April 14, 2021

New Infill Development Proposed for the East Exchange District Faces Opposition

The construction of a modern 12 storey, 145 foot building has been proposed for 127 Bannatyne Avenue in the East Exchange District. The Exchange District is a National Historic Site of Canada, recognized for its “harmonious representation of one or more styles or constructions, building types, or periods that has a sense of history”. In…

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April 13, 2021

Summer 2021 Student Job Opportunities

In anticipation of funding through Young Canada Works in Heritage Institutions, Heritage Winnipeg is looking for eligible candidates for summer 2021 student positions. There are two potential positions, a Doors Open Winnipeg 2021 Coordinator and a Digital Project Coordinator. We are looking for talented and enthusiastic university students passionate about advocating for and celebrating Winnipeg’s…

April 12, 2021

Doors Open Winnipeg 2021 Rescheduled!

Dear Doors Open Winnipeg Friends, Heritage Winnipeg has just made the difficult decision to postpone Doors Open Winnipeg 2021, but on a positive note we are rescheduling the event, which will now take place on the weekend of September 11th and 12th, 2021. After thoughtful consideration it has become clear that in light of these…

April 7, 2021

Province of Manitoba creates trust fund for preservation of Downtown Bay building!

Heritage Winnipeg is elated to learn that the Province of Manitoba has created 25 million trust fund to help in the redevelopment of the Downtown Bay store (450 Portage Avenue)   Read more about the development here: https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/i-was-elated-government-receives-positive-feedback-over-investment-in-the-bay-building-1.5378310

March 26, 2021

New podcast explores Winnipeg’s vacant buildings

A new podcast, produced by students in Red River College’s Journalism program, examines the impact of vacant buildings in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Vacant City launched this week and takes a look at the multi-faceted issues caused by vacancies. You can listen now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.  

March 15, 2021

City of Winnipeg SPC on Property and Development, Heritage and Downtown Development sees large turnout in support of archives, former St. Boniface City Hall

A meeting of the City of Winnipeg’s Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development, Heritage and Downtown Development on March 15th, 2021, saw significant turnout in regards to the sale 219 Provencher Boulevard and the City of Winnipeg archives. View the meeting here:

February 8, 2021

Help Guide The Future of the Exchange District – Community Consultation Survey: Becoming a Complete Community.

The Exchange District BIZ is in the midst of developing a strategic plan for the historic neighbourhood, and has just released their first community consultation survey to help guide the process. Survey: Becoming a Complete Community While the term community can be applied broadly, it is commonly thought of as the geographic area in which…

January 26, 2021

Let the Province know arts and culture matter to you – Budget 2021 Consultations

Let the Province know arts and culture matter to you – Budget 2021 Consultations Your voice matters. If funding for arts and culture is a high priority for you, let the Province know. The necessary safety and health restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have hit our sector hard. We were the first to close,…

January 22, 2021

Hudson’s Bay Building Placed on National Trust For Canada’s 2021 Endangered Building’s List

The first building of the National Trust for Canada’s Endangered Building List for 2021 is Winnipeg’s Hudson’s Bay Building (450 Portage Avenue). Here’s what the National Trust for Canada had to say on the building:   Why it matters: The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) opened the downtown Winnipeg department store in 1926 as its Canadian…

January 20, 2021

CBC Manitoba: Heritage district study for Crescentwood draws support and ire from residents

It’s one of Winnipeg’s oldest neighbourhoods, with tree-lined streets, large lots and stately homes, but there are some questions about how far residents want to go to preserve its character. Protecting the “character-defining elements” of the Crescentwood-Enderton area is set out in a study touting the benefits of designating it as a Heritage Conservation District (HCD). The…

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