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Bank of Nova Scotia
(A.A. Heaps Building)

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Prior to 1910, success had not been forthcoming for the Bank of Nova Scotia in Winnipeg. The banks first attempt at establishing itself was between 1881-1885, ending in failure when they closed their doors. The bank returned on January 3, 1899 to rented quarters in the Nares Block.

With the newly opened Bank of Commerce next door, it was apparent that a new location was needed if it wished to corner a share of Winnipeg’s financial market. Located outside the perimeters of Bankers Row, the bank selected a location at the corner of Portage and Garry with an aim to attract the Portage Avenue businessmen.


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Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1910 NA Steel and hollow tile construction, covered with semi-glazed terra cotta. NA

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Bank of Nova Scotia Provincial offices 254-258 Portage Avenue

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