Message from the Mayor
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. Following IKEA's lead, Target, Marshalls, and Bed, Bath and Beyond have recently expanded into the Winnipeg market, and international retailer H&M has just announced its first Winnipeg store will be opening in 2014.
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 well underway at 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 $80 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.
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