City Hall Sounds Returns For Third Year

Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2015 13:36 PM

Everyone is invited to spend their Thursday-lunch hour at McGillivray Sqaure for the rest of the summer, with the return of City Hall Sounds.

The Crime Prevention Council initiative, which features weekly, live performances from local musicians in front of City Hall, started in 2013 as a pilot project.

Coordinator Lee-Ann Chevrette says the event has seen success in the last couple of years, with an increase in the number of people who come out every week, as well as an increased diversity in the range of users.

She says the purpose of the event is to create a positive, social activity in public space, adding that research shows using public space in a ways that includes everyone helps keep crime rates down.

Live music and food trucks will be at McGillivray Sqaure from noon until 1 p.m., every Thursday during the month of August. (Photos: Caryn Ceolin)