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Huron Church Road Closure

Friends, please know that I've been dedicating every hour of every day communicating and relaying the concerns of residents and businesses to the Police, the Mayor's office, and the leadership team at City Hall regarding the ongoing national security situation along Huron Church Rd. Three very recent updates that I'd like to share are the following:  Residents in Sandwich Town taking the Central 3 will be offered free bus passes during this temporary closure; The intersection at Industrial and Northwood has been opened for east/west traffic; and Emergency Services (Fire and Ambulance) will not be delayed or affected by this closure. Police have stated and posted publicly that response times will remain the same. I will be sharing more in the coming days, but in the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach me directly at fcostante@citywindsor.ca or at 519-252-1005. I must re-iterate that this is a national security and police situation and Council do

Giant Tiger Coming to the West Side!

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Friends, I'm so happy and thrilled to announce that we are getting a GIANT TIGER in the west-end!!! I just got off the phone with their manager of communications and confirmed that the location will be at 1475 Huron Church Rd. Many residents have wanted this and have been advocating for this for several years! See below for further confirmation on their website and pics of construction from my site walk earlier today. It is slated to open in October, 2022! We keep growing and diversifying, bringing more core amenities to our neighbourhoods!

Reflections on an Unprecedented Year

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Friends,  I have been reflecting over the holidays on the past year and everything we've been able to accomplish as a community. Despite the pandemic, we have been able to do so much to move our neighbourhoods forward in what I deem as an unprecedented year. Here are some of the highlights that I think are important as we move forward:  Roads & Sewers Some roads which have been done recently or are geared to start soon include the following:  Phase 3 of Huron Church between College and Girardot recently completed and an application has already been put forward to complete the 4th and final stretch between Girardot and Dorchester McKay, Curry and Adanac have been recently completed as a continuation of the College, McKay, Curry and Laing project Sandwich Street sewer relining has already begun and the road reconstruction starts this year!  Cameron, Brock, Rankin and Randolph have all been complete at different stretches this past year Rooney and Josephine are already budgeted an

2022 Budget Consultations

Hi Friends,  The 2022 budget will be held on December 13th this year and Council just received the documents this past Friday. I was able to go through the entire budget plan, both capital and operating, over the weekend and I am looking to schedule meetings with residents in the coming weeks to discuss what the budget means for the west side.  I am proposing virtual town hall meetings over zoom so if you are interested in learning more about the budget, please send me an email at fcostante@citywindsor.ca and we will sign you up on the list. I will be proposing dates and times in the near future depending on interest level and availability.  I would like to hear from you, your ideas and your thoughts for our community. Looking forward to engaging with you on this very important City budget.   Fabio

2021 Ward 2 Meeting

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Friends,  In case you missed it, below is a full video of my virtual Ward 2 meeting. I focused on 10 topics in the meeting that I though were most important to residents in the west-end. Have a look and if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me or call anytime. Always happy to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and progress we've made together. Email: fcostante@citywindsor.ca Phone: 519-252-1005 Stay in touch! Fabio

October 4th Council Meeting

Hi friends,  I wanted to provide a brief synopsis of today's Council meeting as there are some items of interest to residents in the west-end.  First, I am happy to report that Council unanimously supported my committee motion not to remove the streetlights at Brock and Sandwich and at Campbell and Grove. There was an administrative report recommending the removal of streetlights at these intersections, among others, and Council supported my motion to keep them there considering there are two grade schools close by at each location.  Second, we were supposed to discuss and debate the Legacy Beacon project and the Festival Plaza Canopy project today. Councillor Gignac put forward a motion to defer these items until administration reported back on a comprehensive report looking at these two projects together with the Civic Esplanade project that is set to come forward at some point in the future. I supported this motion because I think it gives us a bigger picture to assess when maki

The Future of Adie Knox

  Hi Friends, As you may have heard or read, the City and the University of Windsor announced a partnership that would see the sharing of the newly constructed University pool and a complete overhaul of Adie Knox into a robust community centre. I want to share with you all that I know so far about the plan, and more importantly, I want to hear from you about it. The high level details of this $42million investment that is subject to community consultation and Council approval, includes two main components. They Are as follows: 1)      City – University Partnership -         93% of pool programming at Adie Knox will be available at the same time at the UofW pool for City residents and the community -         City residents will have free onsite parking -         User fees will be the exact same as is currently being paid at Adie Knox -         Pool temperature will be more or less the same (approximately 1 to 2 degrees less at the UofW Pool) -         The UofW pool will b