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,…


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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…

January 19, 2021

Thank You! December 2020 Donation Drive

A special thank you to everyone who supported Heritage Winnipeg during our December 2020 Donation Drive! It was a huge success and allows us to continue doing our important work advocating for and celebrating Winnipeg’s irreplaceable built heritage. Thank you for your support during these challenging times! Missed our Donation Drive? You can still donate…

January 18, 2021

36th Annual Preservation Award Nominations Extended

The 36th Annual Preservation Award nomination has been extended until June 30th, 2021, so you have plenty of time to submit your nomination here! Due to the current Government of Manitoba COVID restrictions, the award ceremony itself has pushed back until the fall of 2021. Further details will be announced closer to the date. See…

January 15, 2021

CTV News: ‘The clock is ticking’: Community calls for historic Rubin Block to get a new lease on life

A Winnipeg building built more than 100-years-ago has sat vacant for more than half a decade. Advocates are calling on the owners to give the shuttered building a second lease on life, and want the city to step in and make it happen. The Rubin Block sits at the corner of Morley Avenue and Osborne…

January 11, 2021

Winnipeg Free Press: In South Osborne, residents push for revitalized Rubin Block

Members of the Rubin Block advocacy group spoke with the Winnipeg Free Press regarding this hopes for the vacant building at 270 Morley Avenue. The Rubin Block has been abandoned since 2014, despite the efforts of Heritage Winnipeg and community advocates. Heritage Winnipeg created a petition for the rehabilitation in the Rubin Block, and twice…

January 5, 2021

Downtown Hudson’s Bay Store Featured in New York Times

The closure of the Hudson Bay Company’s flagship Winnipeg department store in late 2020 has sparked new debates on how to repurpose the 94-year-old heritage structure. On December 15th, 2020, the City of Winnipeg announced an advisory committee to “advise on opportunities for the future use of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s (HBC) landmark downtown location…

January 4, 2021

Anonymous Sign Appears on Rubin Block; Campaigns for Renovation of Building

A mysterious sign has appeared on the Rubin Block at 270 Morley Street, penned by a South Osborne resident concerned for the future of the historic building. Constructed in 1914, the Rubin Block has been a significant part of South Osborne streetscape for the past century. With a little love and care, the Rubin Block…

December 14, 2020

Heritage Saint-Boniface Refuses to Give Up: The Sale of the Saint Boniface City Hall & Fire Station

As reported in the article, “Heritage Saint-Boniface Refuses to Give Up”, from the December 9 to 15, 2020 edition of La Libérté, Heritage Saint-Boniface is working to ensure the historic Saint Boniface City Hall is open to the public even if the building is sold to a private company. The City of Winnipeg, which owns…

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