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Doors Open Winnipeg 2018 A Great Success!


Our youngest volunteer giving a tour of Streetcar 356!

Doors Open Winnipeg celebrated its 15th year, and was a great success! Heritage Winnipeg would like to thank everyone who gave their time this past weekend to help make Doors Open a great time for everyone, at all our 94 buildings and tours throughout the city. Our most sincere gratitude to volunteers, building owners, community organizations, and sponsors for helping us celebrate the stories our buildings tell! To learn more, read our most recent blog post here.

Remember, if you had a great experience at one or more of our Doors Open Winnipeg buildings or tours, you can vote for them! Go to http://doorsopenwinnipeg.ca/doors-open/vote-for-the-best/ to vote, until Friday June 1st, 2018!

 

Carnegie Library: Heritage At Risk

FROM CBC:

Winnipeg's Carnegie Library called one of Canada's most endangered historic sites


City of Winnipeg hasn't decided what to do with former city archives building


A Winnipeg library that is more than a century old and houses the city's archives has been named among the most endangered historic sites in Canada at a time when the future of the building hangs in limbo... read the full story


FROM National Trust for Canada:

Top Ten Endangered List



As of May 23, 2018, The National Trust for Canada launched the 2018 Top Ten Endangered List of historic buildings. This year, the former Carnegie Library and City of Winnipeg Archives is on the list.  The Carnegie Library, built in 1905 with a $75,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie, was severely damaged by a rainstorm in 2013 while undergoing renovations. Although a designated heritage building, its future is uncertain - express your support for the preservation of this building by emailing us at info@heritagewinnipeg.ca

Carnegie Library at the National Trust


Doors Open Winnipeg 2018!



Held annually on the last weekend of May, Doors Open Winnipeg is a FREE city-wide celebration of Winnipeg’s distinct spaces, outstanding architecture and vibrant history. Each year, visitors are encouraged to explore Winnipeg’s past at over 90 unique events and tours located throughout the city.

This year we are excited to bring in a new mix of tours and locations, plus a cast of returning favourites including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Haunted Winnipeg Mini-Tour and St. Norbert Provincial Heritage Park.

2018 is also the year that Doors Open Winnipeg turns 15! Since 2004, over 300, 000 visitors and countless volunteers have made Doors Open Winnipeg one of the city’s essential spring events.

Come and celebrate the stories our buildings tell! Doors Open Winnipeg kicks off on Saturday, May 26th and runs through to Sunday, May 27th. Want to get involved 
with this year’s event?

Check out our pages for volunteers, sponsors, and building owners.


 

2018 Spring Fundraising Luncheon

Heritage Winnipeg would like to thank everyone supported our 12th Annual Spring Fundraising Luncheon! This year's event was held in the Provencher Room at the Fort Garry Hotel, with John Pollard giving a fantastic presentation on his experience owning and conserving the Fortune and Macdonald Blocks.

Our sincerest gratitude goes to the Speaker of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, the Honourable Myrna Driedger for opening the luncheon, John Pollard for his wonderful presentation, Fleet Galleries for their raffle donation and the Fort Garry Hotel for their raffle donation and excellent hospitality.

Funds raised from this year's luncheon will be used to support the valuable work of Heritage Winnipeg. 

THANK YOU!


John Pollard speaking about his experiences with the Fortune and Macdonald Blocks


Speaker of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, the Honourable Myrna Driedger and Executive Director of Heritage Winnipeg, Cindy Tugwell


2018 Spring Fundraising Luncheon at the Fort Garry Hotel

 


Congratulations to the 2018 Annual Preservation Awards Winners!

Heritage Winnipeg held the 33rd Annual Preservation Awards in celebration of National Heritage Day and Louis Riel Day in the Manitoba Legislative Building Rotunda on Monday, February 19, 2018. Six buildings were recognized at the event, with the individuals and institutions behind their conservation success being honoured with awards. Heritage Winnipeg is pleased to congratulate the winners on their outstanding contributions to ensuring Winnipeg’s built heritage will continue to contribute positively to the city for many years to come!
 
Heritage Winnipeg would also like to thank WOW Hospitality Concepts for catering the event and the Manitoba Legislative Building for hosting the event.

 
2018 Heritage Winnipeg
Conservation Award of Excellence

 

INSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATION AWARD
Manitoba Legislative Chamber at 450 Broadway
The Province of Manitoba & Republic Architecture Inc.


 
COMMERCIAL CONSERVATION AWARD
Inglis Building (NWCTA) at 291 Garry Street
Metric Marketing, Bridgman Collaborative Architecture Ltd.
& Alpha Masonry Ltd.


 
COMMERCIAL CONSERVATION AWARD
Former William E. Milner House at 51 Balmoral Avenue
Great-West Life Assurance Company & Prairie Architects Inc.

