OurWinnipeg Review Underway
The City of Winnipeg has begun a process to review and update OurWinnipeg, which is intended to guide everything the City does. It provides a vision and policies that influence the delivery of City services, how we get around the city, and decisions about how the city grows. We will be using SpeakUpWinnipeg.com as an online hub throughout the review process to share information and to get Winnipeggers involved. In addition, we will use the site to advertise face-to-face events and meetings related to the review.
OurWinnipeg Adopted by City Council
OurWinnipeg and the Complete Communities Direction Strategy received third reading at City Council on July 20, 2011. The plan took effect on August 17, 2011, replacing Plan Winnipeg 2020 as the official development plan guiding growth and change for the city.
OurWinnipeg presents a 25-year vision for the entire city. It positions Winnipeg for sustainable growth, which is key to our future competitiveness. This plan is required by the City of Winnipeg Charter that requires the City to adopt, by by-law, a development plan that sets out long-term plans and policies. The development plan guides and informs more detailed planning on specific topics or for specific areas.
A Brief Approval History...
On July 21, 2010, City Council considered the recommendations of the Executive Policy Committee on the following matters:
- OurWinnipeg Plan By-law No. 67/2010
- Complete Communities Direction Strategy - Secondary Plan No. 68/2010
- Sustainable Transportation Direction Strategy
- Sustainable Water and Waste Directional Strategy
- A Sustainable Winnipeg Direction Strategy
The City of Winnipeg received approval of the plan by the Province of Manitoba on June 27, 2011.
Additional information on these matters and official versions of the documents are accessible via the City Clerk’s Decision Making Information System
OurWinnipeg is based on an urban structure - a spatial articulation of city building objectives. It guides the city's future realization, identifying and defining its physical components, not as they are today, but as they are envisioned.
An urban structure differentiates between areas of the city based on their period of growth and descriptive characteristics. This approach recognizes the uniqueness of different neighbourhoods and areas of the city, providing the basis for accommodating growth and change in a way that is sensitive to context.
Getting a copy
For your convenience, there are a number of ways to access the documents:
- Download them (below)
- Check them out of the library. They are held at the Downtown Branch but can be sent to other branches
- Purchase them (at cost) from Zoning and Permits Branch, unit 31 - 30 Fort Street (Fort Garry Place), phone 204-986-5140
The City of Winnipeg received approval of the plan by the Province of Manitoba on June 27, 2011. From 2012 to 2016, the City produced annual OurWinnipeg Reports to the Community to track progress.
You can download reports from each year here: