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Canada Permanent (Comcheq) Building
289 Garry Street

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.

Inglis (N.W.C.T.A.) Building 291 Garry Street
Owner, A.F. Thomas, built a one-storey café at 291 Garry in 1908. By the end of the year he had added 16 feet (4.9 metres) to the rear of the structure, plus an upper storey.

Canadian Pacific Railway Station
(Aboriginal Cultural Centre) 181 Higgins Avenue

Called a bribe at the time by speculators that lost out, the city offered land for a station, $300,000 for a bridge, $200,000 in cash and tax relief into perpetuity if the CPR located its main line, workshops, stockyards and other facilities in Winnipeg.

James Avenue Pumping Station
109 James Avenue

James Ashdown, owner of the fire-ravaged hardware store and foremost member of Winnipeg’ commercial/political elite, led the way in the construction of the James Avenue High Pressure Pumping Station.

Government House 10 Kennedy Street
Since 1883, the stately three-storey mansion located at 10 Kennedy Street in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, has been known as Government House and has been the residence of Manitoba's lieutenant-governors. It has long been a center of social and political activity.

Union Station 123 Main Street
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.

Upper Fort Garry Gate 130 Main Street
All the remains of the last of five forts built on this site, is the north gate of Upper Fort Garry.

Bank of Montreal 335 Main Street
Since 1913, the Bank of Montreal, located at the corner of Portage and Main has been a dominant structure at one of Canada’s most recognized crossroads.

Ross House 140 Meade Street
In 1825, a former fur-trader named Alexander Ross, brought his Indian wife and children to Red River to obtain a “Christian education”.  Ross commenced farming on his new river lot, granted by Sir George Simpson of the Hudson’s Bay Company. In addition, he kept a store to service the settlement, and was appointed both councilor and sheriff to the Council of Assiniboia.

Granite Curling Club 22 Mostyn Place
The popularity of curling as one of Winnipeg’s earliest team sports gave birth to the city’s first curling club.

Curry Building 212 Notre Dame Avenue
Built in 1880-81, the Spencer Block had deteriorated considerably by 1915. A recession and World War I had dimmed the city’s prospects, and many developers had cancelled projects, but Curry went ahead with his plans to replace the Spencer Block with this two storey structure bearing his name.

Oxford Hotel 216 Notre Dame Avenue
J. MacDonald commissioned Winnipeg architect, H.S. Griffith to design the Oxford Hotel in 1905.
The 52 bedrooms were designed to receive natural light at all times.

Argyle Building 224 Notre Dame Avenue
A four storey building that faces Notre Dame but extends across the block to face Garry Street.

Lindsay Building 228 Notre Dame Avenue
Located at the intersection of three major thoroughfares in downtown Winnipeg, the Lindsay Building is one of a handful of terra-cotta office towers erected during the city’s pre-World War I development boom.

Roslyn Court Apartments 40 Osborne Street
In 1996 this structure was recognized by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada as one of the country’s finest apartment buildings in the Queen Anne Revival style of architecture.

Garry - Osborne



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