Canada’s main streets are the hearts of our communities. They are the places we go to work, shop, gather, and play. Restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 have hit main streets in cities and towns hard. Many small businesses have shuttered. Thousands more are grappling with an uncertain future.
We need to act now to save these vital civic spaces. That’s why we’re thrilled to work with the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) on Bring Back Main Street. This national research and action campaign focuses on making sure main streets and their inhabitants can recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Through engagement and collaborative learning, we will share and promote nation-wide solutions. Happy City will be supporting this initiative through engagement activities and public space design solutions.
Stay tuned for updates and ways to get involved.