July 8, 2020

A Timeless Treasure: The Rothesay Apartments

The Rothesay Apartments are an exquisite hidden gem, a true reflection of Winnipeg’s growth and prosperity in the early 20th century. Located in the Wolseley neighbourhood, just a stone’s throw from both the downtown and exclusive Armstrong’s Point areas, today it is part of “one of the most intact pre-1930 residential areas in Canada” (Tourism…

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A photo of the John Dafoe house on Spence Street by Christian Cassidy

June 30, 2020

Christian Cassidy: A Voice for Hidden Heritage

Like with each person, every building tells a story. Our buildings can tell us about our past and give us some insight about our future. However, there are times when some buildings that are less known to the public blend into the background. They are buildings that are not regularly posted about online, are not…

Albert Street (between 1913-1922)

June 24, 2020

The Hammond Building: A Home For Heritage

Tucked in Winnipeg’s Exchange District at 61-65 Albert Street between Notre Dame Avenue and McDermot Avenue is the Hammond Building. This incredible structure is where the team at Heritage Winnipeg works hard to promote the conservation of Winnipeg’s built heritage. Built during the early 1900s, the Hammond Building is a municipally designated structure. Not only…

June 17, 2020

The Winnipeg Roller Rink: Let the Good Times Roll!

Many people who grew up in Winnipeg have experienced sitting down to lace up their rented skates, the struggle to get up, followed by victoriously skating a lap or two around the roller rink. The thrill of going fast, the cool breeze washing over your face, skating to the music under the light of the…

June 10, 2020

A Canadian Castle: The Fort Garry Hotel

The Fort Garry Hotel, located at 222 Broadway, is one of the oldest hotels still standing in Winnipeg. The hotel, designed by architects George A. Ross and David H. MacFarlane between 1911-1913, is also a striking (and only!) example of the Château architectural style in the city. Built by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (which…

June 5, 2020

The Forks Market: Adaptive Masterclass

At the heart of Winnipeg lies the Forks, a bustling public centre with diverse food, activities, performances, shops, history and more. The site is located where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, an historic waterfront framed by the rail line. As Winnipeg’s most popular tourist attraction it welcomes more than four million visitors on an…

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…

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