Welcome to Windsor/Essex Remembers

Windsor Arena

Welcome to Windsor/Essex Remembers, an oral history project presented by the Windsor/Essex Branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. Please contact acowindsoressex@gmail.com for information regarding submission of your video or written memories of Windsor, Ontario. The Branch would like to launch this platform by asking for memories of Windsor Arena.

Windsor Arena began it’s life as the temporary home of Detroit’s first NHL team, the Detroit Cougars for their 1926/1927 season and has had a wonderful sports and entertainment history since. Did you attend a special game or event that you’d like to share? Are you one of those folks who witness the throwing of LIVE rats on the ice when it was home of the Windsor Spitfires. Let us know. We look forward to sharing your memories.

Windsor Arena currently faces threat of demolition by the City. To express your interest in preserving this historic building, write the mayor or your councilor and sign the petition at savethewindsorbarn.com .

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