2017 Architecture+Design Film Festival

The 2017 Architecture + Design Film Festival (a+dff)  is now underway in Winnipeg, running from May 3 to 7.  In its sixth year, the Winnipeg festival is the only festival in Canada devoted solely to architecture and design.

The five-day festival presents critically acclaimed films covering a range of design-oriented topics, focusing on the importance of architecture and urban design in everyday life.

The Viscount Gort Hotel: An Example of Modernist Design

The site of the 2017 Conference is an example of modernist architectural design. The Viscount Gort Hotel is located at 1670 Portage Avenue  between Kintyre Street and Century Street in Winnipeg.. According to Winnipeg Architectural Foundation, the hotel was constructed in 1960, by Winnipeg architect Roy M. Lev (1930 to 2010).  When approaching from the south or […]

May 2017: Jane’s Walk and Open Doors Winnipeg kick off Spring

The snow has melted.  And in Winnipeg, the month of May is book-ended by two popular events:  Jane’s Walk and Doors Open Winnipeg. For 2017 Jane’s Walk runs May 5 to 7th.  This year their walks include a trip to West Kildonan for” The Ghosts of Seven Oaks”.  Or to Whittier Park in St Boniface […]