A Vision For Merchants Corner

An exceptionally exciting development is taking shape in Winnipeg’s North End. Once a flashpoint for community frustration and a symbol of decline, the Merchants Hotel, also known as “the Merch,” is now being redeveloped into an innovative educational, student housing and retail complex called Merchants Corner. This is a beacon of hope for the community and a tipping point in the future for Winnipeg’s inner city – socially and economically. The new facility will feature 30 units of affordable housing and will be an educational hub hosting the University of Winnipeg’s Department of Inner-City Studies and CEDA-Pathways to Education program. It will also include a common space, open to the community, in which literacy programming for preschoolers will be offered among many other activities.

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