Current Downtown Spirit Service
Winnipeg Transit currently operates three different Downtown Spirit routes:
Route 1 which travels clockwise through Downtown from the University of Winnipeg via Portage Avenue, the Exchange District and Waterfront Drive to the Forks, then via Broadway, Memorial,and The Bay back to the University of Winnipeg (see Figure 1). Approximate service hours are11:00 to 15:30 on weekdays, 11:00 to 17:00 on Saturdays, and 12:00 to 17:30 on Sundays, witha headway of approximately 17-20 minutes.
Route 2 travels counter-clockwise through Downtown from the University of Winnipeg via TheBay, Memorial, and Broadway to The Forks, then via Waterfront Drive, the Exchange District,and Portage Avenue back to the University of Winnipeg (see Figure 2). Approximate servicehours are 11:00 to 15:30 on weekdays, 11:00 to 17:00 on Saturdays, and 12:00 to 17:30 onSundays, with a headway of approximately 17-20 minutes.
Route 3 travels between the University of Winnipeg and the WRHA offices on Main Street atLogan (see Figure 3). Approximate service hours are 07:00 to 19:00 on weekdays and 11:00 to19:00 on Saturdays, with a headway of approximately 35 minutes.
Current Transit Service to Grocery Stores in Downtown Winnipeg
According to the recently released Downtown Grocery Store Feasibility Analysis by CBRE, there are sixgrocery stores in Downtown Winnipeg that are larger than 8,000 sq. ft. The locations of these storesrelative to the Downtown Spirit routes are shown in Figure 1, Figure 2 and Figure 3.Each of these larger grocery stores is served by the following Transit routes:
1. The Forks
1 Downtown Spirit, 2 Downtown Spirit, 38 Salter In addition to these routes, The Forks is accessible by transit from an additional 20 routes onMain Street at Assiniboine, including 9 rapid transit routes.
2. Downtown IGA (120 Donald at Broadway)
1 Downtown Spirit, 2 Downtown Spirit, 29 Sherbrook, Route 99
3. Giant Tiger (345 Donald at Ellice)
3 Downtown Spirit, Route 99In addition to these routes, Giant Tiger is accessible from an additional 29 routes on Portage Avenue at Donald, including 4 rapid transit routes.
4. Young’s (397 William at Ellen)
3 Downtown Spirit, 12 William
5. Oriental Market (268 King at Logan)
3 Downtown Spirit