Historic Sites of Manitoba: Safeway Store No. 522 (227 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg)

This one-storey brick building on Henderson Highway in Winnipeg, measuring 36 feet by 80 feet, was designed by the architectural firm of Northwood and Chivers. It was constructed in 1929 by Fraser and Macdonald as a grocery for Safeway Stores Limited. The store opened officially on 7 December 1929.

The building was occupied by a bicycle shop at the time of a 2020 site visit. Its exterior is extensively modified from its original appearance.

Former Safeway store on Henderson Highway in Winnipeg

Former Safeway store on Henderson Highway in Winnipeg (April 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.91402, W97.11466
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Northwood and Chivers / Northwood Chivers and Casey

Manitoba Business: Fraser and MacDonald

Manitoba Business: Safeway Stores Limited


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 5172/1929, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Safeway stores establish main branch in city,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 July 1929, page 8.

“Safeway Stores [advertisement],” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 December 1929, page 4.

We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

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

Page revised: 16 December 2022

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