Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bank of Toronto Building / Transcona Municipal Hall / Transcona Historical Museum / Transcona Museum (141 Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg)
This two-storey brick building at the northeast corner of Regent Avenue West and Bond Street in the Transcona area of Winnipeg was designed by the architectural firm of Northwood and Chivers and constructed between 1924 and 1925 as a branch for the Bank of Toronto. The first floor of the building offered banking services, vaults, and offices, while the second floor served as an apartment for a bank employee. The bank vacated the building in 1941 when it purchased the former Canadian Bank of Commerce building across the street at 200 Regent Avenue West and moved in there.
In 1943, the Town of Transcona purchased the building and turned it into municipal offices on the main floor and offices for the town’s Health and Welfare Department and Parks and Recreation Department on the second floor. The Transcona Museum moved into the building in 1979. It became a municipally-designated historic structure in 1980. It was renamed The Transcona Museum in 2017.
Three plaques outlining part of Transcona’s rich history are located on the sidewalk west of the museum, located at 141 Regent Avenue West at Bond Street.
Former Bank of Toronto Building, 141 Regent Avenue by Historical Buildings Committee, 30 August 1979, update 2005.
Looking Back on Transcona's Neighbourhood Bank, Transcona Museum.
Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.
We thank Peter McLure, Russ Wyatt, and Glen Toews for providing additional information used here.
Page revised: 8 October 2023