CBC News Manitoba:
The university has also spoken about the possibility of building a housing complex adjacent to the Buhler Centre, consisting of 80-100 suites of two to three bedrooms each.
I can’t speak for what it’s like to be a student at U of W, but I’m glad the University is bringing some excitement to the western part of Portage Ave.
Drawing more people into the Bay building could be good for the lackluster area surrounding it. Increase traffic could eventually increase the possibilities for the Graham Ave. pedestrian corridor idea mentioned recently in the Free Press.
(via Justin P. Johnson)
One Man Committee wrote about this in more detail except with more emphasis on the ramifications for the Bay and Downtown retailers.