Sneak a Peek at Riverfront Residences During WAG’s 9th Annual Home Tour

Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 4, 2015: The Winnipeg Art Gallery announces the 9th Annual Home Tour on Sunday, September 20, 2015, featuring some of Winnipeg’s most distinguished houses built along the Red River. Organized by the Associates of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, this fundraising event supports the WAG and its mission to help people see and experience more through art.

“Known as the river city, Winnipeg boasts some of the finest riverfront homes on the prairies and the 2015 Home Tour celebrates its stunning architecture and design,” says WAG Director & CEO Dr. Stephen Borys. “Since its inception in 1948, the Associates of the Winnipeg Art Gallery have contributed thousands of dollars to support exhibitions, art scholarships, the purchase of works of art, and more. I thank those members who have worked hard to plan this exciting event, as well as the homeowners who have welcomed us into their houses.”

The self-guided tour allows access into four homes located along the Red River. Diverse in architectural style, each home incorporates the river in unique ways into their living space.

510 South Drive, design by the homeowners and constructed in 2005, offers an eclectic mix of the personality of the homeowners and their desire for a beautifully functional space. Flawlessly incorporating their Asian art collection, the design showcases the south-facing living space, capturing the river view and taking full advantage of seasonal natural light as it floods the main floor. Just down the street the residence at 716 South Drive, designed by Tom Monteyne in 2006, makes the most of the dramatic views afforded by its site and features a four-car garage, library, guest quarters, a media room, and a spa that includes a swim-in-place pool.

Etienne Gaboury designed 90 River Road in 1968 and offers magnificent views and spectacular sunsets from the dining room. The house sits proudly on the riverbank and is oriented with one facade reaching for the sun and the opposite opening onto the river. 260 Victoria Crescent, or G House, was built in 1978 by the homeowners, and was designed as a suburban oasis, accommodating a very private lifestyle, while facilitating entertainment and social gatherings.

“Sneak a peak inside some of the most fabulous homes along the river,” invites Home Tour 2015 Chair José Koes. “We all want to see what the inside of these stunning homes look like and the WAG Home Tour allows us to do so. Come take a look while the doors are open!”

The Home Tour will take place on Sunday, September 20, from 10am-4pm. The self-guided tour invites visitors to start their tour at any of the four homes. Tickets are $35. Space is limited. Reserve online at or in person at the WAG, McNally Robinson Booksellers, or blue hills design. Don't miss this rare opportunity to browse inside some of Winnipeg’s most interesting riverfront residences!

An added feature this year is a special lunch created for Home Tour guests at Thermea (775 Cresent Dr). Enjoy Manitoba pickerel for $25 (includes tips and tax) on September 20 from 9am-10pm.

2015 Home Tour Committee: José Koes (Chair), David Carr, Jenni Joorisity, Pat McCullough, Marian McLennan, Angela Narth, Carla Pienaar, Esme Scarlett, and Ellie Topnik.

The WAG is grateful for the support of the following Home Tour sponsors: Winnipeg Free Press, Doowah Design Inc., and Esdale Printing Company.

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For more information, please contact:
Catherine Maksymiuk
Manager, Media and Marketing
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Tammy Sawatzky
Public Relations Coordinator
Winnipeg Art Gallery

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is a cultural advocate – a lens and forum – helping people see and experience more through art. Playing a vital role in the community, engaging and enriching people of all ages and backgrounds through art and culture, the Winnipeg Art Gallery thrives as a creative, innovative, and accessible place for learning, discovery, and inspiration.



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