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Architecture of Canada

01 July 2010

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

Architect: 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 façade, 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. The 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...

22 April 2010

1958 – Former Canada Post Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Green, Blankstein, Russell Associates Horrendous building with little or no human scale or charm. What is most upsetting about this building which occupies an entire block is that the previous Post Office...

16 July 2011

1958 – Le Reine Élizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: George Drummond Completed in 1958, it was built by the Canadian National Railway, but was later sold to Canadian Pacific Hotels, now Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. With 1039 rooms and 21 floors...

14 April 2010

1958 – St George’s Anglican Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Green, Blankstein, Russell Associates Built between 1956-58 to to replace an earlier church of 1927, this modern building is constructed of the local Tyndall stone and brick. To the left of the...