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…


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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…

December 11, 2020

Advocacy Group Sends Open Letter to City of Winnipeg to Rehabilitate Rubin Block

On December 10th, 2020, Heritage Winnipeg and a group of concerned community members penned an open letter to the City of Winnipeg asking for steps to be taken towards the rehabilitation of the Rubin Block at 270 Morley. The building has been vacant since 2014, though it has been a part of the neighbourhood streetscape…

December 8, 2020

Shop Local this Holiday Season with Heritage Winnipeg!

Make someone’s holiday merry and bright with a gift from Heritage Winnipeg! Visit our online store to browse our selection of heartening and historical gifts, many available only through Heritage Winnipeg, with something to delight all ages and interests. And for that person who has everything, consider giving them a Heritage Winnipeg membership! SHOP THE…

December 7, 2020

Sign the Petition: The Rubin Block

Lend your support to the Rubin Block being refurbished into affordable housing by signing the petition today! SIGN THE PETITION: Refurbish the Historic Rubin Block for Affordable Housing!   “A significant historic building, vacant since 2014, and in danger of demolition by neglect, the Rubin Block at the corner of Morley and Osborne has an…

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