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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Eaton’s Department Store (345 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

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In July 1905, a five-storey building opened at this site along Portage Avenue as the western Canadian flagship for the T. Eaton Department Store chain. Three additional floors were added in 1910. It was demolished in 2002 to make way for a sports arena.

General Managers

Period

General Manager

1905-1914

Alfred Allison Gilroy (1865-1919)

1914-1935

Herbert Mason Tucker (1875-1959)

1935-1952

Robert Stephenson McCordick (1886-1968)

1952-1966

Alfred Rea Tucker (1909-1979)

1966-?

Donald Scott “Don” McGiverin (c1924-1998)

Photos & Coordinates

Eaton’s Department Store in Winnipeg

Eaton’s Department Store in Winnipeg (November 1972)
Source: George Penner

Eaton’s Department Store in Winnipeg

Eaton’s Department Store in Winnipeg (January 2002)
Source: George Penner

Eaton’s building undergoing demolition

Eaton’s building undergoing demolition (December 2002)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89266, W97.14375
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: T. Eaton Company

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Eaton’s Department Store (345 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Timothy Eaton Statue (345 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Eaton’s Employee War Memorial (345 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Eaton’s Printing Plant and Warehouse (130 Galt Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Eaton’s Department Store (Main Street North, Dauphin)

A Store Like No Other: Eaton’s of Winnipeg by Russ Gourluck, Winnipeg: Great Plains Publications, 2004.

Sources:

“General Manager,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 February 1935, page 2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 1 January 2021

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