Historic Sites of Manitoba: Transcona Collegiate Institute (1305 Winona Street, Winnipeg)

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Built in 1960-1961 for the Transcona-Springfield School Division, this school was based on designs of the Winnipeg architectural firm of Waisman Ross and Associates. This site, originally going by the temporary name of “New West End High School,” replaced the former location of the Transcona Collegiate Institute off Day Street and would carry the name going forward. The same firm also designed a six-room expansion built in 1962. The school has since received a large expansion to the north and west sides.




Before 1961

See Transcona Central School


Christopher Stephen Quelch (1898-1986)


Steven Saul Rifkin (c1931-2021)


R. J. Ross


Marvin W. Field


Cecilia Sheehan


Errol Harris





Steven Saul Rifkin (c1931-2021)


Among the teachers of Transcona Collegiate were George Nicholos Heshka (1966-1972), Clarence Murdoch McMullen (six years), and Ronald Herbert Stevens.

Photos & Coordinates

Transcona Collegiate

Transcona Collegiate (October 2014)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Transcona Collegiate

Transcona Collegiate (November 2023)
Source: Glen Toews

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90361, W97.00861
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Transcona School (Oxford Street, Transcona)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Transcona Collegiate Institute / Transcona Junior High / Arthur Day Junior High / Central North Upgrading Centre / Park Circle Secondary School / Calvin Christian Collegiate (706 Day Street, Winnipeg)

Manitoba Organization: Transcona School District No. 39


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Transcona, Man,” Western Canada Fire Underwriters’ Association map, January 1953, Archives of Manitoba.

“Transcona notes,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 May 1957, page 43.

Transcona, On the Horizon of a Great Future, Golden Jubilee, 1911-1961. Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.T73 Tra.

“Tender notice - 6-classroom addition to Transcona Collegiate,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 December 1961, page 30.

Schools in Manitoba Vol. II, Local Government Boundaries Commission, March 1968, Archives of Manitoba.

One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

We thank Kristin Heshka and Glen Toews for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 5 January 2024

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