Delegates to the Amherstburg Regular Missionary Baptist Association at Windsor’s First Baptist Church. Archives of Ontario: Alvin McCurdy Fonds (F 2076 I0024377)

Welcome to the McDougall Street Corridor in downtown Windsor, Ontario. Though only a few traces of this once vibrant, bustling Black neighbourhood remain, the community’s legacy remains strong. The story of the McDougall Street Corridor showcases this city’s rich Black history but also demonstrates the devastating impacts of city planning and urban renewal efforts on a historic neighbourhood. We Were Here offers a collection of essays, images, maps, artifacts, and documents that depict this community, and invites you to learn more about a vital chapter in Canadian history.