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Architecture of Winnipeg

14 April 2010

1968 – Église du Précieux-Sang, St. Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Étienne Gaboury Perhaps local architect Étienne Gaboury’s best-known work, the Église du Précieux-Sang in St. Boniface was completed in 1967. Incorporating the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, the church was designed...

29 June 2010

1969 – Richardson Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architects: Smith Carter & Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP At 124 metres and 34 floors, this is one of the tallest buildings in the city, and sited at the traditional heart of the...

21 January 2013

1969 – University Centre, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

Architect: Number Ten Architectural Group University Centre is the activity hub of the Fort Garry campus. It is the location of the Book Store, the Students’ Union offices, major campus food services, and...

03 June 2012

1970 – Broadway United Church, Broadway, Winnipeg

Architect: Moody Moore and Partners Constructed after the previous church on the site was destroyed in a fire. Designed to resemble the prow of a great ship, which is the Emblem of the...

12 August 2013

1970 – Centennial House, 310 Broadway, Winnipeg

Architect: L. Harmatiuk Striking building with a dynamic facade of contrasts between the white concrete panels with their subtle angles and the vertical strips of windows.

22 July 2010

1970 – Fairmont Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Smith Carter Parkin Horrendously grim slab hotel block with windowless lower stories, the Fairmont is as far removed from the elegant and nearby Fort Garry in style as it is possible to...

24 August 2010

1970 – Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Number Ten Architectural Group The Manitoba Theatre Centre was designed in the Brutalist style designed by local architect Allan Waisman of Number Ten Architectural Group with input from the MTC artistic director...

29 June 2010

1970 – Newport Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: T. Sherman Seventeen storey office building close to the midpoint of the downtown section of Portage Avenue. With its curtain walling and chamfered corners, this is quite a restrained commercial building. Suffers...

22 July 2010

1971 – 161 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Part of the Lombard complex of buildings that includes the Richardson tower, and the Fairmont Hotel, this small office block is linked directly into Winnipeg’s underground walkway system. Originally constructed for the Bank...