Message from the Mayor
There is no doubt about it - Winnipeg is booming as our city has become the Canadian city of choice for private sector investment. One of the most obvious examples is the arrival of IKEA. The Swedish furniture giant’s newest store, its largest in Canada, is expected to draw 250,000 people to Winnipeg every year.
Along with IKEA, the new Seasons of Tuxedo development will include an array of stores, a condo complex, a hotel, a 16-screen multiplex, and more. Coupled with the imminent arrival of Target and Marshalls elsewhere in the city, all signs point to a robust, sustainable retail scene.
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, with its inspiring physical presence, will soon be drawing visitors from around the globe. The museum is already promoting its messages of respect, reflection and dialogue, even before its doors are open. Winnipeg is fortunate to be the home for such an international centre of learning.
Add to that the thrilling return of the NHL, the $180-million expansion of the Winnipeg Convention Centre, the Centrepoint hotel-and-office complex, the newly opened Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, the $190-million Investors Group Field at the University of Manitoba, and what emerges is a picture of Winnipeg whose vibrant outlook is attracting attention from all parts of the country and beyond.
I encourage everyone to re-discover the sights and sounds of Winnipeg - The Heart of the Continent. We will exceed expectations each and every time.
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