With our world changing daily in the face of COVID-19, out of care and concern, we have postponed our face-to-face public information sessions for the Former Kapyong Barracks Master Plan.

In their place, we have created this webpage. We invite you to explore the menu, information, and links to see the project aspirations, background, and concept plans, and to learn about the project and our next steps. On June 17, 2020, we hosted a Virtual Presentation on Zoom about the master plan for the Former Kapyong Barracks. The video below is a recording of the presentation for you to view. Once you have navigated the materials and viewed the presentation, please fill out our survey to let us know what you think.

If you have questions about the project, please contact us at inquiries@treaty1.ca.

The Master Planning of the former Kapyong Barracks is a landmark project not only for the Treaty One First Nations, but also for Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Canada, for generations to come.

 

The redevelopment of the lands has the potential to:

• help shape Winnipeg’s future urban growth;
• generate significant economic investment, and;
• connect communities.

Pattern designs by Destiny Seymour

The Niswi pattern (above) is based on a pottery pattern from Treaty One territory dating back over 3,000 years. Niwsi means ‘Three’ in Anishinaabemowin.

The Bezhig patterns (below) are based on a pattern from an Elk Antler Bone tool, dating over 4,000 years old, uncovered near Birtle, Manitoba. Bezhig means ‘One’ in Anishinaabemowin.

Learn more about Destiny’s work and her company Indigo Arrows here.

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PROJECT ASPIRATIONS

Together, Treaty One Development Corporation and Canada Lands Company have established the following set of Project Aspirations to direct their collective master planning efforts.

These Project Aspirations encompass a broad range of goals and values, providing flexibility to grow and adapt as the project evolves.

MAPS

NEIGHBOURHOOD CONTEXT

FUTURE LAND OWNERSHIP

OWNERSHIP GROUP

Treaty One Development Corporation was registered as a corporation on July 12, 2018. The Chiefs of the seven First Nations form the Treaty One Nation Government. The seven First Nations include:

MISSION

The mission of Treaty One Development Corporation is to advance the economic and social well-being of the citizens of Treaty One.

MANDATE

  • To use, manage, administer and regulate its Kapyong Barracks;
  • To control the disposition of rights and interests in its Kapyong Barracks;
  • To regulate the use of buildings on its Kapyong Barracks;
  • To use, manage and administer its moneys and other assets utilized, generated and required as part of the Kapyong Barracks;
  • To promote the general welfare of the members of the Treaty One First Nations, and;
  • To promote and carry out community development.

WHO WE ARE:

Canada Lands Company is a self-financing federal Crown corporation that specializes in real estate development and attractions management. It reports to the Parliament of Canada through the Minister of Public Services and Procurement.

WHAT WE DO:

Since 1995, Canada Lands has enriched Canadian communities and experiences by embracing the full potential of the properties it owns and operates. Canada Lands Company ensures that former government properties are redeveloped or managed in accordance with their highest and best use, and that they are harmoniously reintegrated into local communities. It helps transform surplus parcels and reshape them to meet the needs of Canadians with inspiring and sustainable new neighbourhoods in which they can live, work and play. The Company prides itself on its consultation-based approach to pursuing community-oriented goals, environmental stewardship and heritage commemoration with all its projects across Canada.

Canada Lands is also a leader in attractions management with its operations of the CN Tower and Downsview Park in Toronto, the Old Port of Montréal and the Montréal Science Centre.

WHY WE DO IT:

Canada Lands Company’s goal in all it does is to produce the best possible benefit for Canadian communities and the Government of Canada. Canada Lands Company strives to enhance economic, social and environmental value for Canadians.

CONSULTATION

With most projects, CLC undertakes a public consultation process working closely with municipal officials to organize the most effective community consultation strategy possible.

COMPLETION

There are three scenarios for property development in this final phase. Typically, Canada Lands Company markets and sells the property in phases to builders. The builders then carry out construction consistent with Canada Lands Company’s master development plan. Occasionally, Canada Lands Company may undertake the construction of buildings itself, after site servicing. In the third case, certain properties that are of value to the Government of Canada are retained and Canada Lands Company manages those on behalf of the government.

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TREATY No. 1 HISTORY

PEACE TREATY

Long before Treaty No.1 was signed, the Indigenous peoples of North America were entering into peace treaties with each other for reasons of trade, use of territory, and mutual aid. These treaties were solidified through processes of gift-giving, pipe ceremonies, feasts, in addition to the creation of a wampum belt, a memory device with shells sewn together to form pictures.

AUGUST 3, 1871

TREATY NO. 1 SIGNED

In a spirit of peace and coexistence, Treaty No. 1 was signed at Lower Fort Garry, just southwest of Selkirk, Manitoba, between the Anishinabe of southern Manitoba and the British Crown.

LAND ALLOCATION

As part of Treaty No. 1, each First Nation was to receive 160 acres of land per family of five. However, within Manitoba, several of the First Nations of Treaty No. 1 did not receive their entire land allocations.

