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June 28, 2018

Canada Day weekend road closures

Released: 12:36 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - The following road closures will be in effect this weekend for Canada Day celebrations.

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) Summer Celebration
On Friday, June 29, from 1:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Ellen Street between Bannatyne Avenue and McDermot Avenue, and Bannatyne Avenue between Ellen Street and Dagmar Street will be closed to traffic.

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre AGM and Community Celebration
On Friday, June 29, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. King Street from Dufferin Avenue to Jarvis Avenue will be closed to traffic.

Fast & Furious Feast
On Friday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to midnight, Albert Street from Bannatyne Avenue to Notre Dame Avenue will be closed to traffic. The closure does not include the intersection of McDermot Avenue at Albert Street.

Osborne Village Street Festival
Starting on Saturday, June 30 at 9 a.m. until 1 a.m. on Monday, July 2, Osborne Street from River Avenue to McMillan Avenue will be closed to traffic for the Osborne Village Street Festival.

Transit re-route and schedule information for the Canada Day weekend is available at or by contacting 311.

Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead, allow additional travel time to get to their destinations, use alternate routes, and download and use the Waze app for the fastest route every day.

Waverley Underpass project area at Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue will be closed July 6 to 9

Following the weekend closure, traffic will resume using the detour road while construction of the Waverley Underpass continues

Released: 12:56 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB –Waverley Street between Wilkes Avenue and Taylor Avenue will be closed next weekend from July 6 to 9 for railway track reconstruction, required as part of the Waverley Underpass project.

In order to complete railway track reconstruction, Waverley Street will be closed to all vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists from Friday, July 6 at 10 a.m. until Monday, July 9 at 6 a.m. The road and active transportation pathway will be closed within the following boundaries:

  • Northbound and southbound Waverley Street will be completely closed between Wilkes Avenue/Hurst Way and Taylor Avenue.
  • Eastbound Taylor Avenue will be closed between Ash Street and Cambridge Street. The Reh-Fit Centre parking lot will remain accessible.
  • Please note that the westbound lane on Taylor Avenue will remain open throughout the weekend.

Once the weekend work is completed traffic will resume using the detour road. This is the second of three weekend closures planned as part of the Waverley Underpass project.

To view a map of the weekend closure and the new detour road, please visit

Motorists should allow additional travel time to get to their destination, and use alternate routes such as Route 90 or Pembina Highway.

For Transit re-route and schedule information, visit or contact 311.

For regular updates on City of Winnipeg lane closures and to view lane closures on an interactive map, please visit City of Winnipeg - Regional Lane Closures.

Download and use the Waze app for real-time traffic and incident updates.

Residents can enjoy summer fun at the new Freight House Recreation Centre spray pad

Released: 2:01 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Families living in Point Douglas can beat the heat this summer as the new Freight House Recreation Centre spray pad at 200 Isabel St. officially opened today.

“Winnipeg summers are hot, humid, and almost always too short,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “This spray pad is a welcome addition for Point Douglas residents, and will provide residents with an affordable, local, and accessible option to beat the heat and enjoy the summer sun.”

“Spray pads are an excellent way to enjoy the summer weather – they are fun and free,” said Mike Pagtakhan, City Councillor for Point Douglas. “The new Freight House spray pad is another great addition to the Point Douglas community, as it will bring families together while promoting physical activity.”

The new spray pad is fully accessible and has three zones for different patrons – toddlers, children, and youth - including 10 water jets and a total of 10 spray toys. The site features new picnic tables and benches, artificial turf seating area, and an asphalt pathway. The project was funded by the 2017 Capital budget in the order of $1,039,000.

For Freight House spray pad hours of operation and for more information on City of Winnipeg aquatics facilities, please see City of Winnipeg – Spray Pads or contact 311.

June 28, 2018