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Provincial Normal School

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In 1882-83, over a decade after Manitoba's separate Protestant and Catholic school systems were established, normal teacher training was first offered locally. The sessions were generally short and conducted out of rented facilities in St. Boniface, Winnipeg and various rural centres.

Manitoba’s student enrolment was growing quickly as a result of immigration and natural population increase. Educators were pressured to cope with the influx of immigrants and the natural population increase and to ensure that students from non-English speaking households were assimilated into the majority Anglo-Protestant culture.




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Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1904-1906 Municipal Grade II, 1991

Stone basement, solid brick bearing walls.

3 storeys

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Training School Residences 442 William Avenue Samuel Hooper


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