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Changes to the City's Heritage By-Laws: What You Need to Know

Article by Laura McKay, on behalf of Heritage Winnipeg Corp.
To follow up on this or any other articles on the blog, contact Heritage Winnipeg's Executive Director.
With thanks to Rina Ricci, Heritage Planner, City of Winnipeg for her assistance.

**Warning: This one is a bit dry. Sorry, I know, but the information is useful and addresses some of the questions we hear most often! Stick with me, I promise lots of pretty pictures will be included.
The Historical Resources By-Law No. 55-2014The Old The former Historical Buildings By-law No. 1474/77 was adopted by City Council in 1978 (the same year Heritage Winnipeg was established), and continued to mandate heritage conservation in Winnipeg for over 35 years.


The by-law included approximately 235 buildings on the "Conservation List" and over 130 on the "Inventory List". 
Buildings on the Conservation List were graded either a I, II, or II, according to their historical and architectural significance. Upon application …

The 30th Annual Preservation Award Recipients

Article by Laura McKay, on behalf of Heritage Winnipeg Corp.
To follow up on this or any other articles on the blog, contact Heritage Winnipeg's Executive Director.
With thanks to Tony Eshmade for assistance with photographs

Heritage Winnipeg's Annual Preservation Awards are held every year on National Heritage Day/Louis Riel Day to celebrate the contributions of individuals, organizations, and companies to the preservation of Winnipeg's built heritage. 

This year we were also celebrating National Flag Day, the 50th birthday of our national flag. Thank you to Canadian Heritage for their contributions to this event.

The number of awards given vary from year to year, but the categories and their requirements can be found detailed in a previous blog post here. As well, photos of the nominated buildings and details about the preservation work that has been undertaken can be found here.

And without further ado, here are the 2015 Preservation Award recipients: 2015 Award Recipients

Annual Preservation Awards 2015 Nominations

Article by Laura McKay, on behalf of Heritage Winnipeg Corp.
To follow up on this or any other articles on the blog, contact Heritage Winnipeg's Executive Director. Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for this year's awards! 
Heritage Winnipeg's Annual Preservation Awards are coming up next week! Here are the nominations we have received for the building awards:
Nominee #1
Heritage Winnipeg is very pleased to be recognizing…
Loftworks on James
128 James Avenue

Built in 1912, Loftworks on James was originally the De Laval Company Warehouse and has since been occupied by many businesses, including James Richardsons. The rear of the building is adjacent to Elgin Street, where people were rounded up during the General Strike of 1919. The building is now known as the Ingaldson Building, named after Winnipeg Olympic basketball player Fred Ingaldson. 

The building is presently used as an architectural engineering office, as well as housing 10 residential condos. Prior to this …