University Heights

Welcome to the University Heights neighbourhood updates page! This page covers issues I’m working on that are specific to the University Heights neighbhourhood.

WEEKLY UPDATES: Please also check my Weekly Updates page which contains many local topics and issues occurring in the Waverley West ward – and some relevant City issues.

Please also know you can contact me anytime with questions or concerns.


Much gratitude to the VOLUNTEERS of the Fort Richmond University Heights Neighbourhood Association for all the advocacy, events and activities they do to improve the quality of life for residents!

Facebook: @neighbourhoodassociation    Twitter: @fruhcommunity


 

UPDATE on South Winnipeg Recreation Campus – May 2024

UPDATE on South Winnipeg Recreation Campus – May 2024

The public service has provided an update on the South Winnipeg Recreation Campus for May 2024. I am providing a brief overview and additional perspectives.  See full report South Winnipeg Recreation Campus - New Recreation Centre Budget Status 2019:   the City...

Fire Paramedic Station Sod Turning

Fire Paramedic Station Sod Turning

On short notice, and with great support from the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, we held a sod turning event to kick off construction of the new portable / modular fire paramedic station in Waverley West. I very much appreciate all levels of government attending. I...

Winnipeg’s 10 Cents & Provincial & Federal Budgets

Winnipeg’s 10 Cents & Provincial & Federal Budgets

I’m writing this update to make very brief comments on the recent Provincial and Federal budgets – and to share insight on the primary reason Winnipeg is ‘behind the times’ on building new recreation facilities, firehalls, a modernized sewer treatment facility, and...

Update – Calls for Fire Paramedic Service into Waverley West Ward

Update – Calls for Fire Paramedic Service into Waverley West Ward

   Photo Credit: James Turner See an update on what type of calls the Winnipeg Fire Paramedics Station 22 (1567 Waverley St.) and Station 23 (880 Dalhousie on Pembina) have been responding to over the past 5 years. These two stations predominately serve south and...

2024 UPDATE –  South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

2024 UPDATE –  South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

The South Winnipeg Recreation Campus is being developed on a 19 acre site in Bison Run – just west of the new high school and elementary school. At full build out, the vision for the site includes a multi–generational recreation facility with an aquatic components,...

2024 Road Construction in Waverley West

2024 Road Construction in Waverley West

You can check where construction is occurring in the City by viewing the 2024 road construction map or the road construction list by street name. The City does regular reviews of all road condition in the City and provides an update on street conditions. SEE: Waverley...

Waverley West Fire Paramedic Station # 15

Waverley West Fire Paramedic Station # 15

Design is underway for the new permanent fire paramedic station in Waverley West!  The design of the station will be similar to the West Transcona Fire Paramedic Station # 21 as depicted in the above image.  The site for the new fire paramedic station will be...

Portable Fire Paramedic Station – Opening Fall 2024

Portable Fire Paramedic Station – Opening Fall 2024

See an artists drawing of what the new portable fire paramedic station will look like and the site location at 130 Eaglewood Drive.  This location is TEMPORARY until the permanent fire station is constructed. Work will begin mid summer on the portable fire paramedic...

South Winnipeg Community Centre Expansion – Richmond Site 

South Winnipeg Community Centre Expansion – Richmond Site 

Councillor Chambers and I are thrilled to announce two new exciting developments for the South Winnipeg Community Centre – Richmond site!  This site is located in Ft Richmond which is Councillor Chambers ward, but it serves thousands of residents from the entire...

Regulation of Small-Scale Multi-Tenancy Dwellings

Regulation of Small-Scale Multi-Tenancy Dwellings

I’ve been working on increasing affordable housing since I was first elected in 2014. The University of Manitoba has the lowest number of on campus housing units in all of the large Canadian universities and students are always looking for affordable accommodations....

There’s Only One Taxpayer

There’s Only One Taxpayer

There is only one taxpayer, and it’s important to understand how your tax dollar is invested. I’ve attached some great reports* that go into how your tax dollar is spent in more detail – but will summarize the general concept Whether its roads, bridges, sewer systems,...

City Multi-Year Budget Speech – 2024

City Multi-Year Budget Speech – 2024

Today (March 20, 2024) we are passing the City’s four year budget. I will be providing a detailed update of key initiatives occurring in the Waverley West ward early next week. Councillors have the option to speak to the budget – this was my 8 minute speech!...

Towing Vehicles with Outstanding Parking Tickets

Towing Vehicles with Outstanding Parking Tickets

Just over $11 million dollars are owed to the City in outstanding parking tickets. To attempt to recoup this funding, the City has a new program that was launched on February 15, 2024. IF your vehicle is parked on the street illegally AND you have three or more unpaid...

