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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

Building Up Our West End: Monthly Update

Hi Friends,  It has been a busy winter with several positive developments for the west-end. As the weather gets a bit warmer and we head into spring, I am hopeful that with each day passing, COVID is further and further behind us and we can finally get to some place of normalcy.  The Residential Rental License We finally did it! Council directed administration to draft a Residential Rental License bylaw, to be piloted in Wards 1 & 2, with the intent that it be rolled out City-wide after the pilot. I campaigned on this issue and it was something that I felt strongly about well before I was elected to City Council. Although the RRL will not solve all of the challenges in our neighbourhoods as it relates to housing, it is a critical component of a multi-pronged solution to creating safer and stronger neighbourhoods. A big thank you to the majority of City Council for supporting my motion, and especially to the residents in my community who have been fighting for this for nea

Ward 2 Update, City Budget and RRL

Hi Friends,  I wanted to give an update since I last blogged on some developments in Ward 2, including the City Budget that was just passed and the Residential Rental License debate that will be coming to Council on March 8th.  Sandwich Street Sewer Relining and Road Reconstruction Thanks to $12million in community benefits from the Gordie Howe Bridge and $8.6million from City Council, the sewer relining and road reconstruction of Sandwich Street has begun. This project will be from the roundabout to the new Gordie Howe Bridge and will include streetscaping, new bike lanes and many other features that will span over 3km in length. This is much needed and will be wonderful for local residents, businesses and those coming to and out of Sandwich Town.  McKee Park Shoreline and Boat Dock At our budget meeting, Council approved $150,000 for shoreline protection, in addition to $200,000 being provided by the Gordie Howe Bridge Community Benefits. In addition, the City recently fixed the boat