Downtown Gets New Welcoming Banners


Winnipeg Free Press
By: Staff Writer

Banners are going up to mark the downtown gateways.

The tri-colour, abstract banners have been raised on the Midtown/Donald Street Bridge, and Disraeli at Main Street, joining the banners first placed on Provencher Bridge several years ago.

The banners are courtesy of the Downtown Business Improvement Zone (BIZ), which wanted to identify the city’s downtown boundaries.

“These banners will animate our downtown,” Stefano Grande, executive director of the Downtown BIZ, said in a prepared statement released this morning. “Everyone coming downtown will be welcomed with the same greeting and know they are entering the heart of their city.”

Additional banners will be raised on the Osborne Street and Main Street bridges later this month.