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Canada Permanent Building (Comcheq Building)

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This red sandstone building was for many years the home of the Canada Permanent Trust Company. Built in 1909, the ground floor contained offices and banking facilities with additional office space in the upper two stories. There is a separate entrance for the second and third floors.

Shortly after the turn of the century, there was a significant increase in real estate transactions and building construction in Winnipeg. The city was becoming the financial center of the Prairies. This was reflected in the number of financial institutions that opened both head offices and regional head offices in the city. In addition, a variety of other financial services were also established.




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Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1909 Municipal, Grade II,  1985

Red Sandstone

3 storeys

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Financial institution Offices 296-298 Garry Street J. D. Atchison


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