Year

2017

WFP Column: Traffic Jam – cycle advocacy transforms Winnipeg Streets

Duets: Traffic Jam - cycle advocacy transforms Winnipeg streets Everyone designs. From inspired entrepreneurs full to the brim with ideas for our city to the many pop-up shops that have emerged in our downtown. From the local coffee shop on the corner to the delicate, delicious artisan pastries that we can’t help but devour, design is ...

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Artful journey brings activity to 16 Canadian communities

Art is making its way into 16 communities, traversing every province and territory in Canada, as part of Art Express’d / Art Exprimè: North to South: Inuvik, Whitehorse, Yellowknife, Churchill, Rankin Inlet West to East: Alert Bay, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes East to West: John’s, Halifax, Charlottetown, Moncton, ...

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Media Release: Glen Manning to join the CSLA College of Fellows

Winnipeg, MB – HTFC Planning & Design's principal, Glen Manning, will be welcomed by the CSLA College of Fellows during the Congress of the World Design Summit, held at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal on October 19th, 2017, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the profession (Executed Works, Service to the Community or the ...

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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. ...

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Garry Held On Tight

I did not know Garry very well in his life outside the office, but it was pretty clear that he held on tight to the things he really cared about: his family, his music, his creative impulses, and his privacy. Garry certainly held on tight to Upper Fort Garry. That is why I am glad Faye selected this place to remember Garry, rather than the ...

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Media Release: Upper Fort Garry Park challenges 150 people to picnic in advance of Canada’s 150th Celebration

Winnipeg, MB – To kick off the Canada 150 celebration weekend, the Friends of Upper Fort Garry are challenging Winnipeggers to take their lunch outside for a picnic and two hours of live music at the park. Can Winnipeg form one of the largest downtown picnics to mark Canada’s 150th birthday – you’ll have to attend to see for yourself: ...

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WFP Column: Duets – A slice of urban life

Duets: A slice of urban life - Red Ember food truck creates conversation around public space activity Everyone designs. From inspired entrepreneurs full to the brim with ideas for our city to the many pop-up shops that have emerged in our downtown. From the local coffee shop on the corner to the delicate, delicious artisan pastries that we ...

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Nearly 1,000 kilometers logged by HTFC staff for annual Commuter Challenge Week

For staff at HTFC Planning & Design, participation in the annual Commuter Challenge Week meant big pay-offs with the first-ever Commuter Challenge Auction. Participating staff drew HTFC Bucks in varying denominations daily, with bonus bucks rewarded to those who: switched their transportation mode; sent a photo of their trek to work; and ...

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Summer photo contest launches to connect people and places

HTFC Planning & Design and ChrisD.ca are teaming up to encourage Winnipeggers to get out and enjoy the many public spaces our city has to offer. On Instagram, HTFC and ChrisD.ca will post one Winnipeg space every month from June to August. Snap your best picture of the space and tag @htfcpwg + @chrisdca for a chance to win a copy of your ...

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WFP Column: Duets – Confidence on tap

Duets: Confidence on tap - Urban breweries serving up investment and pride Everyone designs. From inspired entrepreneurs full to the brim with ideas for our city to the many pop-up shops that have emerged in our downtown. From the local coffee shop on the corner to the delicate, delicious artisan pastries that we can’t help but devour, ...

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HTFC wins Manitoba Planning Excellence Award

HTFC Planning & Design has won a 2017 Manitoba Planning Excellence Award for The Municipal Planning Guide to Zoning Bylaws in Manitoba. The Honourable Eileen Clarke, Minister of Indigenous and Municipal Relations, presented the award at the 2017 Manitoba Planning Conference, which was held May 10 – 12 at the Delta Hotel in Winnipeg. ...

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Media Release: 101 minutes of design ideas for Winnipeg

Winnipeg, MB – HTFC Planning & Design will once again sponsor Winnipeg Architecture Foundation’s annual Architecture + Design Film Festival, with the screening of Watermark on May 4 at 7 p.m. at Cinematheque (100 Arthur St.). Directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky, Watermark is a feature documentary film that brings ...

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WFP Column: Duets – A seat at the table

Duets: A seat at the table - Dining and design create appetite for community collaboration Everyone designs. From inspired entrepreneurs full to the brim with ideas for our city to the many pop-up shops that have emerged in our downtown. From the local coffee shop on the corner to the delicate, delicious artisan pastries that we can’t help ...

