Reader letter: Windsor’s downtown desperately needs facelift

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Reader letter: Windsor’s downtown desperately needs facelift

The 200 block of Ouellette Avenue in downtown Windsor is shown in this Google Maps image. Photo by Google Maps /Windsor Star I have said many times our downtown is ugly and gross. Who would want to come to Windsor when we really don’t have much to offer? Advertisement 2 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. I went for a trip recently that included 10 towns. Among them that we visited were Stratford, Kitchener, Cambridge, Oakville, Waterloo, Hamilton, Brantford and London. I have to say what a total night and day comparison to our city’s downtown. Windsor appears to me to be trashy compared to all the others I have seen. City council’s focus is on the wrong things in this city. I am not originally from here, but it has not got any better in the 12 years of being here. Council needs to focus forward and stop spending money on the wrong things. The downtowns in those cities I visited are way nicer then Windsor. It feels like a disgrace how they don’t better clean up downtown. You see people just hanging out in door openings of closed businesses or standing on the sidewalk asking for money. Our shops downtown appear to be only bars, smoke shops or food. Advertisement 3 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. For many people, they don’t feel safe walking around downtown, so how would you think out-of-town people would feel? I believe we need younger people on our city council. We need people with a vision. People don’t want a useless streetcar they restored for a crazy amount of money at the waterfront. If you want tourism, you need to build up a city to attract tourism and to me that sure hasn’t happened here in Windsor. A facelift in Windsor is badly needed. Joanne Champagne, Windsor Share Your Views Send letters to the editor to letters@windsorstar.com. (Don’t send them as attachments; put them in the body of the emails). Letters must include your full name, address and phone number. (We will only publish your name and the municipality where you live). Letters must be fewer than 300 words. The Star reserves the right to edit, condense and reject letters. Windsor Star Headline News Sign up to receive daily headline news from the Windsor Star, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. By clicking on the sign up button you consent to receive the above newsletter from Postmedia Network Inc. You may unsubscribe any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails. Postmedia Network Inc. | 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4 | 416-383-2300Read More

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