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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Tin Can Cathedral (Dufferin Avenue, Winnipeg)

Built around 1904 along Dufferin Avenue in Winnipeg, under the authority of Bishop Seraphim, this haphazard-looking building was the first independent Ukrainian church in North America. It was later destroyed by vandals. It was the setting for the 2011 play Tin Can Cathedral by playwright Nick Mitchell.

Tin Can Cathedral

Postcard of the “Greek Tabernacle” (no date)
Source: Rob McInnes, WP0305

Approximate Site Location (lat/long): N49.90924, W97.13556
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Stefan Ustvolsky “Bishop Seraphim” (?-?)


Tin Can Cathedral, Winnipeg Building Index.

We thank Rob McInnes and Andrew Cunningham for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 January 2013

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