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Merchants Corner

An exceptionally exciting development the Merchants Hotel, also know as “the Merch”, is now being redeveloped into an innovative educational and student housing complex with a retail component called Merchants Corner. The new facility will feature 30 units of affordable housing and will be an educational hub hosting the University of Winnipeg’s Department of Inner-City Studies and the CEDA-Pathways to Education program. It will also include a common space, open to the community, in which literacy programming for preschoolers will be offered among many other activities. 

Powers Park

NECRC, Aboriginal Visioning, community members, City Resource Coordinators, Parks and Recreation, and other partners initiated the renewal of the Amphitheatre on Selkirk Avenue.  In 2010, the City of Winnipeg approved Powers Avenue as an official route for commuter cyclists, completed the bike path and placed paving stone over the old amphitheatre. The committee engaged a consultant through SPARK and came up with a plan and budget for the Park. Partners are now looking for funding through the City of Winnipeg, Parks & Recreation and other funders to complete the renewal of the park according to the plan.  For more information please contact Deana at 204-927-2347 or email

The North End Business Development Centre

(Located at 607 Selkirk Ave)

is responsible to work with local partners to create strategies and implement activities that support the business development plan through working with a local steering committee, representative of the business and local community.

Four key areas/objectives have been identified: 1) Strengthening existing business/local business retention, 2) Attracting outside business, 3) Creating new business opportunities (private and/or social enterprise) and 4) Creating a vibrant business environment. For more please visit our office