This post is the twenty-third 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-third to respond was Jeewen Gill, Incumbent 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.
Heritage buildings and sites are the fabric of the city that enrich our culture. They are also an important part of cultural and economic development that teach us about our history and allow us to build our future. Windsor has some beautiful monuments and buildings that tell stories of early development in our city. I think that where possible it is important for us to invest in preserving that history and heritage and if possible repurposing and reusing those spaces.
When I think about my personal experiences, one of the monumental sites that I enjoy most in ward 7 is Ganatchio Trail, the second trail to be built in Windsor spanning 5.3km, this trail allows families to live active lifestyles and enjoy nature. I have enjoyed many walks and bike rides through this trail and find it to be a place of serenity.
Picture from CBC. Click here to see the original source.