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MHS Resources: History in Winnipeg Streets

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The following information is based, in part, on the book Mosaic of Winnipeg Street Names which described the historical origins of some Winnipeg street names. It was published by the Canadian Institute of Onomastic Sciences (precursor to today’s Canadian Society for the Study of Names) in 1974, in commemoration of Winnipeg’s founding in 1874. Its compiler, the late scholar Jaroslav Bohdan Rudnyckyj (1910-1995), acknowledged prior efforts to document the history of Winnipeg street names, starting with Mary Hislop. Her book The Streets of Winnipeg, published in 1912, was the first of its kind in Canada. Rudnyckyj quoted Hislop extensively in his update. He also paid homage to Winnipeg historians Harry Shave and Vince Leah who wrote respectively for the Winnipeg Free Press and Winnipeg Tribune on the basis of city street names.

For a brief period in the late 19th century, starting in 1891, Winnipeg streets were numbered rather than named. Read the story here.

Type

Direction

Avenues

East-west

Streets

North-south

See also:

The Cradle of Winnipeg History by Harry Shave
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 3, Number 1, September 1957

History Lives in Point Douglas Street Names by Lillian Gibbons
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 4, Number 3, April 1959

First Avenue North, Winnipeg by C. E. Parker
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 10, Number 3, Spring 1965

Winnipeg streets in the 1911 Canada census

Old street maps of Winnipeg

There are corresponding lists for the City of Brandon and City of Portage la Prairie.


A

Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

Abbot Avenue

Named for Sir John Joseph Caldwell Abbott, Prime Minister of Canada (1891-1892)

 

 

Mosaic

Abbotsford Crescent

Named after Abbotsford, British Columbia, a town about 80 kilometers east of Vancouver

 

 

Mosaic

Aberdeen Avenue

Named for the Marquis of Aberdeen, Governor-General of Canada (1893-1898) who visited Winnipeg in 1895 and 1915. Other Winnipeg street commemorating Governors General include Athlone Drive, Byng Place, Devonshire Drive, Dufferin Avenue, Grey Street, Lansdowne Avenue, Leger Crescent, Lisgar Avenue, Lorne Avenue, Minto Street, Monck Avenue, Stanley Street, Tweedsmuir Road, Vanier Drive, and Vincent Massey Boulevard.

Limit Street

1903

Harry Shave, Winnipeg Free Press January 1962

Academy Road

Named for St. Mary’s Academy, a Catholic school for girls, which is situated at the beginning of the street.

Godfrey Avenue, Bridge Street

1903

Mosaic, MHS

Adam Street

 

Bray Street

1963

[14]

Adamson Street

Named for John Evans Adamson, Chief Justice of Manitoba (1955-1961)

 

 

Mosaic

Addis Avenue

 

Gunn Avenue

1963

[14]

Addison Crescent

Named for Joseph Addison (1672-1719), an English writer and member of Parliament

 

 

Mosaic

Adelaide Street

According to historian Harry Shave, named “after the daughter of a prominent citizen.”

 

 

Harry Shave, Winnipeg Free Press 3 August 1963

Adele Avenue

Adele, given name of the founder of St. Edward Catholic Convent

 

 

Mosaic

Admiral Avenue

 

Anderson Avenue

 

MHS

Agar Avenue

Named for Harry Agar, station agent at Bird’s Hill for the Canadian Pacific Railway during the early 1900s

 

 

Mosaic

Agassiz Drive

Named for 19th century Swiss geologist Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, as was Lake Agassiz, a glacial lake which once covered much of Manitoba

 

 

Mosaic

Agate Bay

Streets were assigned certain letters of the alphabet for easier identification of a specific area by Ladco Developers of Windsor Park; here Agate because of the initial A

 

 

Mosaic

Agincourt Road

Battle of Agincourt, France, in 1415

 

 

Mosaic

Aikins Street

Named for James Cox Aikins, Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba (1882-1888); “Aikins Street for Governor Aikins” Hislop Streets of Winnipeg, page 32.

Walker Street, Jones Street

1872

Harry Shave

Albert Street

Named for Prince Albert, the Prince Consort of Queen Victoria.

 

1893

Mosaic

Alexander Avenue

Named for Winnipeg mayor Alexander Logan. See also George Street and Logan Avenue.

 

1893

Mary Hislop

Alfred Avenue

According to Mosaic of Winnipeg Street Names, named for politician Alfred Boyd, who is also commemorated in Boyd Avenue. However, Pioneers and Prominent Citizens of Manitoba indicates it was named for Alfred William Burrows, an early Winnipeg land developer, and uncle to lumberman Theodore Arthur Burrows.

 

1893

Mosaic, Prominent

Allan Street

Named for businessman William Rae Allan.

 

1915

Mosaic

Alloway Avenue

Named for banker William Forbes Alloway.

 

1898

Mosaic

Alverstone Street

Named for Richard Everard Alverstone (1842-1915).

 

1903

Mosaic

Amarynth Crescent

 

Amarynth Bay

1963

[14]

Anderson Avenue

Named for Bishop David Anderson.

 

before 1908

Harry Shave

Andrews Street

Named for Winnipeg mayor Alfred J. Andrews.

 

before 1908

Harry Shave

Angela Street

 

Halls Street

1963

[14]

Annabella Street

Named for Annabella Duff, a young girl who lived at Higgins and Annabella Streets.

Rachel Street

before 1908

Mosaic

Arbuthnot Street

Named for John Arbuthnot, Mayor of Winnipeg (1900-1903); named for Donald Aynsley Ross, son of businessman Arthur Wellington Ross.

Aynsley Street

1959

Harry Shave

Arby Bay

 

Brazier Street

1963

[14]

Archibald Street

Named for Adams G. Archibald, the first Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba (1870-1873).

 

1908

Harry Shave

Arctic Avenue

Originally named for ice merchant Delmond O. Bricker. See also Bricker Avenue.

Bricker Avenue

1874 (renamed March 1959)

[4]

Argyle Street

Named for the Duke of Argyll, also known as the Marquis of Lorne, son-in-law to Queen Victoria; see also Lorne Avenue, Louise Street and Princess Street.

 

1873

Harry Shave

Arlington Street

 

Brant Street, Brown Street, Eversley Street, Meader Street, River Street

 

MHS

Arthur Street

Named for businessman Arthur Wellington Ross.

 

1873

Harry Shave

Artillery Street

 

Queen Street

 

MHS

Ash Street

 

Central Avenue

1881 (renamed 1893)

Harry Shave

Ashdown Street

Named for businessman James H. Ashdown, a former Mayor of Winnipeg (1907-1908).

 

 

Harry Shave

Asquith Avenue

 

Beresford Avenue

 

MHS

Athlone Drive

Named for Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George Cambridge, First Earl of Athlone and Prince Alexander of Teck (1874-1957), who served as Governor General of Canada from 1940 to 1946. Other Winnipeg street commemorating Governors General include Aberdeen Avenue, Byng Place, Devonshire Drive, Dufferin Avenue, Grey Street, Lansdowne Avenue, Leger Crescent, Lisgar Avenue, Lorne Avenue, Minto Street, Monck Avenue, Stanley Street, Tweedsmuir Road, Vanier Drive, and Vincent Massey Boulevard.

 

 

MHS

Atlantic Avenue

 

Crawford Avenue, Pacific Avenue

 

MHS

Atwood Street

 

Princess Street

1963

[14]

Austin Street

Named for businessman Albert William Austin.

