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Architecture of Canada

17 December 2009

1950s – Poplar Park Community Hall, Manitoba

A large community hall which although not architect designed does have a certain style and grace.

01 July 2010

1952 – Church of the Immaculate Conception, Cook’s Creek, Manitoba

Architect: Fr. Philip Ruh The Church of the Immaculate Conception or as it is popularly known, the Cathedral of the Prairies is a Ukrainian Catholic Church built in the middle of the Manitoban...

14 August 2011

1953 – Northern Sales Building, 135 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg

Architect: Waisman Ross Considered one of the finest examples of modernist architecture in the city, this brick-and-glass structure incorporates some of the same design elements used in the Barcelona Pavilion. The modernist design...

01 July 2010

1954 – Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes, Cook’s Creek, Manitoba

Architects: Fr. Philip Ruh Begun in 1954 by Father Philip Ruh, the Grotto is both a religious centre in its own right, and a tourist attraction during the summer months. Ruh saw it...

07 May 2010

1955 – Great West Life Assurance, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architects: Moody & Moore and Marani & Morris Designed as a corporate headquarters for Great West Life Assurance after they outgrew their Lombard Street premises, the large office building was designed by a...

10 December 2009

1957 – 170 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Architects: WZMH Architects / Oslen Worland A 1950’s-era, 12-storey office building that was demolished back to its original structure for upgrading. A new fa├žade, as well as completely new mechanical, electrical and elevator...

08 July 2010

1957 – 385 St Mary, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Waisman Ross Interesting two storey office building in a Miesian idiom. The end wall of the building which encloses the set back entrance is built in perforated blocks creating texture and allowing...

20 January 2014

1958 – Chapel, St. John’s College, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

Architect: Moody & Moore One of the founding colleges of the University of Manitoba, St. John’s was originally based downtown, and has an Anglican ethos. Their new college consisting of teaching facilities, dormitories...

29 June 2010

1958 – Former B’nay Abraham Synagogue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Kanarski Bnay Abraham Synagogue started in 1916 as a free loan and sick benefit society with a medical plan and death benefits for its members. In 1958, the present building at 235...