May 18, 2022

Hundreds Rally to Save West Kildonan Library

On Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, over 100 community leaders, elected officials, parents, and students from across the Seven Oaks School Division, rallied outside of the West Kildonan Library to share their concerns about a proposed city plan to move the public Library into the Garden City Shopping Centre. The proposal from City Hall recommends the…


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May 12, 2022

Happy Manitoba Day! Celebrate with a FREE Activity Booklet!

152 years ago today, on May 12, 1870, Manitoba officially became a province when the Manitoba Act was created, passed by the Parliament of Canada, and received Royal Assent. The province was founded on the traditional territory of the Cree, Anishinaabe, Oji-Cree, Dakota/Lakota (Sioux), and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. Known as the “Keystone”…

May 2, 2022

Doors Open Winnipeg 2022 is Just Around the Corner!

Heritage Winnipeg is proud to present the 19th annual Doors Open Winnipeg! This FREE event invites the public to explore our built heritage treasures, cultural institutions, and historic streetscapes. This year we are looking forward to bringing Winnipeggers to exciting buildings, events, and tours! It will be a fun and safe event that supports local…

April 27, 2022

Appeal for Height Variance for New Infill Development Denied

On Monday, April 25, 2022, an appeal by Alston Properties for a height variance to build a 123.5-foot infill project at 127 Bannatyne Avenue was heard at the Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development Heritage and Downtown Development (SPC PDHDD). Last year, the SPC PDHDD committee agreed that the maximum allowable height of a…

April 22, 2022

Historic Downtown Hudson’s Bay Co. Building Transferred to Indigenous Ownership

On Friday, April 22nd, 2022, Winnipeg’s downtown Hudson’s Bay Co. building was transferred to Indigenous ownership. The large six-storey building has been gifted to the Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) to be redeveloped as a mixed-use space. The redevelopment plan is called Wehwehneh Bahgahkinahgohn, meaning “it is visible” in Anishinaabemowin and Ojibway. The redevelopment plans include…

April 11, 2022

Grand Opening of Carriage Works Project at 206 Princess Street

Last Friday, April 8th, 2022, was the grand opening of the new Carriage Works project at 206 Princess Street! In 2018, the under-utilized heritage buildings on Princess Street were purchased by CentreVenture in support of the Northwest Exchange and Chinatown revitalization strategy. Over the next several years CentreVenture planned and established a unique community partnership…

March 28, 2022

36th Annual Preservation Award Winners!

On Thursday, March 24th, Heritage Winnipeg hosted our 36th Annual Preservation Awards. The evening was held at the Ukrainian Labour Temple, awarding projects that have been completed in both 2020 and 2021. After having to cancel our awards ceremony last year, Heritage Winnipeg was delighted to celebrate with everyone and acknowledge the wonderful conservation and…

March 3, 2022

The Kirkwood Block Lives On

Sadly, on February 2nd, 2022, one of Winnipeg’s Portage Avenue historic buildings caught on fire. Emergency crews were sent out around 9:30 am to stop the Kirkwood Block from burning down. Thankfully no injuries have been reported and the cause of the fire is unknown. Unfortunately due to the extent of damage from the fire,…

February 23, 2022

Sign the Petition! Support Canada’s Built Heritage

Support the conservation of Canada’s built heritage! Sign the petition calling upon the Government of Canada to financially incentivize the conservation of heritage buildings in Canada and establish a tax credit for the conservation of buildings listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places as per the 2017 report of the Standing Committee on Environmental…

February 1, 2022

The Millennium Centre: The Perfect Venue for Your Next Event

When planning your next event in Winnipeg, there is no grander setting than the Millennium Centre! The 1912 former Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce building sits in the heart of Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District at 389 Main Street, a true “temple of finance” on Bankers’ Row. It is the perfect backdrop for events of all…

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