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Imagine Portage & Main

February 4, 2016 @ 17:30 - 19:30

Imagine Portage & Main

There’s been elevated conversation about the need to open up Portage and Main. How do we do it? Throughout the year, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and its partners will be engaging with the public to imagine what is possible for this iconic intersection. Get involved!

Portage and Main Panel Discussion (Free/Open to Public)
Date:         Thursday February 4th
Time:        5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. –
Location:  The Fairmont Winnipeg.
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Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance, will help open up discussion on Portage & Main. Tim will share lessons and insights learned in transforming Times Square’s busiest street into a vibrant pedestrian plaza – helping New York become the top tourist destination in the world. Tim will also explain what community engagement process he undertook to listen, mobilize, and empower the voice of members of the business community, general public, city departments, and other stakeholders, to create a solution for what was deemed initially their local challenge.


  • Greetings from John Orlikow, City Councillor for River Heights / Fort Garry Ward
  • History of Portage and Main: John Kiernan, City of Winnipeg’s Director of Planning, Property, and Development
  • Making the Development Connections: Angela Mathieson, President and CEO, CentreVenture
  • People Over Cars, Placemaking Lessons from Times Square: Tim Tompkins, President and CEO, Times Square Alliance

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February 4, 2016
17:30 - 19:30
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Downtown Winnipeg BIZ
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The Fairmont Winnipeg
2 Lombard Place
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0Y3 Canada
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