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University was part of the Rural Municipality of Fort Garry (incorporated in 1912) when it became part of the City of Winnipeg which came into legal existence on January 1, 1972.

This neighbourhood is completely comprised of the campus and grounds of the University of Manitoba. The Manitoba Agricultural College was created in 1905, located in Tuxedo on a large piece of property in order to advance the scientific study, research and experimentation of prairie agricultural practices, as well as related studies such as food sciences and home economics. It did not last long in Tuxedo, moving before World War I to a larger piece of property further south on the Assiniboine River. In 1929, it became known as the Fort Garry campus of the University of Manitoba that had been looking to expand from its Broadway location. It has remained one of the most important institutions in Western Canada.