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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Radio Industries Building (120 Fort Street, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick building on Fort Street in Winnipeg was designed by the architectural firm of Northwood and Chivers and built in 1929 by the construction firm of Pain and Roe for Radio Industries Canada. The company would only occupy the building for a year.

In 1947, the building was renovated to fit the needs of new tenants, Beaver Lumber. They hired architect Lloyd Hugh Finch and contractor Roy Gascoyne to renovate it. The interior was gutted, a brick garage was added at the rear, and a parking lot was created on the north side.

The building was renovated again in 1984 by Moody Moore and Partners for their own offices. The space was divided to allow a tenant to work out of the building’s main floor while the architectural firm occupied the second floor.

Radio Industries Building

Radio Industries Building (September 2019)
Source: George Penner

Radio Industries Building

Radio Industries Building (May 2022)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88908, W97.13681
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Northwood and Chivers / Northwood Chivers and Casey

Manitoba Business: Pain and Roe

Memorable Manitobans: Lloyd Hugh Finch (1904-1967)

Manitoba Business: Moody and Moore / MMP Architects


“New radio industry for Winnipeg makes possible radio service at your door.” Winnipeg Tribune, 31 October 1929, page 17.

Radio Building, 120 Fort Street, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation.

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

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 December 2022

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