• 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 have different wants and needs. Some people prefer not to have a lawn for maintenance or environmental reasons. In some neighbourhoods, kids play in front yards. Families who live in apartment blocks may not have any lawn, and instead play at the park. Taking away one yard does not take away the thousands of other properties in the city that…

  • 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…

  • YIMBY Winnipeg Meetup Tonight – Let’s Push the Movement Forward

    Meeting TONIGHT at 6 PM. Please get in touch for more details. We’re at a pivotal time for development and density in Winnipeg. Residential Infill Strategy consultations are set for fall. The influence of these consultations on the strategy could be…