HTFC News

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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Season’s Greetings from the Future

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Kenora Age-Friendly Strategic Plan

The Kenora Age-Friendly Strategic Plan highlights Kenora’s strengths as a community for people of all ages. It also identifies opportunities for Kenora to become a more age-friendly city in the future, using an analysis of the 8 age-friendly topic areas identified by the World Health Organization. HTFC Planning & Design developed the ...

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Municipal Planning Guide to Zoning By-Laws in Manitoba

HTFC Planning & Design worked with a steering committee from Manitoba’s Indigenous and Municipal Relations department (formerly MMG) to develop the Municipal Planning Guide for Zoning By-Laws in Manitoba. This three-part document provides practical guidance on the role and function of zoning in a Manitoba context. It also provides zoning ...

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Garry Hilderman (1940 – 2016)

We are profoundly saddened by the loss of Garry Hilderman, our founding partner and friend, who passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 21, 2016. Garry was a trailblazer who forged the way for generations of landscape architects and land use planners in Canada's prairie boreal and northern regions. He was a Fellow of the Canadian Society of ...

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Millennium Library Park Wins Premier’s Award

HTFC was honoured to accept the Premier's Award for Design Excellence in Landscape Architecture for Millennium Library Park. Glen Manning was on hand at the ceremony to accept the award from Premier Greg Selinger. The award program was originally launched by Howard Pawley's government in the 1980s to recognize design excellence in the province. ...

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Niakwa Trail Rain Garden Demonstration Project

Ground has now broken on the new rain garden demonstration project along the Niakwa Trail at Fermor Avenue and St. Anne's Road in St. Vital. The aim of the garden is to filter rainwater run-off, pollutants, and sediment from the adjacent Superstore parking lot and Niakwa Trail before it flows into the Seine River. Large debris is filtered out as ...

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Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park Officially Opens

In the scorching August heat — a drastic change from the frigid October 2014 unveiling ceremony — the Friends of Upper Fort Garry cut the ribbon at the Governor's Gate, officially opening Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park to the public. Members of the HTFC team were on hand to join in the celebration, along with representatives from Cohlmeyer ...

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Jury Selects Village Tower

The Winnipeg Folk Festival Village Tower was selected for the Jury's Choice Wood Design Award at the annual Prairie Wood Design Awards presented by Wood WORKS! Alberta. Glen Manning, the principal designer on the project accepted the award at the gala in Edmonton on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.  The Jury's Choice Award is carefully selected by the ...

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Kipekiskwaywinan Wins National Merit

HTFC and York Factory First Nation have received a National Award of Excellence from The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA).  The award-winning project, Kipekiskwaywinan: Our Voices, was developed as part of York Factory First Nation's environmental assessment of the Keeyask hydroel...

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Maples Collegiate Addition

HTFC Planning and Design would like to extend congratulations to the students and staff of the Seven Oaks School Division on the Grand Opening of the "Judy Silver Student Commons" on December 10th at Maples Collegiate.  What an entertaining evening of song and music from your talented choir and ...

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Farewell Maggie Martin!

On October 2, HTFC staff and friends gathered to celebrate the retirement of Margaret (Maggie) Martin, Associate and Office Manager. Maggie started with Garry Hilderman in 1983, then Hilderman Witty Crosby Hanna & Associates, embarking on a long and happy career in step with the company. She ...

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Steinbach School Opens

HTFC was in attendance as the Hanover School Division celebrated the Grand Opening of the largest school in Manitoba on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. The Steinbach Regional Secondary School (SRSS) recently expanded, adding over 9700 square metres to its existing facility, accommodating up to 2000 students. HTFC was part of the design team led by ...

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McFeetors Heavy Horse Centre

As part of its Imagine a Place campaign, and thanks to a generous donation from Ray and Lynne-Anne McFeetors, the Assiniboine Park Conservancy has announced its plans to build a new Heavy Horse Centre at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. HTFC is proud to be a part of this unique project as landscape architects for this 4.7 acre site. The design team ...

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VGH Miracle Garden Wins Access Award

HTFC is proud to announce that the Victoria General Hospital Miracle Garden has been recognized for its accessible design at the City of Winnipeg's 20th Annual Access Awards. VGH Foundation Executive Director Charlene Rocke, and our own Monica Giesbrecht, Design Lead on the project, accepted ...

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Meet HTFC’s Newest Principals

HTFC is excited to announce our plans for the future. Jim Thomas, Jeff Frank, Monica Giesbrecht, and Glen Manning are very pleased to announce the addition of Elly Bonny, Tim Hogan, and Maureen Krauss as Principals of HTFC Planning & Design. Collectively, Elly, Tim, and Maureen have over 25 ...

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Clearspring Middle School Featured

HTFC, along with Stantec Architecture, is pleased to announce that our project, Clearspring Middle School, is to be featured at the Manitoba Chapter, Canada Green Building Council’s Annual General Meeting on May 7, 2014. Clearspring Middle School is a new greenfield schoolground built for the Public School Finance Board in Steinbach, ...

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VHAP wins a 2014 National Merit Award

We are proud to announce that the Variety Heritage Adventure Park at the Forks National Historic Site was the recipient of a 2014 National Merit Award from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. We would like to thank our team for their dedication and commitment. This project would not have ...

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It’s Time to Ski Again

In anticipation of the annual Great Get Off Your Butt and Ski Corporate Challenge Event at Windsor Park Nordic Centre, HTFC dug in to the video archives for a look back at our last two years of participation. Every year we look forward to this event, which raises money for ski programs for inner city youth. This year is no exception. Come on out ...

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SnowMAZEing Family Fun Day at Millennium Library & Park

On February 1st, HTFC participated alongside The Winnipeg Arts Council, Millennium Library Park, and the Downtown Winnipeg Biz in designing and building a snow maze in Millennium Park for Family Fun Day.  Live music, bonfires, food, and festivities celebrated the warmth of our citizens in our fair ...

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Photo Challenge 2013

For the second year in a row, HTFC held an internal challenge  to capture HTFC's work in photographic form. This year there were three categories: Areas of Work, Projects and Details. The photos were presented at our annual holiday party and the party guests were asked to vote on their ...

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Folk Festival in the City

On Friday, November 22, HTFC Planning & Design attended Folk Festival in the City, the annual gala fundraiser for the Winnipeg Folk Festival.  All funds raised at the event go towards WFF Education and Outreach programs.  HTFC staff sponsored four youth to take part in the Musical Mentors ...

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Our New Identity

When the principals at Hilderman Thomas Frank Cram decided it was time to refresh the company’s identity, acclaimed advertising agency McKim Cringan George was brought in to guide us through the transition. MCG immediately embarked on a multi-step process to clarify our culture and place in the ...

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Winnipeg Design Festival 2013

This year, HTFC was involved in various events at Winnipeg Design Festival: Launch. The festival ran from September 18 to 22, engaging not just the design community, but the public at large, in an effort to advance the culture of design and the built environment.   On the Boards: Public ...

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September 2013

    Work has been completed on renovations to the Red River College courtyard at the Notre Dame Avenue campus. Along with improvements to the courtyard decking and planting, this project also included repairs to existing stairs and installation of an interior ramp to provide barrier-free access to the courtyard.   Construction ...

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