University Heights

Welcome to the neighbourhood of University Heights! This page provides updates on issues I am working on and information University Heights residents may be interested in. While we don’t have a formal organized neighbourhood association in University Heights, this is an established community where neighbours know neighbours and are very involved in community!

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...

Apartments at 80 & 84 Snow Rd

Apartments at 80 & 84 Snow Rd

This development is located on the east side of Snow Street, in the Montcalm Neighbourhood. The site is located within a Major Redevelopment Site (Old Southwood Golf Course) under OurWinnipeg and the Complete Communities Direction Strategy, and is zoned  Residential...

Residential Buildings at 105 University Crescent

Residential Buildings at 105 University Crescent

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...

Update On New Housing On Pembina, University Crescent And Snow Street

Update On New Housing On Pembina, University Crescent And Snow Street

I’ve prepared an update that highlights ALL the new apartments being constructed on Pembina Highway and University Crescent. There are over 1200 units, that are one, two and three bedrooms. All of these units have been approved over the past 4 ½ years and all are...

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...

University Heights – My Comments On Bus Routes – Please Share Yours

University Heights – My Comments On Bus Routes – Please Share Yours

RESIDENTS OF UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS TODAY Transit starts a series of 'public engagements' regarding the PROPOSED bus route changes to connect to the new Southwest Transitway opening in 2020. These public engagements will take place in a converted BUS - find the 'Ideas in...

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....

Planning For The Future – University Heights (Agassiz And Montcalm)

Planning For The Future – University Heights (Agassiz And Montcalm)

Watch the community discussion on development in Agassiz And Montcalm here. I’d like to thank residents for coming forward and expressing their desire to develop a long term plan for the community of University Heights. As a result of these discussions, and taking...

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...

Student Housing Complex Approved

Student Housing Complex Approved

A few years of work to make this student housing project a reality at 2525 Pembina Hwy across from University of Manitoba! Very pleased to be working with the team at Campus Suites to bring this complex to life!   The is a high level artistic image of what will...

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...

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Upcoming Events

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    September 1 @ 8:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm
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    December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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