Portage and Main

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Plebiscite question is poorly timed

October 15, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...whole underground space user-friendly and commercially viable. The question on the ballot will be a narrow one: “Do you support the opening of Portage and Main to pedestrian crossings? YES/NO” In these circumstances, the Oct. 24 referendum cannot settle the larger question before Winnipeg: what will we...

Vote Open recommends transit malls to improve traffic flow if Portage, Main barriers come down

October 15, 2018

Global News - ...delays around Portage and Main are the biggest concern around bringing down the barriers at Winnipeg’s most iconic intersection, and the team behind opening it says transit malls may be a solution. The Coalition for Portage & Main said Monday city council should consider a transit mall along Fort Street...

That time they closed Portage and Main to pedestrians

October 15, 2018

CBC Manitoba - Portage and Main in Winnipeg may be the most famous intersection in Canada. Winnipeggers celebrated Canada's 150th birthday by forming a "Living Leaf" at the intersection of Portage and Main on July 1, 2017. (John Woods/Canadian Press) Despite being closed to foot traffic, the historic intersection is a natural...

‘People have said that I’m angry.… The truth of the matter is I am’: Jenny Motkaluk on her mayoral run

October 15, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...Bowman? Somebody has to,'" she says, citing complaints about Bowman's push to impose growth fees, support for rapid transit and desire to reopen Portage and Main to pedestrians. Motkaluk says she initially planned to aid a high-profile candidate in a quest to become the first challenger to knock off an...

Building Kenaston up instead of out, more town halls among proposals from Charleswood-Tuxedo candidates

October 14, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...Bowman, he's a nice young man but I don't think he was in any way, shape or form ready to be the mayor." The candidate said Bowman's push to open Portage and Main to pedestrians made him doubt Bowman's capacity as a leader. Nordman also said it is a shame no expressways were ever built in Winnipeg in the...

Mayoral candidates snipe over Portage & Main

October 14, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...to accuse Mayor Brian Bowman of withholding information to influence voters. While the leak was tiny and under control, the conversation about Portage and Main reached yet another head this weekend, as private landowners at the intersection revealed the dilapidated waterproofing membrane running above the...

Portage and Main barriers may be ripped out regardless of referendum

October 12, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Later membership. Simply add a form of payment and pay only 27¢ per article. A growing body of engineering information from private landowners at Portage and Main suggests the barriers will have to be removed to allow for the replacement of a membrane that prevents moisture from leaking into the concourse that...

Taking aim at apathy

October 12, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...really exciting" can get more people to vote in a municipal election, but Koop doubts the contentious plebiscite question on whether to reopen Portage and Main to pedestrians will drive more Winnipeggers to the polls. "Some people really want it to open but they fall into the groups that are more likely to...

Exchange District businesses rally in support of opening Portage and Main

October 12, 2018

Global News - ...District BIZ, along with more than a dozen area businesses, will post signs and do outreach about why they believe bringing down the barriers at Portage and Main is good for the city. READ MORE: Barriers a barrier to developing Portage and Main, property owners say “Most people just haven’t been given a...

Mayoral debate features a few jabs, no knockout blows

October 11, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ... “I beg to differ,” Woodstock fired back. During a yes or no period in the debate, seven of the eight candidates said they were against opening Portage and Main. Only Bowman threw his support behind opening the controversial intersection, whose fate will be decided on a plebiscite attached to the ballot on...

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