Windsor (City Of). Recreation and Culture

Site: Windsor - Optimist Community Centre - Ypres Blvd

Service: Customer Care Centre

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Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments Please note: all Customer Care Centres will be closed on;  
* Oct 1st (Thanksgiving)  
* Dec 25th (Christmas)  
* Dec 26th (Boxing Day)  
* Jan 1st (New Year's Day)  
* Jul 1st (Canada Day)  
* Aug 3rd (Civic Holiday)  
* Sep 7th (Labour Day)
Contact Information
Office Phone General inquiries: 311 
Office: 519-253-5592
Primary Contact Heather Ouimet, Supervisor, Community Programming
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Optimist Community Centre is centrally located in beautiful Memorial Park with its large naturalized forest, plus sports fields in Optimist Park.  
* City-owned community recreation centre 
* recreational programs 
* Available for meetings, sports events, and social events 
* Self-catering welcomed 
* Kitchen 
* Lots of Free Parking 
* Gymnasium with hardwood floors and stage 
* Large multipurpose room and two small meeting rooms 
* Sound System 
* Exterior promotion sign to advertise events (additional fee applies) 
* Customer Care Centre offers residents easy access to some city services 
Customer Care Centres: are "satellite city halls" that offer a number of municipal services within recreation centres in various wards of the city 
Payment location for: 
* Bus Pass Renewals  
* Dog Licences  
* Parking Tickets (within 30 days of issue date)  
* Recreational Programming and Rentals 
Pick-up location for: 
* Activity Guides  
* Building Permit Applications  
* Damage Claim Forms  
* Driveway Approaches Permit Applications  
* Driveway Approaches Front Yard Paving Permit Applications  
* Freedom of Information Request Forms  
* Property Tax Request for Reconsideration Form  
* Property Tax Preauthorized Payment Plan Applications  
* Public Right-of-Way Driveway Permits Checklist  
* Residential Garbage and Recycling Calendars  
* Sewer Connection Information Request Forms 
* Street and Alley Closing Request Forms 
Social Services Clients Forms:  
* Application for Ontario Works Brochures 
* Bus Pass Applications 
* Change of Address Forms 
* Direct Bank Deposit Authorization Forms 
* Area Employment Agencies 
* Area Food Banks 
* Housing Resource Agencies 
* Income Reporting Statements 
* Job Search Forms 
* Notice to Caseworkers 
* Child Care Receipt Reporting Forms 
* School Attendance Forms 
Transit Windsor:  
* Bus Passes (Adult, Senior, Student, Tunnel - full month) and Combo Passes (Adult/Tunnel - full month) 
* One-Way Trip Tickets (Adult, Senior, Student, Tunnel) 
* Transit Monthly Bus Pass Gift Certificates.  
* Photo ID is not available at the Customer Care Centres. 
Drop-off location for: 
* City of Windsor Job Applications  
* Damage Claim Submissions  
* Freedom of Information Submissions (General Records)  
* Property Tax Payments (cheque only in sealed envelopes)  
* Social Services Clients Forms  
Recreational Activity Hours vary * Call for Details or click on the Activity Guide Link for Details 
Click on this Link for the Winter/Spring Activity Guide  
Rec Express Cards: 
The easy-to-use, reloadable smart cards make gift giving easy. Load the card with any dollar amount and let the receiver choose from the hundreds of programs offered by Parks and Recreation: swimming, sports, arts and culture, birthday parties, room rentals, skating, etc. 
The cards never expire and are easily available at all community centres, pools and arenas. 
Rec Express Card  
* A place people can go to cool off during times of extremely high temperatures
Hours Customer Care Centres:  
Hours in effect from Sep-Jun  
Mon-Thu: 9 am-8 pm * Fri, 9 am-5 pm * Sat, 9 am-1 pm
Areas Served Windsor
Eligibility * Residents of municipality 
* Accommodates persons with disabilities 
* additional charges for non-residents
Application Registration process required for all programs 
Accepted Payment Methods: see fee section below
Languages English
Fees Service - Accepted Payment Methods for all Services: Debit, Visa, Mastercard and Cash * Additional charges for non-residents ; Fee assistance available for may be available for discounts to families in receipt of NCBS.
Agency Information
Funding City / Town ; Fees
Site Information
Site Location Optimist Memorial Park
Located In Community Windsor
Address & Map
1075 Ypres Blvd
Windsor, ON N8W 4W4
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Intersection Woodlawn Ave and Ypres Ave
Bus Routes Transway 1C ; Walkerville 8 ; Parent 14
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Parking, Washroom and Entrance

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