Millennium Library Park

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Landscape ArchitectureAward of Excellence

HTFC Planning & Design
Owner/Client: City of Winnipeg


Landscape Architect: HTFC Planning & Design
Architect: LM Architectural Group
Structural Engineer: Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd.
Mechanical Engineer: SMS Engineering Ltd.
Electrical Engineer: SMS Engineering Ltd.
Programming Partners: Winnipeg Library Foundation | Downtown Winnipeg Biz | A & O: Support Services for Older Adults Inc. | The Manitoba Teacher's Society | The Winnipeg Arts Council
Lighting Agent: RD Sales
Metal & Wood Fabrication Coordinator: Pedra Industries Inc.
Sign (Millennium Library Park): SignEx Manufacturing Inc.
Hard Landscape Contractor: J & D Penner Construction
Soft Landscape Contractor: Shelmerdine Landscaping Inc.
Contractor: Western Construction Services Inc.


Millennium Library Park is a vibrant urban oasis in the heart of Winnipeg. This public space brings together Manitobans and visitors from all walks of life. The park weaves together a prairie garden, an urban wetland, a river-bottom grove, a reading commons and a sun drenched lawn. Designed to be fun, flexible, and safe, the park is a public commons, a literary garden and an environmental classroom in every season.


The Millennium Library Park is composed of finely orchestrated series of urban landscape spaces that provide a range of visual and sensory experiences. Together, these spaces, along with significant public art form a rich tapestry that can be visually accessed from the library reading areas and the surrounding office buildings. The green roof of the parkade below, with its sophisticated water management system, supports the idea that landscape can – and should – play a more significant role in ‘greening’ our cities.

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