Logistics

Coming to Winnipeg for a learning circle?  Wondering where to stay?  Where to eat?  How to get around?  This page includes some suggestions.  Check out the “Comments” section at the bottom, where current and past students can add their own reviews and recommendations.

Meeting space

Woodsworth House, home of CCSCCS Learning Circles are held at one of a variety of venues around Winnipeg, depending on the size of the learning group and availability of space. The most common venue is:

The Centre for Christian Studies
Woodsworth House
60 Maryland Street
R3G 1K7
204-783-4490

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Other meeting spaces have included St. Benedict’s Retreat & Conference Centre, Stella-North End Community Ministry, Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, St. George’s Anglican Church, etc. Please consult the cover letter of your student info package to find out where your Learning Circle will meet.

Accommodation

Students are welcome to make any accommodation arrangements that you wish (friends, hotel, etc.) and are responsible for making their own reservations. If you’re unfamiliar with Winnipeg and want a place to start, here are some nearby possibilities. The University of Winnipeg Housing office, Ivey House and International Guest house are all aware of the Centre’s programs and will try to group you with other CCS students. (Contact locations personally for availability and up-to-date rates.)

Booth University College
447 Webb Place, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1P2
Phone: (204) 924-5615
email: hospitality@boothcollege.ca or linda_wynne@boothuc.ca

Room cost: $22.50 plus tax/night

  • Salvation Army facility about 20-25 minute walk from CCS
  • single or double bedrooms available
  • single rooms have a bed, desk, and closet
  • shared bathrooms
  • wifi access
  • common lounge on each floor with a fridge and microwave
  • full kitchen and laundry on the 3rd floor
  • lunch and supper available (lunch $8.75, supper $9.75)

Lions Manor
320 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2W6
Phone: (204)784-1240

email:

Room costs:

  • University of Winnipeg student housing
  • 15-20 minute walk to CCS
  • single rooms with private bathroom
  • shared common area and kitchen
  • you must provide your own bedding

McFeetors Hall
370 Langside Street, Winnipeg, MB
Phone: (204) 786-9139
Website: http://uwhostel.wordpress.com
email: hostel@uwinnipeg.ca

Room cost: $260 per week

  • University of Winnipeg student housing
  • 20-50 minute walk to CCS
  • private room with bath
  • linen service weekly
  • wi-fi access
  • Lounges and kitchen available, bring your own housewares

Red River Hotel
360 Colony, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2P3
Phone: 1 866 826 4457
website: www.redriverhotelwinnipeg.com/

Room cost: $120 plus tax/night (approx.)

  • Hotel about 20-25 minute walk from CCS
  • single or double bedrooms available
  • laundry service available
  • indoor pool and fitness facilities
  • restaurant

Bed and Breakfast

There are many Bed and Breakfast homes in Winnipeg. You can find a list at www.bbcanada.com  (a national site, follow the links to Winnipeg).  Rates will vary.  A couple of our students have stayed at a B&B on Lenore St. (about 10 minutes from CCS) for $250/week.  (Added bonus, the family that runs the B&B donate $50 of their weekly rent to a refugee sponsorship fund.)  For more info about this B&B, contact Scott at sdouglas@ccsonline.ca.

 

Transportation

Winnipeg has an international airport ( www.waa.ca ). The Greyhound bus terminal is also located at the airport. Taxis are available from the airport (about $15). The #15 Mountain bus would take you from the airport to the University/Booth College area (or check with the driver about transferring to a #17, #20 or #29 for Maryland Street). The #11 bus runs along Portage Avenue between the University area and Maryland. The #29 runs south down Maryland.

Bus Fare on Winnipeg Transit is $2.65 per trip for adults and schedule information is available at www.winnipegtransit.com .

 

Parking

There is some street parking near Woodsworth House, but it is time-limited (and cars parked on Maryland during rush hour will get towed). There is a parking garage adjacent to the University with a daily rate in excess of $5.00. Very limited street parking is available in the area and it requires regular meter feeding.

 

Food

Students are responsible for getting your own meals. There are a number of restaurants and grocery stores in the area. (See partial list below.) As well the Booth College dining room has lunches and dinners. Occasionally CCS students have the opportunity to gather for a shared meal. Please return the enclosed Student Information sheet with information about dietary restrictions.

Coffee/tea/snack breaks

There will be breaks each morning and each afternoon during Learning Circles. There is a common pot to cover the costs of coffee/tea/snacks, and responsibility for set-up and clean-up is shared throughout the Learning Circle.

Grocery Stores

  • Food Fare – 115 Maryland (at Westminster)
  • Food Fare – 905 Portage (between Arlington and Burnell)
  • DeLuca’s -950 Portage Avenue
  • Safeway – Sargent (between Sherbrook and Maryland)

Restaurants

Near CCS and the Maryland Street guest house:

  • Stella’s (café & bakery) 116 Sherbrook
  • The Nook (diner) 43 Sherbrook St. (at Wolseley)
  • The Tallest Poppy (Sherbrook Inn just north of Westminster)
  • Wanabees Diner (breakfast) 639 Broadway St. (at Langside)
  • Bella Vista (Italian) 53 Maryland St. (at Wolseley)
  • Bistro Dansk (Danish) 63 Sherbrook (between Wolseley and Westminster)
  • Cousins Deli 55 Sherbrook St. (at Wolseley)
  • Boon Burger (vegetarian) 79 Sherbrook (between Wolseley and Westminster)
  • Charisma (East Indian) 83 Sherbrook (between Wolseley and Westminster
  • Champion Restaurant (Chinese & Vietnamese) 226 Sherbrook (just south of Broadway)
  • McDonalds 644 Portage (at Sherbrook)
  • Tim Horton’s 255 Maryland (just south of Portage)

Near the University of Winnipeg and Booth College:

  • Stella’s (café & bakery) 460 Portage Avenue
  • Pop Soda’s (coffeehouse) 625 Portage Avenue
  • Dalat Restaurant (Chinese & Vietnamese) 661 Ellice Ave.
  • Sorrento’s (Italian) 529 Ellice AVe.
  • Homer’s (Greek) 520 Ellice Ave.
  • A Taste of India 510 Sargent Ave.
  • Elements Café University of Winnipeg Science Building
  • Subway 508 Portage Ave.
  • Junior’s (burgers, fries) 558 Portage Ave.
  • Tim Horton’s Portage Place
  • Partners Portage Place
  • Food Court Portage Place
  • Extreme Pita 491 Portage Ave.

If you have questions, contact Scott Douglas (204-783-4490 or sdouglas@ccsonline.ca).


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