Monday, Aug 10th, we welcomed Mayor Drew Dilkens to join us for an open discussion about what’s happening throughout Windsor-Essex and re-opening to stage 3

We learned that the city is working hard on the re-opening framework. The re-opening plan will account for those who have heightened concerns for Covid-19 so that we can all move forward together.

The new hospital appeal was turned down, moving the hospital one step forward. Right now, there are many projects in motion, but the hospital has the highest priority. The importance of having private hospital rooms has been highlighted throughout this pandemic, and the new hospital will offer mostly private rooms.

If you support the construction of the new hospital, please visit to register your support, and you also have the option to get a lawn sign. As they move this critical project forward, there will be opportunities for those who have signed up on the website to offer additional support.

We also discussed the issue of homelessness in Windsor. The list of people who need affordable housing is growing in today’s market, the city of Windsor is addressing this with hundreds of new affordable housing options to be built over the next few years. This will be an on-going project as the list continues to grow.

Improvements to the Windsor Riverfront were also discussed! The Celestial Beacon project is underway after years of preparation! The new riverfront display will be home to limited-edition streetcar – only 3 in the world, and it serves as a testament to Windsor’s history. Windsor, Ontario, was the first city in Canada to have an electric streetcar, before Toronto and Montreal!

The streetcar display will sit on its original rails inside of the Celestial Beacon building.

We are so lucky to have had to opportunity to have this one-on-one conversation with Mayor Drew Dilkens, and we are very excited to see what the future holds for Windsor, and it’s residents!