Man, Machines, Mother Nature & Icy Sidewalks

Man, Machines, Mother Nature & Icy Sidewalks

A mid- winter thaw, climate change, call it what you will – the temperatures are soaring for February!  While many are enjoying this incredibly mild weather, it brings many challenges that the City is working to overcome! There is much discussion about icy sidewalks...

Your Input– South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

Your Input– South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

The South Winnipeg Recreation Campus (SWRC) is a new regional recreation facility that will be built on Bison Drive west of Frontier Trail and east of Kenaston Boulevard. Communities in southwest Winnipeg are growing and a new recreation facility is needed to meet...

2018-2022 Councillor Term Summary – University Heights

2018-2022 Councillor Term Summary – University Heights

This is a very very brief summary of key issues I’ve been working on specific to the University Heights neighbourhood, and initiatives that I look forward to working on. I am very thankful to have had the support of many many residents who’ve been also working to make...

Coyote Sightings

Coyote Sightings

I’ve been receiving many reports on coyote sightings and some confrontations where people have been chased or growled at.  I spoke with two conservation officers from the Government of Manitoba’s Conservation Department.  - here is a summary: Please read this...

University of Manitoba – North Campus Lands Re-Zoning

University of Manitoba – North Campus Lands Re-Zoning

On July 21, 2022 Council unanimously passed the sub division and rezoning of the North Campus Lands (formerly know as the Southwood Golf Course lands). For over 100 years, these lands were owned and operated as the Southwood Golf and Country Club The total area (112.6...

Recreation Update

Recreation Update

Young Luke, his dad and friends were having a great time dunking balls at the very busy basketball court in Bhagat Singh Park recently! That basketball court must be one of the busiest in the City! I’ve received many requests for new and upgraded recreational...

Construction Notice – Markham Rd from University Cres to Snow St

Construction Notice – Markham Rd from University Cres to Snow St

2022 GRAVEL RESURFACING PROGRAM MARKHAM RD – FROM UNIVERSITY CRES TO SNOW ST This street will receive gravel resurfacing and enhanced maintenance as part of the City of Winnipeg’s 2022 Local Street Renewal Program. In spring of 2022, the City of Winnipeg received...

Public Hearing Notice – 230 University Crescent

Public Hearing Notice – 230 University Crescent

The public can register to speak to the proposed subdivision and rezoning on land located at 230 University Crescent: PUBLIC HEARING ASSINIBOIA COMMUNITY, Council Building, 510 Main Street Monday, June 27, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. All persons who would like to submit their...

Your Feedback – Protecting & Growing Winnipeg’s Urban Forest

Your Feedback – Protecting & Growing Winnipeg’s Urban Forest

Over the past few years, I’ve held multiple tree plantings. Residents have planted upwards of 1,200 trees on City and private property. I encourage you to read Winnipeg’s Urban Forest Strategy – not only does it provide an excellent overview of the current status of...

Pop Up Pooch Park in Waverley West Ward

Pop Up Pooch Park in Waverley West Ward

I’ve received many requests to install an off leash dog park in the Waverley West ward.  This is a challenge because all the land designated for public parks space is designated for humans and not specifically for an off leash dog park. Doggies are allowed but only if...

Spring Cleanup – Our City & Neighbourhoods

Spring Cleanup – Our City & Neighbourhoods

The snow is almost gone, rains are helping clean our city – and those 80 km hour winds this past winter have strewn garbage everywhere!   City of Winnipeg Over the next five to six weeks, the City is conducting its annual spring cleanup of streets, pathways,...

University Crescent Road Reconstruction – Phase 2

University Crescent Road Reconstruction – Phase 2

University Crescent from Pembina to Chancellor Matheson Rd is undergoing a $9.9 M reconstruction that has now been extended to occur over three years: Phase 1 occurred in 2021 and was a complete reconstruction of both north and south bound University Crescent between...

Stabilizing Retention Basin in Thelma J. Call Park

Stabilizing Retention Basin in Thelma J. Call Park

Residents have been reaching out to me with respect to the unstable retention basin and the sinking pathway in Thelma J. Call Park. The City has awarded the contract and the project is now starting! The City of Winnipeg's project to stabilize a segment of the...

Encampment/Unsheltered Citizens

Encampment/Unsheltered Citizens

You may have noticed an encampment, tents set up in the Pembina / Bishop Grandin cloverleaf, just north of Lot 88 Restaurant.  This is the only encampment in the Waverley West ward that I am aware of. Please know this encampment is being actively monitored by the...

Fairway Woods Apartments, 80 & 84 Snow Rd

Fairway Woods Apartments, 80 & 84 Snow Rd

This development is located on the east side of Snow Street, in the Montcalm Neighbourhood. The proposed new building is the third phase of the Fairway Woods development, which contains two existing residential buildings (condos). The first two buildings had four (4)...

