• POSTPONED: YIMBY Winnipeg meetings and events

    Given the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, YIMBY Winnipeg will be postponing upcoming events and stopping our in-person monthly meetings. We will resume normal organizing activities when public health authorities have determined that a return to normalcy is warranted. YIMBY Winnipeg, established in February 2019, is an over one year old organization. We’ve done meaningful advocacy aimed at influencing the course of the City of Winnipeg’s policy and guidelines around infill and land use issues. Our plans were to build on the momentum for our second year, including by holding public events that gave information and a positive perspective on…

  • Let’s keep the momentum for change going!

    We’re coming off of two wildly successful initiatives. We need your help for a third, an event on April 6th. Help with marketing/promotions, logistics & volunteers for the day of the event are what we need. Because of the committed work of a group…

  • IMMINENT EVENT: Secondary Suite Workshop (February 19th)

    This is a reminder that THIS WEDNESDAY our secondary suite workshop is on. This workshop is a great chance for those interested in secondary suite to get some basic information. Our speaker has experience working with secondary suites and will…

  • RECAP: Feb. 5, 2020 Organizing Meeting

    Events, valentines, budget and more! We had a productive meeting with big plans for 2020. This February meeting was our last meeting before our February 19th secondary suite workshop. As such, we finalized some of our plans for the event…

  • Sign up for Engage Winnipeg

    SIGN UP for ENGAGE WINNIPEG The City of Winnipeg has a new platform that gives residents information on projects, policies and initiatives. Engage Winnipeg is the platform and you should sign up for it to stay plugged into the public…

  • RECAP: January 6, 2020 YIMBY Organizing Meeting

    New Year, new plans. This January, YIMBY Winnipeg officially reached one year old. Starting in response to urgent and evolving policy, especially the City’s Infill Strategy, we’ve learned a lot about the challenges of promoting infill, sustainability and densification in our…

  • 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…

  • 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…