This post is the twenty-fifth in a series in which we reached out to municipal candidates to ask their heritage platform. Responses will be posted in the order received.
The twenty-fifth to respond was Sydney Brouillard-Coyle, Candidate for Windsor City Council – Ward 7. The responses are in the candidate’s own words only slightly edited in a way that doesn’t in any way change what they said.
In terms of my attitude towards heritage conservation, preservation, and adaptive reuse, I believe in this strongly for marginalized communities – in particular, for highlighting the important local history of the 2SLGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities, as well as women. The histories of these communities have often been erased, yet there are many important heritage sites and locations for these communities which should be lifted up as a way of honouring this history and the diversity of the Windsor community.
One of my favourite landmarks in Ward 7 is Elizabeth Kishkon Park, named after Windsor’s first and only female mayor.
Picture from the Candidate’s website. Click here to see original source.