 

1872

MHS

Avonherst Street

 

Amherst Street

 

MHS

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B

Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

Balderstone Road

 

Ferry Road

1963

[14]

Baldock Street

 

Scotia Street

1963

[14]

Baldwin Street

 

Scotia Street

1963

[14]

Balmoral Street

Named for Balmoral Castle, a Scottish residence of Queen Victoria

 

1880

Mary Hislop, Harry Shave

Baltimore Road

 

Florence Road

 

MHS

Bannatyne Avenue

Named for A. G. B. Bannatyne

 

before 1908

MHS

Bannerman Avenue

Named for George Bannerman (?-1885), first resident of the avenue and property owner

 

1881

Harry Shave

Banning Street

Named for early pioneer W. W. Banning.

 

 

[3]

Banting Drive

Named for medical researcher Frederick Banting, who discovered insulin. The street is near Best Street.

St. Charles Boulevard

1963

Mosaic, [14]

Barber Street

Named for pioneer businessman Edmund Lorenzo Barber.

Yonge Street

1893

Harry Shave

Barnes Street

 

Nares Street

 

MHS

Bartlet Avenue

Probably named for agronomist James W. Barlett.

 

1904

Mosaic

Bathgate Bay

Named for pioneer merchant Robert Dundas Bathgate.

 

 

Mosaic

Battery Street

 

King Street

 

MHS

Beatrice Street

 

Counter Street

 

MHS

Beauty Avenue

 

Perth Avenue

1963

[14]

Bedson Street

Named for Samuel Lawrence Bedson.

Whittier Street

1963

Mosaic, [14]

Belcourt Bay

Named for cleric Georges Antoine Belcourt.

 

1874

Mosaic

Bell Street

Named for William Robert Bell.

 

1898

Mosaic

Bellavance Street

 

Walker Street

1963

[14]

Bender Avenue

 

McArthur Avenue

1963

[14]

Benson Avenue

Named for physician Edward Benson.

St. Anthony Avenue

1963

Mosaic, [14]

Bernardine Avenue

 

Stafford Avenue

1963

[14]

Bernier Bay

Named for politician Thomas Alfred Bernier.

 

 

Mosaic

Berry Street

Named for businessman and politician Thomas Berry.

 

 

Mosaic

Besant Street

Named for early settler and East Kildonan councillor Arthur Besant.

 

 

MHS

Best Street

Named for medical researcher Charles Best, who discovered insulan. The street is near Banting Drive.

Queen Street

1963

Mosaic, [14]

Betournay Street

Named for judge Louis Betournay.

 

1920

Mosaic

Bishop Grandin Boulevard

Named for cleric Vital Justin Grandin. See also Grandin Street and St. Vital Road.

 

 

Mosaic

Blechner Drive

Named for municipal official J. S. Blechner.

 

 

[16]

Bole Street

Named for druggist and Winnipeg alderman David W. Bole.

Rose Street

 

MHS

Borebank Street

Named for real estate developer John James Borebank, who perished in the sinking of the RMS Titanic. See also Fortune Street.

 

after 1912

MHS

Bourget Street

 

St. Joseph Street

1963

[14]

Boyd Avenue

According to Mosaic of Winnipeg Street Names, was named for politician Alfred Boyd.

 

before 1908

Mosaic

Brazier Street

Named for gardener Albert Brazier.

 

1904

Harry Shave

Bredin Drive

Named for municipal official Albert Bredin.

Hamilton Place

1913

MHS

Brereton Road

Named for engineer Wilfred P. Brereton.

 

 

Mosaic

Bricker Avenue

Named for pioneering ice merchant Delmond O. Bricker. See also Arctic Avenue.

 

 

Mosaic

Broadway

Named by the Hudson’s Bay Company as the primary east-west thoroughfare through its Reserve in Winnipeg. Interestingly, several towns in Manitoba have main streets named Broadway. Note that the name should be appended with neither Street nor Avenue; it is just Broadway.

 

1873

MHS

Brock Street

Named for General Isaac Brock (1769-1812), who fought the 1812 battle of Queenston Heights, near Niagara Falls, Ontario. See also Niagara Street and Queenston Street.

 

1906

Mosaic

Brookside Boulevard

Named for Winnipeg politician Charles W. Sharp.

Sharp Boulevard

 

Harry Shave

Bryce Avenue

Named for educator and cleric George Bryce; renamed in July 1882 to avoid confusion with Tache Avenue in St. Boniface

Tache Avenue

1881

Harry Shave

Buckingham Road

Named for pioneering newspaperman William Buckingham.

 

 

Mosaic

Buller Street

Probably named for British general Redvers Henry Buller (1839-1908).

 

 

MHS

Burnell Street

 

 

 

MHS

Burns Road

Named for cattle dealer and meat packer Patrick Burns (1856-1937). See also Patrick Street.

Prairie Road

 

Mosaic

Burrows Avenue

Named for pioneer lumberman Theodore Arthur Burrows or possibly his uncle, real estate developer Alfred William Burrows.

 

before 1908

Prominent, Harry Shave

Byars Bay

Named for Peter F. C. Byars, Secretary-Treasurer of East Kildonan from 1956 to 1961.

 

 

MHS

Byng Place

Named for Julian Hedworth George Byng, First Viscount Byng of Vimy (1862-1935), who served as Governor General of Canada from 1921 to 1926. Other Winnipeg street commemorating Governors General include Aberdeen Avenue, Athlone Drive, Devonshire Drive, Dufferin Avenue, Grey Street, Lansdowne Avenue, Leger Crescent, Lisgar Avenue, Lorne Avenue, Minto Street, Monck Avenue, Stanley Street, Tweedsmuir Road, Vanier Drive, and Vincent Massey Boulevard.

 

 

MHS, Mosaic

Byrd Avenue

Named for American explorer Richard Byrd (1888-1957).

 

 

Mosaic

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C

Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

Cambridge Street

Named for Cambridge University. Other Winnipeg streets commemorating academic institutions include Bishops Lane, Cambridge Street, Harvard Avenue, Laval Drive, Macalester Bay, McGill Avenue, Mount Allison Bay, Oxford Street, Purdue Bay, Rutgers Bay, Ryerson Avenue, Selwyn Place, Yale Avenue, and others.

 

1882

Mosaic

Cameron Street

Named for fur trader Duncan Cameron.

 

1905

Mosaic

Campbell Street

Named for former Winnipeg alderman Christopher Campbell.

 

1906

Harry Shave

Canora Street

It derives its name from the Canadian Northern Railway, predecessor of today’s CNR, taking the first two letters of each of the words in the railway name.

Lendrum Street (northernmost portion), Mable Street

1905

MHS, Mosaic

Carlton Street

Named for the Hudson’s Bay Company trading post Fort Carlton, which was burned and abandoned in 1885. See also Edmonton, Ellice, Fort, Garry, Qu’Appelle, York.

 

1881

Harry Shave

Carriere Avenue

Named for voyageur and early settler André Carriére Sr. (1779-1861) along whose land the road ran.

Third Avenue

1983

[8]

Carruthers Avenue

Named for George Frederick Carruthers.

 

 

Harry Shave

Carter Avenue

Named for builder William H. Carter.

Carlaw Avenue

1913

Mosaic

Cathcart Street

Named for John Holmes Cathcart.

 

1962

Mosaic

Cathedral Avenue

Named for nearby St. John’s Cathedral, which was named in 1853 by Bishop David Anderson.

