Archive for May 18th, 2011

This just in from Mark at the DNBIA
Geetings Everyone!
It hasn’t broken in the local media yet, but it was announced this morning on CTV and the Great Places in Canada website…Commercial Street in Downtown Nanaimo was voted Greatest Street in Canada in the Great Places in Canada contest!!!!
What a fantastic endorsement of what many of us already knew in our hearts. Congratulations to the City of Nanaimo and all of the people past and present who created such a noticeably vibrant and “great” street!
“It’s terrific that Nanaimo’s historic Commercial Street has been recognized as the stand-out in the Streets category. Rich in heritage, it struggled to stay alive in the face of rapid suburban development. The City and the downtown business community, working together, have catalyzed growth, revitalized heritage buildings and welcomed year-round cultural activity.” – Linda Allen, President of CitySpaces Consulting and Fellow of Canadian Institute of Planners.
For the whole story, visit the Great Places web site by following the link below:

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