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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mount Royal Hotel / Wellington Hotel / Garrick Hotel (287 Garry Street, Winnipeg)

Businessman Olivio Biollo had the Mount Royal Hotel built in 1906-1907. Unable to obtain a liquor permit, he leased the building to the proprietors of the neighbouring, and dry, Wellington Hotel. The two buildings operated under that name until 1922 when the building was sold and the name changed to the Garrick Hotel. The iconic neon was erected in the mid 1940s when Shea’s Brewery owned the hotel. In April 2017, it became a municipally-designated historic site.

Garrick Hotel

Garrick Hotel (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.89372, W97.14045
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wolseley Hotel / Mount Royal Hotel (186 Higgins Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

287 Garry Street - The Garrick Hotel, Winnipeg Downtown Places

The Castle of College Avenue (2). The Biollos’ Fall, West End Dumplings


Garrick Hotel, Historical Buildings Inventory, City of Winnipeg, 2004.

This page was prepared by Christian Cassidy and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 June 2017

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