U Square Condominiums

U Square Condominiums

This residential development located in the Montcalm neighbourhood includes two (2) multi-family buildings. Building 1 include 14 units, and Building 2 includes 18 units, for a total of 32 1,2, and 3 bedroom dwelling units. The development also includes bicycle...

University Crescent Road Reconstruction

University Crescent Road Reconstruction

University Crescent from Pembina to Chancellor Matheson Rd is undergoing a two year, $9.9 M reconstruction. Phase 1 occurs in 2021 and will be a complete reconstruction of both north and south bound University Crescent between Sifton Rd and Chancellor Matheson Rd....

U of Manitoba – Redevelopment of Former Southwood Golf Course

U of Manitoba – Redevelopment of Former Southwood Golf Course

Council has approved the Secondary Plan that sets the stage for the redevelopment of the former Southwood golf course, now known as the North Campus Lands. In 2011, the University of Manitoba acquired the former Southwood golf course, with the vision to develop a...

Anticipated Traffic Levels at Bison Drive and Waverley Street

Anticipated Traffic Levels at Bison Drive and Waverley Street

It's incredible to think that an entire new community can be built and there are no plans or studies underway to identify how the main ‘connector street’ and associated ‘intersection’ is to be designed.  Many many other streets (Lee Blvd, Bairdmore Blvd, Hawstead Rd...

Thatcher Drive Rehabiliation

Thatcher Drive Rehabiliation

UPDATE - May 4th, 2020 Thatcher Drive from Pembina Highway to University Crescent will be receiving a renewal  / rehabilitation this summer. Sections of concrete and curbs will be replaced, followed by a new layer of asphalt. Details can be found in the letter sent to...

Thatcher Drive Rehabiliation

Update- Thatcher Drive – 2019 Local Street Renewal Notice

UPDATE - May 4th, 2020 Thatcher Drive from Pembina Highway to University Crescent will be receiving a renewal  / rehabilitation this summer. Sections of concrete and curbs will be replaced, followed by a new layer of asphalt. Details can be found in the letter sent to...

Thatcher Drive Rehabiliation

Thatcher Drive – 2019 Local Street Renewal Notice

Residents should have received the following Letter from the City of Winnipeg in regards to the 2019 Street Renewal Program: To:  RESIDENTS Dear Sir/Madam: 2019 Local Street Renewal Program:  Thatcher Drive - Pembina Hwy to University Crescent We wish to advise you...

University Crescent Infill gets CMHC financing

University Crescent Infill gets CMHC financing

Thank you to the Sou'Wester for covering this story University Crescent infill gets CMHC financing By: Danielle Da Silva             Posted: 08/9/2019 4:45 PM   With the turn of a dozen gold plated spades, the developers of major infill project in University...

Thatcher And Wedgwood Drive Sewer Construction

Thatcher And Wedgwood Drive Sewer Construction

Upcoming Sewer Main Construction 76 to 99 Thatcher Drive & 1 to 8 Wedgewood Dr The City is about to begin a project to restore the aging sewer at these locations to keep them functioning properly. There are two phases to the work: Phase one is cleaning the sewer,...

Thatcher Drive Rehabiliation

Thatcher Dr – Street Renewal/Rehabilitation

Thatcher Dr from University Cr to Pembina Hwy will be receiving a renewal  / rehabilitation this summer. Sections of concrete and curbs will be replaced, followed by a new layer of asphalt. Details can be found in the letter sent to residents. ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? If...

Rooming House Sale Making Waves

Rooming House Sale Making Waves

(Photo Credit: Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press) Thanks to Carol Sanders and the Winnipeg Free Press for covering this important issue on our community Revenue potential of former rooming house removed from listing Winnipeg Free Press      By: Carol Sanders     ...

Sky’s The Limit For U Of M Housing

Sky’s The Limit For U Of M Housing

Thank you to Ryan Thorpe and the Winnipeg Free Press for always providing such good coverage to the illegal rooming house issue. Much appreciated by all. Sky's the limit for U of M housing Construction begins for 16-storey complex within walking distance of Fort Garry...

Street Parking Update – University Heights

Street Parking Update – University Heights

SEE Flyer delivered to residents June 28th   I have confirmed with the Winnipeg Parking Authority (July 27th, 2018) that the Winnipeg Parking Authority will be removing the time restricted parking at the end of University Crescent between Pasadena and Grierson....

U of M’s Vibrant Vision For Southwood Unveiled

U of M’s Vibrant Vision For Southwood Unveiled

The University of Manitoba is having more discussions about the development of the Southwood lands. Recently they announced a Board of Directors to oversee development.  The Winnipeg Free Press is covering a luncheon where the University is discussing a vibrant vision...

