The Celestial Beacon

Friends and Neighbours, 
Today City Council voted in favour of moving forward with the Celestial Beacon project in an 8-2 majority vote. For those who may have been unable to watch the Council meeting, I would like to explain my rationale for voting in favour of this project and why I think it will be a net benefit to our community, both as a west-end community and a City at large. 
Before I dive into the contents of the matter, I want to thank everyone who emailed, called and expressed concern and excitement over the development. On the spectrum, some residents did not want the development at all, some expressed concerns, and some were very excited to move forward with the Celestial Beacon development. These varying views weighed heavily on me and after much discussion, listening, learning, researching and weighing all factors, I made a decision that was difficult but I believe to be the right one. 
History and ContextApproximately 20 years ago, the City Council of the day approved the …

Some Updates


Below are some updates that may be of interest to you.

Sandwich Street Development

Below are drawings and a short description of an important proposed development in Sandwich Town. There will be an open house regarding this development on February 13th from 4pm to 7pm at Mackenzie Hall. Hope to see you there.

Sandwich Town Murals
You may have noticed the Black History Murals, previously affixed to the old grocery store, have been relocated to Paterson Park. They look great! We are scheduling a press release and celebration for February 14th, time to be determined but will likely be around noon. More details forthcoming...stay tuned! 
Here is a link featuring the relocation: Sandwich Town Murals
2020 City of Windsor Budget

City Council recently passed the 2020 budget. Some notable achievements for the west end include approximately $8million for sewer reconstruction for Sandwich Street, road repair of Riverside Dr. W. near Huron Church, placeholder funding for Bradley Park, cont…

Ward 2 Public Meeting and Other Updates


Ward 2 Public Meeting

Just a reminder that the Ward 2 Public Meeting is October 10th at 6:30pm at the Church of the Ascension at University and McKay. I will share an update on some progress made over the year, some challenges, and a vision for our future. Looking forward to seeing you there.

If you can't make it, no worries, it should be published on facebook via the City of Windsor page.

Bedford United Church Annual Turkey Dinner

Saturday, October 26, 2019 between 5pm and 7pm. Adults: $14.00, Children 6 to 12: $7.00. Takeout available as well.

Sandwich Community Improvement Plan

On Monday, Council passed an amendment to the Sandwich Community Improvement Plan (CIP) to allow for more incentives for the CIP. It will now go through a consultation phase and will come back to council for final approval. I've been fighting for more incentives since becoming a City Councillor to encourage more investments in residential homes and to encourage a new grocery store in our neighb…

Community Benefits for Sandwich Town

Friends, June 14th was a significant day for Sandwich Town. The Gordie Howe Bridge Community Benefits were announced and Sandwich will benefit with millions of investment in infrastructure, parks and community projects.The announcement was also a testament to the hard work & advocacy of many that ensured Sandwich Town was a priority in this significant investment. Lastly, a big shoutout to the Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority for truly engaging our community in the process.Looking forward to the roll out of these investments over the next several years.For more on the community benefits, visit the link below:

Mill Street Park Bathrooms Reopened

Friends, Great news. The washrooms located in the windmill at Mill St. Park are reopened after being closed for 5 years. We were also able to get some garbage receptacles installed in the park due to increased usage of the waterfront.Fabio

Traffic Complaints

Friends, I've received several calls and emails surrounding traffic enforcement, especially around Huron Church. Please see a detailed response (below) from Inspector Randall of the Windsor Police. There is a streamlined approach to tackle these complaints that I think will be beneficial for our community. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions.Fabio"Good afternoon City Councillors, From time to time, the Windsor Police Service receives Traffic Complaints from citizens, ranging from speeders, Huron Church truck traffic, and stop sign violators to unsafe lane changes. In most cases, citizens request Special Attention to their neighbourhoods for this erratic, aggressive, and sometimes dangerous driving. Many of these traffic complaints are received, via telephone, by members of the Patrol Support Unit (Traffic Enforcement Branch) or the Patrol Response Staff Sergeant, while others are received by way of correspondence with members of the Senior…

Let's Continue the Conversation

Friends, If you have time, stop by the Bake Shoppe at 6pm on July 4th, located on Sandwich St. at the Corner of Sandwich and Detroit. Residents have organized a small neighbourhood gathering to discuss issues and ideas that affect the west end. The Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority will also be present to discuss the newly released Community Benefits. This is the first of several neighbourhood meetings that we intend to have throughout the west end to keep the conversation going. Community engagement is vital as we continue our work in neighbourhood renewal. Hope to see you soon!Fabio