Grove Avenue

1882 (renamed 1893)

Harry Shave

Caton Street

Named for Edwin V. Caton, former general manager of the Winnipeg Electric Company.

 

 

Mosaic

Cauchon Street

Named for Manitoba Lieutenant-Governor Joseph E. Cauchon.

 

before 1908

Harry Shave

Century

 

Bradford

 

MHS

Charles Street

Named for Charles J. Brown, city clerk for Winnipeg (1883-1923); formerly named for Rev. John West, the first Anglican cleric in Western Canada

West Street

1880 (renamed 1906)

Harry Shave

Charlotte Road

According to historian Harry Shave, named “after the daughter of a prominent citizen.”

 

 

Harry Shave

Chataway Boulevard

Named for surveyor Charles Clifton Chataway, who surveyed much of the land in the Charleswood area.

 

1911

Mosaic

Cherrier Street

Named for cleric Alphonsus Avila Cherrier.

 

 

Mosaic

Chestnut Street

 

Maple Avenue, Shore Street

1893 (renamed 1892, 1910)

Harry Shave

Chevrier Boulevard

Named for politician Noé (Noah) Chevrier.

 

1912

Mosaic

Chornick Drive

Named for community activist Steve Chornick.

 

 

MHS

Christie Road

Named for W. J. Christie, owner of the property on which the street was developed.

 

 

Mosaic

Church Avenue

Named for nearby St. John’s Cathedral, which was named in 1853 by Bishop David Anderson.

 

1881

Harry Shave

Churchill Drive

Named for British politician Winston L. S. Churchill (1874-1965).

 

1942

Mosaic

Clarke Street

Named for Manitoba attorney general and premier, Henry Joseph Clarke.

 

1874 (named 1883)

[4]

Cockburn Street

Named for city alderman John Wesley Cockburn (1856-1924); formerly named for a relative of businessman Arthur Wellington Ross (1846-1901) who was visiting at the time the road was laid down.

Helen Street

renamed 1915

Harry Shave

Code Street

Named for William “Billy” Code, fire chief for the City of Winnipeg from 1874 to 1914.

 

1966

Mosaic

Colgate Road

 

Buckingham Avenue

1963

[14]

Colish Drive

Named for municipal councillor Isaac Colish.

 

 

MHS

College Avenue

Named for St. John’s College.

 

before 1908

Harry Shave

Colony Street

Named for Colony Creek which, in the early days of Winnipeg, drained a section of the prairie from near what is now Notre Dame Avenue to the river.

 

before 1908

Harry Shave

Colvin Avenue

Named for John Colvin, Secretary of the East Kildonan School District in 1923 and from 1926 to 1946.

 

 

MHS

Comdale Avenue

 

Camrose Avenue

1963

[14]

Copeland Street

 

First Street

1963

[14]

Cork Avenue

Named for banker Samuel Lawrence Cork.

 

1914

Mosaic

Cornell Drive

Named for Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Other Winnipeg streets commemorating academic institutions include Bishops Lane, Cambridge Street, Harvard Avenue, Laval Drive, Macalester Bay, McGill Avenue, Mount Allison Bay, Oxford Street, Purdue Bay, Rutgers Bay, Ryerson Avenue, Selwyn Place, Yale Avenue, and others.

 

 

MHS

Cornish Avenue

Named for mayor Francis E. Cornish.

 

before 1908

MHS

Corydon Avenue

Named for Corydon Partlow Brown.

Jackson Avenue (part)

before 1908

Harry Shave

Coutts Avenue

 

Young Avenue

1963

[14]

Cox Boulevard

 

Morley Street

1963

[14]

Craig Street

Named for politician Richard W. Craig.

 

1905

Mosaic

Crofton Bay

Named for John Folliott Crofton.

 

 

Mosaic

Crozier Avenue

Named for North Kildonan municipal councillor G. Crozier.

Norman Street

1963

Mosaic, [14]

Cunnington Avenue

Named for butcher Charles Cunnington, who owned the land on which the street was developed.

 

 

Mosaic

Cusson Street

Named for Joseph Arthur Cusson, alderman for the City of St. Boniface from 1903 to 1904, and from 1906 to 1908.

 

 

Mosaic

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D

Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

Daer Boulevard

Named for James Dunbar, the Sixth Earl of Selkirk (1809-1885), son of Lord Selkirk.

Park Boulevard

1963

MHS, [14]

Dafoe Road

Named for newspaperman John Wesley Dafoe (1866-1944). See also Macklin Avenue, McCurdy Street and Richardson Avenue.

 

 

MHS

Dagmar Street

According to historian Harry Shave, named “after the daughter of a prominent citizen.”

 

before 1908

Harry Shave

Dalhousie Drive

Named for Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Other Winnipeg streets commemorating academic institutions include Bishops Lane, Cambridge Street, Harvard Avenue, Laval Drive, Macalester Bay, McGill Avenue, Mount Allison Bay, Oxford Street, Purdue Bay, Rutgers Bay, Ryerson Avenue, Selwyn Place, Yale Avenue, and others.

 

 

MHS

Daly Street

Named for judge Thomas Mayne Daly.

John Street

1910 (renamed 1913)

Harry Shave

Daniel Street

 

Nathaniel Street

1963

[14]

Darling Street

Named for Toronto architect Frank Darling (1853-1923), who designed the Union Bank building in Winnipeg.

 

1904

Mosaic

Darwin Street

Named for British scientist Charles R. Darwin (1809-1882).

 

 

Mosaic

Davidson Street

Named for businessman John Andrew Davidson.

 

 

Mosaic

Dawson Road

Named for civil engineer Simon James Dawson.

Lamont Street

1963

Mosaic, [14]

Day Street

Named for Arthur Day, Transcona school trustee from 1949 to 1952, chairman from 1952 to 1962.

Oxford Street

1963

Mosaic, [14]

Deer Lodge Place

 

Oakdale Place

1963

[14]

Derby Street

 

Machray Street

 

MHS

Derek Street

 

Thurso Street

1963

[14]

Des Meurons Street

Named for Swiss mercenaries hired by Lord Selkirk to protect colonists at the Red River Settlement.

 

 

MHS

Devonshire Drive

Named for Victor Christian William Cavendish, Ninth Duke of Devonshire (1868-1938), who served as Governor General of Canada from 1916 to 1921. Other Winnipeg street commemorating Governors General include Aberdeen Avenue, Athlone Drive, Byng Place, Dufferin Avenue, Grey Street, Lansdowne Avenue, Leger Crescent, Lisgar Avenue, Lorne Avenue, Minto Street, Monck Avenue, Stanley Street, Tweedsmuir Road, Vanier Drive, and Vincent Massey Boulevard.

 

 

MHS

Dewdney Avenue

Named for Edgar Dewdney (1835-1916), who served as Indian Commissioner and Lieutenant-Governor of the North West Territories, before parts were partitioned off as Saskatchewan and Alberta in 1905. He was later appointed Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia.

 

1881

Mosaic, MHS

Dexter Street

Named for journalist Alexander Grant Dexter.

Fourth Street

1906

Mosaic

Dirk Avenue

 

McLean Avenue

1963

[14]

Disraeli Street (Freeway)

Named for Benjamin Disraeli, First Earl of Beaconsfield (1804-1881), British politician and novelist, who served as prime minister in 1867 and 1870 to 1880. See also Gladstone Street.

 

1873

Mosaic

Dobbie Avenue

Named for municipal official David M. Dobbie.

Larsen Avenue

1963

Mosaic, [14]

Dollard Boulevard

 

Hospital Boulevard

 

MHS

Donald Street

Named for Donald A. Smith, an official of the Hudson’s Bay Company.

 

before 1908

MHS

Donalda Avenue

Named for Donalda Elizabeth Munroe (1906-1921).

 

 

Mosaic, [12]

Dorothy Street

 

Harriet Street

 

MHS

Douglas Avenue

Named for Thomas Douglas, Fifth Earl of Selkirk (1771-1820). See also Point Douglas Avenue and Selkirk Avenue.

 

 

Mosaic

Dowse Street

Named for businessman and St. Boniface Mayor Francis Robert “Frank” Dowse.

 

 

Mosaic

Drisby Street

 

Dumas Street

1963

[14]

Drummond Place

 

Shelley Place

1963

[14]

Dubuc Street

Named for politician and judge Joseph Dubuc.

 

before 1908

MHS

Dudley Avenue

Named for Guildford Dudley.

Dufferin Avenue

 

Mosaic

Dufferin Avenue

Named for Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, First Marquess of Dufferin (1826-1902), who visited Winnipeg during his tenure as Canadian Governor General from 1872 to 1878. Other Winnipeg street commemorating Governors General include Aberdeen Avenue, Athlone Drive, Byng Place, Devonshire Drive, Grey Street, Lansdowne Avenue, Leger Crescent, Lisgar Avenue, Lorne Avenue, Minto Street, Monck Avenue, Stanley Street, Tweedsmuir Road, Vanier Drive, and Vincent Massey Boulevard.

 

1872

MHS

Rue Dugas

Named for cleric and author Georges Dugas.

 

 

Mosaic

Dumas Avenue

Named for builder and politician Joseph P. Dumas.

 

 

MHS

Rue Dumoulin

Named for Father Dumoulin, priest of St. Boniface during the time of Louis Riel.

 

before 1908

Mosaic

Duncan Street

Named for lawyer Derward A. Duncan.

 

1959

Mosaic

Dunits Drive

 

Brock Street

1963

[14]

Dutton Avenue

 

Broad Avenue

1963

[14]

Dysart Road

Named for judge Andrew Knox Dysart.

 

 

Mosaic

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E

Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

East Gate

The street name commemorates the gates that were erected at its entrance. See also Middle Gate and West Gate.

Assiniboine Avenue

1910

MHS

Eaton Street

Named for the Eaton family, headed by patriarch Timothy Eaton (1834-1907), which established a national chain of department stores.

 

1903

Mosaic

Ebby Avenue

 

Arnold Avenue, Louise Avenue

 

MHS

Edison Avenue

Named for American inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931).

 

 

Mosaic

Edmonton Street

Named for the Hudson’s Bay Company trading post Fort Edmonton, which later became the city of Edmonton. See also Carlton, Ellice, Fort, Garry, Qu’Appelle, York.

 

1881

Harry Shave

Egesz Street

Named for land developer Bert Egesz.

 

 

MHS (J. A. Burns)

Elaine Place

Named for Elaine Quiring, daughter of the street’s developer. See also Quiring Bay and Karen Street.

 

 

Mosaic

Elgin Avenue

Originally named for Jemima Ross, a daughter of HBC employee and historian Alexander Ross.

Jemima Avenue

1894 (renamed 1906)

Harry Shave

Ellen Street

Named for Ellen Ross, daughter of William Ross.

Cathedral Street

1893

Vince Leah (Tribune 29 Jan 1969)

Ellice Avenue

Named for the Hudson’s Bay Company trading post Fort Ellice in southwestern Manitoba which, in turn, was named for HBC investor Edward Ellice. See also Carlton, Edmonton, Fort, Garry, Qu’Appelle, York.

Nellie Avenue

1881

MHS

Elm Street

Renamed to avoid confusion with Euclid Avenue in Point Douglas.

Euclid Street

1881 (renamed 1893)

Harry Shave

Emily Street

According to historian Harry Shave, named “after the daughter of a prominent citizen.”

 

before 1908

Harry Shave

Empress Street

 

Queen Street

 

MHS

Emslie Street

Named for John Emslie, an accountant at Ashdown Hardware Company, and first clerk of Knox Presbyterian Church (1873).

Cochrane Street

1882

Mosaic

Erin Street

 

West McPhillips Street

 

MHS

Essar Avenue

Named for Samuel Robert Henderson. His initials were spelled phonetically to make this street name.

 

 

Mosaic, MHS

Euclid Avenue

Named for the Greek mathematician Euclid who developed geometry; the street is so named because it is a straight line bissecting other streets through the Point Douglas area of Winnipeg.

 

1898

MHS

Evans Street

Named for Winnipeg mayor William Sanford Evans.

 

 

Mosaic

Evanson Street

Named for William Henry Evanson, comptroller for the City of Winnipeg in the early 1900s.

Horne Street, Wood Street

 

Mosaic

Evelyn Shannon Place

Named for poolitician Evelyn Foster Shannon.

 

 

MHS

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F

Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

Fairfield Avenue

 

Stonewall Avenue

 

MHS

Fanta Street

 

Forrest Street

1963

[14]

Farlinger Bay

Named for Eveline Partidge Farlinger and her husband David Edmund Farlinger (1890-1970)

 

 

[18]

Fennell Street

Named for municipal official Leslie Raymond Fennell.

 

 

Mosaic

Fernbank Street

 

Jaffray Street

1963

[14]

Ferry Road

At one time, the street led to a ferry across the Assiniboine River.

 

 

Mosaic

Fidler Avenue

Named for fur trader Peter Fidler.

 

 

Mosaic

Finkelstein Road

Named for David R. Finkelstein, mayor of the Tuxedo area of Winnipeg from 1914 to 1950.

 

 

Mosaic

Fisher Street

 

Park Place

 

MHS

Fitzgerald Crescent

Named for Manitoba artist Lionel LeMoine Fitzgerald (1890-1956), a member of the Group of Seven.

 

 

Mosaic

Fleet Avenue

 

Lizzie Avenue

 

MHS

Fleming Avenue

Named for Sandford Fleming (1827-1915), chief engineer for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

 

 

Mosaic

Fletcher Crescent

Named for Robert Fletcher (1873-1963), school teacher (1894-95), Manitoba deputy minister for education (1908), member of the council and senate of the University of Manitoba (1907-39).

 

 

Mosaic

Flora Avenue

Historian Harry Shave gives two versions of the name’s origin. In one, it is named for the wife of early land surveyor George McPhillips. In the other, it commemorates the second given name of the wife of businessman Arthur Wellington Ross.

 

 

Harry Shave

Foley Avenue

Named for farmer Richard D. Foley.

 

 

Mosaic

Forbes Road

Named for James Wallace Forbes.

 

 

Mosaic

Fordham Bay

Named for Fordham University in New York State. Other Winnipeg streets commemorating academic institutions include Bishops Lane, Cambridge Street, Harvard Avenue, Laval Drive, Macalester Bay, McGill Avenue, Mount Allison Bay, Oxford Street, Purdue Bay, Rutgers Bay, Ryerson Avenue, Selwyn Place, Yale Avenue, and others.

 

 

Mosaic, MHS

Forrest Avenue

J. B. Rudnyckyj suggested the street is named for pioneer Samuel Forrest. The basis for this conclusion is unclear, as Forrest, who homesteaded near Mowbray, appeared not to have a connection with Winnipeg warranting commemoration.

