Ground broken on Southwood Circle infill project next to UManitoba


Ground has been broken on Southwood Circle, an infill project adjacent to the University of Manitoba’s south Winnipeg campus. The project–which is expected to house 20,000 people and is believed to be the largest infill project in Winnipeg’s history–is being built on the former Southwood Golf and Country Club. UManitoba bought the property in 2008. The resulting development will be walkable; include services such as grocery stores and caf├ęs; and is designed to appeal to UManitoba students, faculty, and staff. It will emphasize sustainability, with a goal of protecting trees on the property and using the preexisting city infrastructure. The Southwood Circle will also include a new home for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. The first phase of the development project is projected to be completed in 10 years, while the entire project will be completed over the next 20 to 30 years.