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October 3, 2017


Public invited to view Taché Promenade design

Released: 10:30 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeggers are invited to attend a public information session to review the proposed detailed design of the Taché Promenade project on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. The project will improve public spaces and the riverfront area along Taché Avenue between Provencher Boulevard and Despins Street, and will feature a widened promenade-style walkway and pedestrian belvedere, commonly known as a lookout, elevated above the riverbank that incorporates public art.

Together, the new features will build on the success of our core waterfront areas, improve connections with destinations in St. Boniface, and enhance pedestrian and cycling opportunities. The project also involves riverbank stabilization work, which will protect the promenade and important sewer and water infrastructure in the area and increase the reliability of the City’s primary dike.

Riverbank stabilization work will take place over the winter of 2017-2018, and construction of the promenade and pedestrian belvedere will continue into 2018.

Information session
Date: October 17, 2017
Time:  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Notre Dame Community Centre – 271 Avenue de la Cathédrale
Format: Drop In / Come and Go

For more information or to fill out an online feedback form, visit:  winnipeg.ca/TachePromenade.

City asks residents for assistance in locating suitable Christmas tree for City Hall

Released: 10:45 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Officials from the City of Winnipeg's Public Works Department are asking Winnipeg homeowners with large spruce trees to contact them if they are interested in donating their tree for City Hall's annual Christmas tree display.

The City received information about a number of potential Christmas tree candidates for this year’s holiday display, but none have met the criteria.

To be considered for the City Hall Christmas tree, a spruce tree must meet the following criteria:

  • be located in the front yard of a property with direct access to the tree and not adjacent to overhead utilities
  • be 12 to 15 metres tall (approximately 40 to 50 feet)
  • be fully symmetrical with a single trunk and no brown needles

Urban Forestry Branch staff select the tree that best meets the identified criteria.

The selected tree donor does not receive compensation for the tree, but crews remove the tree at no cost to the homeowner as well as clean up debris and remove the stump to approximately two inches below ground level.

Homeowners who would like to submit their tree for consideration are asked to contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at .

For more information on the City’s annual Christmas tree, visit City of Winnipeg - City Hall Christmas Tree Donation

Southbound Cumberland Avenue between Hargrave Street and Donald Street will be closed to traffic from Oct 4 until Nov 17

Motorists should use alternate routes and allow additional travel time

Released: 11:00 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Southbound Cumberland Avenue between Hargrave Street and Donald Street will be closed for watermain repairs from 6 a.m. on Wednesday, October 4 until Friday, November 17.

Pedestrian access will be maintained, and motorists should allow additional travel time to get to their destinations, and use alternate routes.

For Transit re-route and schedule information, visit winnipegtransit.com or contact 311, available 24 hours every day by phone at 311 or by email at .

For regular updates on City of Winnipeg lane closures and to view lane closures on an interactive map, please visit City of Winnipeg - Regional Lane Closures.

Download and use the Waze app for real-time traffic and incident updates.

Thanksgiving operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services

Released: 11:16 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – All civic offices are closed on Monday, October 9, 2017.

Recycling/Garbage Collection

Recycling, garbage and yard waste will be collected as normally scheduled on the Thanksgiving Day holiday for those with Monday as their collection day.

To find your 2017 recycling, garbage and yard waste collection days, and for more information on the Brady Road Resource Management Facility, Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot and Pacific 4R Winnipeg Depot:

Brady Road Resource Management Facility (Brady Road Landfill) hours of operation (commercial customers only)

Saturday, October 7 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 8 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, October 9 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot hours of operation (residential customers only)

Saturday, October 7 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 8 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, October 9 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Pacific 4R Winnipeg Depot hours of operation (residential customers only)

Saturday, October 7 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 8 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, October 9 closed

Winnipeg Transit

On Monday, October 9, Winnipeg Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule.

For route and schedule information, visit Winnipeg Transit or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at .

Leisure Centres

All Leisure Centres will be closed on Monday, October 9.

Regular hours of operation for Leisure Centres are in effect for Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

For Leisure Guide schedules, please see the Leisure Guide, or visit City of Winnipeg - Leisure Centres or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at .

Swimming Pools

All City of Winnipeg indoor swimming pools will be closed on Monday, October 9 with the exception of the Pan Am Pool and the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex.

On Monday, October 9, the Pan Am Pool will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex will be open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information on City of Winnipeg swimming pools, visit City of Winnipeg - Recreation & Leisure Services, or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at

Libraries

All Winnipeg Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, October 9.

Online services, including downloadable eBooks, streaming movies and music, catalogue searching, and holds/renewals - are available online anytime at Winnipeg Public Library.

Animal Services Agency

The Animal Services Agency will be closed on Monday, October 9.

For more information on the Animal Services Agency, including how to purchase or renew your pet license online and to view dogs available for adoption, visit City of Winnipeg - Animal Services .

Cemeteries

Cemetery grounds at Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona Cemeteries will be open for visitation from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.. over the Thanksgiving weekend, including Monday, October 9.

Cemetery offices will be closed on Monday, October 9.

For more information on City cemeteries, visit City of Winnipeg – Cemeteries or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at .

Winnipeg Parking Authority

Hours of operation for the Winnipeg Parking Authority during the Thanksgiving holiday are as follows:

Friday, October 6 Regular hours – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 7 Closed (as per regular operating hours)
Sunday, October 8 Closed (as per regular operating hours)
Monday, October 9 Closed - Thanksgiving
Tuesday, October 10 Regular hours – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information on the Winnipeg Parking Authority, including how to pay a parking ticket online or by phone, please visit The Parking Store or contact 311.

Golf Courses

The Crescent Drive Golf Course will be closed for the season after October 2.  All other City of Winnipeg golf courses will be open from sunrise to sunset on Monday, October 9.

Please visit City of Winnipeg – Golf Services for information on how to book tee times and course information.

October 3, 2017