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Self-Guided Tour / Drop-in Picnic

Panier Picnic

Sunday, May 5, 2024: 2 PM - 4 PM

Start/End Location:

Willistead Park
1899 Niagara St, Windsor, ON N8Y 1K


Mean Studio (Nicole Baillargeon, Crystal Waddell, Sinisa Simic)

Affiliated Organization:

Mean Studio

Accessibility Considerations:

Self-Guided Tour, Appropriate for kids, Drop-In Event

About the Walk: 


Pick up an Picnic Panier map from one of the specified locations. Give yourself 1 - 2 hours prior to the picnic time to ride (or walk) the route in full or in part. (You could even do it the day before). Pick up some of the suggested food items (or/and anything else that tickles your fancy) from the shops you choose to visit along the way. At the final destination, spread out your picnic blanket and eat!


On Sunday, May 5th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Lanspeary Park (Stone Gate Ottawa Street entrance), we'll be there to share our experiences and most delicious discoveries together at a community picnic.


(Even if you can't join the scheduled picnic, we encourage you to use our map and list to get to know your local grocers, to support them when and how you can, and to use your local parks for your own panier picnics!)

Where to find the map:

- Download it here!

- Chance Coffee (1012 Drouillard Rd)

- Steve Green Foods (1512 Wyandotte St E REAR UNIT)

- Bike Windsor Essex  (628 Monmouth Rd)

What to bring:

- Your bicycle (tuned up) + helmet
- A bicycle panier , or backpack to carry your selected picnic items
- A picnic blanket, utensils, napkin etc.
- Picnic items collected along route
- Sunshine

Small, locally owned, “mom n’pop” grocers, bakers, butchers, and food purveyors are fundamental to vibrant neighbourhoods that are easily accessible on bike or foot. They are connective tissues in our urban fabric, neighbourhoods, and communities, supporting both the physical and interpersonal realms of city life. While big box grocery stores are increasingly isolated/isolating, impersonal, and expensive, local small grocers exist for the community. They allow opportunities to connect and discover the diversity of your community, and help to promote a more sustainable approach to urban living. “one supermarket can replace 30 neighbourhood delicatessens, fruit stores, groceries, and butchers… but it cannot replace 30 storekeepers or even one”

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