OurWinnipeg and the Complete Communities Direction Strategy received third reading at City Council on July 20, 2011. The plan took effect on August 17, 2011, replacing Plan Winnipeg 2020 as the official development plan guiding growth and change for the city.
OurWinnipeg presents a 25-year vision for the entire city. It positions Winnipeg for sustainable growth, which is key to our future competitiveness. This plan is required by the City of Winnipeg Charter that requires the City to adopt, by by-law, a development plan that sets out long-term plans and policies. The development plan guides and informs more detailed planning on specific topics or for specific areas.
A Brief Approval History…
On July 21, 2010, City Council considered the recommendations of the Executive Policy Committee on the following matters:
- OurWinnipeg Plan By-law No. 67/2010
- Complete Communities Direction Strategy – Secondary Plan No. 68/2010
- Sustainable Transportation Direction Strategy
- Sustainable Water and Waste Directional Strategy
- A Sustainable Winnipeg Direction Strategy
The City of Winnipeg received approval of the plan by the Province of Manitoba on June 27, 2011. On July 20, 2011, City Council gave its third and final reading to the plan.
Additional information on these matters is available through the City Clerk’s Decision Making Information System
Getting a copy
For your convenience, there are a number of ways to access the documents:
- Download them (below)
- Check them out of the library. They are held at the Downtown Branch but can be sent to other branches
- Purchase them (at cost) from Zoning and Permits Branch, unit 31 – 30 Fort Street (Fort Garry Place), phone 204-986-5140
Call to Action for OurWinnipeg (January 2010)
Appel à l’action pour NotreWinnipeg (janvier 2010)
An Award Winning Process and Plan!
Second award received for city development plan, recognizes outstanding planning practice
Winnipeggers made SpeakUpWinnipeg an exciting, dynamic process by sharing their many ideas for change. Now, Winnipeggers can feel especially proud of their participation, and proud of what OurWinnipeg and SpeakUpWinnipeg have contributed to the field of urban planning.
At the 2012 Manitoba Professional Planners Institute (MPPI) conference in Brandon, Manitoba, the City of Winnipeg received the Manitoba Planning Excellence Award for the OurWinnipeg long-term planning framework.
In a February 24, 2012 Media Release regarding the Manitoba Planning Excellence Award, Councillor Jeff Browaty said, “The OurWinnipeg plan and its grassroots, collaborative approach has received continued recognition from peers in the planning community,” said Councillor Jeff Browaty, Chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development. “I’m very proud of this outstanding achievement and the awards it has earned.”
The Manitoba Planning Excellence Awards acknowledge individuals, organizations, companies, Manitoba municipalities and planning districts in their efforts to enhance communities through innovative and high quality planning initiatives. The Awards promote outstanding planning practice deliberately guided by and supporting sustainable development principles in Manitoba communities.
This is the second major award the City of Winnipeg has received for OurWinnipeg in the past year. OurWinnipeg earned a national award for city planning from the Canadian Institute of Planners in July 2011. In a July 15, 2011 Media Release regarding the CIP Award for Planning Excellence, Mayor Sam Katz said, “This recognition speaks volumes to the tremendous dedication and efforts demonstrated by those behind the development of the inclusive OurWinnipeg plan, including those who participated through the SpeakUpWinnipeg initiative…This plan has been touted as the most creative and collaborative planning process ever undertaken in our city and is receiving world-wide attention for its grassroots approach.”
OurWinnipeg is the plan that will guide growth, development and change in the city over the next 25 years. SpeakUpWinnipeg is the multi-faceted public engagement initiative through which city planners engaged citizens and stakeholders – over 42,000 of them – to determine their vision of what Winnipeg might look like in the future. Winnipeggers were engaged through online blogs and through lively face-to-face group discussions. A street team was sent out to talk with people at malls, libraries and sporting events, children were invited to use clay to model their ideas, people were asked to record videos of their wishes for the future, people provided feedback at open houses and meetings, and more. The OurWinnipeg plan reflects what was heard.