This announcement will come as no surprise, yet does not lessen the disappointment. Sadly, the 2020 TdVI cannot take place under the current or foreseeable circumstances. The TDVI board, sponsors, competitors and supporters held on to some hope as long as possible. The reality is that we have past the [...]
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Erie street becomes a pedestrian haven this summer as street closures allow business owners to bring their shops outdoors. Throughout the Via Italia neighbourhood, restaurant and bar owners will extend their patios into the streets on select weekends, while other retailers expand their capacity into the sidewalks as well. The [...]
Dedicated business owners in Windsor’s Via Italia have sent thousands of face masks, hospital hats and hot lunches to frontline workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
An agreement reached Tuesday will deliver individually prepared and packaged meals to six locations, including five hospitals in Windsor, Essex County and Chatham-Kent.
Medica Pharmacy on Erie Street is adjusting to a new way of seeing patients in the middle of this COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Tiffany Czilli says they're now offering phone and virtual appointments at this time to stop the spread of the virus.
As a young boy, Tony Gereige would hover near his mother’s salon chair while she styled people’s hair, handing her scissors, combs, hair blowers, whatever tool she needed. Mezzo wins Top Choice Award Goccia Cafe dripping with Italian flavour The owner of Saci Salon, who was just 12 years old at the time, didn’t think much about hanging around his [...]
On a brisk fall morning last October, the bright sound of fitness enthusiasts powering through their workouts rolled out the open windows of the new Shred Shop Wellness Complex and onto Erie Street. Mezzo wins Top Choice Award Goccia Cafe dripping with Italian flavour The fitness centre, located across [...]
Dozens of families will file into Europa Imports over the next couple months, looking for tiny, white dresses as they prepare for Holy Communion season. This time of religious observance is particularly special for parents and children, explained shop owner Paul Governali. Mezzo wins Top Choice Award Goccia Cafe [...]
Samantha Cisilino was eight years old when she sat in front of a tiny keyboard and learned to play her first song, the classic “Heart and Soul.” Now, at age 28, she owns her own music school in the city’s Via Italia neighbourhood, where she teaches dozens of Windsor region children the instrument she’s [...]
Mezzo Ristorante and Lounge has been named the best Italian restaurant in Windsor in this year’s Top Choice Awards. Owners Filip Rocca and Darcy King were all smiles when the news arrived last week. There were both quick to heap gratitude onto their “hard working” staff and loyal customers. “This award is truly a [...]
Luigi Mariani wanted to add even more traditional flavours to the mosaic of Windsor’s Little Italy when he started brewing coffee from his corner cafe on Erie Street last summer. He and his family visited the old country several times sourcing just the right ingredients, finding the finest equipment and learning the [...]
Few can say that what they did as a bored teenager led to a successful business and colourful career. Pat Giles can. Growing up in Windsor he and his friends would tattoo each other at lunchtime. Right away Giles says he was hooked.
When Frank Vella spotted a familiar face walking into his new pharmacy on Erie Street, he sauntered from his office to greet the man on the main floor. Standing among the shelves of over-the-counter medications, Frank demonstrates how to sit in a way that alleviates some of the pain [...]
Cody Northgrave shuffles from one steaming pan to the next as he hovers over the sizzling sounds of shrimp, steak and risotto. The surf and turf dish he’s preparing is still popular eight years after first opening Take Five Bistro in the heart of Windsor’s popular Italian district. Welcome HomeSlice! Unique [...]
Daryl and Darian Kissner opened the doors to Windsor’s latest pizzeria April 10th, unleashing a new flavour to this city’s pizza palate. Though they use the traditional shredded pepperoni known around these parts, the Homeslice Pizzeria pies certainly stand out among the more traditional options. The brothers took more of [...]
There is a wide range of delicious meal ideas when visiting Windsor’s Little Italy. From pizza pies and hot table meatballs to the freshest pasta and specialty ravioli, you have so many tasty options.
A local Windsor business, Tactile Vision Graphics is working with Disney to produce books for the blind.