• November 10, 2021

    Union Station: A Gateway to Winnipeg’s Past

    Winnipeg is full of historic places, from the Exchange District at the heart of the city traversed by the outstanding Bankers’ Row, to the charming century-old neighbourhoods that many call home. There is one historic place in this city, however, with a place in history that has witnessed the birth of a budding city and…

  • October 6, 2021

    An Education in Heritage: The Church Block Apartments

    The Church Block Apartments (259 Church Avenue) look, at first glance, to be an ordinary apartment block in Winnipeg’s St. John’s neighbourhood. Three stories, red brick exterior, modest classical detailing, the type of building that you can find scattered throughout much of Winnipeg. However, unlike Winnipeg’s other early apartment blocks, the Church Block Apartments was…

  • September 15, 2021

    Racing Through the History of Polo Park

    In 2021, you see people racing around CF Polo Park, shopping bags in hand. But dating back to 1925, you would have seen horses instead of people, racing around the former Polo Park Racetrack. It was Winnipeg’s largest horse racing track, opening on June 12, 1925. The facility, a six-furlong track, was built by Canadian…

  • September 2, 2021

    Doors Open Winnipeg 2021 – Connecting Community!

    Do you love Winnipeg’s historic architecture? Are you curious about our culture and history? Come join Heritage Winnipeg for this year’s Doors Open Winnipeg! We are hosting our 11th annual FREE event filled with different buildings, events and tours. Plan your weekend of fun family-friendly activities, be ready for the opening of online registration – on…

  • August 18, 2021

    Making a Mission: 99 George Street

    There is a small blue plaque in the front of 99 George Street, a house in Winnipeg’s South Point Douglas neighbourhood. It proclaims the unassuming building was once the home of Margaret Scott, the founder, and matron of the Margaret Scott Nursing Mission.  This sums up succinctly, the long history of community service that took…

  • August 4, 2021

    Meeting At The Market: The Original Market Square

    Old Market Square, placed in the heart of Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District, was not always located at its current site, at its initial construction, it sat on a different lot just down the street. The original site of the old Market Square can be found half a block north, situated on the land of the…

  • July 22, 2021

    Grab Your Popcorn! A Look at Winnipeg’s Drive-In Movie Theatres

    Drive-in theatres were a hotspot and trend during the 1950s along with poodle skirts, letterman jackets, and soda fountains. Movie-goers would sit under the stars with their friends, family, or partner to watch the newest film while surrounded with blankets, pillows, and snacks. It went beyond seeing a movie – it was the perfect girls-night-out,…

  • July 8, 2021

    Canada Historic Places Days 2021

    Step back in time during Canada Historic Places Days! Whether exploring your community in person or traveling across the country virtually, July 2021 is your opportunity to learn about the rich heritage of the many historic places in Canada. Presented by the National Trust for Canada with the support of Parks Canada, Historic Places Days…

  • November 29, 2021

    Heritage Winnipeg’s 2nd Annual Donation Drive

    Heritage Winnipeg and our city’s built heritage need your support! Please consider donating during our December Donation Drive to help our important work in promoting, educating and defending our city’s rich collection of historic resources. Advocacy is critical to the protection, financial viability and sustainability of our built heritage, now and for future generations. Current…

  • November 12, 2021

    City of Winnipeg Archives One Step Closer to Returning Home

    Located at 380 William Avenue, the Carnegie Library building has been a source of contention between the City of Winnipeg and the historical/archival community for quite some time. Originally opening as Winnipeg’s first public library in 1905, the building has become an important historic site for Winnipeg. It housed a smaller branch of the Centennial…

  • October 28, 2021

    Hot off the Press! Heritage Winnipeg’s Member Newsletter

    Heritage Winnipeg is pleased to publish our first digital monthly newsletter! Exclusively for members, our newsletter is intended to keep them better informed on current issues. Through challenging times our organization continues to work tirelessly to protect, preserve and celebrate our built and cultural heritage. Conservation contributes to affordable spaces, economic viability, social connectivity and…

  • October 22, 2021

    Broadway Ghost Walk: Enter for Your Chance to Win!

    Congratulations to our winner for four tickets to the spooky Broadway Ghost Walk walking tour on Friday, October 29th, 2021 with the award winning SquarePeg Tours! Get in the Halloween spirit as you travel along Broadway hearing stories of haunted places and why ghosts may be lingering there. The tour starts on the steps of…

  • October 19, 2021

    2021 Manitoba Heritage Summit: Videos Posted

    Did you miss the 2021 Manitoba Heritage Summit on Thursday, October 14th? A recording of the entire Summit is now available online for you to watch! The Summit discussed the state of heritage in Manitoba, present opportunities and challenges in the heritage sector, and how heritage-related organizations are preparing to address them. There are five fantastic…

  • October 18, 2021

    Call for Nominations! The 36th Annual Preservation Awards

    Do you know a person, organization or project that went above and beyond to conserve Winnipeg’s built heritage in 2020 or 2021? Nominate them for Heritage Winnipeg’s 36th Annual Preservation Awards! Awards are handed out in three categories: Heritage Conservation, Distinguished Service and Youth. They recognize building owners, professionals, organizations and individuals that strive to…

  • October 4, 2021

    Student Wanted: Digital Project Coordinator

    Heritage Winnipeg is currently accepting applications for a Digital Project Coordinator funded through Young Canada Works. We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic individual is passionate about advocating for and celebrating Winnipeg’s built heritage to join our team. Depending on the COVID-19 situation, the position may require working from both home and our office…

  • Wanted: Executive Assistant

    Heritage Winnipeg is currently accepting applications for an Executive Assistant funded through Young Canada Works. We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about advocating for and celebrating Winnipeg’s built heritage to join our team. Depending on the COVID-19 situation, the positions may require working from both home and our office…

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