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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bank of Toronto Building (98 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg)

This one-storey brick building at the corner of Sherbrook Street and Westminster Avenue in Winnipeg was designed by the local architectural firm of Northwood and Chivers. It was constructed in 1929 by Pain and Roe as a branch of the Bank of Toronto at a cost of about $11,000. The bank occupied this building until mid-1965 when it moved across the street to the newly completed Westminster Motor Hotel.

Bank of Toronto Building

Bank of Toronto Building (1947)
Source: Winnipeg Free Press, 19 May 1947, page 1

Bank of Toronto Building

Bank of Toronto Building (October 2022)
Source: Glen Toews

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88171, W97.15980
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Northwood and Chivers / Northwood Chivers and Casey

Manitoba Business: Pain and Roe


“Contract let for new Bank of Toronto branch,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 October 1929, page 29.

“Bandit trio rob winnipeg bank escape with undisclosed loot,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 May 1947, page 1.

685 Westminster Avenue - Sherbrook Inn by Christian Cassidy, Winnipeg Places, 6 September 2012.

We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Glen Toews and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 March 2023

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