Osborne Village is among Winnipeg’s oldest neighborhoods. It has changed greatly over the last hundred years but its rich history is still evident in the architectural details of many of its buildings, as well as in the overall pattern of settlement which has come to embody this unique neighborhood.
Osborne Village is one of several neighborhoods that comprise Fort Rouge, an area that was amalgamated in to the city of Winnipeg as Ward 1 in 1882. The population of the area at that time was only 150 but rapidly developed over the years. By 1900, it grew to a population in the thousands and by 1910, to a population in the tens of thousands.
Boho and artsy meet kitsch and cool in the community of Osborne Village, recently named Canada’s Best Neighbourhood in the annual Great Places in Canada contest by the Canadian Institute for Planners. Emerging and established artists, dance studios and music venues contribute to Osborne’s creative vibe. Early 1900s architecture stands alongside modern high rises in Winnipeg’s most densely populated neighbourhood, housing a mix of young and old, hip and urban. “The Village” is home to more than 175 unique shops, restaurants and businesses. If you’re looking for that perfect little dress, that hard to find CD, or the right gift for that special person you’ll find it all in Osborne Village.
Here, you’ll find everything from specialty cookware, unique jewellery and clothing by local designers to restaurants serving up regional cuisine and ethnic delights.
For the real foodies, we can offer you some of the best choices in the city .The village has what you are looking for! Whether you are looking for a cozy fine dining spot, a healthy lunch, something Asian or a great burger, you’ll find it and a host of other options.
With wine lists that offer adventure in every glass and pubs ready to provide you with your favorite porter, stout, or lager, you’ll find what you’re looking for.
From top bands to the hottest new local talent, all of them can be found in the Village’s various music venues, restaurants and clubs. Whether you’re looking to shake it to the music of the eighties or groove to some of the hottest DJ’s out there, Osborne Village Spins great music.