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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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…

January 31, 2022

Calling All Heritage Building Owners! Important Insurance Survey

The National Trust for Canada and its partner organizations across the country are seeking solutions to the insurance problems currently being faced by many owners of heritage buildings. In the past year, the National Trust has received numerous reports of insurance policies on heritage properties are being cancelled with 24-hour notice, not being renewed, or…

January 27, 2022

Director of Television at Prairie Public Broadcasting Passes

On January 21, 2022, Robert Dambach, director of television for Prairie Public Broadcasting, passed away. Robert’s passion for history rang clear through his work, leading to the creation of dozens of award-winning documentaries. Over the years, Heritage Winnipeg had a wonderful working relationship with PBS, including the making of Pyramids on the Prairie. Heritage Winnipeg…

January 7, 2022

Thank You! December 2021 Donation Drive

Thank you to everyone who made our 2nd annual December Donation Drive a success! We are so grateful for all the support we received last year and cannot wait to see what the new year will bring. Without your donations, Heritage Winnipeg’s important work of advocating and celebrating Winnipeg’s built heritage would not be possible!…

January 5, 2022

Remembering Brian K. Darragh

Heritage Winnipeg is heartbroken and saddened to hear of the passing of Brian K. Darragh on Monday, December 20, 2021. Brian was the last known living streetcar driver, and he was passionate and proud of his long years of service to the citizens of Winnipeg. He signed on with the Winnipeg Transit system in 1954…

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