KAPYONG PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT GOES VIRTUAL
Detailed Website & Webinar Replace Face-to-Face Sessions, Due to COVID-19
May 19, 2020 – Manitobans interested in learning the latest on the re-development plans at the former Kapyong Barracks in Winnipeg can now do so from the comfort of their own homes. This is a change from the face-to-face public engagement sessions that were originally scheduled at the end of March.
“On behalf of the Treaty 1 First Nation Chiefs, I am pleased to present our communities and Manitobans with a draft Master Plan reflecting our aspirations for this landmark re-development in Winnipeg,” said Chairperson, Chief Dennis Meeches. “This coming together in unity will ensure lasting benefits for all.”
Despite COVID-19 and the inability to hold in-person engagement sessions, Treaty 1 Development Corporation (T1DC) CEO, Whelan Sutherland said, “I expect even larger rates of participation, given that plans can easily be viewed online.”
Visitors are invited to visit the project website at www.treaty1.ca/kapyong to review full details of the Master Plan including project aspirations, concept plans, community character, historical context as well as maps and images. A virtual webinar is also slated for Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m. with registration available online on the T1DC website.
“Feedback and input from the community are valued and essential to us as we continue to finalize plans to work as one toward creating a new community that seamlessly connects with existing neighbourhoods,” said Chris Elkey, Vice President, Real Estate (West), Canada Lands Company.
The community is encouraged to complete the online survey and sign up for regular email updates as the former Kapyong Barracks development continues to move forward.
About Treaty 1 Development Corporation
The mission of the Treaty 1 Development Corporation is to advance the economic and social well-being of the citizens of Treaty One. It is responsible for planning, developing, and managing 109 acres at the former Kapyong Barracks Site. Governance oversight is provided by a Board comprising the Chiefs of the seven Treaty One First Nations. For more information, https://treaty1.ca
About Canada Lands Company
Canada Lands Company is a self-financing federal Crown corporation that specializes in real estate development and attractions management. Since 1995, Canada Lands has enriched Canadian communities and experiences by embracing the full potential of the properties it owns and operates. Canada Lands is a leader in attractions management with its operations of the CN Tower and Downsview Park in Toronto, the Old Port of Montréal and the Montréal Science Centre. Canada Lands Company strives to enhance economic, social and environmental value for Canadians. It has delivered more than $1 billion in economic benefits to Canada since inception. For more information www.clc.ca