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Public Service Announcement: Schedule of Ojibway Parkway Closures

A total of four nightly full closures of Ojibway Parkway between the north and south Hwy 401 ramp terminals will be required, once per week, commencing on January 9th.  The closures are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday nights (January 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th) however this is weather dependent and so is subject to change (ie, could change to Tuesday night, or Thursday, or Friday, etc depending on the weather forecast).

Portable variable message signs will be employed in advance and, along with existing variable message signs, will display notices advising motorists of the expected closures.  During the full closure, advance warning messaging will be displayed.

As noted in the handout, closures will take place only between the hours of 10pm and 6am and notifications will be sent at least 72 hours in advance.

Please be advised of the closure dates and total number of required full closures of Ojibway Parkway for work associated with girder erection.  The closure dates are as follows:

  • January 11th;
  • January 14th;
  • January 21st;
  • January 22nd;
  • January 30th;
  • January 31st;
  • February 11th;
  • February 12th.

Again, these dates are weather dependent and are therefore subject to change.  We will continue to provide updates should there be further revisions.

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Port Windsor Provides 100 Meals & 100 Cold Weather Kits to 100 Homeless

Port Windsor has donated 100 meals and 100 cold weather kits to the Street Help for the Homeless Centre at 964 Wyandotte Street E.   Each kit contains two pairs of warm socks, gloves and a toque to help protect the homeless against harsh winter conditions.

The donation is made in the name of Port Windsor’s customers and community partners.  For each person attending the recent Year-End Open House, a package and dinner was placed under the office Christmas tree.

On Christmas Day, most of us will be warm in our homes

and surrounded by family at the dinner table. 

We need to remember that there are those who will be cold,

those who will be alone and without Christmas dinner”,

Steve Salmons, President and CEO of the Windsor Port Authority.

In 2018, Port Windsor contributed more than $40,000 to a dozen community projects, ranging from the Chief Tecumseh/General Brock and Hiram Walker sculptures, Open Streets, scholarships at both the University of Windsor and St Clair College, The Arts Council of Windsor, neighbourhood clean-ups, St John’s Sandwich Food Bank, STAG, Windsor Symphony and the Mission to Seafarers.

The Windsor port is one of 18 national ports identified for their strategic contribution to the economy of Canada.  The third largest port in Ontario, Port Windsor moved 5 million tonnes of product in 2018, created more than 800 direct jobs, and contributed $260 million in economic impacts locally.

For further information, please contact:

Steve Salmons

President and CEO

519-345-6703

100 cold weather kits loaded for donation to Street Help Homeless Centre of Windsor, ON.

Steve Salmons, Windsor Port Authority President/CEO, visits Street Help Homeless Centre of Windsor.

Steve Salmons, Windsor Port Authority President/CEO, visits Street Help Homeless Centre of Windsor, ON.

 

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Media Release – Partnership with Lafarge Canada Inc

The Windsor Port Authority is pleased to announce its participation in a community tree planting event taking place on October 30, 2018.  The Windsor Port Authority remains committed to partnering in projects within the Sandwich Town community that strive to promote the further beautification of Sandwich Town and in particular those that provide an enhanced environmental sustainability.

A total of 53 trees will be planted along Russell Street in an effort to reintroduce native tree species and will also provide additional habitat areas for birds and animals within the Sandwich Town community.  During the community planting, a total of 26 trees will be planted by the youth and staff of New Beginnings and also the youth from the Islamic Academy School.

This project is made possible through a partnership of the Windsor Port Authority and Lafarge Canada Inc and in consultation with Essex Regional Conservation Authority.

Last year, the Windsor Port Authority contributed to more than a dozen community projects ranging from the Chief Tecumseh/Brock and Hiram Walker sculptures, the recent Open Streets festival in Sandwich, scholarships at both University of Windsor and St Clair College, the Arts Council of Windsor and Region, neighbourhood clean-ups, St John’s Sandwich Food Bank, STAG, Windsor Symphony, and the Mission to Seafarers.

The Windsor Port Authority is one of 18 national ports identified for their strategic contribution to the economy of Canada.  The third largest port in Ontario, Port Windsor moved more than 5 million tonnes of product through its terminals in 2017.  That creates more than 800 direct jobs on our docks, and $260 million in economic impact locally.

For more information, please contact:

Steve Salmons, President and CEO

519-258-5741, x212

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Windsor Port Authority partners with Sandwich Teen Action Group to Create Outdoor Marine Museum

Steve Salmons, Windsor Port Authority President/CEO announces creation of Outdoor Marine Museum to be located in Historic Sandwich Towne.

September 28, 2018
The history of Port Windsor, and its local economic and social impacts, will be profiled in
a unique community space next to Windsor Port Authority in Historic Sandwich Towne.
The Outdoor Marine Museum will create a new public space for community events,
socialization, relaxation, and fun to learn Port history and facts.