 

 

Mosaic, MHS

Fort Street

Named for the Hudson’s Bay Company trading post Fort Garry which, in turn, was named for Nicholas Garry (c1782-1856), a director of the company. See also Carlton, Edmonton, Ellice, Garry, Qu’Appelle, York.

 

before 1908

MHS

Fortune Street

Named for businessman Mark Fortune, who lost his life in the sinking of RMS Titanic. See also Borebank Street.

 

 

MHS

Foster Street

J. B. Rudnyckyj suggested the street is named for pioneer James Foster. The basis for this conclusion is unclear, as Fraser, who homesteaded near Manitou, appeared not to have a connection with Winnipeg warranting commemoration.

 

1903

Mosaic, MHS

Fowler Street

Named for Winnipeg mayor Frank Oliver Fowler.

 

 

Harry Shave

Franklin Bay

Named for explorer John Franklin (1786-1847), whose expeditions tried but ultimately failed to find a North West Passage through Arctic Canada.

 

 

Mosaic

Frances Street

According to historian Harry Shave, named “after the daughter of a prominent citizen.”

 

before 1908

Harry Shave

Freedman Crescent

Named for judge Samuel Freedman, former chancellor of the University of Manitoba.

 

 

Mosaic

French Street

Named for George Arthur French (1841-1921), first commissioner of the North West Mounted Police, precursor to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

 

 

Mosaic

Frog Plain Avenue

 

Bell Street

1963

[14]

Furby Street

 

Margaretta Street (part)

1874

MHS

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Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

Gaboury Place

Named for pioneer Marie-Anne Gaboury. See also Lagimodiere Boulevard.

 

1956

Mosaic

Gagnon Street

Named for Ernest Gagnon (1884-1954), assistant city clerk of St. Boniface (1911), city clerk (1918-1933), manager of St. Boniface Hospital (1934-1951).

Langevin Street

1963

Mosaic, [14]

Gallagher Avenue

Named for pioneer Patrick Gallagher, who homesteaded on the present William Avenue (1880), later becoming a well-known meat merchant.

 

1903

Mosaic

Galloway Street

Named for pioneer farmer John Galloway, who owned land in the vicinity of this street.

 

1881

Mosaic

Galt Avenue

 

Robert Avenue

 

MHS

Gareau Street

Named for the Gareau brothers, who were realtors in St. Boniface between 1910 and 1925.

 

1912

Mosaic

Garfield Street

Named for American president James Abram Garfield (1831-1881).

 

1882

Mosaic

Garrioch Avenue

Named for cleric Alfred Campbell Garrioch.

 

1950

Mosaic

Garry Street

Named for the Hudson’s Bay Company trading post Fort Garry which, in turn, was named for Nicholas Garry (c1782-1856), a director of the company. See also Carlton, Edmonton, Ellice, Fort, Qu’Appelle, York.

 

before 1908

MHS

Garton Avenue

Named for pioneer Cannon J. Garton (1855-1936).

 

1959

Mosaic

Garwood Avenue

Named for Mrs. Garwood Lewis, wife of J. A. Lewis, who was appointed to the Canadian Senate in 1920.

Wood Avenue

1893

Mosaic

Gauvin Street

Named for Antoine Gauvin, mayor of St. Boniface in 1906.

 

 

Mosaic

Gendreau Avenue

Named for physician and coroner L. S. Gendreau (1869-1939), who served as treasurer of the St. Norbert school board from 1905 to 1937.

 

 

Mosaic

George Avenue

Named for George Logan, son of Alexander Logan. See also Alexander Avenue and Logan Avenue.

 

1898

Mosaic

George Suttie Bay

Named for municipal official George Nordland Suttie.

 

 

MHS

Gerard Street

Historian Harry Shave suggests the street was named for Manitoba Premier Marc Amable Girard, with a misspelling. An alternate version given by J. B. Rudnyckyj is that it commemorates Max Gerard, first Manitoba provincial treasurer (1870).

 

1881

Harry Shave

Gertie Street

According to historian Harry Shave, named “after the daughter of a prominent citizen.” Rudnyckyj suggests it commemorates The Gertie H, a small steamboat on the Assiniboine and Red Rivers that was named for Gertie Hall, daughter of its owner.

 

before 1908

Harry Shave

Gertrude Avenue

Named for a daughter - who died in childhood - of businessman Arthur Wellington Ross.

 

before 1908

Harry Shave

Gilbert Avenue

Named for physician Thomas Walter Gilbert.

 

1962

Mosaic

Gillson Street

Named for Albert Henry Stewart Gillson, president of the University of Manitoba from 1948 to 1954.

 

 

Mosaic

Giroux Street

Named for cleric Louis Raymond Giroux (1841-1911), director of St. Boniface College (1869).

 

1909

Mosaic

Gladstone Street

Named for William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), who served as British prime minister from 1868 to 1874, 1880 to 1885, 1886 to 1892, and 1892 to 1894. See also Disraeli Street.

 

1882

Mosaic

Gomez Street

Named for William Gomez da Fonseca. See also Higgins Avenue.

 

before 1908

MHS

Good Street

Named for physician James Wilford Good.

 

1882

Mosaic

Goodyear Avenue

Named for Charles Goodyear (1852-1943), who owned a general store in Transcona in 1910, performed with Buffalo Bill in his Wild West Show.

 

1959

Mosaic

Gordon Avenue

Named for livestock dealer and politician James T. Gordon.

 

1906

Mosaic

Gorham Street

Named for Walter Gorham (1868-1952), secretary-treasurer of St. Paul from 1911 to 1916, secretary-treasurer of East St. Paul from 1916 to 1923.

 

 

Mosaic

Gosford Avenue

Named for Archibald Acheson, Second Earl of Gosford (1776-1849), governor-in-chief of British North America from 1835 to 1838.

 

 

Mosaic

Goswell Road

Named for builder Egvard A. Goswell (1883-1971), who promoted the Kirkfield Memorial Park.

 

 

Mosaic

Goulding Street

Named for pioneer Walter Llewellyn Goulding.

 

1910

Mosaic

Goulet Street

Named for Maxime Goulet, employee of the Hudson’s Bay Company, a member of the provincial legislative assembly (1878) and cabinet minister in 1880.

 

1891

Mosaic

Gowler Road

Named for pioneers of the Headingley area Oliver Gowler and wife Mary Gowler (1812-1866).

 

 

Mosaic

Graham Avenue

Named for fur trader James Allan Graham.

 

before 1908

Mosaic

Grandin Street

Named for cleric Vital Justin Grandin. See also Bishop Grandin Boulevard and St. Vital Road.

 

before 1908

Mosaic

Grant Avenue

Probably named for Cuthbert James Grant. The original street was quite short, from Oak to Waterloo Streets. In 1896, it was extended west to Lindsay Street, then to Lanark Street in 1910, to Cambridge by 1916, and to Kenaston Boulevard by 1929. Between 1952 and 1957, it was widened and extended east, reaching Pembina Highway in the mid 1960s. See also Semple Avenue and Seven Oaks Avenue.

 

1881

Mosaic, Harry Shave, MHS

Granville Street

Named for George Levenson-Gower Granville (1815-1891), secretary of state for colonies, 1868-1870 and 1886, secretary of foreign affairs, 1870-1874 and 1880-1885.

 

1882

Mosaic

Grassie Boulevard

Named for real estate investor William Grassie.

