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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grain Exchange Building (167 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg)

Organized in 1887 as the Winnipeg Grain and Produce Exchange, first situated in the basement of the Winnipeg City Hall and later in a building on Princess Street, the Winnipeg Grain Exchange quickly outgrew its facilities. Between 1906 and 1908, a new seven-storey office building, designed by the Toronto architectural firm of Darling and Pearson, was constructed by Kelly Brothers and Mitchell at the northeast corner of Lombard Street and Rorie Avenue, in downtown Winnipeg. It is a municipally-designated historic site.

Grain Exchange Building

Grain Exchange Building (2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Grain Exchange Building

Grain Exchange Building (May 2017)
Source: George Penner

Grain Exchange Building

Entrance to the Grain Exchange Building (September 2014)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89621, W97.13710
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Kelly Brothers / Manitoba Construction Company / Kelly Brothers and Mitchell / Thomas Kelly and Sons

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grain Exchange Building (156-160 Princess Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Manitoba Organization: Winnipeg Grain Exchange


“Winnipeg’s big building development during 1908,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 December 1908, page 31.

The Grain Exchange Building (167 Lombard Avenue), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, September 1992.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 September 2022

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