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  • January 26, 2023

    Part One: Sound The Alarm! Winnipeg’s Heritage Is Burning Down

    Ever since Winnipeg started building up, fires have been burning the city down. Some fires are small, with the structure quickly rebuilt even grander than before, while some fires are huge, leaving a gap in the streetscape that persists for a century or more. And some fires are tragic, far worse than just a building…

  • December 22, 2022

    Tunneling Into History: The Amy Street Steam Heating Plant

    When the weather outside is frightful, turning up the heat inside can be so delightful! For over 65 years, hundreds of Winnipeggers were kept warm thanks to the Amy Street Steam Heating Plant. Constructed as a backup source of electricity, it was also used to keep many buildings downtown nice and toasty. Although the plant…

  • 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 It was a growing community; the one room log school house had just been replaced by a more impressive red brick structure, and people were setting their sights on the neighbourhood as an escape from urban life.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…

  • February 2, 2023

    Vote Tied on the Delisting of Leacock House

    On February 2nd, 2023, the Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development voted on the removal of Leacock House at 442 Scotia Street from the City of Winnipeg’s List of Historical Resources. Heritage Winnipeg’s Executive Director, Cindy Tugwell, was at the meeting while Councillor Ross Eadie appeared over Zoom, both to speak in opposition to…

  • January 10, 2023

    Advocacy Achievement! Celebrating Two New Heritage Designations

    On January 9th, 2023, the 1967 West Kildonan Public Library at 365 Jefferson Avenue and the 1923 International Order of Odd Fellows Home at 4025 Roblin Boulevard were officially added to the City of Winnipeg’s List of Historical Resources. The Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development unanimously passed motions for both buildings to become…

  • December 31, 2022

    Thank You Heritage Supporters!

    Thank you so much to everyone who made our 3rd annual December Donation Drive such a success! We are so grateful for all the support we received in 2022 and cannot wait to see what the new year will bring. With your donations, Heritage Winnipeg’s important work advocating for and celebrating Winnipeg’s built heritage will…

  • December 30, 2022

    President of the St. Vital Historical Society and Museum Passes

    On December 28th, 2022, Robert Winston Holliday, President of the St. Vital Historical Society and Museum, passed away following a long battle with cancer. A driving force behind the Museum, Bob was a passionate storyteller who put his heart into everything he did, from crime reporting to wrestling promotion. Heritage Winnipeg had the pleasure of…

  • December 27, 2022

    Remembering Paul Haverstock

    Heritage Winnipeg is saddened to hear of the passing of Paul Haverstock on Sunday, December 25th, 2022. Paul was a Heritage Winnipeg Board Member who worked with our organization during his tenure at the Fort Garry Hotel, providing exceptional service for our annual spring fundraising events, and later during countless events at the Millennium Centre…

  • December 1, 2022

    Heritage Winnipeg’s 3rd Annual December Donation Drive

    We are once again 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…

  • 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…

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