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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rivera Court (161 Cathedral Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick and stone block on Cathedral Avenue in Winnipeg, measuring 76 feet by 50 feet, was designed by local architects John Simpson Hooper and William Thraves Davis, and constructed in 1914 by William Eneas Toshack at a cost of about $45,000. The building contained 15 apartments in its original configuration. It contains 16 apartments today.

Rivera Court

Rivera Court (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.92341, W97.12347
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Simpson Hooper (1875-1940)

Memorable Manitobans: William Thraves Davis (1882-1954)

Memorable Manitobans: William Eneas Toshack (1882-1928)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 289/1914, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Apartment House Architecture in Winnipeg to 1915 by David Spector, December 1980.

Find a Postal Code, Canada Post.

Preparation of this page was supported, in part, by the Gail Parvin Hammerquist Fund of the City of Winnipeg.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer, George Penner, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 April 2022

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