Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fort Richmond Collegiate (99 Killarney Avenue, Winnipeg)
Built in Fort Garry at a cost of $1,080,000, this three-storey school’s exterior was clad in limestone in contrast with brickwork commonly used in other Winnipeg schools. Designed around a circular library and threatre/lecture hall, some of the structure’s second and third floors walls had moveable partitions or walls made of concrete blocks that could be demolished to make way for larger classrooms. A half-basement also contained an indoor running track, purportedly the first in Canada. Opened to students on 3 January 1967, it was unveiled officially around September of that year. Initially it hosted grades K-12 but elementary and junior high grades were later relocated to other nearby schools. Now the facility, operated by the Pembina Trails School Division, hosts classes in grades 10-12.
Photos & Coordinates
“Back to school with that modern touch,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 August 1967, page 10.
We thank Randy Clark for providing information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 23 October 2022