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May 30, 2018

Doors Open Winnipeg 2018 A Great Success!

Our youngest volunteer giving a tour of Streetcar 356!

Doors Open Winnipeg celebrated its 15th year, and was a great success! Heritage Winnipeg would like to thank everyone who gave their time this past weekend to help make Doors Open a great time for everyone, at all our 94 buildings and tours throughout the city. Our most sincere gratitude to volunteers, building owners, community organizations, and sponsors for helping us celebrate the stories our buildings tell! To learn more, read our most recent blog post here.

Remember, if you had a great experience at one or more of our Doors Open Winnipeg buildings or tours, you can vote for them! Go to to vote, until Friday June 1st, 2018!


May 29, 2018

Carnegie Library: Heritage At Risk


Winnipeg's Carnegie Library called one of Canada's most endangered historic sites

City of Winnipeg hasn't decided what to do with former city archives building

A Winnipeg library that is more than a century old and houses the city's archives has been named among the most endangered historic sites in Canada at a time when the future of the building hangs in limbo... read the full story

FROM National Trust for Canada:

Top Ten Endangered List

As of May 23, 2018, The National Trust for Canada launched the 2018 Top Ten Endangered List of historic buildings. This year, the former Carnegie Library and City of Winnipeg Archives is on the list.  The Carnegie Library, built in 1905 with a $75,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie, was severely damaged by a rainstorm in 2013 while undergoing renovations. Although a designated heritage building, its future is uncertain - express your support for the preservation of this building by emailing us at

Carnegie Library at the National Trust

May 7, 2018

Doors Open Winnipeg 2018!

Held annually on the last weekend of May, Doors Open Winnipeg is a FREE city-wide celebration of Winnipeg’s distinct spaces, outstanding architecture and vibrant history. Each year, visitors are encouraged to explore Winnipeg’s past at over 90 unique events and tours located throughout the city.

This year we are excited to bring in a new mix of tours and locations, plus a cast of returning favourites including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Haunted Winnipeg Mini-Tour and St. Norbert Provincial Heritage Park.

2018 is also the year that Doors Open Winnipeg turns 15! Since 2004, over 300, 000 visitors and countless volunteers have made Doors Open Winnipeg one of the city’s essential spring events.

Come and celebrate the stories our buildings tell! Doors Open Winnipeg kicks off on Saturday, May 26th and runs through to Sunday, May 27th. Want to get involved 
with this year’s event?

Check out our pages for volunteers, sponsors, and building owners.


April 19, 2018

2018 Spring Fundraising Luncheon

Heritage Winnipeg would like to thank everyone supported our 12th Annual Spring Fundraising Luncheon! This year's event was held in the Provencher Room at the Fort Garry Hotel, with John Pollard giving a fantastic presentation on his experience owning and conserving the Fortune and Macdonald Blocks.

Our sincerest gratitude goes to the Speaker of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, the Honourable Myrna Driedger for opening the luncheon, John Pollard for his wonderful presentation, Fleet Galleries for their raffle donation and the Fort Garry Hotel for their raffle donation and excellent hospitality.

Funds raised from this year's luncheon will be used to support the valuable work of Heritage Winnipeg. 


John Pollard speaking about his experiences with the Fortune and Macdonald Blocks

Speaker of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, the Honourable Myrna Driedger and Executive Director of Heritage Winnipeg, Cindy Tugwell

2018 Spring Fundraising Luncheon at the Fort Garry Hotel


February 28, 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 Annual Preservation Awards Winners!

Heritage Winnipeg held the 33rd Annual Preservation Awards in celebration of National Heritage Day and Louis Riel Day in the Manitoba Legislative Building Rotunda on Monday, February 19, 2018. Six buildings were recognized at the event, with the individuals and institutions behind their conservation success being honoured with awards. Heritage Winnipeg is pleased to congratulate the winners on their outstanding contributions to ensuring Winnipeg’s built heritage will continue to contribute positively to the city for many years to come!
Heritage Winnipeg would also like to thank WOW Hospitality Concepts for catering the event and the Manitoba Legislative Building for hosting the event.

2018 Heritage Winnipeg
Conservation Award of Excellence


Manitoba Legislative Chamber at 450 Broadway
The Province of Manitoba & Republic Architecture Inc.

Inglis Building (NWCTA) at 291 Garry Street
Metric Marketing, Bridgman Collaborative Architecture Ltd.
& Alpha Masonry Ltd.

Former William E. Milner House at 51 Balmoral Avenue
Great-West Life Assurance Company & Prairie Architects Inc.

“We are very pleased to receive this award, recognizing the revitalization we undertook of the historic Milner house,” said Jennifer Diakiw Labuik, Design Manager, Corporate Properties, when she accepted the award on behalf of Great-West. “This home has begun a new life as the Building Blocks on Balmoral child care centre for 100 children in our community.”
Image and quote from Great West Life Assurance Company

Leatherdale Hall - addition to Wesley Hall at 515 Portage Avenue
University of Winnipeg & Bridgman Collaborative Architecture Ltd.

Confederation Life Building at 457 Main Street
Shindico Realty Inc., Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd. & B & F Masonry Canada


2018 Heritage Winnipeg
Special President’s Award


Armstrong Block at 164 Langside Street
The Armstrong Family

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