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Bowman Would Strengthen Downtown Neighbourhoods

September 12, 2014 3:28 PM | News

Brian Bowman

Brian Bowman, with wife Tracy, makes an announcement near Waterfront Drive on Friday, September 12, 2014. (RICHARD RAY PHOTOGRAPHY)

Mayoral candidate Brian Bowman wants more people living downtown to create a stronger sense of community in the neighbourhood.

Bowman said on Friday his plan would include establishing a community centre in the new Railside Lands and Parcel 4 development by working with The Forks.

The privacy lawyer would also identify current public assets and find private sector partners to create community spaces and work with city hall administration to open up city properties.

“I want more people living in downtown but to do that we must make downtown a place where residents can grocery shop, let their children play sports and take their dog to a safe off-leash dog park,” Bowman said.

“Whether a young family, senior or middle aged you should feel like downtown living is an option and the only way to do that is to create a neighbourhood atmosphere like any other in Winnipeg.”