Welcome to Wolseley

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Amidst a beautiful urban forest lie the inviting streets and peaceful sidewalks of the enchanting neighbourhood of Wolseley. An eclectic mix of housing and Queen Anne style architecture further define the character of this picturesque district, which has been declared as one of Canada’s most intact residential areas built prior to 1930.

Beginning in the 1880s, Winnipeg experienced a period of increased growth that resulted in the city becoming graced with many remarkable historic buildings and what has grown into the largest urban elm forest in North America. During this expansion, housing began to spread outward from the city’s downtown area and along the Assiniboine River. Wolseley was developed primarily during the early decades of the 1900s and was initially a middle- to upper-class community. After a period of decline, the 1970s began a rejuvenation of the area as its potential was realized by a new generation of young urbanites and artists.

The neighbourhood’s assorted mix of alluring character homes and stylish apartments continue to support a thriving and economically diverse community. A setting that has found harmony with its natural environment through the preservation of park green spaces and organic development, Wolseley has endearingly become known as the area’s “granola belt,” and due to its collected charm and appeal, it is one of Winnipeg’s most unique and desirable places to live.

Wolseley contains its own quaint shopping area along Westminster Street, and with its close proximity to the city’s downtown district and its scenic boundary to the south—the Assiniboine River—this neighbourhood offers a premier location set among a wonderful canopy of tree-lined streets.

*For neighbourhood real estate information, contact Kate Poncelet

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