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Osborne Street Bridge connects pedestrians from downtown and the RiverWalk system to a heavy concentration of high-rise apartments on the south bank of the Assiniboine River. This charming neighbourhood around the intersection of River and Osborne is the city’s most densely populated area and it is always a beehive of activity. Multi-level shopping complexes crowded into a few short blocks offer an enjoyable shopping experience. With many of the city’s most creative performers and artists living within walking distance of the Village, it is no surprise that stores here are on the leading edge of design trends, while innovative restaurants abound. If you are looking for the latest in clothing, cookware, jewellery and furniture, you will find it all here. Eating options range from takeout sushi and Mexican cantinas to award-winning fine dining restaurants. City firsts are many, including first kitchen stores, first outdoor patio, and first artists’ collective gallery. This is a true village in the sense that many of the store and restaurant owners live in the neighbourhood. Whether it is the latest in Goth wear or top fashions from Gotham, the Village is likely to have it. The pace of street activity is tolled by a bell tower at the corner of Osborne Street and Stradbrook Avenue.