The Covid-19 pandemic forced many organizations to change course in their operations and plans. Main Street Project saw a spike in the needs of the community they serve. They are a local non-profit that provides supports for Winnipeg’s homeless and those suffering from addictions. They were in the process of planning the development of a new facility when the pandemic hit. MSP and their building committee went right into planning a response to support the community in this unexpected pandemic.
Adapting the vision and use of the Mitchell Fabrics building in response to the pandemic took collaboration and hard work from everyone involved. As Dan Bockstael describes in this video, the whole building trade team got behind the cause and drive of Main Street Project Inc. They put their heart and hands into making this shelter a reality in just a matter of weeks.