WINDSOR CIVIC ESPLANADE

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Welcome to the community information & feedback hub for the Windsor Civic Esplanade project!

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, recreation 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.

This site 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.


Why Now?

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 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.

Your input is a critical part of this process!

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.

Please use the tools below to get involved and share your thoughts.

Welcome to the community information & feedback hub for the Windsor Civic Esplanade project!

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, recreation 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.

This site 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.


Why Now?

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 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.

Your input is a critical part of this process!

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.

Please use the tools below to get involved and share your thoughts.

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MAP IT!

4 months

Instructions

Click on the map above to get started

To add a pin, click the plus (+) sign

Use colour-coded pins to provide input as follows:

1 - Ideas for what could be added (blue pins) 

2 - What's working? (green pins) 

3 - What problems have you experienced? (red pins) 

Comments, suggestions and images can be placed on the map after the pins have been placed within the boundaries of the project.

(Please note that both registered and unregistered members are allowed to add their ideas. Unregistered members still need to use an email and screen name to post.)