• Housing and Urban Issues News for the New Year

    Crescentwood Heritage Conservation District proposed The City’s Historical Buildings and Resources Committee recommended the creation of a Heritage Conservation District in Crescentwood. Intended to protect the “garden-like” setting of the neighbourhood, this would be second Heritage Conservation District following the one set up for Armstrong Point. YIMBY Winnipeg spokesperson Dylon Martin told the Winnipeg Free Press ”  ”I think that there’s an opportunity for them to be misused. I think that there’s a lot… of subjectivity (in residential areas) in what counts as historically notable versus what’s just old.” This follows a few years after contentious debate over the demolition of a deteriorating mansion…

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    Mayor-Elect Scott Gillingham on Homes and Land-Use

    The mayoral campaign of Mayor-Elect Scott Gillingham featured a number of proposals on housing, zoning, and land-use. It will be interesting to see what movement there is on these proposals over the next four years. These include a number of…

  • Drawing of a pothole. Overlayed on the pothole are the outlines of puzzle pieces. Each puzzle piece has a different phrase. Phrases are "Land Use", "Transit", "Climate Change", "Active Transportation", & "Finance".

    The Anatomy of a Pothole

    YIMBY Winnipeg is a member of the Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TLUC). This fall, TLUC presents: The Anatomy of a Pothole Potholes are the bane of the existence of every Winnipeg driver. Each year, as predictable as our freeze-thaw…

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    Mayoral Candidates on Homes and Land-Use

    Over the course of the Winnipeg mayoral campaign, various candidates have offered positions on zoning, homes, planning, and land-use policy. Here’s a recap. Rick Shone  Ending Parking Mandates: Shone has called for an end to parking mandates for new builds,…

  • Early Summer Housing & Urban Issues News

    Campaign calls for an End to Homelessness in Budget 2022: The End Homelessness in Budget ’22 campaign, lead by Make Poverty History Manitoba and the Right to Housing Coalition, is calling for the province to invest to end homelessness. Centrepieces of the campaign include a…

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    News: Public Works Committee proposes dismantling bus shelters, EPC disagrees

    Last Thursday (June 9, 2022) the City’s Public Works Committee voted to dismantle bus shelters at Kildonan Place mall. Over 20 advocates from groups that represent people experiencing homelessness presented to Winnipeg’s Executive Policy Committee today (June 15th, 2022), making the case that this was…

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    City of Winnipeg engagement opportunities

    The City of Winnipeg has a few engagement opportunities that might be interesting to our supporters. See below for more details. Want to keep track of future City engagement opportunities? Visit their engage website and register! Regulating Short-Term Rentals (i.e.…

  • Early July Housing and Urban Issues News

    Housing and Urban Issues News City Council’s meeting on June 24, 2021 was big for city planning. Many wide-ranging policies were adopted. Here’s a spotlight on some of them. Infill Guidelines pass City Council A key piece of Winnipeg’s long…

  • PRESS RELEASE: City needs BETTER guidelines for infill

    The draft Infill Guidelines for small scale and low-rise homes leave much to be desired. Many of the last minute changes to the guidelines made on the week of April 12th were huge leaps backwards for infill, in a document…