Historic Sites of Manitoba: Jewish Old Folks Home of Western Canada (146 Magnus Avenue, Winnipeg)
At the core of this building on Magnus Avenue in Winnipeg is a structure designed by the architectural firm of Green Blankstein Russell and Associates and built between 1939 and 1940, at a cost of about $100,000, by contractors Couture and Toupin as a 46-room residence for Jewish senior citizens.
The building was later expanded dramatically. In 2012, the residents moved to a newly constructed facility in south Winnipeg.
Photos & Coordinates
“Jewish Old Folks to have new home,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 October 1939, page 19.
“City building permits up $518,750 over 1938 figure,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 October 1939, page 15.
“Jewish people inspect new Old Folks' Home,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 April 1940, page 7.
146 Magnus Avenue, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 27 December 2022