April 12, 2018
- Public invited to attend an information session to learn about Accessibility and the New Vehicles for Hire By-law
- Public Open House for Waverley West ‘B’ Secondary Planning Process
- Public invited to provide input on the redevelopment of two parks in the Windsor Park neighbourhood
- Public invited to information session for the Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) project
- Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party Street Closure and Transit Reroute
- St. Matthews Avenue at Empress Street closed due to suspected natural gas leak
Public invited to attend an information session to learn about Accessibility and the New Vehicles for Hire By-law
Released: 11:25 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeggers are invited to learn more about the Vehicles for Hire By-law and how the By-law relates to and regulates accessible vehicles for hire service at an information session co-hosted by the City of Winnipeg, the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities, and Barrier Free Manitoba.
There will be a presentation followed by a question and answer period. The presentation will include information on the regulation of accessible service, monitoring accessible service, and how engagement with the community will be carried out going forward.
Date: Monday, April 23, 2018
Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Carol Shields Auditorium, 2nd floor, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St.
Format: Presentation at 5 p.m., followed by question and answer.
Those who are unable to attend can participate through a live stream. ASL and computer note taking services will be available. Those requiring other accommodations to participate, please contact City-Engage@winnipeg.ca or 204-986-4243 by April 16.
For more information, please visit winnipeg.ca/vehiclesforhire.
Released: 11:30 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeggers are invited to an open house on Wednesday, April 25 to view potential future plan concepts, speak with project team members, provide feedback, and ask questions about the project. This event will build on feedback gathered through landowner and stakeholder workshops held throughout winter 2017/2018.
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: South Pointe School, 615 Kirkbridge Dr.
Format: Drop-in (come and go)
The City is developing a secondary plan for Waverley West ‘B’. The area is one of seven neighbourhoods in Waverley West, and is the only remaining neighbourhood in the area without a Council-adopted secondary plan by-law to help guide future land use decisions.
Once adopted by Council, all future proposed development applications will be required to conform to the vision, objectives, and policies provided in the secondary plan by-law.
Please visit winnipeg.ca/WaverleyWestB for more information.
Released: 11:45 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public workshop on April 24 to provide feedback on redeveloping two parks in the Windsor Park neighbourhood: Agate Park and Durham Park.
Agate Park (33 Argonne Bay) and Durham Park (57 Duluth Bay) have some of the most aged play equipment in the Windsor Park area and are in need of replacement. There is up to $210,000 to redevelop these two parks through the Parks and Recreation Enhancement Program. To add to the diverse recreational needs of users, the City of Winnipeg is working with stakeholders and residents to determine the best way to invest in the future of these two neighbourhood parks.
The City wants to hear from the public to help determine future park enhancements at these two sites. The public can provide input through an online survey, or through an in-person workshop. The online survey will be open until May 1, 2018. The in-person public workshop will be held:
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Windsor Park Library, community room, 1195 Archibald St.
Format: Brief presentation at 6 p.m., followed by table discussions
Released: 12:01 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeggers are invited to attend an information session to learn more about the 2018 construction activities as part of the Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) project. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the planned construction activities, schedule, and design for the project.
Construction of the Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) project began in August 2016 and will continue this year with the development of key elements including the transitway, Bishop Grandin Boulevard and McGillivary Boulevard overpasses, the redevelopment of Southpark, and the construction of park and ride lots along the transitway.
The information session will also feature information on the Chevrier Walk Bike project, which will connect existing cycling and multi-use pathways to the future Southwest Rapid Transitway, Chevrier Station, and active transportation pathway. Construction on the Chevrier Walk Bike project is expected to begin in May 2018.
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Canad Inns Fort Garry, 1824 Pembina Hwy., Ambassador Room F (lower level)
Format: Drop-in (come and go)
For more information on the Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) project, please visit winnipeg.ca/SouthwestRapidTransitway
For more information on the Chevrier Walk Bike project, please visit winnipeg.ca/chevrierwalkbike
Released: 3:15 p.m.
Winnipeg, MB – Southbound Donald Street between Portage Avenue and St. Mary Avenue will be closed to accommodate the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party, along with associated set-up and take-down, from 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 13 until 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 14.
Motorists should allow additional travel time to get to their destinations, and use alternate routes such as Main Street and Osborne Street.
As a result of the street closure, the Donald Street entrance to and exit from the Millennium Library Parkade will not be accessible from 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 13 until 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 14. All vehicles will need to enter and exit through the Smith Street entrance. Patrons of the Millennium Library should also be advised that the Millennium Library will be closing early, at 5:00 p.m., on Friday, April 13.
Winnipeg Transit buses will be rerouted off of Graham Avenue from Carlton Street to Smith Street on Friday, April 13 beginning at 5:30 p.m. and will return to their regular routes at 11:30 p.m. to accommodate an expected increase in pedestrian traffic.
Bus Stops along Graham Avenue eastbound between Hargrave Street and Smith Street will be temporarily relocated to northbound Smith Street at Graham Avenue. Bus stops along westbound Graham Avenue between Smith Street and Edmonton Street will be temporarily relocated to St. Mary Avenue at Donald Street and to Edmonton Street at Graham Avenue.
The Handi-Transit loading zone on southbound Donald Street at Graham Avenue will be temporarily relocated to eastbound Portage Avenue next to the Radisson Hotel, and in front of the Winnipeg Police Service Headquarters.
For regular updates on City of Winnipeg lane closures and to view lane closures of major streets on an interactive map, please visit City of Winnipeg - Regional Lane Closures.
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Released: 5:01 p.m.
Winnipeg, MB - The intersection at St. Matthews Avenue and Empress Street has been closed in all directions to pedestrian and vehicular traffic due to a suspected natural gas leak. Emergency crews are on scene with Manitoba Hydro.
Motorists and pedestrians should avoid the area, allow additional travel time to get to their destinations, and use alternate routes.
Download and use the Waze app for real-time traffic and incident updates.
The City will provide updates as more information becomes available.