Applications For New Apartment Complex Approved

Applications For New Apartment Complex Approved

I want to thank all the residents who came out and spoke at the public hearing. Through these discussions and concerns about long term plans for University Heights,  I’ve made a motion requesting the Public Service to undertake a planning study to investigate the...

Councillor’s May 2018 Update On Illegal Rooming House File

Councillor’s May 2018 Update On Illegal Rooming House File

On May 15th,  I attended the Ft. Richmond University Heights Neighbhourhood Association’s third Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Association formed with a vision of being a vibrant, safe and diverse neighbourhood where people take pride in their property, and work...

City of Winnipeg Studying Regulatory Licensing Requirements

City of Winnipeg Studying Regulatory Licensing Requirements

MAY 2018 UPDATE - REPORT NOW RELEASED: May 7, 2018 the Review of Rental Rooms in Single Family Dwellings was released to the public following a year’s worth of study by the Public Service. This is a very detailed report that reviews the challenges and opportunities of...

AGM: Fort Richmond University Heights Neighbourhood Association

AGM: Fort Richmond University Heights Neighbourhood Association

Please join myself, area residents and guests for the 3rd Ft Richmond University Heights Neighbourhood Association Annual General Meeting! DATE: Tuesday, May 15th TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 pm LOCATION: Richmond Kings Community Centre, 666 Silverstone Ave. Refreshments will be...

Local Community Bike Repair Kiosk Now OPEN!

Local Community Bike Repair Kiosk Now OPEN!

The brand new public access community bike repair kiosk is now open!! I’m very pleased to have provided City of Winnipeg funding support to the U of M Cycle Bike Kiosk ! This brand new bike repair kiosk is located on the grounds of the University of Manitoba behind...

New Report – Tracking Illegal Rooming Houses & Enforcement

New Report – Tracking Illegal Rooming Houses & Enforcement

The community and I have worked with multiple departments in the City to reduce the number of issues related to the existence of illegal rooming houses. Residents and I believe we are seeing positive changes, but we need data to support this belief and the initiatives...

A Fix to Rooming-House Problem Near U of M

A Fix to Rooming-House Problem Near U of M

Here is an overview of another potential development on Pembina Highway. I encourage you to read this comprehensive overview. Thank you to the Winnipeg Free Press for covering this important project:   A fix to rooming-house problem near U of M Winnipeg Free...

Expropriation of Land Moving Forward for Recreation Campus

Expropriation of Land Moving Forward for Recreation Campus

It is important to understand, the City is able to secure additional land to expand the site. Qualico is an excellent 'city building partner' and extensive negotiations are occurring on a regular basis to ensure this site will be built to meet the communities growing...

UPDATE – Bishop Grandin Walk-Bike Bridge over Pembina Highway

UPDATE – Bishop Grandin Walk-Bike Bridge over Pembina Highway

CITY OF WINNIPEG - NOVEMBER, 2017 UPDATE:  The next phase of the project is detailed design. While the project is currently not funded, we anticipate it will be aligned with the rehabilitation of Pembina Highway Overpass of Bishop Grandin. which is currently planned...

New Bike Repair Hub at University of Manitoba

New Bike Repair Hub at University of Manitoba

I was very pleased to provide support recently for this new initiative at the University of Manitoba.  This project, which has been a few years in the making, will be of great benefit to students, faculty and the surrounding community. My thanks to the Sou'Wester for...

Gardening Opportunities in King’s Park

Gardening Opportunities in King’s Park

Do you like gardening and have a few hours to spare?  Pembina Active Living (55+) is currently seeking volunteers to assist with maintaining the waterfall and beautiful Hosta gardens at King's Park. Pembina Active Living (55+) is a non-profit, seniors serving...

News Coverage: Rental Housing Near University of Manitoba

News Coverage: Rental Housing Near University of Manitoba

Thank you to our local media for covering a challenging and complex issue which we are experiencing in the Fort Richmond and University Heights areas, as well as other neighbouroods in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Ward.  I encourage you to  review this informative...

Stadium Event Zone Parking Permit Program

Stadium Event Zone Parking Permit Program

In order to ensure the best experience for not only fans attending events at Investors Group Field, but also the residents in the community, a comprehensive Event Day Transportation and Parking Plan has been developed by the Winnipeg Football Club, the University of...

Gardening Opportunities in King’s Park

King’s Park Upgrades – June 17 Community Meeting

King’s Park is a regional park in South Winnipeg.  As a regional park, it serves a greater area than a neighbourhood park. Like many other regional parks (St. Vital Park and Crescent Drive Park), funding is becoming available for upgrades. Last winter, the City...