Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Electric Company Kylemore Substation (Osborne Street, Winnipeg)

Formerly located at the northwest corner of Kylemore Avenue and Osborne Street in Winnipeg, a one-storey brick and concrete building measuring 25.6 feet by 42 feet was built in 1909 by day labour for the Winnipeg Electric Railway Company at a cost of about $2,500. Its purpose was to serve the electrical needs of the surrounding neighbourhood.

The building has been demolished and the site is now occupied by a library parking lot.

The former Winnipeg Electric Company Kylemore Substation

The former Winnipeg Electric Company Kylemore Substation (no date)
Source: Manitoba Hydro

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86352, W97.13343
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Winnipeg Electric Railway Company / Winnipeg Electric Company


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 965/1909, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Local notes,” Manitoba Free Press, 8 June 1909, page 12.

“Street Railway commended,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 June 1909, page 1.

We thank Bruce Owen (Manitoba Hydro) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 November 2023

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