Open Streets Windsor Releases Hub Activity Map and Vehicle Crossing Points

Open Streets Windsor “The Big 8” Kilometre Edition is almost here, and we hope the whole community can come out and enjoy our 8-kilometre vehicle-free space on Sunday, September 17, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


View the eight-kilometre Open Streets 2023 Route Map spanning numerous neighbourhoods of the city that will be temporarily open to people but closed to cars.

New: You can now also view our Hub Activity Map for a list of things do see and do along the route!

Vehicle Crossing Points

Once again, drivers who just need to get from point A to B along the event route during Open Streets Windsor will be able to cross at the following 10 signalized intersections:
  • Bruce Avenue at University Avenue East
  • Victoria Avenue at University Avenue East
  • Pelissier Street at University Avenue East
  • Goyeau Street at University Avenue East
  • Pitt Street at Civic Esplanade
  • Chatham Street and Argyle Avenue
  • Parent Avenue at Wyandotte Street East
  • Gladstone Avenue at Wyandotte Street East
  • Lincoln Road at Wyandotte Street East
  • Walker Road at Wyandotte Street East

Please note: Streets will be closed from one hour prior to event to one hour after event (streets closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

About Open Streets

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, fitness and more.

If you’re riding your bike through the route, please be courteous to pedestrians, especially in busier hubs. Consider dismounting and walking your bike through tighter spots, and watch for signage as well, as dismounting will be required within a limited area downtown.

About Rosalie Trombley

Do you know who the "girl with the golden ear" is? It’s Rosalie Trombley, a pioneer in music radio broadcasting.

Open Streets Windsor will be hosting special entertainment at each of our 8 hubs to honour Big 8 radio pioneer Rosalie Trombley’s contributions to the performing arts!

Rosalie started her career here at CKLW (a Windsor-Ontario based station) as a part-time switchboard operator and receptionist, then accepted a position in the music library, and after learning the ins and outs of how a Top 40 radio station worked – moved into a full-time position as CKLW's music director.

In her position as a music director, she shaped many lives through the power of music. For the listener, she gave them hits that became part of their childhood and core memories, and for artists, she had a huge influence on their careers. It’s been said that artists from all genres would sit on the couch at CKLW waiting for a chance to meet with her to check out their music.

Rosalie passed in 2021, but her legacy and influence still lives on today. She has been inducted into the Motor City (Detroit) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Week Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

To learn more, watch this video on Rosalie Trombley from My Travelling Backpack!

Thank you!

Thank you to our title sponsor, Motor City Community Credit Union and media sponsors AM800 CKLW, CTV, AM580, windsoriteDOTca News, Windsor Star and YourTV.

For a complete list of activities and to learn more about Open Streets Windsor, contact 311 or visit online.

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