• The Witch's Hut at Kildonan Park

    May 28, 2020

    Kildonan Park: Strolling Through History

    A beautiful site with lush trees and open fields, Kildonan Park is the perfect place to socialize and relax. Established in 1909 at 2015 Main Street, Kildonan Park was a 73-acre space. Over time, the park has since expanded and now spreads 98 acres beside the Red River. People can enjoy the park in a…

  • May 21, 2020

    Robert J. Sweeney: At the Intersection of Art and Architecture

    You do not have to look far to catch a glimpse of Winnipeg’s rich architectural history. Buildings of all shapes and sizes decorate the city— each with a story to share with us. These stories and designs can help us truly appreciate the different buildings whether modernist like the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Queen Anne Revival…

  • May 13, 2020

    A Foundation of Justice: The Old Law Courts Building

    The Old Law Courts Building is a celebration of justice set in Manitoba Tyndall stone, an important landmark that reminds us of our history while making way for progress. Located at 391 Broadway, one cannot help but notice its grand cupola looking out towards the Golden Boy, which is situated on its own cupola above…

  • May 7, 2020

    The Winnipeg Art Gallery: Modernist ARTchitecture

    A stunning expression of modernist architecture, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is home to celebrated works by some of the greatest artists from our past and present. Inside its sheer limestone walls you can find exhibits that range from rare to avant-garde, from exotic to local, including “the world’s largest public collection of modern and contemporary…

  • Winnipeg Theatre and Opera House

    May 1, 2020

    Victoria Hall: Finding a Piece of The Past

    Victoria Hall, a theatre dating from the late 1800s, created a much different experience from the ones we know and love today, such as the Park Theatre or Burton Cummings Theatre. Safety features, building materials, and forms of entertainment have all been dramatically changed and upgraded. But one thing has not changed and that is…

  • April 17, 2020

    The Transformation of the Transcona Bank of Toronto

    The historic Bank of Toronto Building in the community of Transcona is the fitting home of the Transcona Museum. Originally designed to safely stow fiscal wealth, it now protects the community’s treasured history. A stately brick building that has stood the test of time, the bank has been a constant in a community that has…

  • April 15, 2020

    The Caron House Carries On

    Paul Sullivan, writing for the Winnipeg Free Press, once wrote of the Caron House “[it] stares out at the Assiniboine River like an old blind woman in her rocking chair, getting the sun.” At the time the Caron House was some 78 years old, and as Sullivan continued, was a “stately three storey brick building,…

  • April 8, 2020

    Caring for the Community – The Winnipeg Hebrew Free School

    Located in the North End, on the corner of Magnus Avenue and Andrews Street, is a red brick building covered in murals. Today, this building is the home of the United Way’s Andrews Street Family Centre, with safe and supportive spaces that offer basic needs for the surrounding community. However, long before the Centre opened,…

  • March 5, 2020

    Streetcar 356

    Help support the restoration of the Streetcar #356 through the GoFundMe Campaign.

    In 1980, Heritage Winnipeg acquired Winnipeg Streetcar #356, accepting both ownership and responsibility for its continued preservation…

  • February 20, 2020

    2020 Heritage Preservation Award Winners

    Congratulations to all the 2020 Annual Preservation Award Winners! Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated the champions of Winnipeg's built heritage on February 18th, 2020. Special thanks to ThinkShift hosting the awards ceremony at the James Avenue Pumping Station! Be sure to read the NEW Heritage Winnipeg Blog for all the details…

  • February 18, 2020

    Heritage @ Lunch

    Join Heritage Winnipeg for a Lunch & Learn! 150 Year of Change: The Exchange District Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 12:00pm to 1:00pm – doors open at 11:45am 389 Main Street – The Millennium Centre FREE EVENT! Bring your lunch and spend an engaging hour learning about the history of Winnipeg's Exchange District! Murray Peterson (City…

  • January 14, 2020

    35th Annual Preservation Awards

    Heritage Winnipeg cordially invites you to the 35th Annual Preservation Awards Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 James Avenue Pumping Station 109 James Avenue   Doors open at 5:15 pm Ceremony commences at 5:45 pm Light reception to follow Preregistration is required as seating is limited CLICK TO PREREGISTER A FREE public event celebrated during Heritage Week…

  • December 9, 2019

    Thank You!

    Thank you to everyone who attended Heritage Winnipeg's 2019 Fall Fundraiser! It was a wonderful evening celebrating the holiday season in Winnipeg's first Heritage Conservation District! A big thank you to the wonderful homeowners, who so generously opened their home for the event. We would also like to thank our fantastic sponsors, WOW Hospitality, True…

  • September 28, 2019

    1919 Strike: ILLUMINATED

    STRIKE 1919 Screenings have ENDED. Thanks to everyone who came out to participate!  THANK YOU to Pattern Interactive for their incredibly hard work on this project, 201 Portage for allowing us to use their lot, and the Government of Canada for their generous financial support.    To learn more about the project, and to watch…

  • September 3, 2019

    National Trust for Canada 2019 Conference

    THANK YOU to all the staff, sponsors and delegates who took part in the National Trust Conference 2019!  We had an excellent time showcasing all of Winnipeg's built heritage to 450+ heritage volunteers, policymakers, and professionals from across Canada.  

