Minnetonka, Winnipeg

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Coordinates: 49°49′12″N 97°07′30″W / 49.820°N 97.125°W / 49.820; -97.125 Minnetonka is a neighbourhood in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It is located in the southern section of the district of St. Vital, and is bounded by the Red River on the west and south, Bishop Grandin Boulevard on the north, and St. Mary's Road on the east. As of the 2006 census, Minnetonka had a population of 4,340.[1] On some maps, Minnetonka is called "Riel".[2]

The area was first permanently settled in the 19th century. One early settler was Julie Riel, the mother of Louis Riel, whose house on River Road is now Riel House National Historic Site. Minnetonka is mainly residential, with some light commercial (mainly retail) activity along St. Mary's Road.

Facilities[edit]

Minnetonka is home to Darwin School, Minnetonka School, River of Life Nazarene Church, and St. John the Apostle Ukrainian Catholic Church. The St. Amant Centre on River Road serves developmentally challenged children, but before 1959 was the provincial tuberculosis hospital.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnetonka" (PDF). 2006 Census Data. City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, web site. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  2. ^ Sherlock's Map of Winnipeg and Surrounding Areas, Map 31, ISBN 978-1-895229-67-7 
  3. ^ History of St. Amant Centre. Accessed October 8, 2009.[dead link]