Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bank of Toronto Building (456 Main Street, Winnipeg)

Designed by Montreal architect Howard Colton Stone (1860-1918), this three-storey bank building was built by the construction firm of Kelly Brothers and Mitchell on the west side of Main Street, between McDermot and Bannatyne avenues, in what was known at the time as “Banker’s Row”, between 1905 and 1907. The bank occupied the main floor and leased space on the upper floors to realtors, insurance companies, and architect John Danley Atchison.

The building was sold in 1946 to the Credit Foncier but it remained the bank headquarters for another seven years. In 1958, the building was sold to the Ukrainian Canadian Committee, which made extensive interior renovations. It is now a municipally-designated historic site.

Postcard view of Bank of Toronto Building

Postcard view of Bank of Toronto Building (circa 1907)
Source: City of Winnipeg Archives, i061656

Bank of Toronto Building

Bank of Toronto Building (June 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89728, W97.13904
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Danley Atchison (1870-1959)

Manitoba Business: Kelly Brothers / Manitoba Construction Company / Kelly Brothers and Mitchell / Thomas Kelly and Sons

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


“Bank of Toronto purchases site in Winnipeg,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 March 1905, page 1.

“Many buildings for this season,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 September 1905, page 1.

“Kelly Bros. & Mitchell, Ltd.,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 December 1905, page 5.

The Bank of Toronto, 456 Main Street, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, August 1982.

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

We thank Darryl Resch for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 June 2024

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