West Alexander is one of the original mixed-use residential, commercial, and industrial areas of Winnipeg having buildings and services dating back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. For example, one of the houses on Harriet Street was built in 1876 and is still in use. Former mayors and other persons of historical significance built, owned, and lived in homes in the area, as well as working and running businesses in the area.
The geographical area consists of McPhillips street on the west; on the north, Logan Avenue from Trinity St. to Sherbrook; then south on Sherbrook until William; then east on William until Princess St.; and the southern boundary being Notre Dame Avenue from McPhillips to Princess Street.
Presently, the West Alexander neighbourhood is active in renovating homes, and supporting the building of new “infill” housing units for first time homeowners. The exterior fix-up grants program, and “infill” housing units have improved curb appeal, increased property value and instilled a greater sense of pride, and community ownership.
In 2008, the City of Winnipeg passed the “West Alexander and Centennial Neighbourhood Plan By-Law” (a.k.a. the “Secondary Plan”), to moderate development in the area.
CNDC supports development in the area in numerous ways including administering exterior fix-up grants for resident homeowners and landlords, providing small grants for organizations serving the community, providing direct support to the West Alexander Residents Association (WARA), supporting residents’ advocacy efforts, providing referrals and coordinating services to stakeholders, as well as monitoring safety and major development in the area.
Fast Facts 
- Over 4,000 people called West Alexander home, and they have an active residents’ association (WARA).
- Approximately 36% of the households are single parent families, which is almost double the Winnipeg average.
- The unemployment rate according to 2006 census is 14%. The Winnipeg average was 5.2%.
- The median household income is $32,573.00 that is about 35% lower than the Winnipeg average.
- 61% of the dwellings were constructed prior to 1946. Approximately 38% of residents own their homes.
- The average price of dwellings is $91,435.00. The Winnipeg average is $161,999.00.
 Statistics are from Statistics Canada, Census 2006.