Les Ami.e.s du carré civique de Saint-Boniface

Les Ami.e.s is a citizen action group that was formed earlier this year to protect the old St. Boniface City Hall and the entire Civic Square. The group was formed after the City of Winnipeg conditionally sold City Hall and the fire station to Manitoba Possible for the modest sum of $10,000.

English translation of this website was provided by Larry Vickar.

The Friends of the Saint-Boniface Civic Square thank him for his generosity.

Our News

Saint-Boniface Civic Square Futures Explored in City-Organized Forum

Around 50 residents attended a community forum on Wednesday night in St. Boniface. The City of Winnipeg organized it to find out how the community felt about the proposed outcomes for Saint-Boniface Civic Square.

Confirmation of details for the AGM of Les Ami.e.s du carré civique de Saint-Boniface

The AGM will provide the opportunity for members and friends to receive a report on our year and current developments with the city regarding the Civic Square. The AGM will also be an opportunity to participate in the survey about the future of the Civic Square.

The city is working with us to determine the best possible decision for the future of the Saint-Boniface Civic Square. Seize the opportunity.

Information on public participation has been posted at https://engage.winnipeg.ca/provencher-dumoulin. Now we want to know: what should happen with 219 Provencher Blvd. and 212 Dumoulin St. in the future?

Call to Protect the Civic Square

Following a resolution at the 2019 AGM, the Société de la francophonie manitobaine (SFM) has assumed leadership of efforts to ensure that City Hall, 219 Provencher, continues to serve Manitoba's francophonie. The city undertook consultations with community stakeholders following the cancellation of the sale of the fire station and city hall to Manitoba Possible.

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For Sale or for Rent

At the June 27 meeting of the Standing Committee on Property and Development Policy, the City of Winnipeg recognized the importance of the civic square to the residents of St. Boniface. As a result, it passed a motion to launch consultations with the public and community stakeholders.

What role will the ACCSB play?

Our goal is to ensure the sound management of the buildings in the St. Boniface Civic Square and to ensure they are occupied by Francophone organizations and societies that contribute to the economic, tourism, cultural and artistic development and well-being of the Francophone community in Manitoba. 

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Our Goals

Short Term

In the short term, les Ami.e.s are engaging with the community to ensure that property lines respect the integrity of City Hall and the Sculpture Garden. It should be noted that the Sculpture Garden extends from the west side to the Caisse Populaire property and from the north side of Provencher Boulevard to the garden's graphic sign. 

Medium Term

In the medium term, les Ami.e.s will work with the tenants and owners of the various buildings (e.g. the Sculpture Garden, the Artists' House, the Festival du Voyageur) to protect and preserve the Civic Square and keep them in the community. 

Long Term

In the long term, les Ami.e.s would like to develop a community strategy to manage the various buildings in the Civic Square with the support and collaboration of the SFM and the organizations currently located there.

Our vision for the future

We want the St. Boniface Civic Square to remain a center of activity for the Francophone community in Manitoba, the general public, and a collective asset and heritage for generations to come. 

Join us. Become a Member.

Become a member for up-to-date information on the development of the Civic Square. 

Become a Member

Your $5 annual membership ensures the continuity of the entire St. Boniface Civic Square for the benefit of Manitoba's Francophonie. With your membership, you will receive accurate and current information on the development of this property. You will also have the opportunity to participate in the governance of the organization.

Make a Donation

Les Ami.e.s du carré civique de Saint-Boniface inc. is a charitable organization (charitable number - 793544701) that will issue a tax receipt for all donations received.

One-time donations can be made by PayPal, credit or debit card. • By e-transfer to: Les Ami.e.s du carré civique de Saint-Boniface inc. , with notice to carrecivique@gmail.com • By cheque payable to: Les Ami.e.s du carré civique de Saint-Boniface inc. • Send to our PO Box.