Big thanks to the 2013 CommerceDesignWinnipeg Jury:

Bob Somers, Principal, Scatliff+Miller+Murray.

Scott Stirton, President & CEO, Architecture49

Dave Angus, President & CEO, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.

Stephen Lamoureux, Professional Interior Designer & Principal, ADI Group

Bijou Fine Jewelry

539 Osborne Street

Owners: Ashiq Katoo, Leonie Coulson, Glen Kennedy

Architect / Interior Design: Local Architecture + Design

This custom jewelry store uses a hierarchy of lighting and finely crafted millwork to emphasize the beauty and quality of its jewelry. Open spaces and alcoves defined by decorative screens draw shoppers in to this sophisticated, modern gem.

Rudy’s Eat & Drink

375 Graham AvenueOwners: Michael and Kate Schafer

Architect: 5468796 Architecture Inc.

Fabulous textures, sustainable materials and social media technology are only part of the atmosphere at this retro-modern downtown restaurant. Rudy’s creates comfort for all diners with spaces for groups, intimate dining nooks, and a seamless transition to a large patio.

The Keg Steakhouse & Bar

115 Garry Street

Owner: Gord Howard

Architect: David Goyer Architecture Inc.

Interior Design: Cheryl Watson, Keg Intl.

Landscape Architect: Hilderman Thomas Frank Cram

The Downtown Keg respects the historical nature of their building, while still incorporating the Keg’s brand. The highlight – a patio that turns the outdoors into an extension of the restaurant, with water feature, pergola and fireplace.


Stella’s @ Plug In

460 Portage Avenue

Owners: Tore Sohlberg and Lehla Abreder

Architect / Interior Design: DPA+PSA+DIN Collective

The newest location of this beloved Winnipeg café has a more urban spin, capturing the vibrancy of their people and brand in its sizeable art wall and creative use of a triangular space.

Manitoba Start

271 Portage Avenue (Avenue Bldg.)

Owner: Employment Solutions for Immigrants

Architect: 5468796 Architecture Inc.

A honeycomb motif runs through walls, tiles, and lights, creating a welcoming and uplifting space out of simple materials and graphic patterns. Both form and function blend and go above and beyond for this non-profit.

Tall Grass Prairie Bread Co.

859 Westminster Avenue

Owners: Lyle & Kathy Barkman, Tabitha & Paul Langel

Architect: Syverson Monteyne Architecture Inc.

Like its artisan breads, the craft of this business shows in its small but well-conceived space. An open wall of windows, outdoor seating and use of sustainable local materials all connect it in function and spirit with its Wolseley neighbourhood. 

Rooster Shoes

452 River Avenue

Owner: Judy Coy

Architect: Richard Prins

Fun and simple, Rooster is more than a shoe shop – it is an experience. Warm wood and brick textures drawn from the building it’s housed in along with playful rooster ornaments give a bohemian feel to the shopping experience.