The former Kapyong Barracks in southwest Winnipeg is approximately seven kilometres from the city’s downtown core. Known in the 1940s as the Fort Osborne Barracks South, in 1968, it merged with the Royal Canadian Air Force Station Winnipeg to form the Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg.
Redevelopment of the former Kapyong Barracks took a significant step forward in August 2019 when the federal government and the Treaty One First Nations (T1FN) signed the Comprehensive Settlement Agreement (CSA). The agreement outlines the land division, allocating 32 per cent to Canada Lands and the remaining 68 per cent to the establishment of an Urban Reserve held in common by the T1FN.
Treaty One Development Corporation is made up of seven First Nations including the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Long Plain First Nation, Peguis First Nation, Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation, Sagkeeng First Nation, Sandy Bay First Nation and Swan Lake First Nation.
This landmark project aspires to be the pride of Winnipeg and the rest of Canada, showcasing the best in Indigenous business, design, arts and culture for generations to come. The master plan is guided by a vision to create a community that is seamlessly connected with the surrounding neighbourhoods, offers a diverse range of housing options, and provides places to work, learn, shop and play. Redevelopment of the site is anticipated to include green spaces and a variety of community and recreation amenities. Community engagement began in the spring of 2020 and will lead to a master plan approved by the City of Winnipeg and informed by local stakeholders.