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

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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…

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…

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