Windsor Park is a larger neighbourhood within the St. Boniface and St. Vital areas. Windsor Park lies north of Fermor Ave between Rue Archibald and Lagimodiere Blvd, between the St Boniface and Windsor Park golf courses and the sprawling CN Symington Yards. This community was developed in the 1950s and 60s, and was one of Winnipeg’s first planned communities, with the traffic-minimizing bays, and streets built around convenient parks, schools and recreational facilities. Its main thoroughfares include Autumnwood, Drake, Cottonwood and Maginot. This neighbourhood, has a strong francophone presence which is evident in the French immersion programs offered by many of the schools in the community. Windsor Park is approximately located 9km from downtown and 17km from the airport.
Windsor Park experiences a relatively competitive market for purchasing. There are typically between 5-20 homes available for sale at any time. The Windsor Park neighbourhood is largely made up of 50’s – 60’s era bungalows but also contains two-storeys, bi-levels, and split level homes. There are also a number of attached family homes in the area that provide more affordable purchasing options. Homes in this area sell in a range from $180,000 up to $450,000. There are very few condominiums in the Windsor Park area, with only between 3-5 condominiums being listed in a given year. There are some apartment complexes within the area.
The Louis Riel School District administers this community’s schools. The board has a variety of elementary, middle schools, and high schools and offers both French immersion and a 50/50 French-English program in all grade levels. The community is across the river from the University of Manitoba’s campus, best accessed via Bishop Grandin Boulevard.
There is no major hospital in this area. However, the community has access to major thoroughfares and has easy access to St. Boniface Hospital, located in St. Boniface at 409 Tache Avenue.
Windsor Park Library, located at 955 Cottonwood Road, is the local library servicing this area.
Windsor Park has several small plazas along the major roadways around the community. The major shopping in the community is at the Niakwa Park Plaza, the Southdale Centre and Southdale Square, all adjoining Fermor Ave (which forms the Trans-Canada Highway through downtown Winnipeg). Windsor Park is also closely located to the very popular St. Vital Centre, a major regional shopping centre that opened in 1979. Want something a little different? There are also a variety of stores off of St. Mary’s, St. Anne’s, Bishop Grandin, and Dakota street which all border the area.
By design, Windsor Park remains a quiet community even though it is surrounded by major thoroughfares in the city. There is plenty to do outside in this community!
Windsor Park (municipal) and the St Boniface golf clubs serve the community. In the winter, you can also cross-country ski at the Windsor Park Golf Course. The community has several outdoor rinks, a few indoor ice arenas, one outdoor pool, a couple of outdoor tennis courts, and a running track.
Also of interest in the area is the Royal Canadian Mint which offers daily tours, as well as the Canada Inns Windsor Park Hotel which often plays host to large performers and artists in it’s nightclub.
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