Historic Sites of Manitoba: Warwick Apartments (366 Qu’Appelle Avenue / 374 Carlton Street, Winnipeg)

Located on the side south of Central Park at the southwest corner of Qu’Appelle Avenue and Carlton Street in Winnipeg, this five-storey stone and brick building was designed by local architect William Wallace Blair and constructed between 1908 and 1909 by builder Sveinn Brynjolfsson (with tiling work done by Griffin Brothers) at a cost of about $150,000. The 100 feet by 120 feet building contained 68 apartments in its original configuration.

In 1911, contractor Brynjolfsson completed alterations that included conversion of a roofhouse into apartments at a cost of about $1,500.

The restoration of the building (a municipally-designated historic site) was given a Conservation Award by Heritage Winnipeg.

Postcard view of Warwick Apartments

Postcard view of Warwick Apartments (circa 1910)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2018-0068

Warwick Apartments

Warwick Apartments (1970s)
Source: Planning, Property & Development, City of Winnipeg , HBRC0011.

Warwick Apartments

Warwick Apartments (April 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Warwick Apartments

Warwick Apartments (October 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89546, W97.14780
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William Wallace Blair (1852-1916)

Memorable Manitobans: Sveinn Brynjolfsson (1856-1930)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 673/1908, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“The Warwick Apartments,” Manitoba Free Press, 16 May 1908, page 6.

The Canadian Contract Record, Volume 12, 8 July 1908, page 27.

“Winnipeg’s big building development during 1908,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 December 1908, page 31.

“Many new apartment blocks now under way or planned,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 April 1909, page 8.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 11/1911, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Apartment House Architecture in Winnipeg to 1915 by David Spector, December 1980.

Warwick Apartments (366 Qu'Appelle Street), Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, January 1983.

Preparation of this page was supported, in part, by the Gail Parvin Hammerquist Fund of the City of Winnipeg.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 April 2024

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