A Green Place

A Green Place

Fact:35BOMA BEST/Green Globes certified buildings

Green spaces help foster connections between communities and the natural environment, allowing for a more breathable and liveable city. Downtown Winnipeg strives to increase and maintain the amount of green space available to residents, visitors and workers.

  • Winnipeg has about 8 million trees in its forest canopy, with an estimated 2,780 trees on boulevards and in parks in the downtown area. [1]
  • Peg City Car Co-op has three car-share cars downtown: The Legislature, University of Winnipeg, and Broadway and Garry parking lot. [2]

There is 440,000 m2 of Green Space Downtown

Park Address Location Features
Air Canada Window Park 345 Portage Ave. Downtown Flower Beds
Assiniboine Parkway 48 Mostyn PlaceW/S Wellington Cr W of Lanark St DowntownSouth Monument
Metal Benches
Bonnycastle Park 260 Assiniboine Avenue
W of Main St
Downtown Monuments
Bicycle Rack
Picnic Tables
Flower Beds
Broadway Neighbourhood Centre 185 Young St. North Downtown
Central Park 400 Cumberland Ave. Downtown Wading Pool
Bicycle Rack
Picnic Tables
Intermediate Swings
Metal Play Structure
Sand Box
Spring Toys
Spring Seesaw
Basketball Court
Flower Beds
Picnic Shelter
Horseshoe Pit
Chinese Gardens NW Corner of James Ave & King St Downtown Flower Beds
Concrete Pond
Disraeli Buffer 96 Disraeli St. North-1
Disraeli Buffer South 59 Lily St. Downtown
Fort Garry Gateway Park 130 Main St,
S of Broadway
Downtown Planters
Japanese Gardens 343 York
bet Carlton & Hargrave
Downtown Planters
Flower Garden
Kennedy St End End Kennedy St at AssiniboineRiver Downtown Metal Benches
McDermot Lane Park 185 McDermot Av
E of Main St
Downtown Flower Beds
Toy, Gas Station
Wooden Play Structure
Spring Toys
Picnic Tables
Plastic Slide Spiral
McFadyen Playground 416 Assiniboine Ave.
@ Edmonton
Downtown TennisCourt
Plastic Slide Wave
Metal Benches
Picnic Tables
Tache Benches
Wading Pool
Midtown Bridge Park 290 Assiniboine Ave
also at 318 Assiniboine Ave
Mostyn Place Park 14 Mostyn Pl Downtown
North Winnipeg Parkway 401 Waterfront Drive43 Grace St. Downtown Monument
Flower Beds
Tire Swing
Picnic Tables
Old Market Square 275 Bannatyne Ave. Downtown Monument
Picnic Shelter
Picnic Tables
Picnic Shelter
Picnic Shelter
Picnic Shelter
Picnic Tables
Stephen Juba Park 65 Bannatyne Ave Downtown Monument
Flower Beds
Picnic Tables
William Whyte Park 180 Higgins Ave
W of Maple St
Downtown Monument
Plaza at 201 Portage
Playground at The Forks
Memorial Park
Plaza at Richardson Building
Manitoba Hydro Plaza

LEED Buildings

15 LEED certified buildings (or awaiting certification) [3]

Manitoba Hydro Place – 360 Portage Ave. Office LEED Platinum
ft3 office: The Strand on Waterfront Drive Mixed use LEED Gold
U of W: McFeetors Hall: Great West Life Student Residence Multi-Unit Residential LEED Silver
U of W: UWSA Daycare Daycare LEED Silver
RBC Portage and Edmonton Branch Commercial LEED Gold
Emtegra Credit Union Ltd. – Disraeli Branch Commercial LEED Certified
WinnipegMountain Equipment Co-operative Retail Commercial LEED Gold
U of W: RichardsonCollege for the Environment Education -Science Targets LEED Silver – awaiting certification
AA HeapsBuilding : 4th Floor Renovation Government Office Awaiting certification
U of W: BuhlerCenter – 460 Portage Education / ArtGallery Targets LEED Silver – awaiting certification
Paterson Global Foods – 500-504 Main (UnionBankTower) Education – Mixed Use Targets LEED Gold – awaiting certification
CanadianMuseum of Human Rights Museum Targets LEED Silver – awaiting certification
Manitoba Children’s Museum Welcome Centre Museum Targets LEED Silver – awaiting certification
U of W: UNITED Health & RecPlex Education – Recreation Targets LEED Silver – awaiting certification

Green Roofs

4 buildings with green roofs downtown [4]

Green roofs:
Millennium Library Park
Paterson Global (Union Bank Tower )

Other Green Buildings Initiatives [4]

Other Initiatives:
Centrepoint Mixed use – Commercial Targets GreenGlobe certification
Forks Commercial – Museum Variety of initiatives

