Well, we’ve certainly seen some things. Over the last eight weeks, we’ve watched life all around us go from hustle-bustle, to complete and total shutdown, to an optimistic but cautious re-opening. It’s been a ride we’ll never forget! 

We’ve also seen some incredible innovation and the unbeatable spirit of the people of this city. We’ve seen you reach out to support one another and find ways to remotely check-up on your neighbours.

These days, it may look a little different downtown, but that same old feeling is still there – and we’re so happy to welcome you back.

You’ll notice some new ways to do biz around here – but don’t worry, you’ll catch on right away. Many of our downtown businesses are following new health guidelines released by the Provincial government, so be on the lookout for our directional signs and reminders about safety and public health. LEARN MORE> 

From restaurants and outdoor patios, to the Farmers’ Market and festivals, to coffees, cocktails and pints with friends, Downtown Regina is the city’s heart and gathering place where everyone feels at home. And it’s the folks that operate downtown businesses who truly make that heart beat. 

We’re excited to launch our “Reconnect, at the heart” campaign to highlight local downtown business folks and to encourage you to reconnect with them in all kinds of ways: online, curbside, delivery, and in store (but further apart). We’ve created two online directories to help you with just that: TAKEOUT AND DELIVERY>, and ONLINE SHOPPING>

If you can’t get downtown in person, there are still things you can do to support downtown businesses:

  • Get in touch with local retailers and ask about their online shopping options. 
  • Buy custom or corporate gifts from retailers who can handle orders over the phone or online.
  • If you don’t need anything just now, but still want to support local, buy gift cards as gifts for family and friends or save them to spend later at our downtown businesses.
  • For resto friends, order takeout or delivery and tip as you would dining in. Or why not buy a gift card to treat someone to a night off from cooking at home?

Look for our campaign information on billboards and buses throughout the city, in your fave downtown businesses, in public spaces including City Square Plaza, and online on our website and social media. Our ‘Reconnect, at the Heart’ campaign is informative, and heartfelt.

We’re ready to welcome you back downtown, Regina!

So, please, let’s all: reconnect, at the heart.

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