You can hear the frustration in their voices.
Members of the Glenwood community have fought against change in their Winnipeg neighbourhood – change they say will alter the character of Glenwood, bringing in up to four renters on lots where once a single-family home existed.
They have fought dozens of battles with only a few victories.
Developers have been encouraged to revitalize these neighbourhoods – demolishing some of the tiny old houses, replacing them with new, energy efficient, climate-change-friendly houses. They do stand out, sprawling meters above the houses next to them.
The City of Winnipeg rules are confusing — years worth of consultations and documents has resulted in a hodge-podge of development, and very little consistency in what is allowed where — say the community members. As our guests tell us in 680 CJOB’s News podcast, Winnipeg is behind the times.