What is wayfinding and place-making? Simply put, wayfinding is the signage and directional tools that help you identify where you are, find what you're looking for, and confirm you have arrived at your desired destination. Place-making is an approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces like parks, plazas, riverfronts, etc that our city considers a key asset. Place-making promotes social gathering, health, happiness, and well-being through public art, music, lighting, uniquely landscaped areas, special attractions, and more.
The City of Quesnel is working with consultants, Cygnus, to develop a Sign Strategy and to generate ideas for place-making in Quesnel. A series of workshops were held on February 20, 2018 to gather input. Following this, a community survey was made available online for those who missed the workshop. You may also review the workshop presentation.
The feedback received through the workshops and surveys was used to develop four options for sign design and several options for place-making projects. The steering committee reviewed these options and selected the top choice for further refinement.
New street banners will be put up in the spring (with grant funding). Implementation of the sign strategy will be planned as part of the 2019 capital budget.