Indoor Options for Reprieve from Smoky Air

The City of Windsor is reminding residents of the indoor options for those needing a reprieve from the smoky northern air flowing in from Quebec and Northern Ontario wildfires.

For those in the downtown area, the following are open during the day:

  • Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre, 401 Pitt Street West
  • Windsor Public Library, Central Branch, 185 Ouellette Avenue (access off Pitt Street)
  • The Homelessness and Housing Help Hub (H4) at Windsor Water World, 400 Wyandotte Street East
  • The Chimczuk Museum, 401 Riverside Drive West

Contact 311 for information on hours, locations and any costs.

We also have libraries and community centres throughout the city. For information on libraries visit

For information on community centres, visit:

Environment Canada is the source for air quality monitoring including the current alert and the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit website is an excellent source for health information.

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