Wiser's Welcome Centre may be saved from demolition

The Wiser's Welcome Centre could be saved from the wrecking ball, officials say Windsor's may have a plan to occupy the building.

The Wiser's Welcome Centre could be saved from the wrecking ball.

Mayor Eddie Francis requested a deferral of a vote on the proposed demolition of the building. That request was approved at a City Council meeting on Aug. 5. 

"He said that serious negotiations were underway that could see the building occupied, and that he would bring something to the Windsor Heritage Committee in September," said John Calhoun, Windsor's Heritage Planner. 

"I am available to assist the mayor with the City's processes to encourage the owner to save this important building," he continued. "It is listed on the Windsor Municipal Heritage Register."

Amadine Robin, the director of Communications for Hiram Walker and Sons, said the company is in the early stages of exploring several options for the Wiser's Reception Centre. 

"At present, no formal agreements have been proposed," said Robin. 

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