Engagement/Advocacy Opportunities: Marion Street, Right to Housing & Temporary Homeless Shelters

Moving on Marion: Workshop & Online Survey

The City of Winnipeg is undertaking the “Moving on Marion” study to look at “potential cost-effective improvements to safety, transportation, access, and community development and livablity on Marion Street from Lagimodiere Boulevard to St. Mary’s Road”.

This new study comes off the heels of an old one from a few years ago. This prior study on Marion was focused, more narrowly, on improving motor vehicle traffic. It resulted in costly suggestions that would conflict with a pedestrian-friendly community.

The stretch of Marion under consideration for this study is diverse. It includes mature communities, a mixed-use corridor and industrial land (see map). Feedback to the City on how to improve this street, from a mixed-use and pedestrian friendly perspective, are definitely needed.

The City is inviting the public to attend the workshop and participate online.

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Archwood Community Club (gymnasium), 565 Guilbault St.
Format: Brief presentation at 6 p.m., followed by group activities
Please RSVP to marion@winnipeg.ca or call 204-986-4243

If you any questions or require alternate formats or ASL interpretation to participate, please call 204-986-4243 or email marion@winnipeg.ca by Friday, June 21, 2019.

Participants can tell the City how they use the Marion Street corridor and where they’re seeing issues. Input through the online survey and mapping will be collected by the Public Service until June 30, 2019: http://ow.ly/wl6l30oW5ND

Right to Housing

Manitoba’s Right to Housing Coalition is holding a general meeting this month. The Right to Housing Coalition is a group advocating for  “housing for low-income people through strategies involving all levels of government as well as the private sector”.

Right to Housing General Meeting
Date: June 18, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Crossways in Common

Temporary Homeless Shelters

The City of Winnipeg has issued a request for proposal for a private contractor to remove temporary homeless shelters on public land. An activist group, No Evictions on Public Lands, has a online petition out with their reasons for opposing this.