Community Stories

Collage of current and historical images of people, places and events in Windsor

A Part of the Windsor Culture Map

Though the major focus of the cultural mapping project was tangible cultural resources, attention was also paid to intangible resources or community stories. Local stories are the "DNA of culture," helping make sense of place and relationships in our community. During the research phase, the public identified the most important stories that helped contribute to defining Windsor's unique identity. From a long list, the ten most commonly identified stories were developed into short narratives for you to read.

Community Story to Share?

As we continue to update the Windsor Culture Map, we look forward to expanding on this set of stories in the future by working in partnership with the community. We invite you to help add to our Community Stories. City of Windsor and Windsor Culture Map staff will review the information submitted for accuracy and content prior to publication. Submissions must include the following:

  • 250 to 300 words
  • Your write-up must be submitted in English, but we encourage you to also submit the write-up in your native tongue, and we will include both versions online. Note: If you are writing in a native tongue, please also provide the translation for the following heading: Cultural Mapping Community Stories
  • 4 photos (high quality, high resolution, copyright free)
  • Captions for each of the photos submitted
  • Submit to:
  • Subject line: "Cultural Mapping Community Stories - Submission"

First 10 Community Stories

The following 10 community stories were prepared as part of the initial cultural mapping project phase:

Additional Community Stories

This list is a work in progress and is added to from time to time when staff or stakeholders submit new stories, links or other assets:

  1. McDougall Street Corridor project. Funded by Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.
  2. Diverse Filipino Culture.
  3. Italian Community in Windsor (English) / La comunità italiana di Windsor (Italian).
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