City Hall Plaza and Civic Esplanade

The Windsor Civic Esplanade is one of Windsor’s greatest assets of public space in the heart of the city. It supports a wide variety of social, recreational and cultural activities, in addition to providing an important point of access to our new City Hall. Our goal is to create an inviting, flexible, multi-use and context-sensitive outdoor space that balances the needs of City Hall staff and users, the needs of our civic neighbors on the square, and those of the broader community.
Aerial view of five points of plaza and esplanade study area between City Hall and the riverfront

All great cities have great outdoor civic spaces. These spaces help build and reinforce the community that uses them. They are a draw for public discourse, community events, official ceremonies and leisurely enjoyment. During the pandemic, many of the norms of life have changed, and many of us find ourselves enjoying outdoor public spaces as an alternative way to spend our time and stay healthy. This unique situation serves as a reminder that accessible outdoor public spaces should always be made available to our community. The pandemic will not be a permanent factor in the future of our community, but the Civic Esplanade and City Hall Plaza will be, and they will continue to pay social dividends and enrich our lives for years to come. The City is committed to looking towards the future and continuing to find ways to improve our community, and this project is just one of those improvements.

We want to work together to ensure your concerns and aspirations are directly reflected in the decisions made. Ask questions; share your ideas; speak your mind! If you would like to provide comments via email, you can email a team member directly.

The Windsor Civic Esplanade Community Information and Feedback Hub is where you will continue to find project updates as well as surveys and interactive tools for your feedback, which will evolve as the project does.

For general inquiries, please contact:

Studio L - Director
416-696-8686 ext. 356


Adam J. Coates, Sr. Planner Urban Design
Office of the City Solicitor
350 City Hall Square West, Suite 210
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
519-255-6543 ext. 6352