We also discussed why this meeting was called in the first place. In a priorpost, I explained my role this winter as an ambassador for the downtown district in a campaign called #bringitdowntown. I've always loved downtown living and the core is the only viable home for me without a car, so I need no convincing to bring it downtown and stay all day. Wanting to gather some thoughts from other people, I asked the group why do we even need to persuade people to come to beautiful downtown Fredericton? Why are the shopping mall parking lots up the hill always packed while lovely Queen Street feels the need to market itself? I could give all sorts of theoretical answers to this that I've researched as a city geek but one of my favourite pastimes it to just hear it from a neighbour.
Here's where the discussion went: