Historic Sites of Manitoba: Acadia Apartments (590 Victor Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick block on Victor Street in Winnipeg, measuring 66 feet by 93 feet, was designed by local architect Edmund Walter Crayston and constructed in 1913 by brothers Hannes Pétursson, Olafur Pétursson, and Rögnvaldur Pétursson. It contained 24 apartments in its original configuration.

In 2022, the West Central Women’s Resource Centre announced plans to renovate the building, which has been vacant since 2015, into a mixture of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments.

Acadia Apartments

Acadia Apartments (August 1961) by Bjorn Hallgrimson
Source: Blair Bingeman

Acadia Apartments

Acadia Apartments (April 2012)
Source: Blair Bingeman

Entrance to Acadia Apartments

Entrance to Acadia Apartments (April 2012)
Source: Blair Bingeman

Acadia Apartments

Acadia Apartments (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89621, W97.16313
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Edmund Walter Crayston (1871-1940)

Memorable Manitobans: Hannes Pétursson (1881-1961)

Memorable Manitobans: Olafur Pétursson (1879-1952)

Memorable Manitobans: Rögnvaldur Pétursson (1877-1940)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1127/1913, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Early Icelandic builders in Winnipeg” by S. Aleck Thorarinson, Logberg Heimskringla, 30 March 1967, pages 5, 7.

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

We thank Blair Bingeman for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, George Penner, and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 1 June 2022

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