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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Transcona Public Safety Building / Fire Hall No. 21 / Police Station No. 4 (730 Pandora Avenue West, Winnipeg)

Built at Transcona between 1967 and 1968 on a design by architect Walter Katelnikoff, the Transcona Public Safety Building replaced many functions previously located at 401 Pandora Avenue West. Opened in 1968 at a cost of around $230,000, the building contained the three-bay Transcona Fire Hall No. 1, as well as police, ambulance services, court room, firing range, jail, interrogation room, shared administration area, space for public meetings, and other amenities. Following the Unicity amalgamation, the Fire Hall took the designation as Winnipeg Fire Hall No. 21, serving as one of two Fire Halls covering the community, with the other being Winnipeg Fire Hall No. 9 at 864 Marion Avenue, with a third later opening in the 1980s as Winnipeg Fire Hall No. 25 at 701 Day Street. The Fire Department operated out of this location until relocating to their new Fire Hall No. 21 at 1446 Regent Avenue West in 2007.

The Winnipeg Police Service also used the location as one of two stations covering the Transcona area, and later the only station, after the closure of the 545 Watt Street station. With the move from a six-district to four-district model, the police moved to their new location at 1750 Dugald Road in 2008. In 2009, the building was put up for sale by the City of Winnipeg, and acquired in by the Grace Canadian Reformed Church. Following a $1,200,000 renovation and expansion in 2010-2011, the building now serves as a church.

Fire Hall No. 25

Transcona Public Safety Building (no date)
Source: Larry Klassen (retired firefighter)

Firman Commemorative Plaque

Fire Hall No. 21 / Police Station No. 4 (April 2009)
Source: Google

Firman Commemorative Plaque

Renovated Transcona Public Safety Building, now a church (September 2014)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N49.89311, W97.02468
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 (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: St. Boniface Fire Hall (212 rue Dumoulin, 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)

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

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Transcona Public Safety Building / Fire Hall No. 21 / Police Station No. 4 (730 Pandora Avenue West, Winnipeg)

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

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Transcona Municipal Office and Fire Hall (401 Pandora Avenue West, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“Police complex planned,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 September 1967, page 3.

“Opposition to building withers,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 September 1967, page 3.

“City of Transcona,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 June 1968, page 47.

“City of Transcona Fire Fighters,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 June 1971, page 46.

“Notice,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 May 1972, page 11.

“Police station shut,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 January 1976, page 7.

“Where’s fire? councillor asks officials,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 February 1996, page 7.

“Transcona lake plan sails through EPC,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 February 1997, page A8.

“Work underway on Transcona fire station,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 November 2006, page A9.

“New police station opens doors today,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 October 2008, page B2.

“Request for expressions of interest,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 January 2009, page B4.

“City of Winnipeg building permits,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 January 2011, page 21.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 27 April 2015

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