Originally Posted by edmontonenthusiast
Don't know if this would be a good spot to ask this but it seems ok. Please don't bash me if this is the wrong spot.
I was wondering what Winnipeggers on the topic of their city hitting 1 million. Do you think it'll happen soon? When? Will the Centreport idea boost Winnipeg's population like crazy? I don't know. You guys would be more in the know.
Considering Winnipeg is more stable in growth than Calgary or Edmonton, I'd guess somewhere between 2020-2030. What do you guys think?
Thank you edmontonenthusiast for brinning this up. Starting with 700,000 approx and a 2% growth rate you are looking at about 19 years so 2028.
Then of corse comes the whole question on whether you are talking the city itself , the CMA region etc etc.
By that time headingly might become part of the city giving us another boost, in addition to East and West St. Paul
2% is actually pretty impressive as the numbers start to climb, but I'm guessing with further immigration and perhaps the addition of an urban reserve by that time I definately think it could get there.
What I would rather see though is that instead of a focus on a number how about focusing on smart development. lets leave the physical footprint of Winnipeg approximately the same as it is now and lets densify areas and create vibrant neighborhoods.