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.
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
(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
James Avenue Pumping
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.
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.
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
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
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.
22 Mostyn Place
The popularity of curling as one of Winnipeg’s earliest team sports gave
birth to the city’s first curling club.
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.
216 Notre Dame Avenue
J. MacDonald commissioned Winnipeg
architect, H.S. Griffith to design the Oxford Hotel in
The 52 bedrooms were designed to receive natural light at all
Argyle Building 224
Notre Dame Avenue
A four storey building that faces Notre Dame but extends
across the block to face Garry Street.
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