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02-24-2013, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Andy6 View Post
Winnipeg doesn't really have sprawling distant exurban suburbs in the way that a U.S. city would have, if that's what you mean. It's all one lump, with the city itself comprising around 90% of the "metropolitan area" population, which in any event is only about 750,000 people in total. I'd guess that a typical Winnipegger would be within at most 25-30 minutes drive (non-rush hour) of 90% of the other people in the city. So if you said, let's go skating, it would indeed be feasible for many of the people on this board to show up 45 minutes later, wherever you were in the city. I'm in Toronto, where such invitations wouldn't make much sense, and I certainly miss this aspect of life in Winnipeg.
The city itself is now over 700K, and the metropolitan area is now over 780K. Winnipeg is now Canada's 7th largest metropolitan area and growing. It may not be 10 bazillion people kind of big, but it's a great city with a great future. Friggen awesome!

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