MAY 29, 1997

TREATY LAND ENTITLEMENT
The Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) Framework Agreement was signed between the Treaty Land Entitlement Committee, Canada, and Manitoba. This agreement sought to resolve the outstanding debt of land owed to First Nations in Manitoba. Through the TLE Framework Agreement, First Nations are able to select available Crown land or use funds to buy private land, or both.

2007

DUTY TO CONSULT

The Department of National Defense (DND) received approval from the Government of Canada to sell the property to the Canada Lands Company CLC Limited. In response to this, Treaty One First Nations members mounted a legal challenge, arguing that Canada failed to consult and accommodate the First Nations before selling the land.

SEPTEMBER 2009 - AUGUST 2015

FEDERAL COURT RULING

Following a series of Federal Court and Court of Appeal decisions, the Federal Court of Appeal ruled that Canada failed to properly consult with First Nations before the sale of the Kapyong Barracks.

JULY 2018

TREATY ONE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Treaty One Development Corporation (T1DC) is established.

AUGUST 30, 2019

COMPREHENSIVE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

As a result of the Federal Court of Appeal ruling, Treaty One First Nations were able to obtain the land, eventually signing the Comprehensive Settlement Agreement with Canada.

FORMER KAPYONG BARRACKS

Site History

1905 - 1910

TUXEDO NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

Planning and development of Tuxedo commences. First area plan developed by Rickson A. Outhet in 1905, followed by the Olmsted Plan of Tuxedo, by the renowned landscape architecture firm led by Olmsted Brothers (completed in 1910 and adopted by the City in 1911).

1940's

FORT OSBORNE BARRACKS

Kapyong Barracks (then named Fort Osborne Barracks South) opens during WWII and is home to The Lord Strathcona’s Horse, the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (2 PPCLI) and C Battery of the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery.

1968

CANADIAN FORCES BASE WINNIPEG

Fort Osborne Barracks South merged with the Royal Canadian Air Force Station Winnipeg to form the Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg.

MAY 1973

KAPYONG BARRACKS RENAMED

Fort Osborne Barracks South re-named Kapyong Barracks, after the battle of Kapyong, fought by 2 PPCLI in Korea in 1951.

1984 - 1988

ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT

3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment posted to Kapyong Barracks while 2 PPCLI was posted to Germany.

2004

RELOCATION TO SHILO

2nd Battalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry relocated from Kapyong Barracks to Canadian Forces Base Shilo.

2007

DUTY TO CONSULT

The Department of National Defense (DND) received approval from the Government of Canada to sell the property to the Canada Lands Company CLC Limited. In response to this, Treaty One First Nations members mounted a legal challenge, arguing that Canada failed to consult and accommodate the First Nations before selling the land.

SEPTEMBER 2009 - AUGUST 2015

FEDERAL COURT RULING

Following a series of Federal Court and Court of Appeal decisions, the Federal Court of Appeal ruled that Canada failed to properly consult with First Nations before the sale of the Kapyong Barracks.

MAY 2019

DEMOLITION

First phase of demolition is completed by DND.

AUGUST 30, 2019

COMPREHENSIVE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

As a result of the Federal Court of Appeal ruling, Treaty One First Nations were able to obtain the land, eventually signing the Comprehensive Settlement Agreement with Canada.

CONCEPT PLANS

DESIGN CONCEPTS

The following are three community design options being considered by Treaty One Development Corporation and Canada Lands Company. These plans demonstrate variation in land use mix (ie. residential, commercial, institutional, etc.) and community form, including the conceptual street network, and layout of open space and stormwater ponds.

COMMUNITY CHARACTER

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

CREATING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

First Nation Urban Economic Development Zones, historically referred to as Urban Reserves, are lands within an urban area designated as reserve land.

The Former Kapyong Barracks will be set aside as a Reserve-in-Common, owned, developed and managed collectively by the seven First Nations that are signatory to Treaty No. 1.

The creation of a First Nation Urban Economic Development Zone will provide a number of benefits for both the First Nations and the City. These benefits include:

  • Advancing First Nations economic prosperity, independence and self-governance;
  • Promoting innovation and new ideas in urban development;
  • Creating connections with the surrounding community;
  • Contributing to urban redevelopment and the local economy; and,
  • Generating revenues for the City through provision of municipal services.

MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICES AGREEMENT (MDSA)

While land is under the jurisdiction of the Treaty One Nation Government, the development will require collaboration and partnership with the City of Winnipeg.

This partnership is established through a Municipal Development and Services Agreement (MDSA).

An MDSA is a negotiated and legally binding agreement between the First Nation and the City. The agreements cover:

  • Infrastructure and servicing connections;
  • Service fees (in lieu of taxes) for items such as water supply, sewer and land drainage, solid waste collection, fire protection and emergency response, transit, policing, and snow removal; and,
  • Regulatory compatibility, including land use control, development standards, and building permitting and inspections.

FIRST NATION URBAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ZONES

Across Canada there are more than 120 First Nation Urban Economic Development Zones.

