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December 1, 2022

Heritage Winnipeg’s 3rd Annual December Donation Drive

We are 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 can all…

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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…

October 10, 2022

Advocacy In Action! The Odd Fellows Home

On September 15th, 2022, the Manitoba Municipal Board released a report and recommendations regarding the rezoning of 4025 Roblin Boulevard, the lot on which the Odd Fellows Home sits, from Residential Multi-Family (Small) to Residential Multi-Family (Large). The rezoning, which would have paved the way for the development of a new 199 unit multi-family building…

August 4, 2022

Free Summer Tours! Strolling Through History on the Grounds of Kennedy House

The Kennedy House Renewal Committee is pleased to announce that an interpreter will be on the grounds of the house (417 River Road in St. Andrews) to share the significant stories of Captain William Kennedy, his family, and his many exploits throughout the month of August 2022. Outdoor tours will operate Wednesday and Thursday evenings…

August 2, 2022

Commemorating Another Demolished Heritage Home

The 1932 James M. Gilchrist House at 1015 Wellington Crescent is being demolished. Without any legal safeguards provided by its inclusion on the City of Winnipeg’s Commemorative List of Historical Resource, the 90 year old house is simply being torn down after updating it was deemed too difficult and expensive. The second major historic home…

July 13, 2022

Roxy Lanes Denied Designation

The bid to have Roxy Lanes at 385 Henderson Highway nominated for a heritage designation has been officially quashed. Following the news that Roxy Lanes was likely to be demolished after being sold, the community, supported by Heritage Winnipeg and Elmwood-East Kildonan Councillor Jason Schreyer, advocated to have the building protected by adding it to…

Committee Recommends Leacock House Remain Protected

A request to strip the 1882 Leacock House at 442 Scotia Street of its protective heritage designation was unanimously voted down by the City’s Historical Buildings and Resources Committee on July 12th, 2022. Marymound, the owners of the house, wanted it removed from the City of Winnipeg’s List of Historical Resources so it could be…

July 4, 2022

West Kildonan Library Closer to Heritage Designation

In a unanimous vote, the Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development, Heritage and Downtown Development supported the nomination of the 1967 West Kildonan Library at 365 Jefferson Avenue for a heritage designation at the meeting on July 4th, 2022. The nomination was recommended by the Lord Selkirk-West Kildonan Community Committee on June 21st, 2022…

June 27, 2022

Remembering Shirley Loewen

On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022, Shirley Loewen, long time friend of Heritage Winnipeg, passed away. Shirley was an active member of the community and passionate about many causes, including arts and culture. After starting her career as a nurse at Saskatoon City Hospital where she met her husband, Bill Loewen, Shirley and her family eventually…

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