Our office, which opened in 1964, has a staff of multi-disciplined professionals offering services to our private and public sector clients in transportation engineering and planning, construction services, environmental management, infrastructure engineering, water and wastewater management, solid waste management, building services, and a wide variety of support services.
The City of Winnipeg, also known as “The Peg,” is the geographic centre of North America, with a population of approximately 671,000. Winnipeg is located at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, commonly known as The Forks. For 6,000 years people have come to The Forks to hunt, trade, share stories and perform ceremonial rites. Today, The Forks is Winnipeg’s favourite public gathering place and the venue for the more than 100 community festivals throughout the year. Winnipeg is one of the most culturally diverse cities with some 100 languages represented.
Did You Know?
- The University of Manitoba was the first university in Western Canada.
- The Winnipeg Floodway, at the time of construction in 1968, was the second largest earth-moving project in the world, after the Panama Canal.
- Winnipeg was the first city in the world to develop the 911 emergency number.
- Winnipeg International Airport, opened in 1928, was the first international airport in Canada.
- Winnipeg’s Exchange District has been designated as a National Historic Site by the Canadian government due to its rich collection of turn-of-the-century terracotta and stone cut buildings, unrivalled in the world.
- Winnipeg was the first city of Canada to establish a United Way charity.
- Winnipeg has the sunniest winter season in Canada with 358 hours of sunshine.
- The Assiniboine Forest is the largest urban forest park in Canada.
- Winnipeg has the largest mature elm tree urban forest in North America.
- Winnipeg is home to the second largest community of French-speaking Canadians west of Quebec.