IN MANITOBA

PEGUIS FIRST NATION
Winnipeg, MB

SWAN LAKE FIRST NATION
Headingley, MB

KEESHKEEMAQUAH RESERVE
Portage la Prairie, MB

ACROSS CANADA

PARK ROYAL WEST
Vancouver, BC

MEMBERTOU FIRST NATION
Nova Scotia

SQUAMISH & LIL’ WAT NATION
British Columbia

WESTBANK FIRST NATION
British Columbia

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. How will neighbouring residents and the public be consulted and kept informed during the planning process?

To ensure safety and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Treaty One Development Corporation (T1DC) and Canada Lands Company (CLC) have postponed public information sessions that were planned for March 2020. In their place, T1DC and CLC have created an online overview of their work-in-progress to keep you updated on the plans for the re-development of the former Kapyong Barracks.

Click here to learn more about the planning process, the history of Treaty No. 1 and Kapyong Barracks, and the long-term vision for the kind of community we’d like to build.

To stay informed, please follow us on Facebook, check for regular updates on our website at www.treaty1.ca, or click here to be placed our email list.

Don’t forget to click here to provide us with your thoughts and feedback.

2. Why has it taken so long to get this project moving?

The Comprehensive Settlement Agreement between the Treaty One First Nations and Canada was signed on August 3, 2019. It was the outcome of a complex 17-year process that started in 2004 – when the 2nd Battalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) relocated from Kapyong Barracks to CFB Shilo – and involved many different parties including the Government of Canada, the Federal courts and a number of First Nations communities in Manitoba.

Click here for summary timelines of Treaty No. 1 and the former Kapyong Barracks.

3. How large is the property and who will own and develop it?

The total site is 160 acres. Once final land transfer agreements are concluded, 109 acres (68% of the total site) will be owned by the Treaty One Nation Government, which is comprised of the seven First Nations signatory to Treaty No. 1, and developed by the Treaty One Development Corporation (T1DC). The other 51 acres (32%) will be owned and developed by Canada Lands Company (CLC).

4. Who is Treaty One Development Corporation?

To learn more about Treaty One Development Corporation, please click here.

5. Who is Canada Lands Company?

To learn more about Canada Lands Company, please click here.

6. What are the opportunities and benefits for Indigenous communities?

The redevelopment of the former Kapyong Barracks will be unmatched in Canada in terms of the Indigenous economic development, training, and job creation opportunities it will create for Indigenous young people, entrepreneurs, arts and cultural groups, and businesses.  As well, the benefits will be significant in supporting and improving the lives of the families and individuals of all ages in the seven Treaty One First Nations home communities. Click here for more information on the Treaty One communities.

7. How can businesses and other organizations become involved in redevelopment opportunities?

Anyone interested in exploring opportunities should contact T1DC and CLC directly via the contact pages on their respective websites.

8. Why is it taking so long to demolish the site?

The Department of National Defense has a detailed demolition plan that is on track to be completed by the end of 2021. The demolition plan includes: demolition of all buildings and structures, removal of underground infrastructure, and environmental remediation of contaminated areas where they exist.

9. When the plan is finished, what will be built on the site?

The plan is to create a landmark urban development that will be the pride of Winnipeg – showcasing the best in Indigenous business, design, arts, and culture.

The vision is to create a community within 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. The redevelopment of the former Kapyong Barracks will include green spaces, a variety of community and recreation amenities, and a planned museum dedicated to war veterans.

10. Are there successful examples of this kind of Indigenous Economic Development Zone elsewhere in North America?

Absolutely. A few of the best developments are Westbank First Nation in Kelowna, BC and Membertou on Cape Breton Island, NS. These provide strong models of successful and sustainable Indigenous-led urban developments. In Winnipeg, examples include Peguis First Nation at 1075 Portage Avenue and the Long Plain First Nation development on Madison St.

Click here to learn more about Indigenous Economic Development Zones.

11. When will construction begin?

The redevelopment of the former Kapyong Barracks will be developed in phases. Construction of the first phase could begin as early as Summer/Fall 2021.

12. Will Kenaston Boulevard be widened as part of this plan?

The City of Winnipeg’s planned widening of Kenaston Boulevard is under exploration, with discussions at an early stage.

13. Will the Treaty One Nation Government pay taxes?

While land is under the jurisdiction of the Treaty One Nation Government, the development will require collaboration and partnership with the City of Winnipeg.

This partnership is established through a Municipal Development and Services Agreement (MDSA).

An MDSA is a negotiated and legally binding agreement between the First Nation and the City. The agreement covers:

  • Infrastructure and servicing connections;
  • Service fees (in lieu of taxes) for items such as water supply, sewer and land drainage, solid waste collection, fire protection and emergency response, transit, policing, and snow removal; and,
  • Regulatory compatibility, including land use control, development standards, and building permitting and inspections.

NEXT STEPS

  • Master Plan complete by Fall 2020, including integration of market and engineering studies,
  • Demolition of existing Kapyong Barracks by the Department of National Defence is expected to be complete by October 2021,
  • Ongoing public engagement as Master Plan and development evolves.

EXIT SURVEY

Thank you for taking the time to review the Former Kapyong Barracks Master Plan Project Website.

We want to hear from you and your feedback is important to us. Please take a moment to participate in a brief survey via Survey Monkey.

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