Open Streets Windsor: Ontario 150 Celebration

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Open Streets Windsor: Ontario 150 Celebration

The Open Streets of Windsor will be returning on September 17th, 2017. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. guests can participate in the largest free recreation program in the city’s history. The designated streets in the city will be closed to traffic and open to people of all ages, abilities, social, and economic backgrounds to enjoy.


Open Streets have been held in over 100 cities across North America. Select roads are temporarily closed to cars to allow people to use them for walking, yoga, cycling, dancing, and other fun fitness activities.

The goals of Open Streets Windsor are to:

  • Provide space for active transportation and physical activity
  • Promote community-building activities
  • Facilitate community-led active living initiatives
  • Showcase recently improved streets
  • Give local businesses and organizations the opportunity to participate along the route

The Route

The Open Streets route covers a splendid eight-kilometers between Sandwich and Ford City.

Vehicle Crossing Routes

Cars will be able to cross the route at 11 signalized intersections (Type A) during the event:

  • Huron Church Rd. at University Ave. W.
  • Crawford Ave. at University Ave. W.
  • Bruce Ave. at University Ave. W.
  • Victoria Ave. at University Ave. W.
  • Pelissier St. at University Ave. W.
  • McDougall St. at University Ave. E.
  • Glengarry Ave. at University Ave. E.
  • Parent Ave. at Wyandotte St. E.
  • Gladstone Ave. at Wyandotte St. E.
  • Lincoln Rd. at Wyandotte St. E.
  • Walker Rd. at Wyandotte St. E.

Volunteer Opportunities

The City of Windsor is looking for amiable and fun-loving volunteers who are willing to help along the Open Streets route. These individuals will be encouraged to greet residents and visitors, offer directions, and supervise roadway barricades. Local businesses or organizations can become community partners, as well. Please note that activities along the route should be free, promote health, physical activity, arts, and culture.

Ontario 150 Celebration

There will be a hub of activities dedicated to Ontario’s 150th Anniversary, located on University Ave. between Bruce and Janette. Here, visitors can enjoy a number of activities recognizing our provincial and local history, including:

  • Using a 3D printer to create a model of our provincial flower, the trillium
  • Experiencing musical or dance performances by multicultural groups
  • Exploring Museum Windsor and First Nations exhibits
  • Mural painting
  • Tasting delicious baked goods

For more information about Open Streets, and to register as a volunteer, please visit the City of Windsor’s website.

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