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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Medical College / St. Regis Apartments (561 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg)

The Manitoba Medical College, established in 1883 as the first such school west of the Great Lakes, occupied a two-storey brick building constructed in 1884. Later expanded to its present three-storey configuration, in 1906 the College moved to new facilities at 750 Bannatyne Avenue and this building was renovated into an apartment block.

Manitoba Medical College

Manitoba Medical College (circa 1890)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Manitoba Medical College

Manitoba Medical College (circa 1896)
Source: University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, UM.MPC.4.1.002A.001

Former Medical College building

Former Medical College building (February 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90124, W97.15295
denoted by symbol on the map above

Founders of the Manitoba Medical College

Robert Johnston Blanchard (1853-1928)

Robert George Brett (1851-1929)

Théogène Fafard (c1850-1890)

Alexander Hugh Ferguson (1853-1911)

Robert Buchanan Fergusson (1839-1890)

James Wilford Good (1852-1926)

James Robert Jones (c1852-1916)

James Kerr (?-1911)

Andrew McDiarmid (1854-?)

James Patterson (1841-1925)

William Robert Douglas Sutherland (1849-1909)

James William Whiteford (1847-1888)

David Henry Wilson (1855-1926)

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Medical College (750-770 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg)

MHS Centennial Organization: University of Manitoba


561 McDermot Avenue,” City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, 2004.

We thank Brett Lougheed for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 December 2019

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