Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from June, 2015

The Former St. Giles Presbyterian (United) Church at 294 Burrows Avenue

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.


The church building at 294 Burrows Avenue has been in the news a great deal in the last week or so, as the current congregation applies for delisting the property, essentially removing its heritage designation and any protection that may provide. Here is some background information to give you an idea as to what all the fuss is about!  In the News December 26, 2010 - Who cares if a church closes? You should (Winnipeg Free Press) June 17, 2015 - 107-year old church in the North End faces demolition (Winnipeg Free Press) June  18, 2015 - Advisory committee does not think St. Giles should lose heritage designation (The Carillon)

Doors Open Winnipeg 2015 People's Choice Awards

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.

Doors Open Winnipeg 2015 was our most successful event yet!  With over 27,000 site visits this year, we broke our record, set at our 2013 10th anniversary event with 23,000 visits. Thank you to everyone who helped out with this year's event!
The awards component of Doors Open Winnipeg continues to be the only one of its kind in Canada and provides an opportunity and incentive for owners and volunteers to step up their enthusiasm and put on the best event they can. 


Visitors have the chance to vote for their favourite buildings and winners will receive a spectacular award, created by a local artist, at a media event held in June. Votes are collected for the following categories: Best Restoration, Best Architecture, Best Guided Tour/Programming, The 'Hidden Gem', and Best Overall Experience. This year, for…