2. THE DECLINE OF DOWNTOWN WINNIPEG

Winnipeg has not escaped these common experiences, and its Downtown, along with that of so many North American cities, shows the ravages which have been worked by these forces. A detailed description of the physical, economic, and social conditions which exist in the Downtown today has been provided in the sections of this report dealing with those matters. Some word, however, should be said about the long-range trends which have been characteristic of the Downtown, and data should be presented illustrating in specific terms the nature of the decline of some of the traditional Downtown functions and activities.