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Community Partners Sought For October’s Open Streets Event

Wednesday September 29th, 2021, 3:51pm


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Open Streets Windsor is returning this October for a Halloween-themed event.

The popular outdoor event will include enhanced safety measures and is scheduled for Sunday, October 17th, 2021, from 10:00am until 2:00pm.

“Open Streets Windsor is one of our favourite annual community traditions, and I’m happy to see it return this year,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “City staff and all community partners have worked hard to design a route and event that will be safe, accessible and memorable for all who participate. This is a great opportunity to experience the city’s streets and neighbourhoods in a unique way while being healthy and active.”

The free community event takes part on an eight-kilometre route, closed to cars, spanning numerous neighbourhoods from the west end of the city to the east. This year’s route runs along Sandwich Street, Riverside Drive West, University Avenue West, Wyandotte Street East and Drouillard Road.

With Halloween just around the corner, participants are encouraged this year to decorate their bikes or mobility devices or wear costumes themselves. Costumes that limit the mobility of the wearer or impede sight lines for others should be avoided.

Event organizers are looking for organizations and businesses to contribute ideas and activities at hubs along the event route as community partners.

Community Partners

  • In addition to providing a space for people to walk, cycle, roller blade, etc. along the route, hubs are designated for community partners, including individuals, businesses and organizations, to carry out activities that promote health, physical activity, arts and culture. Activities must be free and encourage participation from people of all ages and abilities.


  • The city is seeking groups of volunteers through community organizations, service clubs, or business that would supply groups of volunteers to assist in keeping the route secure. Must be 18+ years of age. Please contact [email protected] for further details.

If you would like to become a community partner, the Community Partner Application Form is available until October 7th, 2021.

“I am extremely excited for this year’s Open Streets Windsor,” said John Alvarez, co-owner of Grand Cantina. “I believe it is very important for the people of Windsor to get out and enjoy some fresh air and support small business around Windsor, especially in these trying times.”

For more information, visit or contact 311.

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