Signature Events



Here’s to the grinders. Those of you who kick every day in the ass and hustle to make yourself a better human being. Whether it’s relentless reading and studying, or working part-time to pay those tuition dollars, you deserve to a catch a break. Every weekday, the Green Bean heavily discounts 90% of our menu for 1 hour. Between 3 pm – 4 pm, all of our food is 25% off and our bar features an array of discounted adult beverages. Take some time for yourself, and unwind with new and old pals!


EVERY WEDNESDAY 7PM -10PM | $5 Sons of Kent Tall Cans (cheap!)

Local acoustic all-star Ron Leary joins us in hosting this weekly fan favourite. Each week brings an eclectic mix of sounds ranging from folk to jazz, chillwave to hip-hop, and even a surprise a punk band on occasion. Our venue has low-key one of the best acoustics in the city, equipped with a top-notch sound system and full band set-up. Don’t let that intimidate you though; all skill levels encouraged to attend, no judgment! If you can sing in the shower you can sing on our stage, as long as you’re fully clothed! This is also the only day of the week we’re open 10 am – 10 pm, so late-night study sessions encouraged! Kick back with some soothing sounds to help with last-minute cramming.



During select months, every time you order a coffee or grilled cheese sandwich, we donate 10% of the proceeds to a featured community organization. This program is focused on raising awareness of these local initiatives through everyday operations of the cafe, highlighting specifically those who have faced provincial government funding cuts. As a proud community hub for the past 11 years, we are always looking for ways to work alongside neighbourhood programs that aim to improve social aspects of our surrounding community. If you’re interested in collaborating, contact us!


The Bloomfield House


The Bloomfield House is a community collective, participating in grass roots community outreach initiatives. Our mission is to provide a safe and accessible space for human growth through community outreach.


The Bloomfield House takes a people centered approach to holistic community organizing; it is our belief that healthy people create healthy communities and all meaningful work begins from within.


We are practicing a creative approach to community improvement and general well-being by exploring the creative arts and using these mediums as a narrative to inspire a dialogue that will speak to the social reality of people living or invested in marginalized community’s.


For more information visit the Bloomfield House Facebook Page.

Charlotte’s Freedom Farm


Charlotte’s Freedom Farm is Windsor/Essex County’s first micro-animal sanctuary for farm animals, founded in 2017 by Lauren Edwards! We are home to over 70 animals including sheep, pigs, goats, turkeys, chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, ponies, a donkey, alpacas and special needs animals!


All our animals were rescued from the farm industry and are now pets who are allowed to live out their live. Many of our animals came to us with health problems or as orphans. We rehabilitate them and let them live out their lives in peace.


For more information, visit Charlotte’s Freedom Farm’s website here.



Contact Kyle at to book your spot!

CJAM 99.1 FM


CJAM is a nonprofit campus-based community radio station. We provide music and information programming not offered by mainstream commercial media in the Windsor/Detroit area. We serve people and groups within the community who are under represented or maligned by mainstream media by allowing a forum to express their views.


For more information, visit CJAM’s website here.



Contact Kyle at to book your spot!



Contact Kyle at to book your spot!



Contact Kyle at to book your spot!



Sandwich Teen Action Group (STAG) is a community based non-profit organization responding to the needs of youth in Windsor-Essex County, primarily Windsor’s West End neighbourhood. STAG offers a wide variety of after school programming for community youth between the ages of 13 and 19 years. We are committed to providing programs for positive life experiences that enable youth at risk to find support, cope with problems and lead healthy lives.


For more information, visit STAG’s website here.

Welcome Centre Shelter for Women & Families


The Welcome Centre Shelter for Women & Families is a program of services to women and families experiencing homelessness who are 18 years of age and over. Embracing a ‘housing first’ strategy, the primary service offered is a place to live versus a place to receive treatment.


The shelter is committed to providing a safe, welcoming and inclusive space for up to 12 women. Families are currently housed off site. An integrated, anti-racist, anti-oppressive feminist service delivery system is utilized to promote empowerment, dignity, privacy, respect and independence for all residents. The Welcome Centre Shelter is Windsor’s only emergency shelter facility for women and families.


For more information, visit the Welcome Centre’s website here.

St. Leonard’s House


St. Leonard’s House of Windsor is a non profit community based agency dedicated to the integration of male offenders into the community as law abiding citizens in order to reduce the re-occurence of crime.


For more information, visit the St. Leonard’s website here.

Green Bean’s Annual Holiday Dinner


Since the Green Bean Cafe first opened its doors in 2009, we have been hosting a FREE Holiday Dinner for our surrounding community. On Christmas day we prepare a full-on traditional holiday meal with all the trimmings: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, squash, pies & so much more!


Whether you’re staying around campus for the holidays, looking for a different way to celebrate with your family, or even if you don’t celebrate Christmas at all, we are more than happy for you to come join us and enjoy a free meal.



Parlez-vous français? ¿Habla español? Language Exchange is a meet-up for people interested in learning about different languages and cultures! Everyone is welcome to join the conversation groups. Although this is an event primarily aimed at practicing speaking,  some prior knowledge of a language is helpful but not necessary. We provide some basic expressions sheets to help get you started. If your native language is English, we usually have people at the event who want to practice theirs, so you can help out in that way. That’s the true “exchange” spirit!


Free of charge. All levels welcome.



Have a story to tell? Looking for a safe space to express yourself? At Bean Reads, we create a meaningful environment that pays homage to the ancient tradition of storytelling. We believe everyone has a story and that makes everyone a potential storyteller. The first half of the night is dedicated to open mic expressions, and the second half we dig deep into the story of a feature storyteller. And, of course, there will be drumming in between! Bring your story, choose your art form (sound art, painting, performance, spoken word) and express yourself!