Merchants Corner – Grand Opening – Everyone welcome April 28

Architect's rendering of the Merchants Corner development on Selkirk Avenue.

Architect’s rendering of the Merchants Corner development on Selkirk Avenue.

A Community’s Vision Comes To Life. Join us at this new community hub at 541 Selkirk Avenue.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

11:00 am – 4:00 pm: Come and go; light refreshments

11:30 am – 12:30 noon: Greetings and remarks

12:30 pm – Media Tour

Everyone is welcome!

An exceptionally exciting development has come to life in Winnipeg’s North End. Once a flashpoint for community frustration and a symbol of decline, the Merchants Hotel is now an innovative educational, student housing and community complex called Merchants Corner. This beacon of hope for the community features 30 units of affordable housing and an educational hub that hosts UWinnipeg’s Department of Inner-City Studies and CEDA-Pathways to Education program. It will also include a social enterprise cafe and space for community based programs and events in the coming months. For example, Michael Champagne’s Meet Me at the Bell Tower group will be at Merchants Corner doing programming on Friday and Saturday evenings. The development of this community-led project has been and will continue to be guided by the following principles: Co-operative Connection, Mixed Use, Sustainability, Community Economic Development Principles, Inter-generational and Universally Accessible. Redevelopment was managed by UW’s Community Renewal Corporation.





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