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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Costante Law in Sandwich Town


I have some personal good news. I have recently started my own law practice and will be located in Sandwich Town (corner of Sandwich and Mill) at the historic Robinet Building, right across from the old post office. If all goes well we should be open within a month or so.

I just finished my website which you can access here: costantelaw.ca

Like you, I believe very much in Sandwich Town and I'm excited to be part of its revitalization.

Feel free to stop by once we're open.


Cuddles Clothing for Kids in the West End


I received the following email from Cuddles Clothing for Kids:

Cuddles is open every Friday & Saturday 9am to noon. Free kids clothes, shoes, coats and toys @ 1636 Tecumseh Rd. West. We also accept good clean kids clothes. Pass this on to anyone looking for clothes for kids. Good selection.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Fate of Assumption Church


The fate of Assumption Church will soon be disclosed. See the link here to find out more: Update Report on Fate of Assumption Church

Assumption Church is too important to the west-end and the community at large. It is too important to close. Please let your voices be heard on this very important community gem.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

West-End Neighbourhood Renewal Successful Event @ourwestend #buywestyqg


The Our West End Neighbourhood Renewal held their 3rd annual Biz West Networking night at Jimmy G's on Wyandotte St. W. Below is a link featuring the event by BizX Magazine who helped promote and host the evening.

A big thank you to Tammy Murray, Leo Gil, and all of the volunteers who made the evening a big success. Many businesses were in attendance, networking and sharing ideas to make their business and west-end community better.

If you are a business owner or a resident interested in making your community better, get in touch with the team at Our West End. Lots of good things happening!


See the link here: west-end neighbourhood renewal

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Community Conversation Town Hall @ourwestend #yqg #Windsor #RiverWest


See below a message from Leo and Tammy, outreach coordinators at Our West End. There will be a town hall with Windsor Police, the University of Windsor, and local residents and businesses in River West. Hope to see you there!

Hello everyone,

Please find attached an invitation for the community conversation Town Hall residents are leading in the Riverwest neighbourhood in advance of St Patrick’s Day celebrations.  The Riverwest residents have created this event to begin a dialogue with the University of Windsor’s newer Administrators and Windsor Police Services in response to ongoing neighbourhood concerns. 

The Our West End Roundtable is invited to help support the efforts of Riverwest residents who have been working on these issues for over a decade.

We hope you can attend to participate in this moderated discussion and have a chance to connect with the representatives of the University and Windsor Police working on these issues.
Please note this is a smaller group discussion by invitation only.

Hope to see you there,

Leo and Tammy

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Transit Windsor seeks new home for west-end bus terminal


See an article below regarding Transit Windsor looking to change its bus terminal location. There is a public consultation session on Thursday beginning at 4pm. More details in the link below.

Transit Windsor looks for new west end home for terminal

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Our West End Neighbourhood Renewal Update @ourwestend @WestEndCrawlers @murraytamaral


See below from Tammy Murray and Leo Gil at Our West End Neighbourhood Renewal.

Hello Our West End residents, organizations and community stakeholders,

Please feel free to circulate with your contacts!

The City of Windsor has asked Our West End to help circulate their community feedback surveys about 2 upcoming installation projects:

1)      The Sandwich Towne Gateway Arch
Please click through to provide your feedback about your Sandwich Towne History priorities for the plaques that will be part of the entryway arch and historical branding to be installed on Sandwich St West.

2)      Streetcar #351 Restoration Project

Please click through to help prioritize how the donated Street Car 351 should be used and comment on possible locations:

                                                   3)      Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinic:
Our West End Neighoburhood Renewal has been pleased to help coordinate the Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinic through the Canada Revenue Agency’s Volunteer Tax preparation program.  It will be located at St. John’s Hall in Sandwich Towne.

Please find attached a poster for the Tax Clinic. 
Please feel free to print and post if you can, in your organization.  If you need printed copies of the poster, please reply to this email for assistance.  

The Tax Clinic will be held on:

Monday, March 26, 2018
4:30 - 7:30 pm
St John Parish Hall
3294 Sandwich St
(at Brock Street next to The Westgate apartment building, across from MacKenzie Hall)

Please note the tax clinic is intended for persons with modest income levels and simple tax situations.
From the Canada Revue Agency website:
Are you eligible for help?
You may be eligible if you have a modest income and a simple tax situation.
Modest income
Based on the number of persons in your family, your total family income should be less than the amount shown in the chart. Also, check with your local community organization to see if you meet their requirements.
Chart: suggested income level
Family size
Total family income
1 person
2 persons
3 persons
4 persons
5 persons
more than 5 persons
$47,500 plus $2,500 for each additional person

Simple tax situation
In general, your tax situation is simple if you have no income or if your income comes from these sources:
  • employment
  • pension
  • benefits such as Canada Pension Plan, disability, employment insurance, social assistance
  • registered retirement savings plans (RRSP's)
  • support payments
  • scholarships, fellowships, bursaries or grants
  • interest (under $1,000)
Your tax situation is not simple if you:
  • are self-employed or have employment expenses
  • have business or rental income and expenses
  • have capital gains or losses
  • filed for bankruptcy
  • are completing a tax return for a deceased person
Find a tax preparation clinic

4)      A Sandwich Teen Action Group (STAG) Dinner Fundraiser is planned for April 19th  benefiting both STAG and the Brain Injury Association, featuring Sports celebrities!                              

5)      If you haven’t already checked out the

Our West End Community Newsletter, please click through this link:

To add a contribution, West community information or advertise your business, please email:  oweinfo@lifeafterfifty.ca

With Thanks,

Leo Gil
Tammy Murray

Outreach Coordinators