Winnipeg Love Hate » Daily photos from Winnipeg, the most beautiful, most repulsive city in the world through the photography of Bryan Scott.

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More shots from the South Portage area of Downtown (specifically Donald Street). From the top: City Place/MPI loading zone; a couple of shots looking east from in between two buildings whose names I can’t remember the names of; Crosstown Civic Credit Union; and finally, 185 Donald—a lonesome remnant from when South Portage was primarily a residential area.


When my mom and I went downtown when I was a kid, I always hoped she’d park in the City Place (Eaton Place back then) parkade. Other than the two weeks a year that the Red River Ex was operational, the parkade was the closest thing to a roller coaster ride there was.

I liked this place back then, and I like it now. Architecturally, the spiral designs (there are a couple others around) are among the most interesting parkades in the city. Have you seen the new one going up at Hargrave and Ellice? Compared to that hulking monstrosity, the City Place parkade is a masterpiece.


I don’t know the name of this apartment building on Broadway Avenue, just west of Donald Street, but I’ve always been a fan. Although I imagine these courtyards could be intimidating spaces at two in the morning.

  • Great shot!! Yeah, I always think the same about the “two in the morning” thing about this place. Cool but daunting.ReplyCancel

convention-centreConstruction on the Convention Centre addition, as it appeared back in early September.

  • I noticed that you haven’t gotten comments lately. I just wanted to say, thanks for photographing Winnipeg. What you are doing is important.ReplyCancel

    • Bryan Scott

      Thank you! I really do appreciate the comment.

      I wonder if some people shy away from commenting because it’s to much hassle to enter their email information. Frankly I wouldn’t normally bother with the strict security measures, but if I didn’t, each post would be overrun with spam.ReplyCancel

      • Actually, I have been making a few different comments in the last week or more but none of them had showed up. Thought maybe comments were turned off or that you didn’t like ‘em. Gee, and they were some of my finest comments to boot. ;-)

        We’ll see if it works this time.ReplyCancel

        • Bryan Scott

          Ack! I guess I haven’t been checking in the spam filter lately. Usually it does a pretty good job but not always. Thanks for the heads up.ReplyCancel


A few photo of Rupert Avenue from Princess Street to Main Street on a lovely September morning. From the top: Salvation Army Citadel (built 1900); looking east towards Main Street; looking south from the corner of Rupert and Main; and Thomas Scott Memorial Orange Hall (built 1902) at Rupert and Princess.


A warm, foggy morning on Main Street back in mid-August.

  • Nice one, Bryan! It’s a nice blend of old and newer.

    And strangely, when I first glanced it, I started hearing an old Blood, Sweat and Tears tune called “And when I die.” Do you know it? I think it’s because it has kind of a weird old-fashioned westerny kinda feel in the intro but with that raspy kind of modern sound in the rest. I know, I know, it sounds weird but I really did hear that. And I haven’t ingested or inhaled anything weird though I do have a bit of a fever from this flippin flu that’s kickin’ the crap outa me.ReplyCancel

discount-everythingDiscount Everything on Ellice Avenue—a true Winnipeg classic.

  • This photo speaks directly to that dichotomy of what it is to be a Winnipegger; hate the building and lot but would love to see if there is a bargain to be had.ReplyCancel

    • Bryan Scott

      I hear ya. I’m okay with places like this that serve the community. Especially when the signage is nice and chunky like this. It’s when neighborhoods become overrun with them that there’s a real problem.ReplyCancel


It seems almost impossible to believe, but after years of planning, construction and bickering, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights has finally opened at the Forks. It’s perhaps a little disappointing that only 4 of the museum’s 11 galleries are open for now, but at least people now have the opportunity to explore the interior of this amazing structure. I’ve been waiting for years to see it, and I cannot wait to get inside.