City Unveils New Wayfinding Signage
The City is proud to unveil the first of the new wayfinding signage in the Harbourtown Centre.
The wayfinding project, a part of the Kenora Downtown Revitalization plan, aims to make City navigation easy for both residents and tourists travelling by car, bus, bike, on foot and even boat! The first phase of implementation of the wayfinding plan will be complete by the end of February 2018. The design reinforces the clean lines and rustic touches that have become synonymous with recent Kenora projects. The rocky, tree-lined aesthetic of the natural environment is reflected in the design palette with the use of local materials such as granite and wood imagery, while coloured aluminum panels add longevity and modernity.
As part of our rich history, the signage also reflects Indigenous culture that has inhabited the area for thousands of years. The Ojibway language is used to provide direction and all kiosks include an Ojibway greeting.
Signs are colour-coded based on district (green for First Avenue District, red for Downtown, and blue for the Harbourfront). Key city and lake features will be marked on maps on the kiosks and on district directional signs. Future phases of implementation will include additional kiosks at key locations.
Project work was supported by the Government of Canada through FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program and Province of Ontario’s Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) through funding received as a component of the third phase of the Downtown Revitalization project.