Historic Sites of Manitoba: Jewish Old Folks Home of Western Canada (146 Magnus Avenue, Winnipeg)

At the core of this building on Magnus Avenue in Winnipeg is a structure designed by the architectural firm of Green Blankstein Russell and Associates and built between 1939 and 1940, at a cost of about $100,000, by contractors Couture and Toupin as a 46-room residence for Jewish senior citizens.

The building was later expanded dramatically. In 2012, the residents moved to a newly constructed facility in south Winnipeg.





Aaron Osovsky (1879-1948)

Photos & Coordinates

The former Jewish Old Folks Home of Western Canada

The former Jewish Old Folks Home of Western Canada (April 2024)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.91319, W97.13017
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Green Blankstein Russell and Associates

Manitoba Business: Couture and Toupin


“Jewish Old Folks to have new home,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 October 1939, page 19.

“City building permits up $518,750 over 1938 figure,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 October 1939, page 15.

“Jewish people inspect new Old Folks' Home,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 April 1940, page 7.

146 Magnus Avenue, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation.

We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 April 2024

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