Downtown will again be filled with excitement this evening as Winnipeggers gather for another Winnipeg Whiteout Street party.

Another sold-out party tonight will see thousands of people fill the streets surrounding Canada Life Centre as they cheer on the Winnipeg Jets in game four of their Stanley Cup playoff series.

To accommodate the party and associated set-up and take-down, southbound Donald Street between Ellice Avenue and St. Mary Avenue will be closed starting at 9 a.m. Monday until Tuesday at 7 a.m. In addition, eastbound and westbound Graham Avenue, between Hargrave Street and Smith Street, will be closed on Monday from 5:30 p.m. until Tuesday, April 25 at 1 a.m.

The city is encouraging motorists to use alternate routes, such as Main Street and Osborne Street, to get around the closures. 

Meanwhile, Winnipeg Transit buses will be rerouted off of Graham Avenue between Kennedy Street and Smith Street from 5:30 p.m. to approximately one hour after the game has ended on Tuesday.

Buses will be unable to stop for passengers during the detour. Passengers who wish to catch buses affected by the reroutes are directed to stops at these intersections:

  • Graham Avenue and Vaughan Street
  • Graham Avenue and Fort Street

During the reroutes, the Winnipeg Transit Plus loading zone on southbound Donald Street at Graham Avenue will be temporarily relocated to eastbound Portage Avenue next to the Radisson Hotel. The Millennium Library Winnipeg Transit Plus loading zone will be temporarily relocated to the eastbound front driveway of the Winnipeg Police Service headquarters, and the City Place Winnipeg Transit Plus loading zone will be relocated to northbound Hargrave Street on the north side of St. Mary Avenue.

The Millennium Library will also close early on Monday, April 24, at 5 p.m.