Winter Cities

Surprise Wedding Receptions in Churchill Square

Surprise YEG Winter City wedding receptions in Churchill Square for random couples? NY City does it! A random couple married in a civil ceremony is spontaneously asked to share the warmth and join a surprise wedding reception set up in the square near city hall. In N.Y.C., this is supported by the Mayor's Office and Improv Everywhere: see A simple shelter in the square, such ...more »

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Pocket Parks Downtown

Pocket Parks downtown that serve the local residential community are vital to the long-term success of any city. Making downtown livable for residents, especially families, means more public park spaces within walking distance of where you live. In a WinterCity, the park is a place to congregate or hang out on a sunny winter day, make a snow man, walk your dog, and enjoy the fresh air. Some pocket parks may even have ...more »

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Pedestrian Sidewalks, Heated Patios

Sidewalks & Public spaces - We need to pay more attention to creating inviting, public pedestrian streets and places downtown that are inviting, safe, and attractive for businesses and people. Generous sidewalks, attractive street elements, and attention paid to pedestrian crossings at intersections. Patios - Encourage restaurants and pubs to have patios year-round, including heat lamps and blankets for patrons. Allow ...more »

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