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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Imperial Bank Building (869 Westminster Avenue, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick building on Westminster Avenue in Winnipeg was built in 1920 as a branch of the Imperial Bank of Canada, with a two-storey manager’s residence on its east side. Throughout the years, the building has been home to a dry-cleaning company, bicycle shop, music store, and currently (2020) a custom furniture gallery. The original bank signage is still visible on the west wall.

Imperial Bank Building

Imperial Bank Building (February 2020)
Source: George Penner

Imperial Bank Building

Imperial Bank Building (March 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88176, W97.17012
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Imperial Bank of Canada


Monuments to Finance, Vol. II: Early Bank Architecture in Winnipeg by David Spector, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, August 1982.

This page was prepared by Rose Kuzina and George Penner.

Page revised: 22 March 2020

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