Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian Pacific Railway Immigration Hall and Post Office (765 Main Street, Winnipeg)

In 1924, this brick building was constructed by the Winnipeg firm of Carter-Halls-Aldinger for the Canadian Pacific Railway at a cost of about $50,000. In its original two-storey configuration, the building had an immigration hall fronting on Main Street which has since been demolished. A post office farther from the street, now enlarged to three storeys, accommodated mail transported on CPR lines between eastern and western Canada. After its use for mail handling ended, the building was occupied by a variety of tenants. It is a municipally-designated historic site.

Canadian Pacific Railway Immigration Hall

Canadian Pacific Railway Immigration Hall (September 1928)
Source: Toronto Public Library, Toronto Star Collection, TSPA_0105329F

The former Canadian Pacific Railway Post Office

The former Canadian Pacific Railway Post Office (June 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Canadian Pacific Railway Post Office

The former Canadian Pacific Railway Post Office (February 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90569, W97.13306
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1154/1924, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“New depot post office,” Manitoba Free Press, 4 June 1924, page 5.

Canadian Pacific Railway Post Office (Postal Station "A"), 765 Main Street by Murray Peterson, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, November 2011.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk, Gordon Goldsborough, and George Penner.

Page revised: 11 September 2022

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