The Met Reopens It Doors
The Met closed its doors in 1987 but in 2006, Canad Inns bought this derelict building for $100,000 from CentreVenture. In 2012, Canad Inns reopened its doors to reveal the new Metropolitan Entertianment Centre. With an investment of $13 million from Canad Inns, $1.5 million from the Province of Manitoba, and an additional $1.5 million from the City of Winnipeg’s Heritage Investment Reserve Fund – The Met has been transformed into a 1,000-person state-of-the-art conference, banquet, and meeting facility, while keeping its original and historic look and grandeur. With a 35×26 ft. screen, The Met is a perfect venue to watch the Winnipeg Jets score and fits nicely with the emerging sports, hospitality, and entertainment district – the SHED.
“It’s a building that seemed so precarious and so close to being lost for so long. The fact it’s been preserved and coming back to life again is pretty exciting. This is exactly what we need to be doing downtown.” – Jenny Gerbasi, City Councillor
- 5.7 km long river trail and 1.2 km on land around the forks site.
- Skating Rinks:
- Canopy rink at the forks
- Olympic sized rink near Scotia Bank stage
- Hockey rink on the river
- Toboggan hill behind the Inn at the Forks
- Full size ice skating rink in the park
Granite Curling Club:
- Oldest and largest curling club in Manitoba, formed 1880
- 9 sheets of ice