uWinnipeg halts downtown projects

November 5, 2008

The University of Winnipeg is putting 2 major projects of its downtown expansion on hold due to the market downturn and unexpected structural problems in a former United Army Surplus store. The store is in such poor condition that it needs to be knocked down and replaced with a new facility. The university would like to take over the Greyhound bus depot once Greyhound's lease expires in August, but is still reviewing what makes financial sense. uWinnipeg's expansion plans include a science complex, student housing, and a film and theatre arts building. Winnipeg Free Press