On July 11, Windsor City Council passed the notion to change the spelling of Matchette Road to Matchett Road and LaSalle may follow suit.
Over $6,500 will be spent by the City of Windsor to correct the signs within City jurisdiction on Matchette which also goes through LaSalle. The Matchett family has brought the topic to LaSalle council in the past, but without Windsor agreeing to change the name, the notion didn’t pass vote.
Mayor Marc Bondy said now that Windsor has agreed to drop the ‘e’ off Matchett, that the town council will likely be approached again.
The road was originally named after ‘Ojibway Pioneer’ Alfred Matchett.