Garden City, Winnipeg

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Garden City
Coordinates: 49°56′34″N97°08′41″W / 49.94278°N 97.14472°W / 49.94278; -97.14472 Coordinates: 49°56′34″N97°08′41″W / 49.94278°N 97.14472°W / 49.94278; -97.14472
Developed1955
Named for Garden City, Minnesota
Area
  Total2.32 km2 (0.90 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
  Total6,255
  Density2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)
Forward Sortatation Area
R2W
Area code(s) Area codes 204 and 431

Garden City is a suburban neighbourhood in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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The area features large homes and residential lots, numerous parks and schools, and includes Garden City Shopping Centre, a regional mall. It has a land area of 2.32-square-kilometre (570-acre), with the population growing to 6,255 as of 2016. [1] The garden themes are continued throughout the development, with many floral inspired street names including Buttercup Avenue, Daffodil Street and Tulip Road.

The suburb is in the civic council ward of Old Kildonan, the community area of Seven Oaks, [2] the provincial riding of McPhillips, and the federal riding of Kildonan—St. Paul.

History

The suburb was developed by Model Homes Limited, which estimated a cost of $20 million to develop the nearly 420-acre (170 ha) master planned community. [3] Plans for the project were first announced in 1951; starting in 1955, the area was developed as an upscale master planned community during the post-World War II housing boom, with most of the houses constructed in the mid-century modern style. [4]

The area's boundaries are the CPR Winnipeg Beach subdivision to the east, Carruthers Avenue to the south, McPhillips Street to the west, and Leila Avenue to the north. Prior to the City of Winnipeg's amalgamation in 1972, the neighbourhood made up a large portion of the former City of West Kildonan.

Model Homes Limited's plans for the development featured 1,500 homes, the Garden City shopping centre, six schools, churches, synagogues, parks and recreation areas. The area was marketed as the leading Winnipeg area suburb, featuring above average sized lots and larger homes. Expectations were that the building of Garden City would raise the population of the former City of West Kildonan from 14,000 to 20,000.

Modern architecture

The Garden City development is a showcase for mid-century modern architecture, with most of the homes in the area designed in a modernist-influenced ranch-style. [5] Popular design elements include clean lines, large windows, carports and breeze block detailing and fencing. Many of the homes have retained these original features and the area has continued to grow in popularity with the resurgence of mid-century modern design.

Demographics

The area is home to a large portion of Winnipeg's Jewish community. [6] [1] Numerous synagogues, organizations, retirement homes and businesses catering to the Jewish community can be found throughout Garden City and the surrounding West Kildonan area. The neighbourhood also has many residents from Winnipeg's Ukrainian, German and Polish communities. Schools in the area feature both Hebrew and Ukrainian bilingual programs. [7]

Points of interest

Public schools

Garden City is a part of the Seven Oaks School Division, and includes the following schools:

Faith Academy Middle School is a private school in the neighbourhood.

Sports/athletic

Other points of interest

Sources

  1. 1 2 "2016 Census Data - Garden City" (PDF). Winnipeg.ca. July 24, 2019.
  2. Winnipeg, City of. "Winnipeg.ca (UD) : 2016 Census". winnipeg.ca. Retrieved 2021-06-17.
  3. "Garden City Suburb". Winnipeg Architecture Foundation. Winnipeg Architecture Foundation. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  4. "Garden City". Winnipeg Architecture Foundation. Winnipeg Architecture Foundation. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  5. "Garden City Suburb". Winnipeg Architecture Foundation. Winnipeg Architecture Foundation.
  6. "Jewish Community of Winnipeg Demographic Review". Winnipeg Jewish Review. Jewish Federation of Winnipeg. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  7. "Language Programs". Seven Oaks School Division. Seven Oaks School Division. Retrieved 28 July 2016.

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