Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis says he pleased with this year's Canada Day parade turnout.

Organizers of the Canada Day parade in Windsor say the event was a success.

This year, buskers joined provided pre-parade entertainment and, of course, the carnival on the city's waterfront was open.

"We couldn't be any happier," said David Grimaldi of the Windsor Parade Corporation. "We're very pleased with the way our concerts went at night. We're really happy with the midway and extremely happy with the parade. We're very thankful for the participation and support we got from the community."

The carnival midway wrapped up Monday night.

 Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis and his family were part of the Canada Day parade and celebrations.

Francis says he pleased with this year's turnout.

"It's great when you get the entire community coming out, especially in a city like ours, which is so culturally diverse and so rich," Francis said.

The Windsor Essex Food Bank Association benefited from the parade. People were asked to bring along nonperishable items or cash donations.    

June Muir the president of the association says the need to help people and families remains.

"Our food bank shelves are very low at this time of year. So the Canada Day parade helps us," Muir said.

Donations will be shared with the 16 local food banks.