Celestial Beacon - Streetcar Project Survey
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Celestial Beacon – Streetcar Project Survey

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens and members of City Council are looking for public input on the next piece in our multi-year Central Riverfront Implementation Plan: The Celestial Beacon.

All residents are encouraged to watch the latest video, showcasing plans for an architectural beauty, the Celestial Beacon, then participate in the on-line survey (open until June 10, 2020)!

In partnership with Architectura, the City is looking to make the Celestial Beacon – Streetcar Project the westernmost fixture in the riverfront plan, closest to the University of Windsor. This will be the third of five destinations and landmarks along the Detroit River that will explore themes provoking contemplation of time, while also providing amenities like washrooms, concessions, information and architectural beauty.

“With the Peace Beacon at the foot of Ouellette Avenue, we’ve shown how our riverfront amenities can be improved without impacting our fantastic view,” said Mayor Dilkens.  “It takes vision and it takes commitment; I’m excited to help launch the next phase of our riverfront’s revitalization. Now, more than ever, it is vital that we create open and accessible public amenities that allow residents to enjoy our community’s fantastic outdoor spaces.”

The Central Riverfront Implementation Plan was first laid out in 2000, when council approved a 25-year plan to continually better our waterfront.  Once a thriving railway connection for industry, today, the Windsor riverfront is a world-class family friendly destination for fun, sun and serenity seekers. The City of Windsor is keen to receive feedback from the community on the proposed design and suggestions for the beacon and park improvements.

Please watch the video and take a moment to complete the survey (open until June 10, 2020) to become a part of the planning for the next stage in Windsor’s riverfront history.

For more information on the Celestial Beacon and Streetcar No. 351 visit the City of Windsor website www.citywindsor.ca

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