Downtown Winnipeg

Recent Downtown Winnipeg Reports

Winnipeg Downtown Profile

Winnipeg Downtown Profile A Special Report on Demographic and Housing Market Factors in Winnipeg's Downtown

McCullough, S., Distasio, J., Shirtliffe, R.
The  Winnipeg Downtown Profile carries out an analysis of demographic and housing market factors that may influence the need for incentives in the downtown Winnipeg housing market. This report informs CentreVenture’s proposed “ 10 Year Housing Evaluation” and helps to address the proposed question, “ What price do new downtown housing projects need to achieve to encourage more people to move downtown?”

Final Report (PDF)


  • Winnipeg Downtown Market Study

McCullough, S., Distasio, J., Shirtliffe, R.
This study was commissioned by UWCRC 2.0 Inc. as a supplement to available CMHC Rental Market information and as an analysis of demographic and housing market factors in the downtown Winnipeg housing market. This project is proprietary and no publication is available.


  • Where's Downtown? Varying Geographic Definitions of Winnipeg's Downtown and Inner City, 1947-2004. Werner, A., McCullough, S. Maps (PDF)
  • Downtown Winnipeg Developments  2005-2015  UPDATEDistasio, J., McCullough, S. (2015).  Report (PDF) 
    Werner, A., McCullough, S.  Map (PDF)
  • Shopping for a Change: Using GIS to Measure the Food Security Impact of a New Downtown Grocery Store. Werner, A. (2015).  Presentation (PDF)
  • Downtown Trends: Downtown Winnipeg Market Research 2014.  Syvixay, J., McCullough, S. (2014). Report 
  • Downtown Grocery Stores: Mapping of Existing Against Demographics. Werner, A., McCullough, S. (2014).  Map (PDF)
  • Revitalization in Downtown Winnipeg. Distasio, J., McCullough, S. (November 2013).  Plan Canada
  • Downtown Winnipeg: Developments and Investments, 2005-2013. Distasio, J., McCullough, S., Werner, A., Edwards, F. (2013).  IUS In-Brief Series.  Report (PDF)
    Werner, A., McCullough, S.  Map (PDF)
  • New Uses for Old Buildings: Organic Renewal in the West Exchange District, 1975 - 2010. Galston, R. (2011).  Student Paper Series.  Paper (PDF)
  • The Downtown Resident Survey Report. Institute of Urban Studies. (2010).  Report (PDF)
  • A Preliminary Analysis of a Pedestrian Walkway Connection between the University of Winnipeg and the Downtown. Institute of Urban Studies. (2010).  Report (PDF)
  • The Downtown Worker Survey, 2008. Distasio, J. (2009).  Report (PDF)
  • The Opportunity Cost of Surface Parking in Downtown Winnipeg. Spearing, R. (2008).  Student Paper Series.  Paper (PDF)

Older Reports

  • Downtown Report Card. (2006).   Research only
  • Downtown Trends Survey. (2006).   Survey only
  • Downtown Winnipeg: Pedestrian Intercept Study. Lorch, B. (2005).  Report (PDF)
  • The True North Arena: Downtown Revitalization and Decision-Making in Winnipeg. August, M. (2003).  Student Paper Series.   Paper (PDF)
  • The Impact of the University of Winnipeg on Retailing in Downtown Winnipeg. Janzen. T. (2001).  Report (PDF)
  • Report on the Student Impact Survey. Janzen, T. (2001).  Report (PDF)
  • The Perception of Downtown Winnipeg and Its Role in Shaping the City. Chmielewska, E.  Using Hedonic Methods to Value Environment Damages to Residential Housing. Hillman, L. (1993).  Student Paper Series.  Paper (PDF)
  • Main Street Workshop: Searching for Solutions. Institute of Urban Studies. (1990).  Report (PDF)
  • Workshop Proceedings: Searching for Solutions in Winnipeg's Main Street Community. Institute of Urban Studies. (1990).  Occasional Paper No.22.   Paper (PDF)
  • The Forks: post 1870. Berkoswski, G. (1987).  Book (PDF)
  • The Development of Downtown Winnipeg: Historical Perspectives on Decline and Revitalization. Lyon, D., Fenton, R. (1984).  Report No.3. Report (PDF)
  • Transferable Development Rights: Preserving Low Density Structures in Downtown Winnipeg. Demmings, S. (1979).  Report (PDF)
  • Revitalizing the Downtown Core: The Role of an Urban Development Corporation. McKee, C., Axworthy, L. (1978).  Report (PDF)