The southern edge of central Winnipeg has a decidedly different character than the rest of the inner city. The area is distinguished by historic architecture, broad boulevards and 310,000 square meters of green space along the Assiniboine River and Memorial Boulevard.
For decades this neighbourhood has been the main residential district between Memorial and Main. Today new upscale housing, interesting spaces and Winnipeg’s favourite river trail are renewing the area’s appeal.
Jets fans and concert-goers will love this area’s proximity to Bell MTS Place and the Sports and Entertainment District (SHED). When the evening’s over, you can be relaxing in your home before others have escaped the parkade line-ups.
Also within walking distance or a short cab ride are the Prairie Theatre Exchange, Burton Cummings Theatre, Shaw Park, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Warehouse and Concert Hall. Just a few minutes away are smaller live music venues catering to every taste, from jazz and blues to alternative.
390 on the River will be connected by a private path to the Assiniboine River Walk, Winnipeg’s favourite place to walk and jog. In winter the river becomes an epic skating trail, extending from the Legislative Building all the way to Waterfront Drive.
The neighbourhood is also very cyclist-friendly, with Winnipeg’s first separated bikeway running right past our front door. With amenities like these, it’s no surprise that nearly 40% of area residents say walking and cycling are their primary means of getting around.
Just west of our building are the Legislative Building, Memorial Park, the Winnipeg Art Gallery and historic All Saints Church. Together they create an oasis of fountains, gardens and striking architecture.
To the east are The Forks and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights – reachable in 15 minutes by foot, or less on the Splash Dash water bus.
Also nearby is the Millennium Library, a centre for learning, thought-provoking events and intriguing public art.
Within a 15-minute walk of our building are Portage Place, Hudson’s Bay and Cityplace, where a Farmers’ Market pops up every two weeks. Just across the bridge in Osborne Village are many more options, including a full-scale grocery store, a gas station and a drug store that never closes.
Shoppers searching for rare finds often venture further afield to the Exchange, where many local designers and artists market their wares.
If you love dining out, you’ll love the eclectic range of choices in and around this neighbourhood. Everything from fine dining to authentic ethnic cuisine is mere minutes away.
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 lining Broadway each weekday.
Your best buddy will love living at 390 on the River, where pets are welcomed. Within a five-minute walk is Bonnycastle Park, Winnipeg’s first downtown dog park.
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.
Every year the city centre hosts more than 20 large festivals, from Canada Day celebrations to Comic Con. One of the biggest events is ManyFest, a massive three-day celebration at Broadway and Memorial Boulevard, just a 10 minute walk from our front door.
With The Forks, Old Market Square and major parade routes all close by, residents here can spend less time hunting for parking, and more time enjoying the fun.