November 7, 2018
Chris Thompson via The Windsor Star
A leading Ontario architect thinks Windsor is on the right track with redevelopment of its core urban areas, but he says there’s still a ways to go.
John Stephenson, the president of the Association of Architects of Ontario, met for lunch with about 30 members of the Windsor Region Society of Architects at Vito’s Pizzeria on Wyandotte Street East in Walkerville on Wednesday and was taken on a tour of some of the city’s more interesting recent projects.
"It’s like most communities of this scale, it’s a real grab bag, it’s a real mix. It’s very eclectic, actually, there’s an interesting collection of older buildings, heritage buildings, that are getting paid attention to in various cases,” said Stephenson, who is based in Thunder Bay and became president of the OAA in March 2017. He also visited Windsor last fall and is somewhat familiar with the area because he has family in Sarnia.