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Stretch of Waterfront Drive near CMHR renamed after Asper

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City of Winnipeg worker Kris Gustowski changes the street sign of Waterfront Drive to Israel Asper Way in front of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Monday morning.

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City of Winnipeg worker Kris Gustowski changes the street sign of Waterfront Drive to Israel Asper Way in front of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Monday morning. Photo Store

Izzy Asper's vision now sits on a street that bears his name.

The City of Winnipeg renamed the stretch of road in front of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to Israel Asper Way this morning. The renaming -- an official designation, not an honorary nod -- was voted through city council last fall.

Mayor Sam Katz, members of the Asper family and dozens of friends and well-wishers were on hand for the announcement in front of the museum this morning.

The name change, which replaces Waterfront Drive, runs from William Stephenson Way past the museum to Forks Market Road.

Waterfront Drive continues to run north of William Stephenson, past Shaw Park and Stephen Juba Park to Higgins Avenue.

Asper, a former media mogul and longtime pillar of the community, passed away in 2003. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is scheduled to open to the public in September.

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