MONEY TALKS: Tales from Bankersí Row

Greg Agnew from Heritage Winnipeg presented a visual presentation of Winnipeg’s “Bankers’ Row” at noon on December 5, in the Carol Shields Auditorium at the Millennium Library.


By the turn of the century, between City Hall and Portage and Main there existed over 20 banks and financial institutions. Greg dressed in period costume and entertained his audience with tall tales of this vibrant historic area.



Thank you Greg for a great presentation and to the Millennium Library!

First-Ever Doors Open Winnipeg Awards!

Heritage Winnipeg hosted our first annual Doors Open Awards today at the Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe in the historic Exchange District. Representatives of Doors Open sponsors announced the five award-winning buildings. Councillor Paula Havixbeck spoke on behalf of the City of Winnipeg, and local artist Jordan van Sewell unveiled the spectacular ceramic awards which he had created.

Best Restoration
Wesley Hall (University of Winnipeg)
515 Portage Avenue

Best Tour
Customs Examining Warehouse
145 McDermot Avenue

Best Overall Experience
Historical Museum of St. James
3180 Portage Avenue

The Hidden Gem
St. James the Assiniboine Anglican Church & Cemetery
525 Tylehurst

Best Architecture
Manitoba Legislative Building
450 Broadway

Thanks to all our sponsors, participants, and volunteers!

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