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Of the many railway buildings in Winnipeg, the crowning glory is Union Station, which closes the vista down Broadway with its imposing bulk and dome. Originally opened in 1911, the building was intended by the Canadian Northern Railroad and Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad to surpass the nearby station of the Canadian Pacific. Winnipeg's Union Station is a shining example of Beaux Arts architectural style.

Designed by Warren & Wetmore who were responsible for Grand Central in New York, Union Station extends for some 350 feet along Main Street and is not quite symmetrical, the triumphal arch entrance being offset to close the axis of Broadway. The entrance doors are set under a projecting decorative iron canopy. Passing through a small intermediate space, the passenger emerges into the large central hall.





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Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1911 NA NA NA

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Train Depot Train Depot 123 Main Street

Warren & Wetmore


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