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Boyd Building

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W.J. Boyd, was a pioneer businessman originally from Ontario and lived in Winnipeg for nearly 60 years. Boyd started out with a confectionery business and gradually took over smaller firms to become one of the city’s biggest suppliers of baked goods. In 1912, he was bought out by a national company. The sale of his business gave Boyd the capital to finance the building of his office tower. He soon re-established himself in the manufacture of confectionery.

Designed by John D. Atchison, the Boyd Building was located at the western periphery of the downtown district until the Hudson’s Bay store extended the district further in 1925.





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Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1912 Municipal, Grade III, 1981

Terra cotta

3 storeys

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Office and retail Office and retail

384 Portage Avenue

J. D. Atchison


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