To some Winnipeggers, progress looks like the new airport or the latest downtown parkade. But others mourn the loss of grand buildings bulldozed in the name of progress, sometimes leaving lots that have sat empty for decades. A new online resource commemorates those buildings. More on Lost Winnipeg: http://wfp.to/wOV
Happy 150th birthday, Portage and Main! The famous intersection celebrates a century and a half tomorrow, June 2. It was on this date in 1862 that plans were finalized for the first store to be built on a then barely-developed parcel of land — a site that would eventually become the hub of downtown Winnipeg.
In honour of the big day, we dug through our archives in search of images of the celebrated corner over the decades. View our full photo gallery, here.
Ever wanted a chance to explore Westminster United Church? The majestic landmark at the corner of Westminster Avenue and Maryland Street is open to urban explorers this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Doors Open Winnipeg. It’s the first time the 1912 Gothic church has participated in the event. Read more: http://wfp.to/uA1