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April 19, 2024

Congratulations 2024 Preservation Award Winners!

Heritage Winnipeg’s 38th Annual Preservation Awards were held on April 17th, 2024 to celebrate the individuals and organizations who went above and beyond in the conservation and restoration of Winnipeg’s built heritage. At this year’s ceremony held in the Millennium Centre, nine awards were handed out to exceptional heritage projects and individuals. It was a wonderful evening showcasing the hard work and dedication that makes Winnipeg a vibrant and sustainable city, filled with history and character. Thank you to all the nominees and award winners for your dedication to the protection, restoration and conservation of Winnipeg’s built heritage! And a big thank you to the members of our 2024 Judging Committee  – Bob Eastwood, Les Stechesen, Lisa Gardewine, Neil Einarson and Roland Sawatzky – your insights were invaluable!


2024 Heritage Winnipeg Preservation Award for Excellence · Institutional Conservation Award

Centennial Concert Hall

555 Main Street

The Centennial Concert Hall was constructed between 1966 and 1968 as a part of the Province of Manitoba’s 100th anniversary celebrations. It was designed by multiple architectural firms that were local to Winnipeg, including Green Blankenstein Russell and Associates, Moody and Moore, and Smith Carter Searle. The facade of the building is primarily composed of Manitoba Tyndall Stone and grey-toned masonry to match. This landmark building is a fantastic example of the Modernist style of architecture in the Exchange District, a national historic site. Heritage Winnipeg is honouring this project for the careful, professionally researched, and quality of execution of the exterior facade upgrade, and restoration to maintain the original 1968 design. Also for the seamless interior restoration extending the life of an important modernist public building.


2024 Heritage Winnipeg Preservation Award for Excellence · Commercial Conservation Award

J.R. Watkins Building

90 Annabella Street

In 1914 the Minnesota based company, J.R. Watkins, chose Winnipeg as their Canadian headquarters and in that same year, construction of their building began. Originally starting with three floors, they quickly expanded in the following years and added an additional five floors in 1921. At the time of its construction, it was one of the tallest structures in the city. The building is a prime example of Chicago style architecture and features a lime stone foundation, stone detailing on the exterior, and a decorative cornice. Heritage Winnipeg is honouring this project for its phenomenal commitment to community by restoring and maintaining a significant heritage building, and achieving full occupancy of their concept of an artist’s studio community. Their dedication to reuse and refurbish existing windows, restore stone and metal cornices, and maintain the open interior expression of the structure is commendable.


2024 Heritage Winnipeg Preservation Award for Excellence · Residential Conservation Award

Phillips Square

240 Taché Avenue

Originally constructed in 1904 as the St. Phillips Anglican Church, it was designed by Toronto based architecture firm Darling and Pearson alongside Winnipeg architect, Walter Percy Over. In 1928, additions towards the east end of the church were made, in which Parkinson and Halley Architects were involved. Later in 1959, a hall adjacent to the original building was designed by Patt Lindgren and Associates to further expand their space. The church features a beautiful facade with large stained glass windows that added to its character. Heritage Winnipeg is honouring this project for its involvement in the reuse of an existing church as a private residence and artists gathering space. For the dedicated and successful approach in maintaining and protecting the original exterior.


2024 Heritage Winnipeg Preservation Award for Excellence · Residential Conservation Award

Paulin Street Lofts

101 Paulin Street

Originally built in 1882 as the Industrial Bakery and Biscuit Factory on the west side of the historic Exchange District, it was designed by renowned architect James Henry Cadham but was demolished in 1910. It was replaced the same year by the first five storeys of the existing structure, with an additional storey added in 1920. This designated heritage building is a great example of the Romanesque Revival style of architecture that is prominent in the Exchange District neighbourhood. The facade is primarily composed of brick with an eye catching stone foundation. Heritage Winnipeg is honouring this project for its creative reuse of a heritage building as much needed housing in the city’s core. For the thoughtful and generous planning of each floor and creative public spaces that take full advantage of the architectural character and construction of the original building, and for their commitment to a successful community in the downtown.


2024 Heritage Winnipeg Preservation Award for Excellence · Residential Conservation Award

Historic Home

153 Burrows Avenue

Built in 1905, this historic home in Point Douglas was built in the Queen Anne Revival style of architecture. In its 119 years of history, it was always used as a private home, but sadly abandoned for three decades. It features the original front porch along with much of the stained glass windows, doors, and wood floors. Heritage Winnipeg is honouring this project for its labour of love that included the careful research and execution of restoring and maintaining an abandoned 1905 residence. For appropriate work on the exterior and interior to the period and character of the house and also to the attention to detail is commendable, for things such as appropriate fixtures, lighting, kitchen furnishings and wall finishes.


2024 Heritage Winnipeg · Distinguished Service Award

Ian Moran

For Maison Béliveau

Originally built as the private home for Hormisdas Béliveau’s family, Maison Béliveau at 700 St. Jean Baptiste Street was designed by Howard Colton Stone, an American architect and constructed in 1906. The two and a half storey home was done in the Queen Anne Revival style of architecture. It was completed with a red brick exterior but unfortunately, later was covered in stucco with the exception of the original main entrance. The home saw many residents come and go over the years and is now, through the love and passion of the current owner, is fully occupied, and in the ongoing process of being rehabilitated to preserve its original charm in the St. Boniface community. Heritage Winnipeg is honouring this project for its dedication and commitment to retain and reuse a significant 118 year old heritage house for residential multi-use in St. Boniface. Protecting it from demolition and allowing its history and significant character to continue to be part of the Francophone community.


2024 Heritage Winnipeg · Distinguished Service Award

Crescentwood Neighbourhood Heritage Conservation District Committee

Heritage Winnipeg is honouring this organization for a neighbourhood coming together to protect and promote the heritage qualities of the area, along with representatives of a larger community, and through years of effort have their neighbourhood recognized as a Heritage Conservation District. Now part of the Crescentwood-Enderton Park Heritage District and with community members part of the city committee overseeing the bylaw.


2024 Heritage Winnipeg · Youth Award

Lovissa Wilson

Heritage Winnipeg is honouring this individual for the dedication and hard-work that has gone above and beyond their duties as part of their role in promoting not just Dalnavert Museum as a heritage site, but the broader heritage community in the City of Winnipeg.


2024 Heritage Winnipeg · In Memoriam

Danny Schur

Heritage Winnipeg is honouring this individual, a celebrated local writer and producer and a supporter of heritage. Danny was brought up in Ethelbert, Manitoba, and pursued a career in musical theatre in Winnipeg after graduating from the University of Manitoba’s School of Music. He was known for his work on Made in Winnipeg: The Terry Original Story (2015), and the movie musical Stand! (2019), based on the stage musical, Strike!. He was a long time participant of Doors Open Winnipeg, hosting tours and re-enactments of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. Danny was a good friend of Heritage Winnipeg, and will be sadly missed, but never forgotten!




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