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  • November 17, 2022

    Royalty on Broadway: The Princeton Apartments

    Lining the wide streets of Broadway are buildings that trace Winnipeg’s architectural history. From the grand, Chateau Style Fort Garry Hotel to the distinctly modern styles of the Monarch Life and Woodsworth Building, each building tells its own story of Winnipeg’s past and of its growth. Originally, in the 1870s, the area was called the…

  • October 21, 2022

    A Community That Cares: The Odd Fellows Home

    Charleswood, the “Suburb Beautiful”, was incorporated as a rural municipality in 1913. It was a growing community; the one room log school house had just been replaced by a more impressive red brick structure, and people were setting their sights on the neighbourhood as an escape from urban life. The area was also appealing to the…

  • September 15, 2022

    Winnipeg’s White House: The Old Winnipeg Arena

    Nothing brings Winnipeggers together more than our beloved hockey team, the Jets! As a city, we have been celebrating hockey since the late 1800s. One of the first places in the city to host many of Winnipeg’s hockey teams was the 1909 Winnipeg Amphitheatre. Considered a cramped fire trap by the mid 20th century, Winnipeggers were…

  • August 17, 2022

    Unbridled Potential: The Winnipeg Saddlery Building

    There is a boarded up brick building at 284 William Avenue, with a quaint alcove entrance and painted glass window above the doorway, looking out towards Winnipeg’s original Market Square. Known as the Winnipeg Saddlery Building, it was once part of a thriving commercial hub, surrounded by manufacturing company offices, the Grain Exchange, and a…

  • July 14, 2022

    Where A City Began: A Brief History of North East Winnipeg

    From Manitoba’s entrance into Confederation in 1870, the north east area of Winnipeg has evolved from a rural farming municipality to an urban industrial, commercial and residential space in the city. With that said, the settled history of North East Winnipeg, consisting of Elmwood, East Kildonan, and North Kildonan, stretches back much further than people…

  • June 21, 2022

    An Institute of French Excellence: Université de Saint-Boniface

    With over 200 years of excellence in French education to build on, the Université de Saint-Boniface has risen from extremely modest beginnings to welcoming students from around to the world to an exceptional academic experience! While some of the buildings used by the institute did not stand the test of time, it’s final building, Le…

  • May 19, 2022

    Celebrating Neighbourhoods: Doors Open Winnipeg 2022

    It’s May, which means Heritage Winnipeg’s favourite weekend of the year is quickly approaching! That’s right, we are happy to say that our 19th annual Doors Open Winnipeg is happening on Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29! After hosting a safe and successful event in September 2021, we are looking forward to celebrating the…

  • April 13, 2022

    J.C. Falls House: Crumbling but History not Forgotten

    For the past couple of months, the historic J.C. Falls House at 36 Roslyn Road has been a topic of discussion due to its crumbling structure. Unfortunately, this recognized heritage building is on the brink of losing its historical designation. This blog will not only explore the building’s history but also try to unpack how…

  • December 1, 2022

    Heritage Winnipeg’s 3rd Annual December Donation Drive

    We are inviting you to make a difference in your community by supporting our efforts to advocate for and celebrate Winnipeg’s rich collection of historic resources through our December Donation Drive. Your donation is an investment in the future of all Winnipeggers, helping build a diverse, vibrant, sustainable and desirable city that we can all…

  • October 17, 2022

    Remembering An Exemplary Architect: Étienne Gaboury

    On Friday, October 14th, 2022, the renowned Franco-Manitoban architect, Étienne Gaboury, passed away at age 92. An innovative and prolific artist at heart, Gaboury gave prairie architecture a distinctive identity that earned him great accolades. As many of his works have aged gracefully into beautiful heritage buildings, the memory Gaboury will live on through his…

  • October 13, 2022

    Where do the Candidates Stand on Built Heritage Issues?

      Heritage Winnipeg’s 2022 Municipal Election Survey In anticipation of Winnipeg’s municipal election on October 26th, 2022, Heritage Winnipeg sent a survey to all candidates, hoping to better understand what built heritage means to each of them and what actions they would be willing take in support of built heritage if elected. Conserving built heritage…

  • October 10, 2022

    Advocacy In Action! The Odd Fellows Home

    On September 15th, 2022, the Manitoba Municipal Board released a report and recommendations regarding the rezoning of 4025 Roblin Boulevard, the lot on which the Odd Fellows Home sits, from Residential Multi-Family (Small) to Residential Multi-Family (Large). The rezoning, which would have paved the way for the development of a new 199 unit multi-family building…

  • August 4, 2022

    Free Summer Tours! Strolling Through History on the Grounds of Kennedy House

    The Kennedy House Renewal Committee is pleased to announce that an interpreter will be on the grounds of the house (417 River Road in St. Andrews) to share the significant stories of Captain William Kennedy, his family, and his many exploits throughout the month of August 2022. Outdoor tours will operate Wednesday and Thursday evenings…

  • August 2, 2022

    Commemorating Another Demolished Heritage Home

    The 1932 James M. Gilchrist House at 1015 Wellington Crescent is being demolished. Without any legal safeguards provided by its inclusion on the City of Winnipeg’s Commemorative List of Historical Resource, the 90 year old house is simply being torn down after updating it was deemed too difficult and expensive. The second major historic home…

  • July 13, 2022

    Roxy Lanes Denied Designation

    The bid to have Roxy Lanes at 385 Henderson Highway nominated for a heritage designation has been officially quashed. Following the news that Roxy Lanes was likely to be demolished after being sold, the community, supported by Heritage Winnipeg and Elmwood-East Kildonan Councillor Jason Schreyer, advocated to have the building protected by adding it to…

  • Committee Recommends Leacock House Remain Protected

    A request to strip the 1882 Leacock House at 442 Scotia Street of its protective heritage designation was unanimously voted down by the City’s Historical Buildings and Resources Committee on July 12th, 2022. Marymound, the owners of the house, wanted it removed from the City of Winnipeg’s List of Historical Resources so it could be…

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