City asks where you want to see wayfinding signs

'United in Celebration', Francois Thibault's sculpture at Somba K'e Civic Plaza. Emelie Peacock photo
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The City of Yellowknife wants to know which areas of Yellowknife you think are in need of wayfinding signs.

The city is inviting residents, visitors and business owners to an open house April 23rd, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at city hall. They are inviting those gathered to ‘share (their) vision and goals for wayfinding, including any challenging areas, destinations requiring signage, and ideas for incorporating digital means of wayfinding throughout the city.’

The information gathered from the open house will go into the city’s wayfinding strategy, with a goal of helping visitors and residents find their way around the city and learn more about the places they visit.

The city received an investment of $153,000 from the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency in February, and are putting in $51,000 to the project. The strategy is the first step, then comes the installation of interactive and multilingual signs.

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“By providing wayfinding information in multiple languages and integrating digital components such as Pingstreet and a web-based itinerary builder, visitor experiences will be enhanced and local businesses will benefit,” Mayor Rebecca Alty said February 14th.

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