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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Boniface Fire Hall No. 3 / Fire Hall No. 9 (864 Marion Street, Winnipeg)

Located at the southwest corner of Marion Street and Panet Road in St. Boniface (now Winnipeg), construction of this fire hall was announced in June 1956. Designed by the architectural firm of Zunic and Sobkowich and built at a cost of $40,000, it was originally painted green. At a ceremony on 29 August 1957, the hall was opened as the St. Boniface Fire Hall No. 3 by Mayor Joseph Gustave Van Belleghem. Also present were Alderman and Chairman of the Fire Commission William R. Appleby, Provincial Fire Commissioner Harold E. Puttee, Western Canada Fire Insurance Underwriters Association Chief Municipal Engineer Claude P. Wright, Winnipeg Fire Chief David Sutherland Dunnett, St. Vital Fire Chief Art Martin, St. Boniface Fire Chief E. Rupert Gagnon, and members of the St. Boniface city council.

Following amalgamation of the Unicity-area Fire Departments in January 1974, the St. Boniface Fire Hall No. 3 was re-numbered to No. 9 Fire Hall of Winnipeg. The station saw upgrades and alterations in 1975 and, as of February 2020, remains in operation.

Fire Hall No. 9

Fire Hall No. 9 (September 2014)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88161, W97.08387
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 1 / Central Fire Hall (110 Albert Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 2 / South Fire Hall (Smith Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Fighters Museum of Winnipeg / Fire Hall No. 3 (56 Maple Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 4 (470 Gertrude Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 5 (354 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 7 (349 Burrows Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 8 (325 Talbot Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 9 (1466 William Avenue West, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 10 (845 Sargent Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 11 / Fire Hall No. 7 (180 Sinclair Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 12 (1055 Dorchester Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 13 (410 Cathedral Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 14 (161 Lipton Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 15 (524 Osborne Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fire Hall No. 25 (701 Day Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Boniface Fire Hall No. 1 (212 rue Dumoulin, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Boniface Fire Hall No. 2 / Police Station (328 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Boniface Fire Hall No. 3 / Fire Hall No. 9 (864 Marion Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. James Fire Hall (200 Berry Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Vital Museum / St. Vital Fire Hall (600 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Transcona Municipal Office and Fire Hall (Victoria Avenue West, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“St. B plans fire hall, new garage,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 June 1956, page 3.

“St. Boniface opens new fire hall,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 August 1957, page 3.

Ville Cathedral de Saint Boniface: The Cathedral City, promotional pamphlet, c1958.

“New targets set for Fire, Welfare unification,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 July 1973, page 3.

“New City’s second year brings more growth pains,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 January 1974, page 3.

“Shewan says Fire Dept. merger is working well,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 March 1974, page 3.

“City of Winnipeg Works & Operations Department Notice of Tender,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 February 1975, page 75.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service suggests scrapping 7 stations, building new Waverley West station,” Global News, 25 February 2020.

We Hold Thee Safe by Halldor Kenneth Bjarnason, 2004.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 May 2020

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