvements, is now leaching grout and some of the tiles have fallen off with a danger of others falling as well.

The city has been working with Joe Passa, a local architect who designed the original sign to coordinate the needed repairs.

Replacing the broken tiles, re-grouting with an epoxy grout, polishing all the existing tiles and installing a new granite cap on top of the sign will cost an estimated $11,150.

An administration report to city council recommends that $15,000 that was set aside by The Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Corporation for beautification or to maintain areas around the plaza be used for this project.

The report also notes that if council also wishes to paint the maple leaf red and repair the lights, additional funds would need to be found.

The report goes to Windsor city council on June 30th.

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