For several years now, I have worked to bring this local park to the forefront of discussions in Windsor.  This vital 33-acre greenspace is the last remaining, undeveloped natural shoreline in Windsor-Detroit, and I am working—with you, and for you—to protect it for the long-term.

Ojibway Shores is home to hundreds of endangered species that rely on migration through surrounding local parks for survival. This includes Ojibway Park, Spring Garden Natural Area, Black Oak Heritage Park, and the Tallgrass Prairie Park, to name a few. If connected, this area including the Detroit River could become one of North America`s treasures. Ojibway Shores is a vital piece. It serves not only as a home and larger ecosystem to
these species, but also provides natural heritage areas that our community can enjoy, appreciate, and use for healthy living space and ecotourism.

Residents can connect with Ojibway Shores. It’s a place to share this natural environment with our children and grandchildren for generations to come. It’s a place to learn about species native to our region, to enjoy natural
outdoor activities within the city limits, like hiking and cycling while still appreciating and respecting this invaluable natural ecosystem that is a unique place being taken for granted. We should be able to enjoy our land,
as a park, and protect it for the long-term. We need to protect and enjoy what is ours.

This fight for protecting Ojibway Shores is a fight for our environment, and our community. I encourage you to stand up and fight for Ojibway Shores by downloading and signing the petition at Stay tuned to the House of Common e-petition website this summer 2021 for another electronic petition supporting Ojibway National Urban Park.

When I was a member of City Council we saved the Spring Garden area, Peche Island, and restored our riverfront to a park from a railroad and hotel. These decisions were good for our environment, image, and economy. This past May 2021, City Council endorsed this plan:

The Wildland’s League has also put together a slideshow on the importance of Ojibway National Urban Park which describes the benefits of this plan:

It’s time to protect Ojibway Shores from future development and transform this greenspace into a National Urban Park. I am working to make this change but will need your support.  Are you in? Read on below and let me know if you have any any questions. Email me at or call my office at 519.255.1631.

See Brian’s newest letter to the federal government on Ojibway Shores: