O is for Osborne Village
"This is a place where friends gather, socialize and have a great time. A neighbourhood of people alike. Osborne Village is a place with restaurants and cafes, shops, bars and festivals. Osborne Village was named Canada’s greatest neighbourhood by the CIP (Canadian Institute of Planners). This diverse area is alive with turn-of-the-century buildings, parks, plazas, varied housing for families, singles and couples and the Gas Station Performing Arts Centre."
— By Alex
Pete's Place restaurant is moving to Osborne Village, part of a recent turnaround of vacant storefronts in the neighbourhood.
The move comes one month after the Free Press reported the Osborne Village BIZ was taking steps to address concerns about a number of vacant storefronts. Since then, Stephanie Meilleur, executive director of the Osborne Village BIZ, said the village is "looking great."
"We've seen, in the last month, some vacancies become leased," she said Thursday. "We actually don't have any vacancies right now that I know of."
New safety program to hit the streets in May
Mayor Brian Bowman announced Wednesday the city is giving Osborne Village BIZ $30,000 to start a foot patrol program. The patrol officers will sport yellow-and-black shirts, so their nickname is the Bumblebees of Osborne Village, says Osborne Village BIZ executive director Stephanie Meilleur.