March 18, 2020

The Redemption of 635 Sargent Avenue

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) located on 635 Sargent Avenue kicked off the year with a 2020 Heritage Winnipeg Institutional Conservation Award of Excellence. The conservation project beautifully renovated the interior while upholding the building’s rich history as a communal hub, a role it has maintained since its 1906 construction. The Redeemed Christian…

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March 13, 2020

The Ringleaders of 121 Euclid Avenue

At 121 Euclid Avenue, a curiously shaped corner store wraps around a detailed Queen Anne Revival style home. Inside, at Metro Meat, you can find a fine sampling of deli meats and experience a part of Point Douglas’s physical and cultural landscape that has been in operation since 1911.   Metro Meats in 1978. Source:…

March 5, 2020

National Honour Pending for Brookside Cemetery

At the City of Winnipeg’s Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development, Heritage and Downtown Development meeting on March 2nd, 2020, Councillors voted unanimously to nominate Brookside Cemetery at 3001 Notre Dame Avenue as a National Historic Site.  It will then go to the next Council meeting for final approval to proceed. This is just the first…

February 27, 2020

The Life and Death of the Elms

Set behind a veil of greenery sits a stately white house, with a large portico hinting at the type of grand home it once was. Slowly being reclaimed by the landscape, the house has taken on the appearance of a romantic folly, perched high on the shore of the Assiniboine River. A relic from a…

February 19, 2020

The 35th Annual Preservation Awards

Since 1985 Heritage Winnipeg has been proud to award exceptional heritage projects and individuals at our Annual Preservation Awards. These recognized and awarded projects range from large scale restoration/rehabilitation to more modest (but nonetheless important) preservation work. Through the years, Heritage Winnipeg has recognized over 60 individuals and 130 building projects that have made a…

February 12, 2020

Behind the Stained Glass: Westminster United Church

Since 1992, the Westminster United Church has been both a municipally and provincially designated heritage building.  It’s a well-earned designation; the Westminster Church is a distinctive landmark in the neighbourhood of Wolseley and has played an important role in the community since its 1910 construction. Today, the church is a part of the United Church…

February 5, 2020

The New Edition of the St. John’s Library

The stately St. John’s Library stands, newly renovated, at 500 Salter Street as a testament to the power of libraries both today and at the turn of the 20th century. Today, there are 20 libraries spread out across Winnipeg’s neighbourhoods but when the St. John’s Library opened in 1915, it was one of just three….

January 29, 2020

The Granite Curling Club: History Between The Sheets

The Granite Curling Clubhouse and Rink at 1 Granite Way is a picturesque building on a shaded lot just off of Osborne Street and has been a mainstay of the Winnipeg curling scene since its opening in 1912. The Granite Curling Club itself, though, is much older. It was founded in 1880, a time before…

January 22, 2020

The “Cool Factor” of Cold Storage: The Johnston Terminal

The Johnston Terminal was not built to be pretty, but functional. In fact, a 1986 structural study of the Johnston Terminal described the building as “simple and utilitarian with no outstanding architectural features”. Now, outstanding architectural features were not a requirement at the time of construction . When it was built in 1928, it was…

January 15, 2020

California Calling: The Buena Vista Apartments

On a dark and cold winter day in Winnipeg, one only needs to travel to the Norwood neighbourhood to find a little bit of California sunshine. The Buena Vista Apartments are an unexpected splash of Spanish flare, standing out as one of the scarce examples of Mission Revival architecture in the city. At first glance…

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