Bowman pledges to open Portage and Main to pedestrians
Mayoral candidate Brian Bowman outlines plans to get more people downtown
While one mayoral candidate is getting a lot of attention for derogatory comments made by his wife, others are charging ahead on the campaign trail, setting their sights on Winnipeg’s downtown.
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On Monday, mayoral hopeful Brian Bowman promised to tear down pedestrian barricades at Portage Avenue and Main Street by 2019.
Bowman also said if elected, he’ll develop a seasonal pedestrian mall in the Exchange District.
The announcement was the first in a series Bowman plans to make on revitalizing Winnipeg's downtown.
Mayoral candidate Robert Falcon Oullette also spoke publicly on Monday, saying Winnipeg was a city divided by race and economic potential. He said the city needed a mayor to represent all Winnipeggers.