The Redevelopment of 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.