Historic Sites of Manitoba: Princess Elizabeth Hospital / Winnipeg Municipal Hospital / Riverview Health Centre (1 Morley Avenue, Winnipeg)
The Princess Elizabeth Hospital, commemorating Queen Elizabeth II, was designed by the architectural firm of Moody and Moore and constructed between 1949 and 1950 at this site in the Riverview area of Winnipeg. It joined the King Edward Memorial Hospital and King George Isolation Hospital, collectively forming the Winnipeg Municipal Hospital.
In 1993, the facility began to focus on long-term care and was renamed the Riverview Health Centre. The King Edward and King George hospitals were demolished and replaced by new buildings on a campus designed by the architectural firm of Green Blankstein Russell.
The oldest structure at the site, dating from 1921, is a former garage and laundry building.
Aerial view of Princess Elizabeth Hospital at right, King George Isolation Hospital at centre, and King George Nurses’ Residence at rear during the 1950 Winnipeg Flood (1950)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2023-0039
Architectural model of the Riverview Health Centre (July 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk
King George Hospital commemorative arch and plaques (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg
Nurses’ Residence Arch (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86766, W97.12002
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: King Edward Memorial Hospital (1 Morley Avenue, Winnipeg)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: King George Isolation Hospital (1 Morley Avenue, Winnipeg)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Municipal Hospital Garage and Laundry Building (1 Morley Avenue, Winnipeg)
Manitoba Business: Moody and Moore / MMP Architects
Manitoba Business: Green Blankstein Russell and Associates
Manitoba Organization: Riverview Health Centre
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg General Hospital (Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Don Gerrie Park (80 Churchill Drive, Winnipeg)
“Work rushed on new hospital,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 June 1911, page 8.
“Changing for the future,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 November 1993, page 48.
Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.
We thank Rob McInnes and Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 23 November 2023
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