BOMA Best Buildings

There are 35 buildings BOMA BEST/Green Globes certified, up from 26 in 2013 [5, 6]

Name Type
305 Broadway Office
155 Carlton Office
161 Portage Ave. East Office
200 Graham Ave Office
201 Portage Ave Office
360 Main St. Office
363 Broadway Office
400 St. Mary Ave. Office
444 St. Mary Ave. Office
CBC Winnipeg – 541 Portage Office
Canadian Grain Commission – 303 Main St. Office
Cityplace – 234 Donald St. Office
Civic City Complex (City Hall) – 510 Main Office
Customs Examining Warehouse –  145 McDermot Office
Great-West Life – 60 Osborne Office
Great-West Life – 60 Osborne Office
Investors Group – 447 Portage Office
MTS Place – 333 Main St. Office
MTS Place – 191 Pioneer Ave Office
MacDonald Building – 344 Edmonton St. Office
Red River College Princess Street Campus – 160 Princess Education
Richardson Building – One Lombard Place Office
Royal Bank Building – 220 Portage Ave. Office
Stanley Knowles Building – 391 York Ave. Office
Victory Building – 269 Main St. Office
Winnipeg Convention Centre – 375 York Street Office
Winnipeg Union Station – 123 Main St. Office
393 Portage Ave. Office
161 Portage Ave. East Office
One Canada Centre Office
Paterson Global Foods Institute – 504 Main St. Office

How Clean is Winnipeg’s Air?

  • Winnipeg has some of the cleanest air in the world, at 11 micrograms per m3 of PM 10 particles.
  • How does this compare to the rest of Canada and the World? Below are selections from the World Health Organization’s Outdoor Air Pollution database:
Country City Annual Mean PM10: ug/m3
Canada Whitehorse 6
United States of America Santa Fe, NM 6
Canada Mackenzie 8
United States of America Tucson, AZ 9
Canada Medicine Hat 10
Australia Canberra 10
Canada Lethbridge 11
Canada Winnipeg 11
United States of America Rapid City, SD 11
Canada Whistler 12
Canada Metro Vancouver 12
United States of America Duluth, MN-WI 12
Canada Thunder Bay 13
United States of America Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 13
Australia Perth Region 13
Canada Halifax 14
United States of America Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 14
Canada Fort Mcmurray 15
Canada Kelowna 15
United Kingdom Edinburgh 15
Canada Edmonton 16
Brazil Regiao Estado Sao Paulo (UGRHI 22) 16
United States of America Corpus Christi, TX 16
United States of America Ann Arbor, MI 17
Canada Revelstoke 17
New Zealand Christchurch 17
Luxembourg Luxembourg 18
Canada Sherbrooke 18
Canada Grand Forks 18
United States of America Stockton, CA 19
Germany Rostock 19
United States of America Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI 20
Canada London 20
Canada Regina 21
United States of America New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 21
United States of America Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL 22
Canada St. Catharines 22
Germany Hamburg 23
Iceland Reykjavik 23
Canada Hamilton 24
Thailand Khon Kaen 24
United States of America Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 25
Croatia Rijeka 25
Belgium Liège 26
Belarus Minsk 26
Canada Calgary 26
United States of America Fairbanks, AK 27
Brazil Regiao Estado Sao Paulo (UGRHI 4) 28
United Kingdom London 29
Spain Bilbao 30
Malaysia Sri Aman 31
Russian Federation Moscow 33
Ecuador Quito 34
Canada Hinton 36
Latvia Riga 39
India Madurai 41
Algeria Alger 42
Israel Haifa 44
Philippines Metro Manila 47
Jamaica Kingston 48
Republic of Korea Ulsan 53
Venezuela Barcelona / Puerto La Cruz 58
United Republic of Tanzania Dar es Salaam 64
China Guangzhou 70
India Ahmedabad 80
China Yinchuan 90
Turkey Denizli 100
Indonesia Medan 111
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo 117
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Bushehr 125
Bangladesh Dhaka 134
China Xining 141
China Lanzhou 150
Saudi Arabia Riyadh 157
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Qom 176
Pakistan Rawalpindi 185
India Delhi 198
Botswana Gaborone 216
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Kermanshah 229
India Ludhiana 251
Mongolia Ulaanbaatar 279
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Ahwaz 372


[1] Winnipeg Tree Facts, City of Winnipeg (2014)
[2] pegcitycarcoop.ca
[3] Canada Green Building Council (2014). Leed Projects in Canada – 2014 Feb 2014. Retrieved from www.cagbc.org/leed/projectprofile_EN.aspx
[4] IUS, 2013
[5] BOMA Manitoba (2014). BOMA BEST Building. Retrieved from bomamanitoba.ca/boma-best/list-of-boma-best-buildings/
[6] Downtown Winnipeg Trends 2016 Update, July 18, 2016