 

 

Mosaic

Greenway Crescent

Named for Manitoba premier Thomas Greenway.

 

 

Mosaic

Greenwood Place

 

Boyce Street

 

MHS

Grenfell Boulevard

Named for Wilfred Grenfell (1865-1940), an English Protestant medical missionary to Labrador and Newfoundland in the early 1900s.

Granville Boulevard

 

MHS

Grey Street

Named for Albert Henry George Grey (1851-1917), Governor-General of Canada from 1904 to 1911, whose donation of a cup for football is recognized by the Grey Cup. Other Winnipeg street commemorating Governors General include Aberdeen Avenue, Athlone Drive, Byng Place, Devonshire Drive, Dufferin Avenue, Lansdowne Avenue, Leger Crescent, Lisgar Avenue, Lorne Avenue, Minto Street, Monck Avenue, Stanley Street, Tweedsmuir Road, Vanier Drive, and Vincent Massey Boulevard.

Minto Street

1906

Mosaic

Grierson Avenue

Named for Elizabeth Grierson (1894-1984) who owned the land on which the street was subsequently developed.

St. Georges Avenue

1959

MHS

Grosvenor Avenue

Named for A. G. Grosvenor, an early merchant in Winnipeg (1876).

Haskins Avenue

1909 (renamed 1913)

Mosaic

Grove Street

J. B. Rudnyckyj suggested the street was named for author Frederick Philip Grove. This seems unlikely because the street was named before Grove came to prominence.

 

before 1908

Mosaic, MHS

Guay Street

Named for Abraham Guay.

 

 

Mosaic

Guelph Street

Named for a town in Ontario 59 miles west of Toronto, founded in 1827 by John Gault and named by him in honor of the British royal family.

Victoria Street

before 1908

Harry Shave

Guilbault Street

Named for Joseph Edouard Guilbault (1866-1916), general contractor and alderman in St. Boniface from 1912 to 1916.

 

1912

Mosaic

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Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

Haddow Street

Named for municipal official John Haddow.

 

 

Mosaic

Haggart Avenue

Named for lawyer Alexander Haggart.

 

 

MHS

Haig Avenue

Named for Earl Douglas Haig (1861-1928), a British military commander during World War I.

 

 

Mosaic

Hall Road

Named for lawyer Gavin Allan Hall.

 

 

Mosaic

Hallet Street

Named for William Hallet (1811-1872), acknowledged leader of the English Plainsmen.

 

before 1908

Mosaic

Halliday Bay

Named for Douce C. Halliday, mayor of St. Boniface in 1934, who died in office.

 

 

Mosaic

Ham Street

Named for journalist George Henry Ham.

 

 

Mosaic

Hamel Avenue

Named for Ovid Hamel who owned and farmed the land through which this street now passes.

 

 

Mosaic

Hamelin Street

Named for politician Joseph Hamelin (1873-1947).

 

 

Mosaic

Hamilton Avenue

Named for Winnipeg mayor Charles Edward Hamilton.

 

 

Mosaic

Haney Street

Named for Michael John Haney (1854-1927), the civil engineer who was in charge of laying the Canadian Pacific Railway line through the Fraser River canyon, from 1883 to 1885.

 

 

Mosaic

Hansford Road

Named for Edwin Arnold Hansford, the 15th mayor of St. Boniface, from 1953 to 1954, alderman from 1932 to 1945.

 

1971

Mosaic

Hargrave Street

Named for Joseph James Hargrave.

Charlotte Street

before 1908

Harry Shave

Harkness Street

Named for Peter Harkness, first alderman of the City of Winnipeg.

 

1883

[4]

Harmon Avenue

Named for fur trader Daniel William Harmon.

 

 

Mosaic

Harriet Street

According to historian Harry Shave, named “after the daughter of a prominent citizen.”

 

before 1908

Harry Shave

Harris Boulevard

Named for Alanson Harris (1816-1894), the first farm implements agent on the prairies, 1879.

 

 

Mosaic

Harrow Street

Named for a town 11 miles northwest of London, England.

Amelia Street, Louise Street, Mitchell Street

 

Harry Shave

Harstone Road

Named for fuel dealer Frederick S. Harstone.

 

 

MHS

Hart Avenue

Named for cleric Thomas Hart.

Stewart Avenue

1904

Mosaic

Harvard Avenue

Named for Harvard University. Other Winnipeg streets commemorating academic institutions include Bishops Lane, Cambridge Street, Laval Drive, Macalester Bay, McGill Avenue, Mount Allison Bay, Oxford Street, Purdue Bay, Rutgers Bay, Ryerson Avenue, Selwyn Place, Yale Avenue, and others.

 

 

MHS

Haultain Crescent

Named for Frederick William Gordon Haultain (1857-1942), early Commissioner of the North West Territories.

 

 

Mosaic

Hay Street

Named for politician Edward Henry George Gunter Hay.

 

 

Mosaic

Hayes Street

Named for the Hayes Island Post, second trading post of the Hudson’s Bay Company, established by Charles Bayly in 1672-73 at the mouth of the Moose River on James Bay.

 

 

Mosaic

Hearne Avenue

Named for explorer Samuel Hearne (1745-1792).

 

 

Mosaic

Rue Hebert

Named for J. B. Theobald Hebert.

 

 

Mosaic

Hector Avenue

Named for the sailing ship Hector which brought the first Scottish immigrants to Nova Scotia in 1773.

Hetherington Avenue

 

Mosaic

Henday Bay

Named for explorer Anthony Henday who was sent by the Hudson’s Bay Company into the continental interior in 1754, becoming the first white man to see the Canadian Rockies.

 

 

Mosaic

Henderson Highway

Named for automotive pioneer Samuel Robert Henderson.

Kelvin Street, East Kildonan Road

 

Note 1

Henry Avenue

Possibly named for William Alexander Henry (1816-1888), Father of Canadian Confederation and judge of the Supreme Court of Canada from 1875 to 1888.

 

before 1908

Mosaic

Hervo Street

Named for Mathurin Hervo (1880-1852), who immigrated to Winnipeg from France in 1900, served as alderman in Fort Garry in the 1940s.

 

 

Mosaic

Hespeler Avenue

Named for William Hespeler.

 

1906

Harry Shave

Higgins Avenue

Named for pioneer merchant John Higgins. It formerly commemorated pioneer William G. da Fonseca (1823-1905).

Fonseca Avenue

 

Mosaic

Hill Street

Named for railwayman James Jerome Hill. See also Hill Street, Shaughnessy Street, Stephen Street and Van Horne Street.

 

 

Mosaic

Hillhouse Road

Named for lawyer Thomas Paterson Hillhouse.

 

 

Mosaic

Hind Avenue

Named for explorer Henry Youle Hind.

 

 

Mosaic

Hindley Avenue

Named for Elizabeth Hindley, wife of Thomas Berry.

 

 

Mosaic

Hoban Street

Named for Irish immigrant James Patrick Hoban (1887-1957) who worked for the municipality of Brooklands.

Herbert Street

 

Mosaic

Hoddinott Road

Named for early settler Edwin Hoddinott; the original road led to his farm (1883).

 

 

Mosaic

Holt Drive

Named for Herbert Samuel Holt (1856-1941), financier, superintendent of the Canadian Pacific Railway from 1883 to 1884, contractor 1884 to 1892, and banker 1902 to 1941.

 

 

Mosaic

Home Street

Named for Manitoba sheriff Robert H. Home.