“We are very pleased to receive this award, recognizing the revitalization we undertook of the historic Milner house,” said Jennifer Diakiw Labuik, Design Manager, Corporate Properties, when she accepted the award on behalf of Great-West. “This home has begun a new life as the Building Blocks on Balmoral child care centre for 100 children in our community.”
Image and quote from Great West Life Assurance Company


 
INSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATION AWARD
Leatherdale Hall - addition to Wesley Hall at 515 Portage Avenue
University of Winnipeg & Bridgman Collaborative Architecture Ltd.

 
COMMERCIAL CONSERVATION AWARD
Confederation Life Building at 457 Main Street
Shindico Realty Inc., Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd. & B & F Masonry Canada


 

2018 Heritage Winnipeg
Special President’s Award

 

COMMERCIAL COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION
Armstrong Block at 164 Langside Street
The Armstrong Family


2018 Annual Preservation Awards

The nomination form for the 2018 Annual Preservation Awards is now available. Instructions and eligibility criteria can be found on the form below:
 
Please note: The PDF form can be filled in directly but needs to be downloaded and saved to the computer first.


2018 Heritage Winnipeg Annual Preservation Awards

Since 1985, Heritage Winnipeg has sponsored an annual awards program that seeks to recognize those people dedicated to the protection, restoration and conservation of Winnipeg's built heritage. Awards are also given to owners of heritage structures who seek to sensitively restore their buildings so that they become a productive element of the economical, cultural and social fabric of the community.

Awards are presented in three basic categories:

  1. Distinguished Service Award

    This award recognizes the special contribution of individuals or organizations that have demonstrated a concerted effort and leadership in protecting, conserving, promoting or communicating the historic and/or architectural values of Winnipeg's built heritage.

  2. Heritage Conservation Award

    This award recognizes the special efforts and excellence in specific projects to protect, conserve and reuse structures of high historic or architectural value. Heritage Conservation Awards may be given specifically for commercial, institutional or residential projects that involve the sensitive and adaptive re-use of these structures and provide for their long-term protection.

    Heritage Conservation Awards may be given to the owners of commercial, institutional or residential structures with historical and/or architectural value and who provide long-term protection and conservation of key architectural elements for these structure and their sensitive adaptive use. Special recognition may also be given to consultants and contractors of the project selected for an award.

    In the case of a successful residential project, a special award will be given in the honour of C.W. Chivers, a well-known Winnipeg architect who designed buildings such as All Saint's Church, Balmoral Hall and the Assiniboine Park Pavilion.

  3. Youth Category

    This award recognizes the special contribution of non-professionals under the age of 25.

    Nominations may be made in more than one category. If possible, please enclose photographs or email digitized photos.

Questions relative to the requirements for a nomination may be directed to Ms. Cindy Tugwell, Heritage Winnipeg Executive Director, by phone (942-2663), fax (942-2094) or e-mail (info@heritagewinnipeg.com). The deadline for nominations is January 26, 2018. Completed nominations can be mailed to:

Heritage Winnipeg Corporation
#509 - 63 Albert Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 1G4

Winners will receive a framed certificate recognizing their effort at a ceremony to be held on National Heritage Day - the third Monday in February.



Heritage Winnipeg makes bid to save lavish Oak Room at the St. Regis Hotel: UPDATE

Heritage Winnipeg is proud to have worked with Brock Coutts in successfully preserving the Oak Room from the St. Regis Hotel! The Oak Room will be incorporated into Coutts' purposed whisky distillery, Patent 5, which will be located in the Dominion Express Company Building, a heritage building at 108-112 Alexander Avenue. Heritage Winnipeg is grateful for the corporation of Fortress Real Developments and Edenshaw Developments in the removal of the Oak Room from the St. Regis Hotel.

From the CBC: Whisky producer eyes warehouse on the edge of Winnipeg's Exchange District



August 3, 2017:

Heritage Winnipeg hopes to preserve the historic Oak Room at the St. Regis Hotel, which is set to be demolished in August.

From the CBC:

With just weeks before the building is set to be demolished, Heritage Winnipeg is hoping to preserve the grandeur of the St. Regis Hotel's Oak Room. 

Just as its name says, the century-old banquet area is extensively panelled in oak, where it has a storied history on the first floor of the old hotel on Smith Street.

Fortress Real Developments plans to build a commercial space and parkade after the demolition of the building begins in August

"What we'd like to see is some help or some support with the city and maybe someone in the private sector to help us dismantle the room, preserve it ... ultimately to be showcased in another heritage building," said Cindy Tugwell, executive director of Heritage Winnipeg

Please visit the CBC's website to read the rest the full article.

Celebrating Canada's 150th birthday with a commemorative Canada 150 print by artist Robert Sweeney



Heritage Winnipeg's 2017 Annual General Meeting

Heritage Winnipeg would like to thank everyone who attended the 2017 Annual General Meeting. Special thanks goes out to keynote speaker Christian Cassidy and WOW Hospitality Concepts for the wonderful venue and catering.

Heritage Winnipeg welcomes the new Board of Directors, with a warm welcome extended to our new president, Lisa Gardewine.

Christian Cassidy


Download Heritage Winnipeg's 2016-2017 Annual Report

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