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Curry Building

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The Toronto-based T. Eaton Company’s decision to build a department store on South Portage between Donald and Hargrave Streets, was the catalyst for Portage Avenue’s development into a major commercial thoroughfare. Prior to this, most businesses had located along Main Street.

Duncan Steele Curry had come to Winnipeg from Nova Scotia in 1874 with the second detachment of the North-West Mounted Police. He became a surveyor, and in 1884, the city’s auditor. During this period, he had amassed a considerable amount of real estate holdings. One of his properties included the Spencer Block between Notre Dame Avenue and Garry Street on North Portage.





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Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1915 Municipal, 1998, grade II Terra cotta 2 storeys

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Offices Offices, Restaurant 212 Notre Dame Avenue J. D. Atchison


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