Local Heritage Appreciation
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Local Heritage Appreciation

Heritage Week

The third Monday of February is Canadian Heritage Day, a day to recognize and pay tribute to our land and landmarks, our nation's history, our diverse cultures and our traditions.

The Heritage Canada Foundation first established Heritage Day in 1974. Heritage Day coincides with Ontario Heritage Week, which takes place annually during the third week of February.

Heritage Recognition

In conjunction with the annual Heritage Week in Ontario, City Council recognizes property owners for long-time heritage stewardship and/or recent well-done rehabilitations through the presentation of Built Heritage Awards.  Owners of newly designated buildings are also presented a heritage designation plaque. 

Built Heritage Awards


  • Windsor Star, now University of Windsor, 167-181 Ferry Street

  • Semi-detached residences, 1291-1293 Victoria Avenue

  • Chick-McDougald House, 743 Devonshire Road

  • Windsor Youth Centre, 1241-1247 Wyandotte Street East


  • Mike Brkovich, for Canadian Auto Painting, 420 Kildare Road

  • Stephen Hargreaves and Ron Drouillard, for City Cyclery, 553 Lincoln Road

  • Brew, 653 University Avenue East


  • Michael and Nicole Seguin, for the Esdras Parent House, 827 Esdras Avenue

  • Settimo Vilardi, architect, for Windsor Truck & Storage, 201 Shepherd Street East

  • Emily Neilson and Mark Neilson, for the Morand Family Farm House, 3954 Howard Avenue  

Heritage Designation Plaques


  • Jerry Kavanaugh and Stephen Berrill, for the Montreuil-Buckland-Vichos House, 4187 Riverside Drive East


  • Rhys Wyn Trenhaile, for the Knights of Columbus / Auditorium Building, 716 Pelissier Street & 703-717 Ouellette Avenue

  • Government of Canada, for the Federal Building / Dominion Public Building / Édifice Paul Martin Building, 185 Ouellette Avenue


For general information, please call 311.  For detailed inquiries, contact the following:

Planning Department
Suite 404, 400 City Hall Square East
Windsor, Ontario   N9A 7K6
Phone:  (519) 255-6543
Fax:  (519) 255-6544
Email:  planningdept@citywindsor.ca