The southern edge of downtown Winnipeg has a decidedly different character, distinguished by historic architecture, broad boulevards and green spaces. As the main residential district between Memorial and Main, recent upscale housing, development of new buildings and Winnipeg’s favourite river trail continue to renew the area’s appeal.
The surrounding neighbourhood brings you the heart of Winnipeg, including residential character, excellent shopping and an endless variety of first-class dining and entertainment. Pet lovers will enjoy walks along the Assiniboine River trail, with The Forks and Osborne Village just minutes away.
Active by nature
A private path connects you to the Assiniboine River Walk, Winnipeg’s favourite place to exercise outdoors and the place where winter sees the river become an epic skating trail that extends from the Legislative Building to Waterfront Drive. Cyclist-friendly, with Winnipeg’s first separated bikeway running right past our front door, it’s no surprise that almost 40% of area residents declare walking or cycling as their primary means of getting around.
Jets fans and concert-goers will love the proximity to Canada Life Centre and the Sports and Entertainment District (SHED) and will be long home before others have escaped parkade line-ups and street traffic. The arts are also well represented with close proximity to the Prairie Theatre Exchange, Burton Cummings Theatre, Shaw Park, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Warehouse and Concert Hall, with smaller live-music venues catering to every taste, just around the corner.
The Legislative Buildings to the west, along with Memorial Park, the Winnipeg Art Gallery and historic All Saints Church create an oasis of fountains, gardens and striking architecture. A short 15-minute, easterly walk brings you to The Forks and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Also nearby is the Millennium Library, a centre for learning, thought-provoking events and intriguing public art.
A Foodie's Paradise
Those who love dining out will enjoy the eclectic range of neighbourhood restaurants featuring everything from fine dining to authentic ethnic cuisine. From May to September, the neighbourhood indulges in a favourite rite of summer — lunching al fresco on the gourmet fare served up by the legendary food trucks that line Broadway on weekdays.
So Many Shoptions
Within a 15-minute stroll, you can arrive at Portage Place and Cityplace, where a Farmers’ Market pops up every two weeks. Equally accessible is The Forks and nearby Osborne Village for even more options, including a full-scale grocery store, gas station and a drug store. Shoppers searching for rare finds often venture further afield to the Exchange, where many local designers and artists market their wares.
Wonderous In Winter
When the temperature drops, the Assiniboine River becomes one of Canada’s longest skating trails, leading to Winnipeg’s most popular winter celebrations. The trail is also a showcase for one-of-a-kind warming huts designed by artists and architects from around the world. Pop-up restaurants, outdoor bars and curling bonspiels are among the unique attractions that may be encountered while skating, walking and sledding along the trail.
Festivals All Year Round
From Canada Day celebrations to Comic Con, every year the city centre hosts 20+ large festivals, including ManyFest, a massive three-day celebration, a short 10-minute walk from your front door. Spend less time hunting for parking, and more time enjoying your new life. With The Forks, Old Market Square and major parade routes close by, you literally become part of the fun.