July 30, 2020

Just Hinton, This Home Deserves Mutch Recognition, You Bracken? 604 Stradbrook Avenue

This blog will be one in a series that describes the imminent demolition of historic homes at 602, 604, and 606 on Stradbrook Avenue. These now multi-family homes are full of history, and sadly they will be replaced with condos in the near future. Read more to learn about how we should be creative with…

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The West End Cultural Centre

July 22, 2020

More Than Community: The West End Cultural Centre

Among the everyday comings and goings of the West End lies the West End Cultural Centre at 586 Ellice Avenue. The non-profit charitable organization is a big part of the arts and culture community in Winnipeg, with live theatre performances, lectures, and concerts to highlight incredible talent locally, nationally, and internationally. Performers such Red Moon…

July 16, 2020

Cecil Rhodes School: What is in a Name?

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; –Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Winnipeg was built on the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. But travelling through the city one would be hard-pressed…

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…

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…

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