Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dominion Bank Building (678 Main Street, Winnipeg)

This striking two-storey building on Main Street in Winnipeg, with a conspicious terra cotta facade, was constructed by the Claydon Brothers Construction Company in 1907, at a cost of $27,350. The Dominion Bank (known after a 1955 merger as the Toronto-Dominion Bank) occupied the main floor until early 1980s, while office and residential space on the second floor was occupied into the 1960s. In the mid-2000s, the building was renovated into an architectural studio, with an addition made on its north side. A municipally-designated historic site, the building received a Conservation Award from Heritage Winnipeg in 2008.

The former Dominion Bank Building before the northern addition

The former Dominion Bank Building before the northern addition (2006)
Source: George Penner

The former Dominion Bank Building

The former Dominion Bank Building (February 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90411, W97.13487
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Claydon Brothers Construction Company / Claydon Construction Limited

Manitoba Business: Dominion Bank

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Manitoba Restoration & Conservation Directory: Bridgman Collaborative Architecture Limited


Dominion Bank Building, 678 Main Street, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, January 2007.

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

Page revised: 12 December 2023

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