Manitoba Business: Merchants Bank of Canada

Established in 1864 with headquarters at Montreal, Quebec, the Merchants Bank of Canada operated branches across western Canada including several in Manitoba through much of the early 20th century. It was absorbed by the Bank of Montreal in March 1922.

Manitoba Branches

Branch

Address

Period

Status

Arnaud

 

?-?

 

Austin

22 Second Avenue

1920-1922

Demolished (2023)

Bagot

 

?-?

 

Bowsman

213 First Avenue

1919-1922

 

Brandon

1043 Rosser Avenue

1907-?

 

Carberry

34 Main Street

?-1910

 

Dominion City

 

?-?

 

Dugald

 

?-?

 

Fannystelle

 

?-?

 

Gladstone

 

?-?

 

Griswold

 

?-?

 

Hartney

221 East Railway Street

1914-1922

 

Hazelridge

 

?-?

 

Lauder

 

?-?

 

Macdonald

 

?-?

 

MacGregor

75 Hampton Street

1912-1922

 

Minitonas

307 Main Street

1919-1922

 

Moore Park

 

?-?

 

Morris

 

?-?

 

Napinka

 

?-?

 

Neepawa

 

?-?

 

Oakbank

 

?-?

 

Oak Lake

 

?-?

 

Oakville

112 Second Street

1919-1922

 

Portage la Prairie

 

?-?

 

Roblin

 

?-?

 

Rossendale

 

?-?

 

Russell

310 Main Street

1915-?

 

St. Jean Baptiste

 

?-?

 

Sidney

South Railway Street

1909-1922

 

Sinclair

Railway Avenue

1915-1922

 

Souris

37 Crescent Avenue West

1901-1922

 

Starbuck

 

?-?

 

Winnipeg

842 Corydon Avenue

1919-1922

 

377 Main Street

1902-1922

 

1386 Main Street

1914-1922

 

1793 Main Street

1919-1922

 

270 Morley Avenue

1914-1922

 

424 Portage Avenue

?-?

 

1151 Portage Avenue

1919-1922

 

804 Selkirk Avenue

1919-1922

 

See also:

Manitoba Business: Bank of Montreal

Sources:

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

Monuments to Finance, Vol. II: Early Bank Architecture in Winnipeg by David Spector, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, August 1982.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

We thank Robert Smith and Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 May 2023