Margaret "Marmie" Chivers


Margaret "Marmie" Chivers was formally trained as an artist and learned town planning while working with the Metropolitan Planning Commission in Winnipeg. Chivers was the daughter of the prominent architect Cyril Chivers of Northwood and Chivers. She was employed as a window designer at Birks, worked in the Canadian Government Mapping Services during the Second World War, and worked at the Hydro Electric Power Company in Baltimore. In the 1960s, Chivers was employed by the City of Winnipeg in the Planning Department. There she worked on the 1966 Development Plan for Greater Winnipeg and was responsible for most of the artworks in Metro Planning. Chivers established Model Design Studio in the 1950s, building models for architectural and engineering firms as well as government agencies.


  • 1966 Development Plan for Greater Winnipeg


  • Winnipeg Free Press, November 15, 1953
  • Model Design Studio” Greater Winnipeg Industrial Topics, Vol. 16, No. 2 (March 1956)
  • "Women Town Planners Look Forward to Development Plan Co-Operation." The Tribune, July 16, 1966


Photograph of Marmie Chivers