Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Electric Company Sherbrook Substation (393 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg)

A brick building on Sherbrook Street in Winnipeg, measuring 42 feet wide, 52 feet deep, and 30 feet tall, was built in 1920 by the Winnipeg Electric Railway Company, at a cost of about $18,000, to serve as a substation for local electrical service. A two-storey addition, measuring 60 feet by 48 feet, was built in 1928 at a cost of about $35,000.

Operation of the substation was taken over by Winnipeg Hydro following the 1953 sale of the company to the Manitoba Power Commission, predecessor of Manitoba Hydro.

Winnipeg Electric Company Sherbrook Substation

Winnipeg Electric Company Sherbrook Substation (June 2022)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89069, W97.15877
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Winnipeg Electric Railway Company / Winnipeg Electric Company


“Erects substation in Sherbrook St.,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 April 1920, page 25.

“Building and real estate,” Manitoba Free Press, 8 May 1920, page 5.

“Permits for building pass $6,000,000 mark,” Manitoba Free Press, 23 June 1928, page 20.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Henderson Directories Limited, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 December 2022

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