Open Streets Returns To Showcase Windsor's Diverse Neighbourhoods

The ever popular Open Streets is returning for the fourth time in three years.

The 8km route from Sandwich Town to Ford City will feature eight community hubs offering up a long list of activities to check out.

Open Streets have been held in over 100 cities across North America, according to City of Windsor's Cultural Development Coordinator Michelle Staadegaard who says its all about connecting Windsor's diverse neighbourhoods.

"It's an opportunity for you to cycle, for you to walk, for you to bike, for you to wheel. We close the roads to cars or vehicular traffic. We open it up to people to be able to really discover what their cities have from the ground up."

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by AM800's Kathie McMann

Staadegaard says the event has become a tradition for many.

"Because it's now in its third year, it's almost now becoming this big family reunion for the city to come out and really rediscover their neighbourhoods, rediscover their neighbours themselves. It's just an opportunity for people to really discover what maybe they may not have discovered before."

More than 10,000 people attended last year's event.

The 2018 edition of Open Streets goes Sunday, September 23 from 10am to 3pm.

More information can be found HERE. 

 

— with files from AM800's Angelo Aversa