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

Originally called the Wolseley Hotel when it was built in 1904 on Higgins Avenue in Winnipeg, by brothers Benjamin G. Fonseca and Alfonso G. Fonseca, other owners through the years included Barney Aaron (1915-1918), Peter Moyer (1918-1920), Robert T. McKeen (1920), Joshua B. Gray (1921-1924), William Robertson (1925), John J. McCarroll (1926-1931), William McCord (1932), Richard Lindholm (1941-1947), Henry Dougloski and Sons (1948-1952), and Joseph and Leopold Menard (1952-1955). In 1952, the Menards changed its name to the Menard Hotel. It was renamed the Mount Royal Hotel in 1956.

Mount Royal Hotel

Mount Royal Hotel (May 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.90432, W97.13317
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Benjamin Gomez Fonseca (1867-1915)

Memorable Manitobans: Alfonso Gomez Fonseca (1876-1937)

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


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

Page revised: 11 November 2017

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