  • July 15, 2019

    Remembering David McDowell

    'Prince' of the city Educator and passionate historian David McDowell led charge for protection of Winnipeg's architectural heritage By Tessa Vanderhart Winnipeg Free Press, July 15, 2019 Read the full article WAYNE GLOWACKI/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES – David McDowell posed in Streetcar 356 for a Winnipeg Free Press story in 2005. His heritage colleagues vow…

  • APT & National Trust Joint Conference 2020

    Sat., Oct. 3, - Wed., Oct. 7, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    in 124 days

    The annual National Trust conference is Canada’s largest heritage learning and networking event. Held in a different part of Canada every year, this national conference brings together a wide-range of people keeping Canada’s heritage alive: from grassroots advocates, professionals and planners, to elected officials, policy makers, and students.

    Hindsight 2020: Conservation, Disruption, and the Future of Heritage

    HINDSIGHT 2020 will explore heritage conservation’s disruptive role in a 21st century defined by resource scarcity, climate change and sustainability. In an era seeking heroic solutions, historic preservation provides transformative ideas, highlighting the importance of adaptation, minimal intervention, reversibility and maintainability. While Edmonton is the research, refining, and manufacturing heart of the Canadian oil industry, it is also a hotbed of environmental innovation and activism. HINDSIGHT 2020 will be hosted by a vibrant historic city at the very forefront of the climate crisis, one wrestling with its petroleum legacy and the imperative to transition to a low-carbon future.

    Rather than postpone or cancel the upcoming joint conference, we are pleased to announce that we have begun planning virtual conference sessions, in parallel with some in-person events that would be held in Edmonton, if meetings become possible again by that time.

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  • Doors Open Winnipeg 2020

    Sat., Sep. 12, - Sun., Sep. 13, 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

    in 103 days

    Dear Heritage Winnipeg Friends,

    Heritage Winnipeg has just made the difficult decision to postpone Doors Open Winnipeg 2020, but on a positive note we are rescheduling this event, which will now take place over the weekend of September 12th and 13th, 2020.

    After thoughtful consideration and consultation with our board of directors and stakeholders, it has become clear that in light of these challenging times it is not possible to deliver our event on the original dates of May 30th and 31st, 2020. The safety of all our hosts, volunteers and guests is of the utmost importance and will always take top priority when planning Doors Open Winnipeg, making this postponement in the best interest of all.

    Heritage Winnipeg will now be working diligently towards the rescheduled Doors Open Winnipeg 2020 event, keeping everyone informed.

    Should COVID-19 continue to endanger the health of the community come September, Heritage Winnipeg will act on the advice of public health officials and cancel the event. Cancellation would be our last choice but will be done if necessary, in the interest of everyone’s safety.

    Thank you for your understanding and support in these challenging times.

    Stay home, stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you to celebrate the stories our buildings tell on September 12th and 13th, 2020!

    Best regards,
    Cindy Tugwell
    Executive Director
    Heritage Winnipeg

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  • 2020 Red River Heritage Fair – CANCELLED

    Wed., May. 6, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    26 days ago

    Duckworth Centre

    400 Spence Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

    The 2020 Red River Heritage Fair is CANCELLED!

    The Heritage Fair program encourages students to explore the history of our country in a dynamic and hands-on environment. Students use the medium of their choice to recount the stories of the people, events, familial events and key moments from Canadian history and present their research in a public exposition at their school.

    The best projects from schools are invited to showcase their work at the Red River Heritage Fair. The students present their research, respond to questions from judges, and discuss and share their project with fellow students, parents, teachers, and community members.

    But it is much more exciting than that; students participate in interactive workshops, join in a scavenger hunt, meet others students and share their history projects thus creating a fast-paced history learning day.

    Workshops are designed for students and provided by local museums, historical societies or organizations promoting Canadian history and heritage.

  • National Trust for Canada 2019 Conference

    Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, - Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

    228 days ago

    Join Heritage Winnipeg at the National Trust Conference 2019 Heritage Delivers: Impact, Authenticity, and Catalytic Change. The National Trust is thrilled Winnipeg will be hosting to this gathering of 450+ heritage volunteers, policymakers, and professionals from across Canada. Heritage Delivers explores the catalytic power of historic places[...]
  • 1919 Strike: ILLUMINATED

    Fri., Sep. 27, 2019, - Fri., Oct. 25, 2019, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    248 days ago

    Downtown

    436 Main St., Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Outdoor Projection Screenings

    Thursday through Sunday at dusk
    September 27 to October 27
    436 Main St.
    Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Using state of the art projection technology, the installation will be a unique, immersive presentation of Winnipeg’s early twentieth century architecture and social uprising.

    Projection will take place in the empty lot along the south wall of 436 Main Street

    Outdoor Projection Screenings will take place Thursday through Sunday at dusk from September 27th to October 27th at 436 Main Street.

    To learn more, visit http://1919strike.com/

  • Heritage Winnipeg 2019 Annual General Meeting

    Wed., Sep. 25, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    250 days ago

    Keynote Speaker

    Pattern Interactive
    Heritage in Digital Age

    Venue


    Doors Open at 6:30pm
    Refreshments will be served

    Heritage Winnipeg cordially invites you to attend our Annual General Meeting.

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