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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Club (194 Broadway, Winnipeg)

The Manitoba Club was founded on 16 July 1874 at a meeting held at the St. James restaurant in Winnipeg. Attending the meeting were several prominent businessman: A. G. B. Bannatyne, Henry T. Champion, W. Gouin, Gilbert McMicken, J. A. N. Provencher, C. W. Radiger, Joseph Royal, W. Osborne Smith, Major Taschereau, and W. B. Taylor. The first of its kind in western Canada, the Club operated a clubhouse on Garry Street then moved to the present two-storey brick clubhouse on Broadway, designed by local architect S. Frank Peters, in 1904. The building was opened officially on 10 October 1905.

Postcard view of the Manitoba Club

Postcard view of the Manitoba Club (c1910)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2006-0154

Manitoba Club

Manitoba Club (April 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88842, W97.13581
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Organization: Manitoba Club

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Upper Fort Garry (130 Main Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canada Permanent Building / Telpay Building (298 Garry Street, Winnipeg)


“Busy season in the building line,” Manitoba Free Press, 27 January 1903, page 1.

“Earl is guest of Canada Club,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 October 1905, page 1.

The Manitoba Club, 100 Years: 1874-1974 by Mary Lile Benham.

We thank Ann Poten for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 5 October 2019

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