 

 

Mosaic

Honeyman Avenue

Named for lawyer E. D. Honeyman, Winnipeg alderman from 1929 to 1939; formerly part of Broadway

 

1967

Mosaic

Hosmer Boulevard

Named for Edward Arthur Christopher Hosmer.

Park Row West

 

MHS, Mosaic

Howard Avenue

Named for politician Thomas Howard.

 

 

Mosaic

Howden Road

 

 

 

MHS

Howe Avenue

Named for Nova Scotia journalist and politician Joseph Howe (1804-1873).

 

 

Mosaic

Hudson Street

Named for explorer Henry Hudson (?-1611).

 

 

Mosaic

Hugo Street

Named for John Hugo Ross, early real estate developer who lost his life in the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic, son of businessman Arthur Wellington Ross.

 

before 1908

Harry Shave, Winnipeg Free Press 16 February 1965

Humboldt Avenue

Named for German explorer and scientist Baron Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859).

 

 

Mosaic

Hunt Avenue

Named for lawyer and writer Frank L. Hunt.

 

1959

Mosaic

Huntington Drive

Named for lawyer and politician Lucius Seth Huntington (1827-1886).

 

 

Mosaic

Huntleigh Street

 

Vicar Street

 

MHS

Husky Avenue

 

Watt Avenue

1963

[14]

Hutchings Street

Named for businessman Elisha Frederick Hutchings.

 

 

Mosaic

Hutton Street

 

Arlington Street

1963

[14]

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I

Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

Ian Place

Named for Ian Barry, son of North Kildonan councillor Charles Barry.

 

 

Mosaic

Ingersoll Street

Named for Major Thomas Ingersoll, father of Laura Secord, who fought in the War of 1812.

 

1881

Mosaic

Inglis Street

Named for physician Maxwell Stevenson Inglis.

 

 

MHS

Inkster Boulevard

J. B. Rudnyckyj says the street is named for John Inkster, whereas historian Harry Shave believes it is named for sheriff Colin Inkster.

Sharp Boulevard

1903

Harry Shave, Mosaic

Irene Street

 

Maud Street

1882 (renamed 1893)

Mosaic

Isabel Street

Named for Isabella Ross, daughter of HBC employee and historian Alexander Ross.

Prairie Street

1874 (renamed 1893)

Harry Shave

Isbister Street

Named for lawyer and educator Alexander Kennedy Isbister.

 

 

Mosaic

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Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

Jack Blick Avenue

Named for Jack Oliver Blick.

Rapelje Avenue

2010

[9]

Jack Kolt Place

Named for John A. Kolt.

 

 

MHS

Jackman Road

 

James Road

1963

[14]

Jackson Avenue

Named for physician Frederick Jackson.

Mason Avenue

 

Mosaic

Jacques Avenue

 

Shaughnessy Avenue

1963

[14]

James Street

Named for journalist James Ross.

 

before 1908

Harry Shave

Jamison Avenue

Named for Winnipeg mayor Richard Willis Jameson.

 

 

Mosaic

Jarvis Street

Named for Edward Worrell Jarvis.

 

1881

Mosaic

Jefferson Avenue

 

Randolph Avenue

 

[18]

Jessie Avenue

Named for the wife of businessman Arthur Wellington Ross.

 

1882

Harry Shave

John Black Avenue

Named for cleric and educator John Black.

 

 

Mosaic

John Bruce Road

 

Bruce Road

1963

[14]

John Hirsch Place

Named for John Steven Hirsch.

 

 

MHS

Johnson Avenue

Named for Red River recorder Francis Godschall Johnson.

 

 

Mosaic

Jolliett Crescent

Named for French Canadian explorer Louis Jolliet (1645-1700).

 

 

Mosaic

Jones Street

Named for cleric David T. Jones.

Norman Street

 

Harry Shave, Mosaic

Joy Street

 

Gordon Street

1963

[14]

Juba Street

Named for Daniel Juba, Mayor of Brooklands in the 1950s.

Eric Street

 

MHS

Jubilee Avenue

Commemorates the 50th anniversary (Diamond Jubilee) of the reign of Queen Victoria, in 1897.

 

 

Mosaic

Jubinville Bay

Named for Monseigneur Jubinville, parish priest in St. Boniface from 1917 to 1940.

 

 

Mosaic

Juno Street

According to historian Harry Shave, named “after the daughter of a prominent citizen.”

 

before 1908

Harry Shave

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Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

Kane Avenue

Named for artist Paul Kane.

 

 

Mosaic

Kapelus Drive

Named for West St. Paul municipal councilor Teofil Kapelus (1903-1999).

 

 

MHS

Karen Street

Named for Karen Quiring, daughter of the street’s developer. See also Quiring Bay and Elaine Place.

 

 

Mosaic

Kate Street

According to historian Harry Shave, named “after the daughter of a prominent citizen.”

 

before 1908

Harry Shave

Kavanagh Street

Named for cleric Francois Kavanagh.

 

 

Mosaic

Kay Crescent

Named for W. Kay, alderman in St. James-Assiniboia from 1958 to 1972.

 

 

Mosaic

Keating Avenue

Named for pioneer geologist H. Keating.

 

 

Mosaic

Keenleyside Street

Named for lawyer William Keenleyside, employed by the Swift Canadian Company in 1912.

 

1906

Mosaic

Keewatin Street

 

Dundas Street

 

MHS

Keith Road

Named for fur trader George Keith.

 

 

Mosaic

Kelsey Avenue

Named for explorer Henry Kelsey (1670-1728).

 

 

Mosaic

Kelvin Boulevard

Named for English physicist and mathematician William Thomson Kelvin (1824-1907).

Birds Hill Road

1909

Mosaic

Kenaston Boulevard

Named for E. C. Kenaston of Hopkins, Minnesota, president of the American-Abel Engine and Thresher Company, who was also President of the Tuxedo Park Company which developed the Tuxedo part of Winnipeg.

 

1907

MHS

Kennedy Street

Named for Winnipeg mayor William Nassau Kennedy.

 

1881

Harry Shave

Kenny Street

Named for W. Kenny, alderman of St. Boniface from 1911 to 1914, and from 1916 to 1919.

 

 

Mosaic

Kern Drive

 

Crescent Road

1963

[14]

Kildonan Drive

 

East Kildonan River Drive

?

[15]

Kilkenny Drive

 

Killarney Avenue, Killarney Street

1963

[14]

Kilmer Avenue

Named for American journalist and poet Alfred Joyce Kilmer (1866-1918).

 

 

Mosaic

Kimberly Avenue

 

Melrose Avenue

1963

[14]

King Street

Named for cleric John Mark King.

 

1881

Mosaic

Kingsbury Avenue

 

Kildonan Avenue

1959

[15]

Kingsford Avenue

Named for engineer William Kingsford (1819-1898), who was employed as a civic engineer on the Hudson River railway.

 

 

Mosaic

Kingsway

 

Colquhoun Street, Ethel Street

 

MHS

Kirkfield Street

Named for the birthplace of entrepreneur William Mackenzie, whose son Roderick J. Mackenzie developed the area of Kirkfield Park in which this street is located.

 

 

Mosaic

Kirton Avenue

 

Wellington Avenue

1963

[14]

Kisil Bay

Named for Stephan A. Kisil, an early East Kildonan storekeeper and one of the founders of Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church.

 

 

Mosaic

Kitson Street

Named for businessman Norman Wolfred Kittson.

