Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sherbrook Pool (381 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg)

The Sherbrook Pool was developed as a relief project during the Great Depression that served as a recreational and public swimming facility, known then as a “Public Bath.” Built in 1930 and opened in March 1931, this Art Deco style building was designed by the architectural firm of Pratt and Ross. The largest and finest pool in Western Canada at the time, it was Winnipeg’s first Olympic-size pool and the site of many competitions. Sherbrook Pool was the first pool in Winnipeg to provide the Red Cross swimming program, in 1946. The building is a municipally-designated historic site.

Sherbrook Pool

Sherbrook Pool (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Entrance to Sherbrook Pool

Entrance to Sherbrook Pool (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89019, W97.15870
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Pratt and Ross

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Sherbrook Pool (381 Sherbrook Street), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, May 2001.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 June 2022

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