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Doors Open Winnipeg - 13 Things You Need To Know Before This Weekend

Article 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.


Doors Open Winnipeg is coming up this weekend and we know you're exited too!  Before you set out, here are some things you should know:
1. When
Doors Open Winnipeg happens once every year, usually on the last weekend of May. Many of the buildings, including Vaughan Street Jail, are only open and providing tours during this weekend. Doors Open 2015 is happening on May 30 & 31, 2015 and most buildings are open from 11:00am - 5:00pm, although this varies a bit from building to building.  2. WhereDoors Open Winnipeg has participating buildings and sites all over the city of Winnipeg - over 80 as a matter of fact. These include building tours, walking tours of neighbourhoods or based on a specific theme, and events related to heritage. 

For a complete list of the buildings that are participating and details such as the …

Doors Open Award Winner - The Ukrainian Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of Sts Vladimir & Olga at 115 McGregor Street

Article Laura McKay, on behalf of Heritage Winnipeg Corp. 
Photography courtesy of Megan Redmond. 
To follow up on this or any other articles on the blog, contact Heritage Winnipeg's Executive Director.


This three time Doors Open Winnipeg People's Choice Award Winner truly deserves its award title as Winnipeg's "Hidden Gem". Located at 115 McGregor Street, the Cathedral is a massive structure, with the Parish Hall also on site as a reminder of the Parish's past.

The building is currently sitting on the City of Winnipeg's Nominated list, which means it is awaiting approval of its request for municipal heritage designation. To view their listing on the City of Winnipeg's website, click here.


The Sts Vladimir and Olga Ukrainian Catholic parish was established in 1907, as a response to tensions as a result of the differences between the Roman Catholic and Ukrainian Catholic churches. The new parish worshipped out of an old wooden church built in 1900.

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Heritage in May - Jane's Walk Tours, Heritage Festival, Manitoba Day, & Doors Open

Article by Laura McKay & Megan Redmond, on behalf of Heritage Winnipeg Corp.
Photography courtesy of Megan Redmond.
To follow up on this or any other articles on the blog, contact Heritage Winnipeg's Executive Director.

May is a fantastic month for heritage in Winnipeg - and, as you may have noticed, there wasn't an article last week. We've been so busy at the office with heritage events, we forgot to do a blog post! Here's a brief review of some of the things we've been up to and getting ready for, including the Jane's Walk Tours, the Red River Heritage Fair, Manitoba Day at the Manitoba Museum, and Doors Open Winnipeg 2015.
Jane's Walk - May 2 & 3, 2015What is a Jane's Walk?In a nutshell, a Jane's Walk Tour is a free tour put on by a member of the community. Every year on the first weekend in May, walks are organized by local people who want to create a space for discussion about what matters to them in the places that they live, work, and…