Mayor Michael Fougere was in Winnipeg on Friday speaking about Regina’s downtown core and it’s future growth.
Fougere was part of a panel that included Saskatoon’s Mayor Charlie Clark and Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman at the International Downtown Association’s Annual Conference and Tradeshow.
He touched on the state of Regina’s downtown, reconciliation and future development in light of the new stadium opening, the tear-down of he old one and the development of the rail yard north of the downtown core.
“I spoke very passionately about what we’re doing with out downtown bid,”Fougere told 620 CKRM News. “And the 17-and-a-half acres of land we’re going to be developing. And how that is really rejuventaing our downtown. The first stage, of course, was our new stadium.”
Fougere says with cities from across North America in attendance, downtown development is always a positive conversation to have.
Fougere says the conference is a good platform to showcase Regina’s plans and visions for downtown and to show people Saskatchewan cities have their own developments and do not take a back seat to larger more well known cities in Canada and the United States.