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Media Release: Trace the Exchange – Celebrating World Landscape Architecture Month with Visioning Workshops

Winnipeg, MB – Inspired by recent artwork of the Exchange District installed at Bronuts Donuts + Coffee, HTFC Planning & Design staff will celebrate World Landscape Architecture Month in April with two workshops: Where: Bronuts Donuts + Coffee (100 King St.) When: April 3 and 10 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Why: Offer downtown placem...

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Media Release: HTFC Planning & Design Partners with CentrePort Canada

Winnipeg, MB – HTFC Planning & Design announced today its partnership with CentrePort Canada, North America’s largest tri-modal inland port and foreign trade zone. Participating at the strategic partner level, HTFC Planning & Design joins a respected group of companies and organizations who are a part of CentrePort’s Marketing ...

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LP Article: Working Large — A Panel Discussion Inspired by Carl Steinitz

By James Thomas Published in Landscapes Paysages Spring 2017 The Summit on  Landscape Architecture and the Future, held at the University of Pennsylvania in June, 2016, gathered together over 700 landscape architects from the United States and other parts of the world. The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) convened the summit, ...

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WFP Column: Duets – Streets and Eats

Duets: Streets and eats - Broadway's urban design and expanding cuisine scene create reasons to gather Everyone designs. From inspired entrepreneurs full to the brim with ideas for our city to the many pop-up shops that have emerged in our downtown. From the local coffee shop on the corner to the delicate, delicious artisan pastries that we ...

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Metro Column: Cool Gardens art projects to spring up once again in Winnipeg

by Michelle Bailey Published in Metro News Winnipeg, March 17, 2017 The popular warming huts at The Forks may have been disassembled for another year, but you need not despair. Work has begun on new installations that will begin popping up in July to celebrate summer in Winnipeg. The Cool Gardens public exhibition of garden ...

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WFP Op-Ed: Lots to be learned about treaty rights

by James Thomas Published in Winnipeg Free Press, Opinion: Analysis, March 2, 2017 Brian Giesbrecht’s commentary Reserves an artificial creation, but too lucrative to leave behind (Feb. 24) makes evident the need for personal and collective education around the history of the treaties and reserves. Rather than inspiring us to work towards ...

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Celebrating 10 years of Get Off Your Butt & Ski participation: a piece of cake

HTFC Planning & Design’s newly drafted ski team, the Sesquicentennial Slumber Party, found themselves on the podium with bronze medals at the annual Get Off Your Butt & Ski Corporate Challenge – tallying 31 laps of race route tracked in an hour. Full disclosure: we actually tied with 3 other teams for third place. Elly Bonny, ...

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WFP Column: Duets – A Seamless Fit

Duets: Designing for living things -- urban and fashion visions share common thread Everyone designs. From inspired entrepreneurs full to the brim with ideas for our city to the many pop-up shops that have emerged in our downtown. From the local coffee shop on the corner to the delicate, delicious artisan pastries that we can’t help but devour, ...

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Sahtu Land Use Plan Assessment Report Released

In February 2017, the Sahtu Land Use Planning Board released the Sahtu Land Use Plan Assessment Report prepared by HTFC Planning & Design. The Sahtu Land Use Planning Board (SLUPB) is responsible for developing and monitoring the implementation of a land use plan that guides development and conservation of a vast area of land — four ...

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Nearly 100 Winnipeggers Shared Their Holiday Plans with HTFC

Snowball fights. Spending time with family and friends. Waiting for the CPR Holiday Train. These were just a few of the reasons Winnipeggers were looking forward to the holidays as 2016 drew to a close. Throughout the month of December, we held a festive contest to celebrate the Exchange District and some of our lovely neighbours. Simply by ...

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Media Release: HTFC Planning & Design Names New Senior Associates

  Winnipeg, MB – With nearly 40 years of design experience between them, Bruce Dixon and Constantina Douvris were recently named Senior Associates at HTFC Planning & Design. “This past year was an especially exciting and busy time for us,” Glen Manning, Principal of HTFC Planning & Design, said to a crowded room of staff. ...

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Job Posting: Landscape Architectural Technician

HTFC Planning & Design is looking for a LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN who can manage our technical and drafting requirements working closely with partners and staff on detailed design projects. HTFC Planning & Design (HTFC) is an award-winning Winnipeg-based firm founded in 1969. We are a dynamic group of professionals with ...

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Media Release: HTFC Rings in the New Year With Resolutions for Design in the City

Winnipeg, MB – While Winnipeggers ring in the New Year, designers and planners at HTFC Planning & Design looked back on the year that was and offered some resolutions for the City of Winnipeg in 2017. “During the holiday season, we found ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have helped to shape our city in a signific...

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