Want to know more about Windsor’s proposed national urban park?

City of Windsor staff and Parks Canada officials are available to answer any questions about the Ojibway Shores National Urban Park at the upcoming Open House meeting.

Open House Thursday 4-7pm at Ojibway Nature Center on Malden Road

Officials will set up information boards outlining a draft study area for the proposed park and will answer questions about the designation process.

The public can provide feedback through surveys.

Parks Canada plans to create a network of national urban parks across the country, with the Ojibwe Coast National Urban Park being the second.

The first is Rouge National Urban Park in the Greater Toronto Area, which includes Toronto’s only campground.

Legislation to create a new park in Windsor has passed its second reading in the House of Commons.

Windsor Ward 1 MP Fred Francis and Caldwell First Nation Chief Mark Duckworth recently appeared before a House committee in late October. The committee is the final step in the legislation’s third and final reading before it enters the Senate.

In the provincial legislature, Ford’s government has expressed support for the park. A motion to transfer ownership of the Ojibway Prairie Nature Reserve to Parks Canada will go to a vote this month.

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