Our Lady of Assumption is a living historical icon. Our time here has taught us to care for the spiritual and physical needs of our parishioners and the community.

If these stones could speak they would recite the prayers of early French settlers; they would remind us of the hopes and dreams of new immigrant workers building the structures that now tower across the skyline.

The church walls have witnessed the marriages and funerals of great grandparents, grandparents and parents, and of community leaders and dignitaries; they contain a legacy of who we were and who we are today.

No other building in the region stands as a witness to the aboriginal origins, French accomplishments, and Catholic tradition in Canada like Assumption Church.

The Restoration Plan

A four-phase restoration plan is underway to restore historic Our Lady of the Assumption Church.

This work will not just bring an important heritage building back to life, it will also confirm the importance of this architectural masterpiece to Windsor-Essex and to Canada

Assumption Church played a distinct and important role in the early history and development of our region, and is today one the largest historically significant restoration projects of our time.

Phase One


Phase Two


Phase Three


Phase Four

Sacristy and Chapel

Project Updates By Paul Mullins

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Project Updates

Restoration Update: Asbestos Remediation Begins

This week contractors began setting up the enclosures for the asbestos remediation in the next phase of work. This is expected to take six weeks, then plaster repairs…[read more]

Before Photos: Final West Side Window and Mary’s Altar

Construction crews have set up scaffolding for the last phase of work on the west side of Assumption Church. This work includes the final window next to the…[read more]

Restoration Construction Manager Wins Award

The Project Management Association of Canada (PMAC) has named the Restoration of Assumption Church and Pupatello Construction as its 2022 Canadian Project of the Year in the…[read more]

West Side Restoration Update

Over the last several days, contractors have been moving the scaffolding forward in the church preparing for the next phase of work. This will open up the back…[read more]

Painting Starts On The West Side

Paining has started on the west side of Assumption Church. This work is expected to last until after Labour Day,…[read more]

Plaster Work Complete on West Side

Plaster work on the back four bays of the west side has been complete and painting is set to begin the first week of June. …[read more]

Letter To Assumption Parishioners From Bishop Fabbro

Bishop Fabbro has written the attached letter to Parishioners of Assumption Parish. …[read more]

Plaster Work Starts On West Side

Plaster work has started on the west side of Assumption Church. Workers from Star Plastering will be repairing all of the water damaged areas to prepare…[read more]

West Side Work Begins

Over the next couple of weeks, restoration work will start up again on the inside of Assumption Church. The first phase of work will be in the back three…[read more]

Restoration Work To Resume in 2022

Restoration work will pause over the winter to allow the church to have full seating over the Christmas seasons, and resume in the Spring on the west side….[read more]

Video Updates

Assumption Church Restoration Update Part #1

Originally published March 7th, 2019.

Work is taking place this week inside Assumption Church to assess the condition of the paint and plaster.

Paul Mullins provides an update in this video on what the work entails and what it might mean for the future of the building.[+] Show More

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