The former Kapyong Barracks in south west Winnipeg is approximately seven kilometres from the city’s downtown core. Known as the Fort Osborne Barracks South in the 1940’s, the site was home to the Lord Strathcona’s Horse, the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (2 PPCLI) and C Battery of the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. In 1968, Fort Osborne Barracks South merged with the Royal Canadian Air Force Station Winnipeg to form the Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg.
Redevelopment of the former Kapyong Barracks took a significant step forward in August 2019 with the signing of the Comprehensive Settlement Agreement (CSA) between Canada and the seven Treaty One First Nations (T1FN). The CSA includes a land division of 68% of the site to be acquired and established as an Urban Reserve held in common by the T1FN and 32% of the site to be acquired by CLC.
Treaty One Development Corporation was registered as a corporation on July 12, 2018. The Chiefs of the seven First Nations form the Treaty One Nation Government. The seven First Nations include:
This landmark project aspires to be the pride of Winnipeg and the rest of Canada, showcasing the best in Indigenous business, design, arts and culture for generations to come.
The master plan is guided by a vision to create a community that is seamlessly connected with the surrounding neighbourhoods, offers a diverse range of housing options, and provides places to work, learn, shop and play. Redevelopment of the site is anticipated to include greenspaces and a variety of community and recreation amenities.
The T1FN and Canada Lands Company are collaborating in the development of a master plan for the 160-acre site. Three design concepts, project aspirations, community character attributes, maps and images are available here.
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, in-person public information sessions for the former Kapyong Barracks master plan previously planned for late March were postponed.
In its place, the T1DC and Canada Lands Company will proceed with virtual public consultation.