Celebrating Housing and Working to Secure More
It was a great pleasure to attend the ‘top-off’ party at the Align apartment block, located beside the Arc at the corner of Pembina Highway and Bison Drive.
A top-off party celebrates the completion of the top and final floor. Congratulations Henry Morton and Neil Hylton on two beautiful structures, and thank you for these highly needed, mixed-use, student-oriented housing towers. Five years of planning and construction has now added 1,100 beds of safe student housing to the neighbourhood — but we need more.
Winnipeg’s housing crisis is being primarily triggered by an increase in immigration and the overall cost of housing. Over the last 10 years (2011-2022) there has been a 38 per cent increase in international students (4,000 more) yet the University of Manitoba has not added one additional dorm bed. There has also been a dramatic increase of immigrants arriving here through the very successful provincial nominee program.
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