The City of Saskatoon recently unveiled a new plan to revitalize their downtown. Some elements of this plan include allowing more outdoor cafes, a more intricate cycling network and allowing for taller buildings. But the most interesting feature in this new plan is heated sidewalks! That is something that definitely sounds appealing and we would love to see heated sidewalks in downtown Winnipeg. Every winter it is a challenge to walk along the city’s sidewalks and sometimes it is frustrating just to walk a few blocks on Portage Avenue. We think that a great selling feature to attract residents and business to downtown would be heated sidewalks and Winnipeg should incorporate this into its downtown plan, even if only on the main streets.