Local Heritage Appreciation
The third Monday of February is Canadian Heritage Day, a day to recognize and pay tribute to our land and landmarks, our nation's history, our diverse cultures and our traditions.
The Heritage Canada Foundation first established Heritage Day in 1974. Heritage Day coincides with Ontario Heritage Week, which takes place annually during the third week of February.
In conjunction with the annual Heritage Week in Ontario, City Council recognizes property owners for long-time heritage stewardship and/or recent well-done rehabilitations through the presentation of Built Heritage Awards. Owners of newly designated buildings are also presented a heritage designation plaque.
Built Heritage Awards
Windsor Star, now University of Windsor, 167-181 Ferry Street
Semi-detached residences, 1291-1293 Victoria Avenue
Chick-McDougald House, 743 Devonshire Road
Windsor Youth Centre, 1241-1247 Wyandotte Street East
Mike Brkovich, for Canadian Auto Painting, 420 Kildare Road
Stephen Hargreaves and Ron Drouillard, for City Cyclery, 553 Lincoln Road
Brew, 653 University Avenue East
Michael and Nicole Seguin, for the Esdras Parent House, 827 Esdras Avenue
Settimo Vilardi, architect, for Windsor Truck & Storage, 201 Shepherd Street East
Emily Neilson and Mark Neilson, for the Morand Family Farm House, 3954 Howard Avenue
Heritage Designation Plaques
Rhys Wyn Trenhaile, for the Knights of Columbus / Auditorium Building, 716 Pelissier Street & 703-717 Ouellette Avenue
Government of Canada, for the Federal Building / Dominion Public Building / Édifice Paul Martin Building, 185 Ouellette Avenue
For general information, please call 311. For detailed inquiries, contact the following:
Suite 404, 400 City Hall Square East
Windsor, Ontario N9A 7K6
Phone: (519) 255-6543
Fax: (519) 255-6544