SJF Park

Development plans

The Sir John Franklin School site development planning and development process is underway. See recent posts on the main page to review current developments.



386 Beaverbrook-development

The land which served as the home of Sir John Franklin School has been sold by the Winnipeg School Division to developers. They will be hosting an Open House to discuss the development. Details are as follows:

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
4 PM – 8 PM (drop in)
Sir John Franklin Community Centre
1 Sir John Franklin Road.

More information can be found at

The Open House event will be advertised today, Nov 20,  in the local Canstar Newspaper, posted on the website of the Corydon Community Centre, and sent out to the students of Carpathia School and J.B Mitchell School.  The developers also plan to place large signs on the property advertising the open house, and have been in contact with the Wentworth Church and the Academy Road Biz.

Winnipeg School Board Trustees: Don’t Sell SJF Park

The property was the site of tSir John Franklin School, between Lanark and Beaverbrook Streets on Grosvenor Avenue

The property was the site of Sir John Franklin School, between Lanark and Beaverbrook Streets on Grosvenor Avenue

The SJF Park is in danger of being sold to developers. This piece of land is a highly utilized community gathering place and sports field. It has been declared surplus by the Winnipeg School Division. The trustees of Winnipeg School Division will be considering a variety of offers to purchase this land.

City Councillor John Orlikow is proposing to protect the public space and reject private development there. This would prevent the land from being carved up as a building site for more houses, apartments or condos.

Orlikow’s proposal would see the land remain a public space .

We ask that you consider reading through the petition below and signing it so we can present it to the decision-makers in this issue.

We believe that selling public property to private buyers is neither ethical nor in the public interest. It is our desire to see the land kept as green space in perpetuity for the ongoing enjoyment and well-being of the community. To this end, we are supporting the bid of City Councillor John Orlikow to use existing funding to purchase the property for ongoing public use.

In signing this petition, we are asking the school trustees to:

  1. Commit to keeping the former Sir John Franklin School property as public recreational green space.
  2. Refuse to sell the former school property to any private developer.

By pressing SUBMIT, your details will be recorded as signing this petition. The information you entered (shown above after sending) will not be used for any purpose other than the petition. If you would prefer to sign the petition using a paper form, please send a message with your request and telephone number to and we will contact you and make arrangements.

Thank you for completing this petition.