Historic Sites of Manitoba: Afton Apartments (368-372 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick building at the southwest corner of Ellice Avenue at Carlton Street in Winnipeg was built in 1903 by owner-contractor Thomas Sharpe. It measured 116 feet long and 38 feet deep and was completed at a cost of about $20,000. Less than a decade into operation, its suite count was 20 units and remained so though the 1960s. Later demolished, the site is occupied by a surface parking lot.

Afton Apartments under construction

Afton Apartments under construction (1903)
Source: Winnipeg Telegram, 19 December 1903, page 1.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89419, W97.14716
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Sharpe (1866-1929)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 214/1903, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Sharpe’s new apartment block,” Winnipeg Telegram, 19 December 1903, page 1.

Charles E. Goad Company fonds, Fire Insurance Plans of the City of Winnipeg - Volume 1 - Sheet 43 - August 1906, Library and Archives Canada.

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

Preparation of this page was supported, in part, by the Gail Parvin Hammerquist Fund of the City of Winnipeg.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer, Jordan Makichuk, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 October 2023

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