Underpass and what else? City ponders riverfront development

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Windsor Star/Doug Schmidt

A pedestrian tunnel under Riverside Drive, better washrooms and additional lighting are among the top priority improvements identified by administration for Windsor’s riverfront in a report that goes to city council next week.

Interrupted while sauntering down Windsor’s glorious riverfront that boasts an urban view to die for, Ivano Bertoni can’t think of a thing that needs improving along the publicly owned park.

“It’s a wonderful riverfront … it’s beautiful, it’s something to be proud of,” said the 64-year-old Windsor man, who walks or jogs its long, linear trails several times a week.

“It’s amazing,” added Linda Manzocco, Bertoni’s walking companion Monday night.

Prodded for their views on what could be done to improve the overall experience of visiting their city’s central riverfront area, both said they’d like to see some establishments where people could enjoy a meal, a drink or an ice cream, maybe a band playing music. 

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