Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Medical College / St. Regis Court (561 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg)

The Manitoba Medical College, established in 1883 as the first such school west of the Great Lakes, occupied this two-storey brick building designed by architect Victor Stewart or possibly by Neal Dow Barker. The building was constructed between 1884 and early 1885 on McDermot Avenue in Winnipeg. Later expanded to its present three-storey configuration, in 1906 the College moved to new facilities at 750 Bannatyne Avenue. In 1908, the building was renovated into a ten-suite apartment block called St. Regis Court.

Manitoba Medical College

Manitoba Medical College (circa 1890)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Manitoba Medical College

Manitoba Medical College (circa 1896)
Source: University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, UM.MPC.4.1.002A.001

St. Regis Court

St. Regis Court (February 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

St. Regis Court

St. Regis Court (August 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90124, W97.15295
denoted by symbol on the map above

Founders of the Manitoba Medical College

Robert Johnston Blanchard (1853-1928)

Robert George Brett (1851-1929)

Théogène Fafard (c1850-1890)

Alexander Hugh Ferguson (1853-1911)

Robert Buchanan Fergusson (1839-1890)

James Wilford Good (1852-1926)

James Robert Jones (c1852-1916)

James Kerr (?-1911)

Andrew McDiarmid (1854-?)

James Patterson (1841-1925)

William Robert Douglas Sutherland (1849-1909)

James William Whiteford (1847-1888)

David Henry Wilson (1855-1926)

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Victor Stewart (?-?)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Medical College (750-770 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg)

MHS Centennial Organization: University of Manitoba


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1908/0671, City of Winnipeg Archives.

561 McDermot Avenue,” City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, 2004.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

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

We thank Brett Lougheed, George Penner, and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 October 2023

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