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Open Streets Windsor

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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's New?

  • Introducing our Open Streets Mapping Tool. Discover the streets with the help of our handy interactive map to find out what’s happening where! (Mobile users: to see what's happening at the hubs in your screen's viewing area, just open the "Gallery" tab.)

  • Follow us and help us follow you on social media using the hash tag #OSWindsor on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our Open Streets Windsor 2016 event page on Facebook. Also, check out our custom Geofilter on Snapchat, thanks to our sponsor, Motor City Community Credit Union.

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):

Route map thumbnail

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:

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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
Email: openstreets@citywindsor.ca ​​​​​​​​

 

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