May 22, 2015

Off The Rails

Yards of Reports

Over the last few decades, there have been many, many words written about moving the CP rail yards. Here’s a smattering of the studies we’ve stumbled upon:

  • Dreaming big dreams? (PDF, 153 KB)

    Inner-city expert Jim Silver says moving the CP Rail yards is "not even close" to the best way to solve Winnipeg’s entrenched poverty problem. In fact, says the University of Winnipeg professor, if solving poverty is one of the goals, there are dozens of cheaper, more effective ways to spend the millions it would take to move the tracks and develop the yards.

  • CP Rail Study Proposal (PDF, 3 MB)

    The Social Planning Council of Winnipeg’s pitch to all three levels of government to launch a feasibility study on moving the rail yards.

Jeff Frank, a local landscape architect with the firm Hilderman Thomas Frank Cram, created a plan for the CP Rail yards in 1984 as part of his Master's thesis. It emphasises urban agriculture and productive land.

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