I'm a huge supporter of turning Robson Street between Hornby and Howe streets into a public square/plaza. However, a week or so ago, I was walking downtown and revisited Centennial Square which is on the opposite side of the Art Gallery, and noticed how empty and bereft of life it was. There are reasons for this but it's a shame that this potentially great space goes to waste. It does need re-design (see: ugly fountain) but I don't think this should stop people from using it as a market space or a space for food carts - add some tables and chairs and watch it fill with people. I'm a big fan of making space useful by making is usable (places to sit!). At night, string up some lights and turn it into an outdoor ballroom. We have a square so why aren't we doing anything about it?