Historic Sites of Manitoba: Warwick Apartments (366 Qu’Appelle Avenue, Winnipeg)

Located on the side south of Central Park on Qu’Appelle Avenue in Winnipeg, this five-storey stone and brick building was designed by local architect William Wallace Blair and constructed between 1908 and 1909 by builder Sveinn Brynjolfsson (with tiling work done by Griffin Brothers) at a cost of about $150,000. The 100 feet by 120 feet building contained 68 apartments in its original configuration. In 1911, a roofhouse was converted into apartments.

The restoration of the building (a municipally-designated historic site) was given a Conservation Award by Heritage Winnipeg.

Postcard view of Warwick Apartments

Postcard view of Warwick Apartments (circa 1910)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2018-0068

Warwick Apartments

Warwick Apartments (1970s)
Source: Planning, Property & Development, City of Winnipeg , HBRC0011.

Warwick Apartments

Warwick Apartments (April 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Warwick Apartments

Warwick Apartments (October 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89546, W97.14780
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William Wallace Blair (1852-1916)

Memorable Manitobans: Sveinn Brynjolfsson (1856-1930)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 673/1908, City of Winnipeg Archives.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 11/1911, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Winnipeg’s big building development during 1908,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 December 1908, page 31.

Apartment House Architecture in Winnipeg to 1915 by David Spector, December 1980.

Warwick Apartments (366 Qu'Appelle Street), Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, January 1983.

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

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 December 2022

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