Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Fish Company Warehouse / Walter Woods Warehouse (225 Sutherland Avenue, Winnipeg)

This four-story brick building at the northeast corner of Sutherland Avenue and King Street in Winnipeg, measuring 65 feet by 65 feet, was designed by Toronto-based architect E. J. Greenstreet and built in 1911 at a cost of about $22,000 by the construction firm of Carter-Halls-Aldinger. It served initially as a cold storage warehouse for storing and shipping fish along with offices for the Winnipeg Fish Company, later a subsidiary of the Booth Fisheries. After 1975, it became occupied by the Walter Woods Hardware Company.

At the time of a 2022 site visit, a “ghost sign” for Walter Woods Hardware was partially visible on the east side of the building.

Winnipeg Fish Company Warehouse

Winnipeg Fish Company Warehouse (1975)
Source: Winnipeg Tribune, 25 July 1975, page 13.

Walter Woods Warehouse

Walter Woods Warehouse (December 2022)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Walter Woods Warehouse

Walter Woods Warehouse (December 2022)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Walter Woods Warehouse

Walter Woods Warehouse (March 2024)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90691, W97.13551
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Carter-Halls-Aldinger / Commonwealth Construction Company

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Walter Woods Warehouse (10 Robinson Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: International Harvester Building (782 Main Street, Winnipeg)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 2390/1911, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Permits issued for fire halls,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 August 1911, page 8.

“Wanted bright young men for office work,” Manitoba Free Press, 6 November 1915, page 25.

“Burglars raid five offices,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 September 1937, page 4.

“Commercial and industrial real estate,” Winnipeg Tribune, 25 July 1975, page 13.

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

We thank Gordon Goldsborough for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk.

Page revised: 6 March 2024

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