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Open Streets Windsor: Ontario 150 Celebration

Open Streets Windsor logoSunday, September 17, 2017
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join us again for the largest free recreation program in the city's history!

In 2017, 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.

Check out the activities:

Where is the route?

  • The Open Streets route covers an approximately 8-kilometre span from Sandwich in the west to Ford City in the east. Map and details are being finalized and will be released soon.

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.

Where can vehicles cross the route?

Cars will be able to cross the route at 10 signalized intersections (Type A) during the event denoted on the map in red and detailed below:

  • Huron Church Road at University Avenue West
  • Crawford Avenue at University Avenue West
  • Bruce Avenue at University Avenue West
  • Victoria Avenue at University Avenue West
  • Pelissier Street at University Avenue West
  • McDougall Street at University Avenue East
  • Glengarry Avenue at University Avenue East
  • Gladstone Avenue at Wyandotte Street East
  • Lincoln Road at Wyandotte Street East
  • Walker Road at Wyandotte Street East

How Can I Get Involved?

We are looking for volunteers who are fun, friendly and willing to assist along the route. Duties include greeting residents and visitors, providing directions and supervision of roadway barricades. Shifts are 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and you can sign up online.

Are you a business or organization looking to gain exposure for your product or service?  Become a Community Partner by filling out the online application to participate in the event. Activities along the route should be free, and promote health, physical activity, arts and culture!

New this year - An Ontario 150 Celebration!

That's right! We have an entire hub at Open Streets dedicated to Ontario's 150th Anniversary and the magnificent history and diversity in our community. Visit the Ontario 150 Hub on University Avenue between Bruce and Janette. Learn about using 3D printing to create a model of our provincial flower - the Trillium. Take a break from the route to sit and enjoy a musical or dance performance by one of our many multicultural groups. View the Museum Windsor and First Nations exhibits or join in with everyone painting a mural. Enjoy a cupcake or cookie as you celebrate Ontario's 150 with your friends, family and neighbours.

For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, contact us at:

Open Streets Windsor: Ontario 150 Celebration
Michael Chantler
Project Manager
2450 McDougall Street, Windsor, Ontario, N8X 3N6
Phone: 519-253-2300 x 2725
Email: openstreets@citywindsor.ca

Open Streets Windsor is funded [in part] by Ontario 150 and the City of Windsor.
Open Streets Windsor est financée [en partie] par le programme Ontario 150 et la Ville de Windsor.

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