Re-imagining Graham Avenue

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Re-imaging Graham Avenue

Help us create a signature street in our Downtown.

Graham Avenue will be a place to meet on a patio, attend a market, gather for events, read a book in the shade, or walk your dog.

Today, Graham Avenue is primarily a bus, bike, and pedestrian only street. Cars are permitted from Vaughan to Carlton, and between Fort and Main streets. In June 2025, bus routes will move off Graham Avenue to provide better bus service to Downtown, as planned in the Winnipeg Transit Master Plan.

This gives us an incredible opportunity to re-imagine how we use Graham Avenue. We want your feedback on the draft design of the street to help bring this vision to reality. 

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Re-imaging Graham Avenue

Help us create a signature street in our Downtown.

Graham Avenue will be a place to meet on a patio, attend a market, gather for events, read a book in the shade, or walk your dog.

Today, Graham Avenue is primarily a bus, bike, and pedestrian only street. Cars are permitted from Vaughan to Carlton, and between Fort and Main streets. In June 2025, bus routes will move off Graham Avenue to provide better bus service to Downtown, as planned in the Winnipeg Transit Master Plan.

This gives us an incredible opportunity to re-imagine how we use Graham Avenue. We want your feedback on the draft design of the street to help bring this vision to reality. 

Back to CentrePlan 2050

  • Phase 3 engagement closed

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    Thank you to all who participated in public engagement. Public engagement opportunities included:

    • Online comments tool
    • Re-imagining Graham Avenue survey
    • Two open houses


    We are currently reviewing feedback. We will post an engagement summary online that outlines what we heard and how it was considered.

  • Phase 3 public engagement begins 

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    We are creating a plan for how the street could look and function.

    We heard that Graham Avenue should focus on pedestrians. To make Graham Avenue a vibrant destination in our Downtown, we heard it should include:

    • Programmed activities
    • Patios
    • Storefronts
    • Self-directed activities


    Public art, secure bike parking, more street trees, better lighting, and places to sit are all important in the design of Graham Avenue. We also heard it should be flexible to allow for various activities, events, and celebrations.

    We considered and incorporated your input. We are excited to share the draft design of Graham Avenue and get your feedback.

    We want to hear from you

    Join us at an open house to ask questions about the project and share your thoughts. You can also take the survey by May 23, 2024.

    Open house #1

    Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
    Time: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.*
    Location: Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St.
    Format: Come and go (drop-in)

    *Unfortunately, the open house ended earlier than scheduled on May 15 due to a power outage affecting most of Downtown.

    Open house #2

    Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024
    Time: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Location: Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St(External link).
    Format: Come and go (drop-in)

    The next step in the process will include detailed design work. Council approval and funding is needed before detailed design can begin.

  • Phase 2 What we heard

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    In Phase 2, we asked stakeholders for feedback on the preliminary design of Graham Avenue.

    The Phase 2 stakeholder engagement summary and appendices gives an overview of the feedback we heard from stakeholders and how it was considered.

    What we heard in Phase 2 was used to refine the preliminary design of Graham Avenue. In Phase 3, we will get feedback on the draft design of Graham Avenue. Feedback will help finalize how the street could look and function and inform future detailed design work.

  • Phase 1 what we heard

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    During Phase 1 engagement, we asked for feedback on the five key themes of CentrePlan 2050. You shared your input on what you would like to see and do on a re-imagined Graham Avenue.

    What we heard will help to develop design options for re-designing Graham Avenue. Read the Phase 1 public engagement summary and appendices for an overview of what we heard.

Page last updated: 24 May 2024, 08:03 AM