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Mayoral candidate Brian Bowman has pledged an honorary street renaming as part of an effort to draw attention to Winnipeg's technology sector.
Bowman promised today to honourarily rename a two-block stretch of Adelaide Street, on the western edge of the Exchange District, to highlight high-tech firms operating in Winnipeg.
If elected, Bowman said he would place honorary "Innovation Alley" signs on Adelaide Street between William Avenue and McDermot Avenue.
"There's a little bit more to this announcement than a street renaming. We haven't had a mayoral candidate who's actually been here," Bowman said a campaign announcement at Assentworks, a non-profit workshop that helps inventors and entrepreneurs fabricate prototypes.
"There's something hugely important about a mayor saying 'I know where the economy is growing and who's going to grow it.' "
Bowman claimed the city has not done enough to support Winnipeg's tech sector and repeated his pledge to build up a "creative campus" in the West Exchange.
He also pledged to use crowdsourcing to help solve city problems.