• Proposed city budget cuts show need to densify mature communities

    (for Press Release) The City of Winnipeg is in a tough financial situation. Past property tax freezes, a growing City service area and growing demand for service are all putting pressure on Winnipeg’s Budget. In this budget process, City Departments are outlining possible cuts to meet budget caps that are drastic. For services like transit, these would have a profoundly negative impact on Winnipeggers’ day to day lives. A key component to understanding Winnipeg’s perilous situation is its geographic footprint. From 1971 to present, the City’s land area increased 96 per cent while population only rose 37 per cent. This…

  • Infill Mythbusting: Yards & Families

    The Myth: “The yards are too small”,  “There won’t be any yard”, “These houses aren’t for families” Reality: It is true that many families want a yard for their children to play in. But it is also true that families…

  • RECAP: Sept. 30th, 2019 Meeting

    YIMBY Winnipeg‘s latest organizing meeting touched on  tight timelines & reaching out to build a pro-affordability and sustainability movement. While the City of Winnipeg‘s Residential Infill Strategy has loomed large over YIMBY Winnipeg since our establishment in February of this year, it’s been especially significant in September…

  • Infill Mythbusting - "Infill houses aren't affordable!" written in the style of the Discovery Channel's MythBusters show

    Infill Mythbusting: Affordability

    The myth: “Infill houses aren’t affordable.” Reality: The truly unaffordable housing is the housing that we build on the edge of town, because it requires expensive new infrastructure, new schools, community centres, etc., and results in such a demand on…

  • NEWS & ACTION: Infill Story & Infill Survey

    The positive case for infill is starting to get media attention. Check out this CBC opinion article. Emma Durand-Wood makes the point that the heart of the infill matter is about welcoming new neighbours. This includes homeowners and tenants, singles and…

  • URGENT ACTION: Fill out the City’s Infill Survey

    SURVEY LINK: http://surveymonkey.com/r/6ZGM6GR The Survey of Winnipeg is engaging in its latest and likely LAST round of Infill Strategy consultations. As part of the strategy engagement, they’re asking people to fill out this survey. THE SURVEY IS ONLY OPEN UNTIL…

  • ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITY: Be Heard Winnipeg

    We’ve been made aware of a new campaign, Be Heard Winnipeg, to fully fund the Residential Infill Strategy. There is a petition calling on the City to fully fund the Strategy. As well, they’re encouraging people to contact their councillors and…

  • Recap: YIMBY Winnipeg Organizing Meeting of July 9, 2019

    Our latest meeting was at a location a bit north of our usual locations. Despite the less central location and intense rainshowers, people showed up and we managed to have some good discussions on what to do ahead of the City’s…