Neighbourhoods in Winnipeg
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By: Kelly

May 03rd, 2016

Neighbourhoods in Winnipeg

Winnipeg is rich in 237 neighbourhoods, giving immigrants a wide variety of options to call home.

Downtown Winnipeg

Vibrant, diverse and artistic are just a few words used to describe downtown Winnipeg. The neighbourhood offers a mixture of both 19th and 20th-century masonry architecture as well as modern reflective buildings. The area is a culinary scene and is alive with food trucks, live music and trendy boutiques.

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Exchange District

Tree-lined streets and mortar buildings sound like a scene from a poetry extract but it is in fact, Winnipeg’s Exchange District, the hippest neighbourhood in Winnipeg. Comprised of roughly 150 heritage buildings, the Exchange District consists of twenty blocks and has become a National Historic Site. The Exchange District offers an impressive array of fun and quirky restaurants, a taste of many nationalities and a cultural mash-up.

Corydon

Once known as Winnipeg’s “Little Italy”, Corydon is known for its Italian feel. From al fresco dining to gelato, Corydon is hitting all the right homely spots.

Corydon is quite the fashion hot spot, as an Italian-themed neighbourhood should be. The neighbourhood’s hotspot is rich in chic fashion boutiques, salons and nail bars for the ladies, while the guys enjoy visiting the area to indulge in festive football games. The “décor” in Corydon is artsy and filled with 8 huge painted metal figures, representing the countries of Greece, Japan, Argentina, Italy (of course) Spain, Scotland and the Ukraine. The figures stand tall on the sidewalks of the main blocks of the neighbourhood.

This neighbourhood cuts through the centre of River Heights and is conveniently situated only 9.6km from the airport.

Osborne Village

The Canadian Institute of Planners named this neighbourhood “Canada’s Greatest Neighbourhood” in 2012. Let’s find out why.

This neighbourhood has a very artsy feel and features the city’s restaurants, live music dive bars and watering holes. Streets are filled with fashionable bohemian stores, yoga studios, a record store and a comedy theatre, earning the term, the “cultural and commercial” heart of the city. Rich in history and embraced by the Assiniboine River, Osborne Village is located just 9.9km from the airport.

Osborne Village consists of condos and apartments, giving you a real experience of a bustling urban hub.

The neighbourhood has a population of approximately 11,000 people making it the most densely populated neighbourhood in Winnipeg.

Osborne Village is a desirable neighbourhood in which to live, work and play.

Charleswood

If you’re a nature enthusiast, Charleswood is the neighbourhood for you. It is located in the south-western part of the city and has a population of 25679 people. Charleswood is the furthest neighbourhood from the city centre of Winnipeg and many choose to settle in this neighbourhood for exactly that reason, to escape the bustle of city life.

Charleswood has an abundance of joggers, cyclists and nature lovers as it is in close proximity to the Assiniboine Forest. The lush forest area covers 6-kilometre walking trails, including the Sagimay Nature Trail which takes you through the forest and meadow.

Charleswood got its hyphenated name Eric-Coy after famed Olympic discus thrower and shotputter, Eric Coy.

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