HTFC News

Job Opportunity: Community Planner

HTFC is looking for a staff member to support ongoing planning work in both northern and southern Manitoba. Current work focuses on implementing Treaty, resource development, and northern flood agreements; Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas; community, regional and municipal planning; wildlife management; and public engagement. This work ...

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Opportunity: Senior Landscape Architect

HTFC Planning & Design are looking to hire a Senior Landscape Architect with significant project management experience. This individual will work closely with the Principals and staff in our Winnipeg office and lead detailed design projects from inception to completion. Qualifications Ideal candidates will have the following qualificatio...

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Adapting to COVID-19

  Thank you for your patience as we all continue to do our part to stay safe and manage the spread of COVID-19. HTFC’s offices at 115 Bannatyne are temporarily closed. However our entire team remains available to conduct business by email, phone or web conference from our home offices.  Our main phone line has not been disrupted and our ...

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ICYMI: HTFC Celebrates 50 Years… and Winter!

Friday, February 7, 2020 — It was a frigid Manitoba winter night at The Forks, but there was plenty of warmth at our friends-and-family gathering, celebrating our 50 years in planning and design. At Oodena Celebration Circle— an HTFC legacy project — those who braved the cold were treated to a fireside musical performance by Sheena Rattai ...

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We’re Throwing a Party!

Keep your skates sharp and mitts dry for the HTFC family gathering! What better way to celebrate our 50th anniversary than enjoying our winter city at one of our favourite places! Join us for fun, fire, and food on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at The Forks. Stay Warm! Indoor activities and food in the South Hall and a ...

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A Prairie Landscape Companion

We are expanding! HTFC Planning & Design is pleased to announce the appointment of Marilyn Gould, BSc Ag, M L.Arch, SALA, CSLA, as Regional Manager – Saskatchewan. A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Manitoba, Masters of Landscape Architecture, Marilyn’s strong prairie roots and pride are deep. Formerly a ...

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WFP Column: Learning Curve

Landmarks: Learning Curve – Going back to school on the design of education On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, HTFC Planning & Design is hosting a series of conversations about the landmark plans and places that have shaped our province over the past five decades. The focus will be on pivotal moments, when new ideas altered the course ...

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WFP Column: The Path Forward

Landmarks: The Path Forward – The design of parks and the collaborative approach to create them continue to evolve On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, HTFC Planning & Design is hosting a series of conversations about the landmark plans and places that have shaped our province over the past five decades. The focus will be on ...

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A Timeful Way

by Glen Manning & James Thomasrepublished from Landscapes | Paysages, Winter 2016 Once in his life a man ought to concentrate his mind upon the remembered earth, I believe. He ought to give himself up to a particular landscape in his experience, to look at it from as many angles as he can, to wonder about it, to dwell upon it. He ...

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Season’s Greetings from HTFC

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WFP Column: Prairie Lights, Camera, Action

Duets: Prairie Lights, Camera, Action – Making Movie Magic in Manitoba 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 corner coffee shop to the local body shop, design is everywhere. Duets is an exclusive Winnipeg Free Press series ...

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WFP Column: Cultivating Community

Duets: Cultivating community, one garden at a time 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 corner coffee shop to the local body shop, design is everywhere. DUETS is an exclusive Winnipeg Free Press series that pairs design experts with local champi...

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WFP Column: Setting the Stage

Duets: Setting the Stage - From pop-ups to iconic urban venues, outdoor places create moments for people and performers. 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 corner coffee shop to the local body shop, design is everywhere. DUETS is an exclusive ...

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WFP Column: Street Smart

Duets: Street Smart - Issue of public safety takes intricate, and often intimate, approach From inspired entrepreneurs fullto the brim with ideas for our city to the many pop-up shops that have emerged in our downtown. From the corner coffee shop to the local body shop, design is everywhere. DUETS is an exclusive Winnipeg Free Press series that ...

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Media Release: HTFC Planning & Design receives two CSLA National Awards and a Spirit of Winnipeg Award win

Winnipeg, MB – HTFC Planning & Design is honoured to be the first prairie firm to receive the prestigious Jury’s Award of Excellence and a National Award from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) for Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park. The firm also shares in a National Award with NVision Insight Group for the Kinngaaluk ...

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The Kenora Wayfinding Signage Project

The Wayfinding Signage project, a phase of the Kenora Revitalization Plan, aims to make City travel easy for both residents and tourists travelling by car, bus, bike, on foot, and even by boat! The first phase of implementation of the wayfinding plan is complete. The design reinforces the clean lines and rustic touches that have become synonymous ...

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Cumberland Corridor

In late winter, the Spence Neighbourhood Association (SNA) retained HTFC to assist with the planning and design work for an envisioned Cumberland Corridor (Maryland Street to Balmoral Street). The intention was to produce a conceptual plan for park space along the corridor, based on feedback from the community and stakeholders.The Cumberland ...

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Halifax Common Master Plan

Over 250 years ago, King George III granted 235 acres of pastureland in the heart of Halifax “for the use of the inhabitants of the Town of Halifax forever.”   The form and function of Canada’s oldest urban park has continuously evolved since these early days, the priorities and lifestyles of each generation leaving traces in the landscape ...

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WFP Column: On the Map

Duets: On the Map - affirming people, space and place through visual representationEveryone 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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WFP Column: Finding the right note

Duets: Finding the right note - piano at Portage Place addresses underserviced and overlooked civic life 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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CTV: Major changes are coming to Winnipeg’s windiest intersection

Reposted: CTV Your Morning, October 17, 2017. Video here. Canada’s windiest intersection may soon be getting a major upgrade. For more than 40 years, pedestrians haven’t been able to cross the juncture at Portage and Main in downtown Winnipeg. Now, in a new report, city staff say it’s time to break down the concrete barriers and let ...

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Media Release: HTFC Honoured for Excellence in Universal Design

Winnipeg, MB – The annual Access Awards, hosted by the City of Winnipeg’s Access Advisory Committee, honoured local projects that exemplify excellence in accessible design. HTFC Planning & Design was a team member on seven of the ten design projects that were honoured at this year’s award ceremony:  RBC Convention Centre Sport ...

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WFP Column: Breaking Ground

Duets: Breaking ground - Diversity and culture help shape Dakota Collegiate's new fieldEveryone 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 ...

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WFP Column: Turning the table

Duets: Turning the table - The Vinyl Salon DJ collective creates space for collaboration and reinventionEveryone 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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WFP Column: Urban agriculture takes root

Duets: Urban agriculture takes root - Connecting culture, enhancing livelihoodsEveryone 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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WFP Column: Traffic Jam – cycle advocacy transforms Winnipeg Streets

Duets: Traffic Jam - cycle advocacy transforms Winnipeg streetsEveryone 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 everywhe...

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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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