Public invited to provide feedback on potential route options for the Eastern Rapid Transit Corridor


Public invited to provide feedback on potential route options for the Eastern Rapid Transit Corridor

June 5, 2018


Winnipeg Folk Festival and the City of Winnipeg team up for a second year of Folk Fest at 510

Released: 10:45 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The Winnipeg Folk Festival and the City of Winnipeg are teaming up once again for the second edition of Folk Fest at 510, a summer concert series happening on Wednesdays starting June 6 through August 29. Folk Fest at 510 features free outdoor lunchtime concerts that will run from noon to 1 p.m. in the City Hall courtyard, 510 Main St., and showcases some of the best and brightest Manitoban artists who have participated in the Winnipeg Folk Festival’s Stingray Young Performers Program.

“We are thrilled to partner once again with the Winnipeg Folk Festival to present this free summer concert series,” said Michael Jack, Chief Corporate Services Officer at the City of Winnipeg. “Folk Fest at 510 creates opportunities for City Hall staff and the Exchange District and downtown communities to gather to enjoy music in the outdoors on a weekly basis.”

To kick off this series on June 6, Micah Erenberg will be performing. The singer-songwriter has previously participated in the Stingray Young Performers program, and in 2018, he’s a part of the festival’s main lineup. Born in Matlock, Manitoba, Micah’s music has been described as charming, witty and authentic. Catch him playing Folk Fest at 510 before he plays the Winnipeg Folk Festival stages, July 5-8.

“Thanks to this partnership with the City of Winnipeg, we are able to support emerging Manitoban artists while bringing more live music to the community throughout the summer,” said Lynne Skromeda, Executive Director of the Winnipeg Folk Festival.

Find out who is playing Folk Fest at 510 as artists are announced on the Winnipeg Folk Festival website

About Winnipeg Folk Festival
With one of North America’s premier outdoor music festivals as its signature event, the Winnipeg Folk Festival is a year-round, not-for-profit arts organization that presents live music, arts events and community programs. The 45th annual Winnipeg Folk Fest will run July 5-8, 2018 at Birds Hill Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada on Treaty 1 territory and the homeland of the Metis nation.

Northbound and southbound William R. Clement Parkway to be to be temporarily closed

Starts Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

Released: 11:01 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The northbound and southbound directions of travel on William R. Clement Parkway between Grant Avenue and Roblin Boulevard will be temporarily closed starting Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. until 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 7 for film production.

Motorists should use alternate routes and allow additional travel time to get to their destinations.

For Transit re-route and schedule information, visit winnipegtransit.com or contact 311.

For regular updates on City of Winnipeg lane closures and to view lane closures of major streets on an interactive map, please visit City of Winnipeg – Regional Lane Closures.

Download and use the Waze app for real-time traffic and incident updates as well as traffic re-route options.

Sargent Avenue between Empress Street and Strathcona Street closed June 6 to 7

Released: 11:15 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Sargent Avenue between Empress Street and Strathcona Street will be completely closed to eastbound and westbound traffic starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6 for a railway crossing repair. Sargent Avenue will reopen at 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 7.

Motorists should use alternate routes and allow additional travel time to get to their destinations.

For Transit re-route and schedule information, visit winnipegtransit.com or contact 311.

For regular updates on City of Winnipeg lane closures and to view lane closures of major streets on an interactive map, please visit City of Winnipeg – Regional Lane Closures.

Download and use the Waze app for real-time traffic and incident updates as well as traffic re-route options.

Public invited to provide feedback on potential route options for the Eastern Rapid Transit Corrido

Released: 1:16 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg is inviting residents to review and provide feedback on potential route options for the Eastern Rapid Transit Corridor at a series of public open houses from Monday, June 18 to Thursday, June 21, 2018.

Members of the Eastern Corridor Study project team will be on hand to answer questions and gather input at the following in-person engagement opportunities:

Date: Monday, June 18
Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Pantages Playhouse, 180 Market Ave.

Date: Tuesday, June 19
Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Canad Inns Club Regent Casino Hotel Event Centre, 1415 Regent Ave. W.

Date: Wednesday, June 20
Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Notre Dame Recreational Centre, 271 Avenue de la Cathedrale
(French language services provided)

Date: Thursday, June 21
Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Mosaic Event Centre, 1006 Nairn Ave.

Winnipeggers are also welcome to visit the website and provide feedback on the potential route options using the online mapping tool: winnipeg.ca/easterncorridor.

The Eastern Corridor Study will identify the most suitable route for rapid transit between downtown and eastern Winnipeg – a route that provides greater convenience, speed, reliability, transportation network improvements, and encourages development along the corridor that is sensitive to existing neighbourhoods. Potential route options were developed following background research and analysis, public engagement, and criteria development in the first two phases of the project.

For more information, please visit winnipeg.ca/easterncorridor.

Published at Tue, 05 Jun 2018 15:16:00 -0400