Historic Sites of Manitoba: Windsor Park Collegiate (1015 Cottonwood Road, Winnipeg)

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Located in the St. Boniface School Division No. 4, the school was designed by the Winnipeg architectural firm of Green Blankstein Russell and Associates. The school’s hexagonal shape is unique and is one of few such buildings in North America. Built at a cost of $680,000, the school opened for the Fall Term of 1960. It was officially opened on 15 September 1960 by Minister of Education Stewart McLean.





Daniel McKenty Slater (1909-1975)


Robert Ross Smith (1913-2006)


Roy Raymond Sontag (?-2002)


Tom Parker


Hugh Fraser


Irene Nordheim




Marilyn Thorington





Peter Janzen (1940-2016)


Among the teachers of Windsor Park Collegiate were Harold David Christie and Bill Hutton (?-1966).

Photos & Coordinates

Windsor Park Collegiate

Windsor Park Collegiate (1963)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Government Photographs, GR3552, 63-324.

Windsor Park Collegiate

Windsor Park Collegiate (November 2015)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86128, W97.07479
denoted by symbol on the map above


“Notice of tender,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 March 1959, page 34.

“St. Boniface School Division 4,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 May 1960, page 28.

“St. Boniface lacks swimming pools but industry is substantial,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 August 1960, page 59.

“Official opening,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 September 1960, page 5.

“Division changes,” Winnipeg Free Press Weekly South Edition, 25 February 1992, page 3.

“St. Boniface School Division No. 4,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 May 1996, page D6.

“St. Boniface School Division No. 4,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 June 1996, page B20.

“St. Boniface School Division No. 4,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 August 1996, page C11.

“After 31 years, school’s out for illustrious principal,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 July 2005, page B3.

“Crackers updates look,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 November 2005, page B5.

“Next stop... high school,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 July 2013, page D10.

We thank Mary Janzen for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 6 August 2022

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