Open Streets Windsor filled with music and people


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It’s Windsor’s biggest street party and thousands of residents joined in.

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Open Streets Windsor 2022 offered up plenty of fun activities and a great reason to enjoy the weekend’s warm sunshine along an eight-kilometre route spanning numerous neighbourhoods from Sandwich Town to Ford City.

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Streets crowded with people but devoid of vehicular traffic Sunday saw hundreds of cyclists, rollerbladers, skateboarders, pedestrians and lots of pet dogs taking in a variety of musical entertainment and healthy physical activities.

Couples and families explored new neighbourhoods, stopped to nibble on snacks or try their skills at belly dancing or Zumba.

Maciejka Gorzelnik spreads bubbles over Olde Sandwich Town during Open Streets Windsor, on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022.
Maciejka Gorzelnik spreads bubbles over Olde Sandwich Town during Open Streets Windsor, on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. Photo by Dax Melmer /Windsor Star

Karly and Ryan Coop brought their children Charlotte, 6, Watson, 4 and Elliot, 2, early Sunday for the kids’ booths.

“The kids play some games outside in the street and do some crafts,” Karly said. “And they just like to ride up and down.”

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The siblings happily rode their scooters down Wyandotte Street in Walkerville as mom and dad tagged along.

“We started coming when (Charlotte) was nine months old,” Karly said. “We live in Fontainebleau so we don’t usually come on this side (of the city) as much.

“So this lets us see what’s around here more.”

WINDSOR, ONT:. SEPT. 18, 2022 – Ashlee Cormier and her daughter, Skylah Cormier, 7, make some art with a paint spinner in downtown Windsor during Open Streets Windsor, on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022.
WINDSOR, ONT:. SEPT. 18, 2022 – Ashlee Cormier and her daughter, Skylah Cormier, 7, make some art with a paint spinner in downtown Windsor during Open Streets Windsor, on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. Photo by Dax Melmer /Windsor Star

Performers, vendors, games, information booths and more stretched along parts of University Avenue and Wyandotte Street from Sandwich Street on the west side to Drouillard Road on the east, set up at eight activity hubs, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The free event is hosted by the City of Windsor. Motor City Community Credit Union was the title sponsor.

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A Zumba class is held in the intersection of Ouellette and University Avenue during Open Streets Windsor, on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022.
A Zumba class is held in the intersection of Ouellette and University Avenue during Open Streets Windsor, on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. Photo by Dax Melmer /Windsor Star
No cars: Participants roll along the vehicle-free Open Streets Windsor, on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022.
No cars: Participants roll along the vehicle-free Open Streets Windsor, on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. Photo by Dax Melmer /Windsor Star
Opens Streets gives participants the feeling of freedom on city roads.
Opens Streets gives participants the feeling of freedom on city roads. Photo by Dax Melmer /Windsor Star



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