Open Streets Windsor
Join us for the largest free recreation program in the city's history!
In 2016, designated streets in the City of Windsor will be closed to traffic and open to people of all ages, abilities, social, economic backgrounds to enjoy.
What is Open Streets About?
Open Streets are unique events that have been held in over 100 cities in North America and involve the temporary closure of roadways to vehicular traffic, allowing people to use them for a host of healthy and fun physical activities like walking, cycling, yoga, dancing and fitness.
The goals of Open Streets Windsor are to:
Encourage active transportation and physical activity;
Encourage community building activities;
Promote community-led active living initiatives;
Showcase recently improved streetscapes;
Provide an opportunity for local businesses and organizations to participate along the route.
When Does Open Streets Windsor Take Place?
Open Streets Windsor will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on:
- Sunday, September 18, 2016
Check out the Activities:
Where is the Route?
See map of the route (click to enlarge):
Also see Map of Activity Hubs and Intersection Crossings.
Where can vehicles cross the route?
Cars will be able to cross the route at the following 9 signalized intersections during the event:
Huron Church Road @ University Avenue West
Crawford Avenue @ University Avenue West
Bruce Avenue @ University Avenue West
Pelissier Street @ University Avenue West
McDougall Street @ University Avenue East
Glengarry Avenue @ University Avenue East
Gladstone Avenue @ Wyandotte Street East
Lincoln Road @ Wyandotte Street East
Walker Road @ Wyandotte Street East
How Can I Get Involved?
The proposed route spans approximately 8 kilometres, so the opportunities for community involvement are vast.
If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our Volunteers page and complete an Open Streets Windsor Volunteer Form.
If you are a business or organization that would like to be involved in Open Streets Windsor, please visit our Community Partners page and complete an Activity Registration Form.
Interested in attending the event? Respond by visiting our Open Streets Windsor 2016 Facebook event page, and invite your friends and family to the event! We will be posting regular updates on the event. Look for us on Facebook and Twitter and use #OSWindsor to be a part of the conversation.
To learn more about Open Streets:
For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, contact us at:
Open Streets Windsor
c/o Planning Department
Suite 404, 400 City Hall Square East
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 7K6
Phone: (519) 255-6543