On January 22, 1990 a Business Improvement Association was formed. The work then began to improve and sustain a business life within this Business Improvement Association (BIA).
The boundaries for this Business Improvement Association were set along Wyandotte Street East from the East side of McDougall to the West side of Gladstone and one block north and south of Wyandotte Street. Wyandotte Street is one of Windsor’s main thoroughfares and stretches east and west through the city.
The name is of Native Canadian origin and designates a former tribe that was prominent along the Detroit River. Many of the present day streets are named after French settlers such as Louis, Marentette, Langlois, Pierre and Parent. This was then the beginning of what will be numerous changes in the ethnic composition of businesses within our Association.
Over the years the BIA has changed its name three times. Initially it was called Wyandotte Street East BIA, the name given by the forming directors. This changed to Old Midtown Business Improvement Association. Today it is known as the Wyandotte Town Centre Business Improvement Association.
The slogan associated with Wyandotte Town Centre, “Where Windsor Welcomes the World” depicts the composition and intent of the BIA since its inception, as being an area where a number of ethnic groups choose to conduct their business alongside Canadian businesses.
A large percentage of the current business and property owners are of Arabic decent which complements the wide variety of other countries represented such as the Philippines, Greece, Jamaica, the Caribbean, the Orient, Cambodia, Germany, Africa, Italy and other European countries as well as Canadian and French Canadian. This demonstrates how the Wyandotte Town Centre BIA enjoys a tremendous mix of nationalities and cultures.
Wyandotte Town Centre is home to many different businesses such as high quality Food Markets, Restaurants, Gift Shops, Beauty Salons, and Bakeries, Furniture stores, Clothing stores and Professional Business services. You can enjoy the exquisite cuisine of the many ethnic restaurants including Chinese, Arabic, Greek, Caribbean and Canadian to name a few. The gift shops, clothing stores and food markets feature products from Arabic countries as well as home-grown produce, meat and seafood. Our bakeries put forth a wide array of high quality sweets and pastries for all of your party needs as well as your sweet tooth!
Over the years the Wyandotte Town Centre Board of directors has endeavoured to provide a business environment that is conducive to attracting a wide variety of customers and tourists. Through aesthetic improvements the area is taking on a new life, which can only lead to success for the businesses that call Wyandotte Town Centre home!