On September 21, 2013, Mike Holmes spoke for about 10 minutes at the ribbon cutting ceremony at The Yards at Fort Rouge Grand Opening Sales Event. The Yards and Fort Rouge is a town house/condo project that was somewhat controversial due to residents' concerns about added traffic to already congested roads, as well as Mike's mingling with Gem Equities, a builder which has accrued many complaints and lawsuits in its lifetime. Today, The Yards Winnipeg YouTube channel uploaded footage of Mike addressing the crowd last September. Mike spoke to the crowd at the sales event, explaining why he was excited about this project, and how he looked forward to building these Holmes Approved Homes as affordable as the "piece of crap across the street." Mike then answered some questions about the development and his involvement with the project.
For more information about this building project, please see previous Holmes Spot blog entries:
"The Yards at Fort Rouge" Building Project In Winnipeg
Mike Holmes in Winnipeg
The Yards at Fort Rouge Development -- Update
Fort Rouge Controversy Rages On
The Yards at Fort Rouge - Some Humorous Criticism