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Old Posted Jun 23, 2017, 10:41 AM
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Nice to see Sunrise Bakery has opened back up downtown, and their business has been very good. Slowly, DT is gaining more needed businesses that have been lacking over the past decade!

http://windsorstar.com/news/local-ne...ntown-location

True Fitness opening up on Ouellette is also a much needed service that DT needs, and it will occupy a space that has been vacant for over a decade when Shoppers Drug Mart moved from there to Ouellette and Wyandotte!

http://windsorstar.com/news/local-ne...e-ave-location
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New Sandwich Town roundabout with statues of Brock and Tecumseh

I think this is such a great plan and don't know why there is so much resistance to it from some of the local Sandwich Town residents and businesses. The statues will be so much more visible and prominent on a huge limestone plinth in the new traffic circle, as opposed to being tucked away in a park that rarely is even noticed. This will also be an amazing new grand gateway to historic Sandwich!


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Look at all of the new residential towers being proposed right now in London. How many of them are on Farhi land? Zero. He can't keep blaming the economy anymore. I wouldn't call him a slumlord (the vacant properties he owns in London are relatively well maintained) but he does nothing with his property. He loves plastering his name all over the place both on his buildings and those damn truck trailers which he uses to get around sign bylaws.
I am by no means a fan of this guy, and I have absolutely no faith that he will ever build anything of substance in this city, but I am happy that he has renovated a few of his properties that he has purchased here, like the ten story parking garage he bought, the new Best Western hotel (former Hilton) and the old Travel Lodge, now set to become a new Holiday Inn Express. I'm also interested to see what he has planned for the old Compri Hotel, which he says he will convert to residential.
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^That's a weird situation too. It apparently already failed as a student residence and I don't see how it could be converted into any other type of residence since it was originally built as a hotel.
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^ Yeah, they would have to put in actual kitchens and new windows that are capable of opening if they were to have any chance of getting anyone to move in. Nobody would want to live in a place that doesn't have these basic offerings.
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Non residential construction boom in Windsor going strong! The second highest percentage increase in all of Canada,
Only Niagara Region fared better!

http://blackburnnews.com/windsor/win...loons-windsor/
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Finally, the beginnings of a regional transit system for the greater Windsor region! Hopefully this will expand to the other suburbs over time!

http://windsorstar.com/news/local-ne...or-and-lasalle
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Windsor named in list of top ten cities in Canada for investment!

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Ambassador Bridge twin span approved by Canadian government, paving the way for a new cable stayed Bridge to replace the old crossing.

http://windsorite.ca/2017/09/twin-sp...idge-approved/

http://windsorite.ca/2017/09/photos-...uld-look-like/
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This CIP for downtown will be a game changer and should kickstart some serious development in the core!

http://windsorstar.com/news/local-ne...le-to-downtown
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Good to hear some thoughts from a well-known developer there...have to assume there are many others just waiting and ready to pounce.
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Jarvis: How to fix Windsor's downtown

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Pretty happy to see that Vito Maggio has bought the old Bank of Commerce building on Devonshire Rd. in old Walkerville. He already owns two very popular restaurants in the neighbourhood, and he said he intends to open another restaurant in the bank building, which would be great, it's an amazing space, and a new trendy restaurant would be a perfect fit! Walkerville is on a roll!!!


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The fact that Walkerville is such a success story just shows the potential for downtown, Ford City, or Sandwich. The demand to live in dense urban neighbourhoods is there.

City council is holding a special meeting this week to pass the Downtown CIP ahead of schedule just so developers can start taking advantage of the incentives right away. There must be some projects ready to go.
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The fact that Walkerville is such a success story just shows the potential for downtown, Ford City, or Sandwich. The demand to live in dense urban neighbourhoods is there.

City council is holding a special meeting this week to pass the Downtown CIP ahead of schedule just so developers can start taking advantage of the incentives right away. There must be some projects ready to go.
Exactly! I'm so sick of local developers who constantly preach that nobody is interested in living in or building in the urban core of the city.

I'm very interested to see what gets proposed once this CIP is instituted!
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The weird thing about Walkerville for me is that I hardly ever go there, I always kind of think of Walkerville as overhyped. I tended more towards downtown, but not so much in the last year or so because downtown has kind of gone a little downhill again.
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