Imagine Winnipeg’s riverfront as a connected series of green spaces and activities that draw people to the river’s edge…...a pleasant and accessible place, a desirable place to play, work and live.

River City Connections is a joint planning initiative launched by The Forks Renewal Corporation and the City of Winnipeg, with financial support from the Province of Manitoba, to develop a vision for Winnipeg’s riverfront.

Winnipeg is a river city and the riverfront is a one-of-a-kind environment that should reflect our city’s image of itself. The ultimate goal is to have a vision for the riverfront that makes it a place where people want to be…the vision is about creating the city of the future, today.

The 20 year vision to take us into the next decades is intended to:

  • celebrate Winnipeg as a “river city“;
  • provide connectivity along our riverfront;
  • inspire new riverfront development;
  • guide new development by type and quality; and
  • protect the riverfront.

In essence, the vision will give the riverfront back to the public, and ensure our riverfront neighbourhoods reconnect people to the natural attributes of a continuous and publicly accessible landscape. 

The geographic scope of the 20 year vision includes six precincts (and connections to Kildonan, St.Vital and Assiniboine parks):

  • Point Douglas, Archibald & Elmwood;
  • Exchange District & North St. Boniface;
  • St. Boniface & The Forks;
  • Riverview & Norwood;
  • Assiniboine & Osborne Village; and
  • Armstrong's Point & Wellington Crescent.

The planning exercise is scheduled for completion in fall 2012 at which time a final vision document will be completed and the River City Connections Planning Group will seek official endorsement of the report by the City of Winnipeg.