Message from the Mayor
Mayor's Address to Winnipeggers from Central Park - June 20, 2014
Winnipeg is continuing to be a city of choice for private sector investment, and a vibrant destination for business and pleasure travel.
Winnipeg's exciting retail scene continues to grow and attract shoppers from far and wide. International retailers are expanding into the City in a way we haven't seen for many years. And once again, Winnipeg has been ranked as the most cost-competitive city in Western Canada and the U.S. Midwest, according to KPMG's 2014 Competitive Alternatives Report.
Right now, finishing touches are being put on The Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The museum, which is the first national museum to be established outside of Ottawa, will begin attracting visitors from around the globe when it opens in September 2014. At the Assiniboine Park Zoo, construction is nearing completion on the 10-acre Journey to Churchill exhibit, also set to open in 2014. The Arctic life exhibit will give visitors a comprehensive, interactive experience unlike any other in the world.
Downtown comes alive at night in the SHED, and in our Cultural District, home to museums, theatres and live-performance venues. And construction throughout the downtown area is signalling a renewed interest in investment in the city's centre - from the $180 million expansion of the RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre to Centrepoint, a dynamic complex offering 200,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and residential opportunities right across the street from MTS Centre.
As Mayor, I encourage you to discover Winnipeg's warm hospitality, world-class attractions and optimistic spirit. We will exceed your expectations every time.