Historic Sites of Manitoba: Safeway Store No. 504 (535 Osborne Street, Winnipeg)
This one-storey brick building on Osborne Street in Winnipeg, measuring 32 feet by 80 feet, was designed by the architectural firm of Northwood and Chivers. It was built in 1929 by the construction firm of Fraser and MacDonald as a grocery for Safeway Stores Limited, at a cost of about $12,000.
The building was occupied by a pair of restaurants at the time of a 2020 site visit. Its exterior is relatively unmodified from its original appearance.
City of Winnipeg Building Permit 2985/1929, City of Winnipeg Archives.
“Safeway stores establish main branch in city,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 July 1929, page 8.
“70 new permits are issued during week,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 July 1929, page 8.
“Great year for store construction-permits issued,” Manitoba Free Press, 6 July 1929, page 20.
“2-day opening,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 October 1929, page 6.
“For Easter … It’s Swift’s premium ham,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 April 1936, page 12.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.
Page revised: 8 September 2023