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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 1921.

Manitoba Branches

Branch

Address

Period

Arnaud

 

 

Austin

 

 

Bagot

 

 

Bowsman

 

 

Brandon

1043 Rosser Avenue

1907-?

Carberry

 

 

Dominion City

 

 

Dugald

 

 

Fannystelle

 

 

Gladstone

 

 

Griswold

 

 

Hartney

221 East Railway Street

1914-?

Hazelridge

 

 

Lauder

 

 

Macdonald

 

 

MacGregor

75 Hampton Street

1912-1921

Minitonas

 

 

Moore Park

 

 

Morris

 

 

Napinka

 

 

Neepawa

 

 

Oakbank

 

 

Oak Lake

 

 

Oakville

 

 

Portage la Prairie

 

 

Roblin

 

 

Rossendale

 

 

Russell

310 Main Street

1915-?

St. Jean Baptiste

 

 

Sidney

South Railway Street

1909-1921

Sinclair

 

 

Souris

37 Crescent Avenue West

1901-1921

Starbuck

 

 

Winnipeg

842 Corydon Avenue

1919-1921

377 Main Street

1902-1921

1386 Main Street

1914-1921

1793 Main Street

1919-1921

270 Morley Avenue

1914-1921

424 Portage Avenue

 

1151 Portage Avenue

 

804 Selkirk Avenue

1919-1921

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: 13 March 2022

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