Winnipeg Street to Be Named ‘Chabad Lane’

fter two years of delay, the city is poised to allow a non-profit group to put a sign in a back lane in River Heights. The Chabad Jewish Learning Centre has been asking that a new lane near its campus at 1845 Mathers Avenue be renamed Chabad Street.

But city bureaucrats worried about the precedent that might set for other lanes.

At the city centre committee Tuesday, they’ll propose a “private, street-name type sign,” next to — but not at — the lane, calling it Chabad Way or Chabad Lane instead of Chabad Street.

The learning centre wanted the lane renamed to get better visibility from Grant Avenue.

In a report submitted to the committee, city staff cited private street signage at the Jewish Community Campus, 123 Doncaster St., as what could be accommodated.


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