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Reimagining Point Douglas: How the historic district could become a model for a changing Winnipeg – CBC

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by ahnationtalk on April 22, 201974 Views

City could lead with new model of urban development based on celebrating history, inclusion, reconciliation

Apr 22, 2019

Winnipeg’s Point Douglas area is one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods — one that has a rich history, but also faces its own challenges.

But as we look to its future, Winnipeg can lead with a new model of urban development in North and South Point Douglas. A model based on inclusion. A model of reconciliation. A model that recognizes the district’s history and speaks directly to sweeping currents of change in Canada.

First populated by Indigenous communities, the Point Douglas area has always been defined by its geography, hugged on three sides by the waggish Red River. European settlers first came to the area in 1812, established Fort Douglas and divided the land into river lots. Soon after, Winnipeg’s wealthy families began to build houses in the area.

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