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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bank of Toronto Vault (Holmfield, Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain)

In 1919, a wood frame building for the Bank of Toronto was erected in the village of Holmfield in the Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain. Enclosed within its walls was a vault made from bricks, with a heavy iron door. The bank closed three years later and the building was used successively as a post office then a private residence. Demolition of the building in 1981 revealed the vault, which is now a municipally designated historic site. On its door is a plaque commemorating Thomas S. Young, who took up a homestead in the vicinity of Holmfield in April 1882. A bell atop the vault came from Holmfield School No. 699, now demolished.

Bank of Toronto Vault

Bank of Toronto Vault (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.13673, W99.48561
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Old Deloraine Bank Vault (RM of Winchester)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: The “Old Mound” and Bank Vault (RM of Louise)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Holmfield School No. 699 (1892-1974)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Bank of Toronto Vault, E1/2 24-2-16O, Holmfield area, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 April 2014

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