Historic Sites of Manitoba: Victoria General Hospital (424 River Avenue, Winnipeg)

This five-storey brick and concrete building on River Avenue in Winnipeg, designed by architect Edmund Walter Crayston and built in 1911, was the first home for the Victoria General Hospital. It was established by Dr. Thomas Beath with founding board members Mr. D. J. Ross, Dr. J. White, Dr. J. R. Thomson, and Edmund Landor Taylor.

In 1971, the hospital was moved to its present site in south Winnipeg and the building was renovated into residential apartments.

Victoria Public Hospital

Victoria Public Hospital (circa 1970)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey Collection - Winnipeg - River Avenue

The former Victoria Public Hospital building

The former Victoria Public Hospital building (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87957, W97.14446
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Edmund Walter Crayston (1871-1940)

Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Beath (1868-1923)

TimeLinks: Dr. Beath’s Hospital, Bannatyne Avenue

TimeLinks: Victoria General Hospital, River Avenue

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Victoria General Hospital (2340 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 547/1911, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“New hospital,” Manitoba Free Press, 13 April 1911, page 14.

We thank George Penner and Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 March 2023

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