Ambassador Bridge Hits Another Snag

By Maureen Revait

The Ambassador Bridge Company’s request to demolish 31 homes on Windsor’s west end has been denied.

Officials with the bridge company were hoping the city’s Property Standards Committee would reverse an earlier order to have the homes repaired and restored to their original state.

Lawyer for the Canadian Transportation Company, which is an arm of the bridge company, Larry Lowenstein says they will consider appealing the decision to the Superior Court. “The bridge is regulated by Canada Border Services, they have a master plan which looks to the removal of these houses so that the CTC can properly repair and maintain the bridge. That’s a matter between CTC and the CBSA they don’t have a problem dealing with one another really the city has no business inserting itself into this.”

The bridge company bought the homes years ago in an effort to twin the current span but have been met with several roadblocks. The city is currently appealing a previous decision by the Property Standards Committee to allow the bridge company to demolish 75 homes on Indian Rd. that sit outside the designated heritage district.

Originally posted in Blackburn News