Sep 15, 2017 TODAY at Winnipeg Design Festival!

Park[ing] Day 
This is a FREE Event.

PARK(ing) Day is an annual, global event where citizens, artists, designers and activists transform metered parking spaces into temporary public parks, raising awareness of the importance of creating humane, sustainable, urban culture.

Multiple installations from a diverse range of groups transform parking stalls into ‘pop-up’ places that encourage Winnipeggers from all walks of life to consider issues like the importance of public space ownership, car addiction, active living, healthy communities and the value of street life. 

Steelday Tours
This is a FREE Event.

SteelDay is your chance to get to know the Canadian structural steel industry. Personally!

The day will be an interactive and networking event for members of the design, construction and structural steel industry. Across the nation – steel fabricators, mills, service centres, galvanizers, HSS producers, bender-rollers and others will open their facilities, job sites, and offices. Architects, engineers, contractors, developers, students, educators and the general public are invited to see how we contribute to building Canada.

Special equipment will be provided.  Please note that tour times vary.

Design Professionals, please register here for a tour:

All members of the public, please register here:


Film: The Art of Recovery
This is a FREE Event.

From chaos to creativity and hope for a broken city. As demolition gangs reduce ruins to rubble, artists,innovators and entrepreneurs are bringing life back to the streets of post-earthquake Christchurch, empowering the people and creating a promising future for a dynamic new city.

The film is screened by the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation in partnership with the Winnipeg Public Library and the Winnipeg Design Festival.


Presentation: True North Square
This is a FREE Event.

Located in the heart of downtown, True North Square is the largest private mixed-use development in Winnipeg’s history combining office, hotel, residential, retail, parking, and a central plaza. Design elements of the project have been carefully constructed by the architectural and development teams to support urban activity as well as commercial vitality. Together with other exciting developments planned downtown, the project will play a key role in redefining the city’s core.  

All designers and architects encouraged to attend!


This is a FREE Event.

At this event, ten speakers present 20 slides, giving 20 seconds to each slide, to bring the local design community together to share ideas, projects, and design in a fun and informative social setting. Prepare to be inspired!

Started in 2008, 10 x 20 x 20 continues to be well received by the design community and the public. The diverse list of past presenters has included architects, artists, builders, industrial designers, historians, makers, photographers and many more.

Join us for what is always a wild, entertaining and truly thought-provoking experience! 

Organized by 10 x 20 x 20 committee.

Sep 14, 2017 Winnipeg Design Festival Thursday – September 14th, 2017

Third + Bird WDF Pop-up Market: TONIGHT 5-8pm at Upper Fort Garry Park. 
This is a FREE Event!

THIRD + BIRD is hosting a carefully curated WDF event that will provide fun + inspiring gathering place for artisans and shoppers.

We serve artisans by creating a platform where they can share their craft, and grow their business. We serve shoppers by inspiring them to choose hand-crafted, locally produced goods and connecting them with Manitoba makers.

At THIRD + BIRD, we are proud to work with integrity and creativity to offer you workshops, gatherings, and markets that are more than just an event – they are an experience with every detail thought out in a way that supports local makers, artisans, farmers, and other local businesses. We strive for a personal connection with those we serve and work with – because local makers and their crafts matter to us – and we believe they matter to you.


Moving Matter: Tyndall Stone Walking Tour
This is a FREE Event!

Join us for a free 90-minute tour exploring several Tyndall stone buildings downtown. On this tour, led by architectural historian Abigail Auld, you will learn about the beginnings of the Manitoba quarry industry, how to spot and identify fossils and learn the interesting story of this Manitoba-produced but nationally used stone.

Meet at the Local History Room, Millenium Library, 251 Donald Street. This tour is offered jointly by the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation and the Winnipeg public library. Register online, in person or by phone starting August 22 at 204-986-3424


Ongoing Festival Events:

Cool Gardens
Manik Dreamscape/Festival Markers
Raw:Almond Pavilion
One Bucket at a Time Pavilion
Models of the Future: Design Display
Do Not Track Pavilion
The Bench 2017

Sep 13, 2017 Bar Nano at Winnipeg Design Festival!

In support of micro establishments everywhere, and their value to the grain of the city, Storefront Manitoba presents Bar Nano, Canada’s smallest bar.

Transported by bicycle, and powered by battery, Bar Nano is sure to lift your spirits!

Join us!

Date: Wednesday, September 13 + Saturday, September 16
Time: 8pm
Location: West Base of the Esplanade Riel, The Forks