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Old Posted Jul 14, 2009, 10:01 PM
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That is great to know. Sounds like we'll be checking out Osborne and Corydon. And that price sure sounds right - we are paying about $1800 a month right now.

It is true we're not necessarily prepared for the cold - but if this job is offered, and it's a good offer, we are prepared to adjust.

You can try to adjust to winter, but the last winter was so brutal, I bought a home in Gilbert, Arizona.

I am sick of adjusting to Winnipeg winters.

But You can make a great living here.

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Good point. ;-)

Is the Exchange District accessible by bus?
No there are plans for a streetcar to connect the Exchange District with the rest of downtown.

Problem is that the plans are 15 years old.

But Winnipeg is a step closer to reintroducing streetcars again... A group of people have had the vision to build a replica of #596 which was involved in the 1919 General Strike.

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Old Posted Jul 15, 2009, 12:01 AM
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The Exchange District is PART of downtown. A few short steps from Portage and Main...

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Old Posted Jul 15, 2009, 3:16 AM
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Wow! I log in to see such great pictures.
Thank you so much.
Riverman, that's a very kind offer!
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2009, 3:29 AM
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you should take riverman up on his offer seeing the city from the river is quite diffrent and if u and ur wife if u move here want a quiet river padle the sain river is a gem to take a canoe down and just relax

another way to see the river is on these


think its like 5 bucks could be wrong they have 3 boats ones a night club
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2009, 4:35 AM
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Hi. It seems like there are a lot of knowledgeable folks here, so I wanted to ask a couple questions about Winnipeg (there's a chance I may be moving there).

What are the most "walkable" parts of town? I have heard Corydon and Osborne Village mentioned. Here in NYC I have never owned a car - I walk or take the subway, and would like to be able to have the option to "go across the street for a quart of milk."

Thank you for any advice you might have.

A little heads up.....You may not be welcomed.....The welcome sign on the Highway outside Winnipeg says..."We were born here...Whats your excuse?

according to the "Simpsons".

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Old Posted Jul 15, 2009, 4:45 AM
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Have you seen how much attitude we have in NYC?

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A little heads up.....You may not be welcomed.....The welcome sign on the Highway outside Winnipeg says..."We were born here...Whats your excuse?

according to the "Simpsons".

and i love this
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2009, 4:48 AM
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Have you seen how much attitude we have in NYC?
yea

btw hommer is a awneury citizen of winnipeg and winnie the poo is named after this city lol just 2 more random facts about the random old peg
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2009, 4:49 AM
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those are some really cool facts!

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btw hommer is a awneury citizen of winnipeg and winnie the poo is named after this city lol just 2 more random facts about the random old peg
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2009, 4:51 AM
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A little heads up.....You may not be welcomed.....The welcome sign on the Highway outside Winnipeg says..."We were born here...Whats your excuse?

according to the "Simpsons".

and i love this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdh70xdZHK0
I suppose Moose Jaw (aka nowheresville) is so great in comparison? I heard someone who is formerly from Moose Jaw say that the best memory he has from Moose Jaw is seeing it get smaller and smaller in the rearview mirror
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those are some really cool facts!
indeed they are

monty hall is from here also the host of lets make a deal and the famous ww2 spy that james bond is based on came from here



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Old Posted Jul 15, 2009, 5:05 AM
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Have you seen how much attitude we have in NYC?

oh heck...you will fit in perfectly!
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2009, 5:08 AM
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I suppose Moose Jaw (aka nowheresville) is so great in comparison? I heard someone who is formerly from Moose Jaw say that the best memory he has from Moose Jaw is seeing it get smaller and smaller in the rearview mirror
heh ! ....if you aint been to Moose Jaw...you aint been anywhere!
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2009, 5:12 AM
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heh ! ....if you aint been to Moose Jaw...you aint been anywhere!
I think it's more like: If you've been to Moose Jaw (and I have), you HAVE been nowhere

Anyhow, this is a thread to promote Winnipeg, so let's keep it that way. Back on track.............
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2009, 8:46 PM
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I'm late to this discussion, but...as far as walkability goes, there's just no beating Osborne Village. Here are some additional photos:

http://www.winnipeglovehate.com/sear...orne%20village
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2009, 11:41 PM
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note about Osborne Village:

its cool but there are lots of losers and trash around there too.

quite frankly your best bet is anywhere between Hugo and Wilton off of Corydon.

Crescentwood, especially with your finances.
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2009, 1:47 AM
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That is great to know. Sounds like we'll be checking out Osborne and Corydon. And that price sure sounds right - we are paying about $1800 a month right now.

It is true we're not necessarily prepared for the cold - but if this job is offered, and it's a good offer, we are prepared to adjust.
It rarley gets as cold as -40, and if it does then that's with the windchill. It's a windy city like Chicago, maybe not as bad. For $1800/month you can live like a king in Winnipeg. Housing is relativley cheap, some of the lowest in western Canada. It's a small city, so your not going to nearly have the culture and atmosphere you have in New York.
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