Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Elgin upgrades proposed

  • Print

Civic administrators want to revive a small street that was the scene of key events in the 1919 General Strike.

The proposal is for an extensive streetscaping effort on Elgin Avenue, from Lily to Bertha streets.

That portion of Elgin, in the east Exchange, was nicknamed Hell’s Alley after two workers were killed there by officers of the Northwest Mounted Police during the 1919 general strike.

The administration said the streetscaping plan would complement the overall streetscaping that has taken place in the neighbourhood, adding it’s needed to correct drainage issues that impact development on adjacent James and Market avenues.

The administration is proposing designs that focus on interpretive elements that reflect the street’s historic role.

The $800,000 cost of the project is to be taken from the remaining proceeds of the 2009 sale of the Winnipeg Square Parkade.

While the downtown development committee endorsed the project, it will must be approved by council at its July 16 meeting.

aldo.santin@freepress.mb.ca

History

Updated on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 12:50 PM CDT: Corrects typo

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Theresa Oswald Leadership Bid

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A young gosling flaps his wings after taking a bath in the duck pond at St Vital Park Tuesday morning- - Day 21– June 12, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Local- A large osprey lands in it's nest in a hydro pole on Hyw 59  near the Hillside Beach turnoff turn off. Osprey a large narrow winged hawk which can have a wingspan of over 54 inches are making a incredible recovery since pesticide use of the 1950's and  1960's- For the last two decades these fish hawks have been reappearing in the Lake Winnipeg area- Aug 03, 2005

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

With the Canadian junior team off to such a great start, will you be watching the World junior hockey championship?

View Results

Ads by Google