Media Release: Art & Design Tours Launched

Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg has an interesting story to share. This summer, the Winnipeg Arts Council and HTFC Planning & Design, invites Winnipeg citizens to become tourists in their own city, with guided tours to uncover and showcase the great spaces and places that are making the city a well-designed, dynamic place to live and play.

“HTFC is delighted to partner once again with the Winnipeg Arts Council to host a series of tours and events to engage the public around the importance of planning and design in Winnipeg,” says Monica Giesbrecht, Principal of HTFC Planning & Design. “There are tales and secrets on every street corner, park or neighbourhood. These types of tours help to inspire people to explore community neighbourhoods, to learn about our city’s history and to connect with others.”

“The Winnipeg Arts Council is delighted to be partnering with HTFC on two public art tours this summer,” says Carol Phillips, Executive Director of the Winnipeg Arts Council. “This collaboration provides an opportunity for Winnipeggers to experience placemaking at its finest by exploring public spaces with great design and unique artwork that reflects its context and environment.”

Tour Details:

Saturday, July 8 at 7 p.m.

  • Tour highlights
  • Heaven Between (Broadway at Edmonton St.)
  •  Broadway streetscaping
  •  Bike racks on Broadway
  • Millennium Library (5 artworks and Millennium Library Park)
  •  Manitoba Hydro Place
  •  DIY Field at Central Park

Sunday, August 20 at 2 p.m.

  • Tour highlights
  •  YOU YOU + YOU at United Way Building
  •  John Hirsch Place
  •  High Five (across from Shaw Park)
  • Oodena Celebration Circle
  • Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park
  • Millennium Library (5 artworks and Millennium Library Park)

About HTFC Planning & Design

Founded in 1969, HTFC Planning & Design is an award-winning firm that specializes in landscape architecture, community and resource planning, economic development, urban and interpretive design, connecting people and places. While their work is focused on the prairie, boreal forest and arctic regions of North America, HTFC Planning & Design has undertaken projects throughout Canada and as far afield as Eastern Europe, South America, and Africa.

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