The Métis francophonie has been present in the Red River Valley since the arrival of La Vérendrye at The Forks in 1738.


The French-speaking world was permanently established in Saint-Boniface with its educational, cultural and health institutions with the arrival of Provencher and the Church in 1818.


The city of Saint-Boniface was incorporated in 1883.


The City of St. Boniface has been providing services in the Civic Square, housed in historic buildings, since 1906.


The property became Winnipeg's and the coat of arms created by Mgr. Taché was removed from City Hall following the unification of Winnipeg in 1972. The changing priorities of Winnipeg's municipal government have put our French language services at risk and the heart of our local government into oblivion.


St. Boniface City Hall received a historic designation in 1981.


The former fire station received the same designation in 1987.


The municipal, provincial and federal governments invested in the sculpture garden in 2006 and 2007.


The civic square was added to the City of Winnipeg's surplus property list in late October 2007.


Dr. Marc Frechette purchased the former police station in the fall of 2012 but was unable to develop the property as he had planned. His clinic is scheduled to open in September 2022.


The City of Winnipeg puts the St. Boniface City Hall and the Old Fire Hall up for sale on November 13, 2019.


Government officials are recommending that 219 Provencher and 212 Dumoulin be sold to Manitoba Possible for $10,000 on February 8, 2021.


The City of Winnipeg removes the Sculpture Garden from the surplus list on February 25, 2021.


The SFM enters into an agreement in May 2021 with Manitoba Possible to purchase the St. Boniface City Hall from them once they officially take possession of the building.


A group of St. Boniface residents holds their first official meeting of the Ami.e.s du carré civique de Saint-Boniface (Friends of the St. Boniface Civic Square) on June 30, 2021.


The ACCSB receives official charitable status in March 2022.


The Property and Development Committee voted 3-1 to add the former police station to the City of Winnipeg's list of historic resources on January 17, 2022.


In March 2023, Manitoba Possible and the Société de la francophonie manitobaine (SFM) announce that Manitoba Possible has decided to withdraw from negotiations with the City of Winnipeg regarding the sale of the St. Boniface Civic Square, including the fire hall located at 212 Dumoulin Street and the former St. Boniface City Hall located at 219 Provencher Boulevard.


In June 2023, 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.

2023 - Octobre

In October 2023, the City of Winnipeg’s official webpage, “The Future of 219 Provencher and 212 Dumoulin” is online. The City of Winnipeg invites the community to explore their dedicated webpage and encourage their networks to do the same. They want the public to share their experiences and memories of the site.

2024 - January

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.

2024 - May

The Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development unanimously adopted the municipal administration's report on the future of the carré civique de Saint-Boniface. The most important suggestion of the Ami.e.s du carré civique de Saint-Boniface was incorporated into the recommendations, thanks to the intervention of Councillor Matt Allard, who proposed the necessary amendment, so that the public consultation report (Appendix B of the Administrative Report) remains the basis for all future decisions to implement these recommendations.

2024 - May

The old Saint-Boniface City Hall and the former fire hall will be removed from the City of Winnipeg's surplus property list and will no longer be available for sale.

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.