South core is place to be

A portion of East Victoria Avenue was closed to vehicle traffic on Wednesday afternoon for the second Fort William Urban Park of the summer.

Active, vibrant streets help deter crime, says the city’s crime prevention council co-ordinator.

“The more activity we can generate in specific neighbourhoods in our community, the better it is for community safety and well-being,” said Lee-Ann Chevrette, at the second Fort William Urban Park event of the summer on Wednesday.

A portion of East Victoria Avenue was closed between May and Brodie Streets for the afternoon as area businesses and social services hosted exhibits along the street. There was also live entertainment and a barbecue to raise money for Shelter House.

“We think it’s really important to have these types of community and neighbourhood animation events that bring people together, strengthen relationships, help people make connections in the neighbourhood and just make the neighbourhood a little more vibrant,” said Chevrette, adding that people need to see there is positive activity in the south downtown core.

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