1899 Niagara Street. Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N8Y 1K3
Phone: (519) 253-2365 Fax: (519) 253-5101 General: 311
Willistead Manor is a 36-room mansion that sits within a 15-acre park. Built in 1906, the Manor was briefly the home of Edward Chandler Walker and his wife, Mary. Today, this cultural gem in the City of Windsor is a perfect location for weddings, receptions, meetings and other special events.
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Willistead Manor is an accessible facility. Accessible features include an interior elevator between floors, and an exterior ramp.
Important 2017 Construction Information
Windsor’s historic Willistead Manor, along with its accompanying coach and gate houses will be getting a facelift starting in September 2017.
As part of City Council’s 2016 and 2017 capital budgets, $750,000 was earmarked each year to complete the restoration of the exterior facades. The major upgrades include restoration of existing windows and roof repairs, as well as stucco, wood and masonry work.
The Government of Canada also generously committed up to $450,000 dollars through its Canada 150 grant program, bringing the potential total investment in the 111-year-old building to $1.95 million dollars. These improvements are a Legacy Project under the City of Windsor’s Celebrating 2017 campaign, marking Windsor’s 125th birthday as well as Canada and Ontario’s 150 anniversaries.
The construction activity will temporarily result in some scaffolding, cordoning off of certain areas and reductions in parking, but most areas of the grounds will remain open and available throughout.
Staff apologize for the inconvenience and disruption the work will cause, especially for area residents and those planning wedding photographs. The restoration work will be completed as quickly and efficiently as possible to ensure Willistead returns to full operation as one of the city’s true heritage jewels for decades to come.
The work is expected to be substantially completed by March 31, 2018.