Saint Boniface, Osborne Village Finalists in National Contest

Osborne Village is a finalist in the Great Places in Canada contest. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg’s Saint Boniface neighbourhood and Osborne Village have been selected as finalists in the Great Places in Canada contest.

The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) announced the shortlist of 21 destinations on Thursday, which received more than 200,000 votes from the public.

“The public’s response to this contest has been amazing,” said Andrea Gabor, president of the CIP. “It’s obvious that Canadians are fiercely proud of their streets, neighbourhoods and public spaces, and they want their favourite location to be named one of this country’s great places.”

The local nominations were made in the great neighbourhoods category, while Winnipeg also secured a third finalist spot for Osborne Street in the great streets category.

The winners will be announced at the end of April.