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Via Italia to allow more space for patios, sidewalk sales and safer pedestrian access

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 [...]

Via Italia to allow more space for patios, sidewalk sales and safer pedestrian access2020-07-21T13:47:08-04:00

Via Italia merchants supply front lines of Windsor’s COVID-19 battle

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.  

Via Italia merchants supply front lines of Windsor’s COVID-19 battle2020-06-12T17:31:36-04:00

Electrical workers, Mezzo Ristorante feed frontline health workers in COVID-19 battle

An agreement reached Tuesday will deliver individually prepared and packaged meals to six locations, including five hospitals in Windsor, Essex County and Chatham-Kent.

Electrical workers, Mezzo Ristorante feed frontline health workers in COVID-19 battle2020-04-08T13:41:30-04:00

Medica Pharmacy fights COVID-19 with virtual patient visits

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.

Medica Pharmacy fights COVID-19 with virtual patient visits2020-03-25T15:15:22-04:00

Via Italia—no place like Erie Street, says Saci Salon owner

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 [...]

Via Italia—no place like Erie Street, says Saci Salon owner2020-03-19T09:55:04-04:00

Tearing it up at Shred Shop Wellness Complex

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 [...]

Tearing it up at Shred Shop Wellness Complex2020-02-20T16:19:03-05:00

Europa Imports A Unique Family Affair

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 [...]

Europa Imports A Unique Family Affair2020-02-07T15:03:44-05:00

Piano passion becomes Via Italia music school

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 [...]

Piano passion becomes Via Italia music school2020-03-13T11:57:43-04:00

Mezzo wins best Italian restaurant in Windsor 

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 [...]

Mezzo wins best Italian restaurant in Windsor 2020-01-24T15:13:46-05:00

Goccia Cafe dripping with Italian flavour as it joins Via Italia revitalization 

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 [...]

Goccia Cafe dripping with Italian flavour as it joins Via Italia revitalization 2020-01-23T14:14:00-05:00

Doctor’s office returns to Via Italia with opening of Medica Pharmacy

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 [...]

Doctor’s office returns to Via Italia with opening of Medica Pharmacy2019-09-04T12:50:08-04:00

Still high standards at popular Take Five Bistro

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 [...]

Still high standards at popular Take Five Bistro2019-09-04T12:47:17-04:00

Welcome HomeSlice! Unique take on traditional Windsor pie

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 [...]

Welcome HomeSlice! Unique take on traditional Windsor pie2019-08-20T11:04:00-04:00

Tactile Vision Graphics working with Disney to produce activity books for the blind!

A local Windsor business, Tactile Vision Graphics is working with Disney to produce books for the blind.

Tactile Vision Graphics working with Disney to produce activity books for the blind!2019-01-18T13:33:38-05:00