A seven-foot-tall anchor from a decommissioned ‘Laker’ will define the entrance off
Sandwich Street into an outdoor plaza for small community gatherings and performances,
and annual Christmas Tree display. Visitors will then follow a tree-lined pathway through
many indigenous and marine artifacts that tell the history and economic story of Windsor
through its port. More than a dozen display panels will trace port development from the
traditíonal lands of the first nations, to the arrival of European settlers, to the major port
of national strategic interest that is Windsor today.

This project is partially made possible with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation,
through a partnership with the Sandwich Teen Action Group (STAG).

Last year, Port Windsor contributed to more than a dozen community projects ranging
from the Chief Tecumseh/Brock and Hiram Walker sculptures, the recent Open Streets
festival in Sandwich, scholarships at both University of Windsor and St Clair College, the
Arts Council of Windsor and Region, neighbourhood clean-ups, St John’s Sandwich Food
Bank, STAG, Windsor Symphony, and the Mission to Seafarers.

The Windsor Port Authority is one of 18 national ports identified for their strategic
contribution to the economy of Canada, The third largest port in Ontario, Port Windsor
moved more than 5 million tonnes of product through its terminals in 2017.  That creates
more than 800 direct jobs on our docks, and $260 million in economic impact locally.

For more information, please contact:

Steve Salmons, President and CEO
519-258-5741 , x212

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2018 Open Streets Windsor

Join us Sunday, September 23, 2018 as we participate in 2018 Open Streets Windsor

Free giveaways including Bike Raffle Tickets (ages 4-15), popcorn, “Plinko” game prizes, etc.

2018 Open Streets Windsor

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Chamber of Marine Commerce releases New Study regarding Economic Impacts

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence shipping adds 180,000 jobs, $26 billion to Canadian economy: New Study

July 18, 2018 – Cargo shipments to ports on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River waterway
generate CDN$60 billion worth of economic activity and 328,500 jobs in Canada and the U.S.,
according to a new study released today. That breaks down to 181,000 jobs and CDN$26 billion
in economic activity in Ontario and Quebec.
The Economic Impacts of Maritime Shipping in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region reveals
the economic benefits of the shipping activity along the entire bi-national Great Lakes-St.
Lawrence River waterway – the longest deep draft inland navigation system in the world. In
2017, more than 230 million metric tons of raw materials and finished goods were transported by
ships to and from ports via the waterway, which includes the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence
Seaway and the lower St. Lawrence river. This international and domestic cargo was worth over
CDN$100 billion.

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Windsor Port Authority Honoured at the AAPA Conference in Long Beach, California

Windsor Port Authority was recently honoured at the Awards Luncheon of the Annual Conference of the Association of American Port Authorities (AAPA) held in Long Beach, California. AAPA is an alliance representing more than 130 Port Authorities in Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States. The Award of Merit was granted to Windsor Port Authority within the Communications Category for its community initiative “Windsor Port Authority Outreach Campaign with Olde Sandwich Towne”. Accepting the award on behalf of the Windsor Port Authority was George Sandala, Chair of the Board of Directors, who noted “this is a significant achievement for Windsor, considering we were judged alongside major ports such as New York, Vancouver and Long Beach. This award reflects the outstanding work by the Windsor Port Authority staff, who have consistently demonstrated the commitment to various initiatives for community enhancement within Olde Sandwich Towne. It’s nice to see their hard work and dedication so suitably rewarded.”

The Windsor Port Authority Outreach Campaign with Olde Sandwich Towne consisted of a broad-based consultation program to determine the needs and objectives of various community organizations and the public in general within the Sandwich Towne Community. The goal of these discussions was to identify very specific environmental, community and sponsorship activities which would be appropriate for the Windsor Port Authority given its mandate and financial resources. The activities undertaken to date include the following: creating over 1200 linear feet of new fish habitat in conjunction with 2 of its major tenants (Sterling Fuels Limited and LafargeHolcim); developing a derelict Port Authority dock into public space, including green space and fishing pier and significant fish habitat (Queen’s Dock); purchasing a large vacant lot adjacent to the Port Authority’s offices on Sandwich Street to be developed as an “outdoor museum” with green space, walking paths and story boards detailing the history of Olde Sandwich Towne and the Port; making strategic donations to the community including: Brock/Tecumseh Statue, Hiram Walker Statue, Sandwich Towne Festival, Santa Claus Parade, St. John’s Church Foodbank and the Sandwich Teen Action Group and working with local youth groups on numerous clean-up projects on vacant properties.

Media Contact :

David Cree, President & CEO

519-258-5741

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Bike Give Away

Windsor Port Authority, along with The Mission to Seafarers and Courtesy Bicycles sponsored 3 bicycles and 2 Visa Gift Cards that were given away during Open Streets Windsor 2017.  Please click on the link below for full details.

Windsor Port Authority Bike Give Away – Open Streets 2017

Congratulations to our winners!

2017 Open Streets Bike Winners

 

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