Looking north on Pembina Highway in Fort Garry, Manitoba.
|Elevation||233 m (764 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central Standard Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)|
|Area code(s)||204, 431|
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Fort Garry is a district of the Canadian city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, located in the southwestern part of the city south of the district of Fort Rouge and east of the former town of Tuxedo. It was named for the historical fortification in Downtown Winnipeg known as Upper Fort Garry, although the nearest (northernmost) point of the district (at Jubilee Ave. and Lilac St.) is actually 3.75 km (2.33 mi) from the site of the fort.
At the beginning, Fort Garry had been part of the administrative unit of the RM of St. Vital until 1912 when Rural Municipality of Fort Garry was incorporated.
In the early 1910s, 137 acres (55 ha) of land had been purchased to be set aside for the University of Manitoba campus.
At the December 1952 council meeting, councillors voted to add an additional Ward besides the two that existed at the time.
Demographics and neighbourhoods
Fort Garry includes the neighbourhoods of Beaumont, Wildwood Park, Point Road, Crescent Park, Chevrier, Fort Garry Industrial Park, Whyte Ridge, Fort Richmond, Waverley Heights, Richmond West, St. Norbert, and (in some references) Linden Woods. In 2005, the city began construction of Waverley West, a new suburb which is expected to grow to be larger than Brandon, Manitoba (Manitoba's second largest city). The first section, Bridgwater Forest, was completed in 2010.
The University of Manitoba's main campus is located in Fort Garry.
The 2016 population of Fort Garry, not including Fort Richmond is 23,980.
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Century Arena, named to celebrate Canada's Centennial, opened December 8, 1967. Its ice surface is a standard 61 by 26 metres (200 ft × 85 ft) with seating for 1,000. However, the initial hockey games scheduled were cancelled "due to technical difficulties". Official opening ceremonies were held Sunday, December 10. In 1989 the sound amplification system was upgraded so that the sound mixing board would be located within eyeview of the ice surface itself.
The Fort Garry Area shares the Fort Garry/Fort Rouge Twins hockey team in the MMJHL who play out of the Century Arena. The University of Manitoba Bisons play their homes games on the Fort Garry campus in various venues. The Football team plays in Investors Group Field, the Men's and Women's Hockey teams play in Wayne Fleming Arena at Max Bell Centre, and the Basketball and Volleyball teams play in the Investors Group Athletic Centre.
In 2010, construction began on a new $190 million football stadium, which is located at the University of Manitoba, beside the current University Stadium. It has a seating capacity of 33,000. The new stadium, completed in Spring of 2013, hosts the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League, the Manitoba Bisons football team, as well as the Winnipeg Rifles football club.
|Fort Garry/Fort Rouge Twins||1970||MMJHL||Century Arena||6|
|University of Manitoba Bisons||1877 (University)||CIS||various venues|
|Winnipeg Blue Bombers||1930||Canadian Football League||Investors Group Field|
|Winnipeg Rifles||1999||Canadian Junior Football League||Investors Group Field|
- "The University Site An Open Question Again?". Winnipeg Free Press. February 7, 1913. p. 4.
- "Fort Garry OK's Scheme For 3 Wards Instead Of 2". Winnipeg Free Press. December 31, 1952. p. 3.
- Kustra, Ron (December 31, 1971). "Horses On Sidewalks Irked Fort Garry". p. 22.
- "2016 Census: Fort Garry North Neighbourhood Cluster". Winnipeg.ca. February 7, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
- "Fort Garry Arena Opens This Weekend". Winnipeg Free Press. December 8, 1967. p. 29.
- "Opening Ceremonies Sunday". Winnipeg Free Press. December 9, 1967. p. 43.
- "New sound system for arena". Winnipeg Free Press. August 6, 1989. p. 72.