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Historic Sites of Manitoba: La Claire Hall Apartments / Windsor Hotel (187 Garry Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick building on Garry Street in Winnipeg, measuring 38 feet by 110 feet, was designed and constructed in 1903 by contractors Arthur Chadwick Waller and Gabriel Howell at a cost of about $25,000. Known initially as the La Claire [Le Claire] Hall Apartments, it was described as a “magnificent new facility ... designed by the owner to satisfy the most finicky tastes of our clients.” By 1930, it had been converted to a hotel and the name had changed to the Windsor Hotel, with over $100,000 being spent on renovations.

Closed in March 2023 by a provincial health order, the building was destroyed by fire on 13 September 2023.

Windsor Hotel

Windsor Hotel (September 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Windsor Hotel

Windsor Hotel (September 2018)
Source: George Penner

Windsor Hotel

Remains of the Windsor Hotel (September 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89108, W97.13906
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Chadwick Waller (1870-1943)

MHS Centennial Business: Windsor Hotel


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 952/1903, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Sheet 3, 1906 Winnipeg fire insurance maps, Library and Archives Canada.

Vacant Windsor Hotel in downtown Winnipeg goes up in flames, will be demolished: fire department,” CBC News, 13 September 2023.

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

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 14 September 2023

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