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June 21, 2022

First Step Taken Towards West Kildonan Library Heritage Designation

On Tuesday, June 21st, 2022, the Lord Selkirk-West Kildonan Community Committee recommend the West Kildonan Library be nominated for the City of Winnipeg’s List of Historical Resources. The recommendation was applauded by the Friends of West Kildonan Library, who are advocating for the heritage designation which would protect the building’s character defining elements from alteration…

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June 14, 2022

Odd Fellows Home Nominated for Heritage Designation

The 1923 Odds Fellows Home at 4025 Roblin Boulevard was officially nominated for a heritage designation at the Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development, Heritage and Downtown Development meeting on June 14th, 2022. The nomination was recommended by Councillor Kevin Klein of Charleswood-Tuxedo in early 2022 and the building was subsequently added to the…

June 7, 2022

Announcing the 2022 Doors Open Winnipeg Winners!

The entries have been reviewed and the votes have been counted… Heritage Winnipeg is now pleased to announce all the winners from Doors Open Winnipeg 2022! A big thank you to all the hosts and volunteers for their outstanding efforts during weekend, you make it possible to share the stories our buildings tell. And thank…

June 1, 2022

Help Heritage Winnipeg Win $20,000!

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge starts today! Every $1 you donate in the month of June through CanadaHelps enters Heritage Winnipeg to win $20,000 during the Great Canadian Giving Challenge! The more you give, the greater the chances Heritage Winnipeg has to WIN the grand prize. Imagine the difference $20,000 could make! Will you rise…

May 29, 2022

Thank You!

Heritage Winnipeg would like to give a huge and sincere thank you to all the guests, volunteers, hosts, and sponsors of Doors Open Winnipeg 2022 that made the event a great success! It was wonderful to have this annual event return to May and even a few spring showers couldn’t put a damper on the…

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…

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…

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