Plaza Report: Friday, March 9, 4:10 PM

Here’s what our beautiful plaza looked like a few minutes ago. Note how bustling with pedestrian activity it is! Surely it’s madness to even consider opening it to vehicle traffic part time when its so clearly needed for pedestrians, buskers, performers and whatnot, 24/7.

Why, where would people even walk if there were vehicles driving on the small portion of the plaza intended for them? On the rest of the plaza? I can’t imagine how that would work.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

10 thoughts on “Plaza Report: Friday, March 9, 4:10 PM”

  1. A new PD feature. . . the plaza report.

    Yes, there are still no people and yes, the businesses are still boarded up.

    It might get old very quickly.

  2. I didn’t realize that opening this plaza was supposed to reverse 50 years of downtown-flight mentality in Regina. Granted, it is still just March…

  3. The Plaza…to me it is…..bleak, depressing, baren, and a place I don’t want to be. The list of ‘possible’ events to be held would be much better based in Wascana Park. Better parking, great scenery, much more space, just better all round. As I looked at that dreary picture of the plaze today I was wondering what became of the beautiful trees they removed from Vic. Park. The Plaza makes me feel sad.

  4. Wow! It’s whirlwind of activity, he said sarcastically. This looks like a still from one of those everyone-is-dead-except-one-schmuck movies. Downtown Regina has been dead for decades and this is just propping up the corpse. At least you have plenty of beer to make it easier to fool yourselves into thinking that Regina is something other than a one-horse town whose sole redeeming feature is the fact that you can leave and go somewhere else.

  5. Dan: The other redeeming feature of Regina is that we are home to intelligent people capable of writing colourful, snappy and original insults.

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