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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken around 1963. The image is of Chatham Street West at Ouellette Avenue. On the far left of the picture is the S. S. Kresge Company Limited store and across Pelissier Street is the Adam’s Furniture Store. Further down Chatham Street is the former Windsor Gas building now Union Gas. Today, the S. S. Kresge store have been demolished and replace by the Royal Bank of Canada building. The Adam’s Furniture Store and Union Gas buildings still stand, but have Continue Reading...
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CHANGE IN HOURS OF OPERATION DECEMBER 2

BUDIMIR (1310 Grand Marais Street West)and RIVERSIDE (6305 Wyandotte Street East) branches remain open on Thursday, December 2.  All other branches will be closed for staff development and training. Library resources and materials are available 24/7 at www.windsorpubliclibrary.com. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause....
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of Bedford Street (Sandwich Street) and Mill Street in the former town of Sandwich. Bedford Street was renamed Sandwich Street by the Town of Sandwich on March 15, 1917, because it constitutes the main street of the Town and would be a continuation of Sandwich Street in Windsor and thus reduce confusion of having the same thoroughfare with different names. This photograph was taken around the turn of the 20th Century. This image shows the commercial district of Sandwich at Continue Reading...
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STAFF VACCINATION RATE AT WINDSOR PUBLIC LIBRARY AT 100%

The percentage of Windsor Public Library staff confirming vaccination status or an approved accommodation is at 100% as of noon, Tuesday, November 16, 2021.  As of Monday, November 15, 2021 the percentage of City of Windsor staff confirming status is at 91%. “Providing library service to the community is our priority,” says WPL Board Chair, Councillor Rino Bortolin.  “And doing so in a safe manner, with staff fully vaccinated provides a clear message to our customers – and colleagues – that health and safety is paramount Continue Reading...
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STORY TIME CELEBRATES DINOVEMBER

Story Time livestreams have moved to a new time this month – Thursday Mornings at 10:30am, just in time for DINOvember. Young participants will experience some wonderfully silly songs and families will have the opportunity to find some amazing books from the Windsor Public Library! Story Time with Miss Kate is LIVE on the Windsor Public Library Facebook page.  If you can’t tune in live you can catch videos later as they are temporarily available on Facebook after streaming. You can access the livestream and previous Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

The Essex County War Memorial located today at City Hall Square, erected in honour of those who gave their lives during the First World War. The monument was made of pink granite and rises to a height of 20 feet, based on the design by local architect George Y. Mason. If was unveiled on November 11, 1924 in its original location on Giles Boulevard at Ouellette Avenue, where this photograph was in 1925. The 106-ton monument was moved in 1965, stone by stone and reassembled at Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

In honour of Remembrance Day occurring next week, this week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is a look back at the soldiers heading to war. This image was taken sometime in May 1916 at the old Canadian Pacific Railway station in Windsor, which was located on Sandwich Street West (today Riverside Dr. West) near Caron Avenue on the riverfront. The crowd well-wishers was on the platform wishing the 99th Essex County Battalion safe journey on their way to the Western Front in France. The white building behind the Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

With the recent announcement of Windsor City Council that former Sandwich, Windsor and Amherstburg Streetcar 351 will be moving to the foot of Caron Avenue on the riverfront as part of the Legacy Beacon project. Streetcar 351 is an acknowledgement of the roll Windsor played in this new form of transportation in the late 19th century, when the first electric streetcar in Canada started operations in 1886. This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of that very first streetcar taken on Sandwich Street in front of the Continue Reading...
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JOHN MUIR BRANCH RECOGNIZED BY THE CAHP

The John Muir Branch of the Windsor Public Library has been recognized by the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) with a 2021 Award of Excellence for Conservation in the architecture category. Award recipients Jason Grossi (studio g+G inc., architect) and Christopher Borgal (GBCA Architects) will be formally acknowledged at the virtual CAHP Annual General Meeting in October. The $5.5 million, 7,400 square foot John Muir Branch (363 Mill Street) is comprised of two heritage-designated buildings constructed in a manner that speaks to their past while Continue Reading...
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