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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Allard School / Winnipeg Police Academy (130 Allard Avenue, Winnipeg)

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Construction of a two-storey brick school building in west Winnipeg commenced in the spring of 1966. Designed by the local architectural firm of Pratt Lindgren Snider Tomcej and Associates, the future Allard School was contructed by Stanley Douglas Burton and it opened in February 1967. The school took its name from the adjoining street which, in turn, commemorates missionary and cleric Joachim Allard. The building had 24 classrooms for classes from Kindergarten to grade 6, a large gymnasium, and library.

After the school closed in 1986, the building was renovated for use by the Winnipeg Police Academy. It also hosted the Winnipeg Police Museum until its move in 2016 to the police headquarters in downtown Winnipeg. The building sat vacant until it was demolished in 2023 to make way for residential construction.





Ronald Keith Pettapiece (1926-2010)




Ron Sigurdson


Frank H. Voth





Mr. J. B. Friesen


Mr. H. Sheldon


No information.

Photos & Coordinates

The former Allard School building

The former Allard School building (May 2020)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Allard School building

The former Allard School building (May 2020)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87860, W97.30568
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Pratt Lindgren Snider Tomcej and Associates

Memorable Manitobans: Stanley Douglas Burton (1925-2014)


“Requests proposals to lease,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 April 1986, page 12.

Former Allard School to become residential infill,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 June 2023.

We thank the St. James Assiniboia School Division and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 June 2023

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