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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Sugar Company Plant (555 Hervo Street, Winnipeg)

A complex of red brick buildings and five large concrete silos (three of which built in 1962, and the other two sometime later), in the Fort Garry area of Winnipeg, was formerly the manufacturing plant of the Manitoba Sugar Company. Closed in early 1997, the site is now occupied by several other businesses.

Manitoba Sugar Company building

Manitoba Sugar Company plant under construction (1940)
Source: Growing Sugar in Manitoba, 1940-1990.

Manitoba Sugar Company building

Aerial view of the Manitoba Sugar Company plant (circa 1961)
Source: Manitoba Sugar Beet Bulletin, Spring 1962.

Manitoba Sugar Company building

The former Manitoba Sugar Company plant and storage silos (November 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Manitoba Sugar Company building

The former Manitoba Sugar Company plant and storage silos (November 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Manitoba Sugar Company building

Five concrete silos formerly used for storing processed white sugar, the three at left being constructed in early 1962 (November 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Manitoba Sugar Company building

Rear of the former Manitoba Sugar Company building (November 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.82617, W97.15917
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Manitoba Sugar Company

Sources:

“1962 in review,” Manitoba Sugar Beet Bulletin, Volume 19, May 1963. [Manitoba Legislative Library]

Growing Sugar in Manitoba, 1940-1990 by Susan Hiebert for the Manitoba Sugar Beet Producers Association, 1990. [Manitoba Legislative Library, HD9114.C2.M3 Hie]

“Sugar plant, trade killed,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 January 1997, page 1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 February 2017

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