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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Colony Apartments (221 Colony Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick apartment block on Colony Street in Winnipeg, measuring 64 feet by 100 feet, was designed and built in 1927 by James Alexander Matthews at a cost of about $90,000. It contained 29 apartments in its original configuration.

Colony Apartments

Colony Apartments (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88727, W97.15105
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: James Alexander Matthews (1886-1954)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 309/1927, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Find a Postal Code, CanadaPost.

Preparation of this page was supported, in part, by the Gail Parvin Hammerquist Fund of the City of Winnipeg.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer, George Penner, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 March 2022

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