Brandon Infrastructure Quick Facts

The provincial government is committed to building Brandon, Manitoba’s second largest city, through support in the downtown area, the Keystone Centre and highway building and rebuilding, and more.

Investing in the Downtown

We support the work being done on projects to revitalize Downtown Brandon including the building of:

  • Renaissance Brandon,

  • the new YMCA, and

  • the Kristopher Campbell Memorial Skate Plaza,

  • innovative policies, like tax increment financing (TIF), that are supporting the redevelopment of the historic McKenzie Seeds building into condominiums and commercial space.

Supporting the Keystone Centre

Since 1999, the provincial government has provided over $12 million to support the operation and capital improvements to the Keystone Centre, including:

  • Over $5 million to replace the boiler, build a new ice plant, upgrades to the concourse roof, annual operating grants, help to reduce debt and other capital/maintenance.

  • $5 million for the Agriculture Centre of Excellence and other facility upgrades. $2.5 million for the Memorial Cup.

  • $100,000 to host the Canadian Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show

  • $75,000 to resurface the ramp.

Building and rebuilding highways

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of highways to the people living and working in Brandon.

  • Budget 2012 continues our historic levels of investment in Manitoba’s infrastructure with $589 million for roads and bridges.

  • We will continue to repair the significant damage caused by the 2011 flood, which left more than 80 bridges in need of repair or replacement.

  • Budget 2012 will also provide funding for non-flood related repairs to 20 structures, such as bridges and culverts.

  • Including these new projects, more than 175 structures have been repaired in Manitoba since 2007.

  • We will also move forward with year six of our ten-year Highway Renewal Plan by restoring more than 2,400 kilometres of road this year.

  • With this investment, we will have revitalized more than 9,500 kilometres of highway since 2007.

Figures are current as of March, 2013.