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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Electric Company Dawson Substation (375 Dawson Road, Winnipeg)

This one-storey brick building at the corner of Dawson Road North and Dugald Road (formerly Springfield Road) in St. Boniface (now Winnipeg) was built by the Winnipeg Electric Railway Company to serve as a local substation. Operation of the substation was eventually taken over by the Manitoba Power Commission, predecessor of Manitoba Hydro. Doors and windows on the north and east sides of the original building have been bricked up and only the north and east exterior walls are visible, the rest have either been replaced or obscured behind an addition.

The former Winnipeg Electric Company St. James Substation

The former Winnipeg Electric Company Dawson Road Substation (no date)
Source: Manitoba Hydro

The former Winnipeg Electric Company Dawson Road Substation

The former Winnipeg Electric Company Dawson Road Substation (May 2022)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88544, W97.08634
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Winnipeg Electric Railway Company / Winnipeg Electric Company


Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

We thank Bruce Owen (Manitoba Hydro) and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 July 2022

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