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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Safeway Store No. 521 (1 St. Anne’s Road, Winnipeg)

This one-storey brick building on St. Anne’s Road in Winnipeg, measuring 32 feet by 80 feet, was designed by the architectural firm of Northwood and Chivers. It was constructed as a grocery for Safeway Stores Limited and opened officially on 21 December 1929.

The building, with a relatively unmodified exterior from its original appearance, was in use as a wellness centre at the time of a 2020 site visit.

Former Safeway store on St. Anne’s Road in Winnipeg

Former Safeway store on St. Anne’s Road in Winnipeg (March 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86447, W97.11073
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Northwood and Chivers / Northwood Chivers and Casey

Manitoba Business: Safeway Stores Limited


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

“News of the suburbs,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 November 1929, page 29.

[advertisement], Winnipeg Tribune, 19 December 1929, page 4.

“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.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 December 2022

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