Photo Credits: The Forks North Portage Corporation
Initial Research by: Zoe Goldman
Continued Research by: Nicole Brekelmans
Edited by: Samantha Miller
Case study compiled in 2018
Project: The Forks
Type of Urban Strategy: Circular Economies, Smart Cities
Type of Project: Preservation / Community Engagement
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date Designed/Planned: 1989
Construction Completed: Ongoing
Designer: The Forks North Portage Corporation
The Forks, located in downtown Winnipeg, is a historic site, meeting place and green space at the intersection of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers. The project involves multiple events, spaces, and attractions, bringing more than 4 million visitors to the area annually. With a rich history of Aboriginal settlement, the further trade, and the railway, the Forks strives to implement as much diversity and culture as possible.
The Forks includes a market, a children’s museum, theatre, the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, and other local vendors. These areas provide the Forks with many economic opportunities allowing for the project to be self-sustaining and not funded by the government. The Forks is open all year and provides events for each season, from skating, cycling to salsa dancing, providing a new experience to visitors and residents of Winnipeg.