 

before 1908

Mosaic

Knowles Avenue

Named for Knowles School for Boys (Knowles Centre) at the junction of Henderson Highway and Knowles Avenue.

Henderson Avenue

1963

Mosaic, [14]

Knudsen Street

Probably named for carpenter Thorwald Knudsen who built houses on the street.

 

c1904

MHS

Kushner Crescent

Named for municipal official Chaim N. Kushner.

 

 

MHS

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Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

Lachance Street

 

Beliveau Street

1963

[14]

Lagimodiere Boulevard

Named for pioneer Jean Baptiste Lagimodière. See also Gaboury Place.

 

1971

Mosaic

Laird Street

 

Osborne Street

1963

[14]

Lambert Street

Named for physician J. H. Octave Lambert.

 

 

Mosaic

Lamont Boulevard

Named for grain industry executive Cecil A. R. Lamont.

Hertford Boulevard

 

MHS

Lamontagne Road

 

St. Joseph Road

1963

[14]

Lanark Street

Named for Lanark, the county town of Lancashire, Scotland. See also Renfrew Street.

 

1910

Harry Shave

Rue Landry

Named for Quebec judge Pierre Amand Landry (1846-1916).

 

 

Mosaic

Rue Langevin

Named for cleric Louis Philippe Adelard Langevin.

 

 

MHS

Langside Street

Named for James A. Lang.

Ness Street

1874

Harry Shave

Lansdowne Avenue

Named for Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, the Fifth Marquis of Lansdowne (1845-1927), who served as Governor General of Canada from 1883 to 1888. Other Winnipeg street commemorating Governors General include Aberdeen Avenue, Athlone Drive, Byng Place, Devonshire Drive, Dufferin Avenue, Grey Street, Leger Crescent, Lisgar Avenue, Lorne Avenue, Minto Street, Monck Avenue, Stanley Street, Tweedsmuir Road, Vanier Drive, and Vincent Massey Boulevard.

 

1903

Harry Shave

Rue Lariviere

Named for Alexander C. Lariviere, reeve of St. Boniface, 1881.

 

 

Mosaic

Larsen Avenue

Named for municipal official Walter Peter Larsen.

Montrose Avenue

1963

Mosaic, [14]

Lauder Avenue

Named for a pioneering Bird’s Hill storekeeper who made bread using local flour, in the 1870s.

 

 

Mosaic

Rue Laurier

Named for Canadian prime minister Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919).

 

 

Mosaic

Laval Drive

Named for Laval Drive. Other Winnipeg streets commemorating academic institutions include Bishops Lane, Cambridge Street, Laval Drive, Macalester Bay, McGill Avenue, Mount Allison Bay, Oxford Street, Purdue Bay, Rutgers Bay, Ryerson Avenue, Selwyn Place, Yale Avenue, and others.

 

 

Mosaic

Leacock Avenue

Named for humorist and educator Stephen B. Leacock (1869-1944).

 

 

Mosaic

Lee Boulevard

Named for Richard Lee, long-time resident of Fort Garry.

Lancashire Boulevard

 

Mosaic

Leger Crescent

Named for Jules Léger (1913-1980), who served as Governor General of Canada from 1973 to 1978. Other Winnipeg street commemorating Governors General include Aberdeen Avenue, Athlone Drive, Byng Place, Devonshire Drive, Dufferin Avenue, Grey Street, Lansdowne Avenue, Lisgar Avenue, Lorne Avenue, Minto Street, Monck Avenue, Stanley Street, Tweedsmuir Road, Vanier Drive, and Vincent Massey Boulevard.

 

 

MHS

Leighton Avenue

Named for Henry Leighton, an early resident of East Kildonan.

 

 

Mosaic

Leila Avenue

Named for Leila Neil, neighbor to developer Robert N. Lower. See Lowery Bay.

 

 

Mosaic

Lendrum Street

Possibly named for lawyer and politician Lendrum McMeans. See Canora Street.

 

before 1908

MHS

Lennox Street

Named for boot and shoe merchant George Gilmour Lennox.

 

 

Mosaic

Lenore Street

Named for Lenore McMeans, daughter of lawyer and politician Lendrum McMeans. See McMeans Avenue.

 

 

Mosaic, [6]

Lepine Avenue

Named for Metis leader Ambroise Dydime Lepine.

Provencher Avenue

1963

Mosaic, [14]

Leslie Avenue

Named for soldier, merchant and politician James Leslie (1786-1873).

 

1907

Mosaic

Levis Street

Named for Francois Gaston Duc de Levis (1720-1787), who succeeded Marquis de Montcalm at Quebec, 1759.

 

1881

Mosaic

Lewis Street

Named for American judge Abner Lewis.

Lark Street

1882 (renamed 1893)

[4]

Library Place

 

Wallace Road

1963

[14]

Lilac Street

 

Lillie Street

renamed 1898

Harry Shave

Lindsay Street

Named for the family name of the Earls of Crawford who were chiefs of the Scottish Lindsay clan.

 

1906

Harry Shave

Linwood Street

Named for William Linwood, early public works inspector in St. James

 

 

Mosaic

Lipton Street

Named for British tea merchant Thomas Lipton (1850-1931).

 

1903

Mosaic

Lisgar Avenue

Named for John Young, Baron of Lisgar (1807-1876), who was Governor-General of Canada from 1869 to 1872. Other Winnipeg street commemorating Governors General include Aberdeen Avenue, Athlone Drive, Byng Place, Devonshire Drive, Dufferin Avenue, Grey Street, Lansdowne Avenue, Leger Crescent, Lorne Avenue, Minto Street, Monck Avenue, Stanley Street, Tweedsmuir Road, Vanier Drive, and Vincent Massey Boulevard.

 

before 1908

Mosaic

Lismer Crescent

Named for Canadian painter Arthur Lismer (1885-1969).

 

 

Mosaic

Lizzie Street

 

Montefiore Street

 

MHS

Lock Street

 

Louis Street

 

MHS

Lockwood Street

 

Fisher Street

 

MHS

Logan Avenue

Named for Robert Logan. According to Mary Hislop, the street was named for Winnipeg mayor Alexander Logan. See also Alexander Avenue.

 

1872

Harry Shave

Lombard Avenue

 

 

1898

MHS

Lord Avenue

Named for John Keast Lord (1818-1872), soldier and member of the Boundary Commission that mapped the border between Canada and the USA.

 

 

Mosaic

Lorette Avenue

 

Lorne Avenue

 

MHS

Lorne Avenue

Named for John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, the Duke of Argyll, also known as the Marquis of Lorne, son-in-law to Queen Victoria, who served as Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883. See also Argyle Street, Louise Street and Princess Street. Other Winnipeg street commemorating Governors General include Aberdeen Avenue, Athlone Drive, Byng Place, Devonshire Drive, Dufferin Avenue, Grey Street, Lansdowne Avenue, Leger Crescent, Lisgar Avenue, Minto Street, Monck Avenue, Stanley Street, Tweedsmuir Road, Vanier Drive, and Vincent Massey Boulevard.

 

1881

Harry Shave

Loudoun Road

 

 

 

MHS

Rue Louis Riel

Named for Louis Riel, whose actions led to the formation of Manitoba, in 1870.

 

 

Mosaic

Louise Street

Named for Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria and wife to the Marquis of Lorne; see also Argyle Street, Lorne Avenue and Princess Street.

 

1874

Harry Shave

Lowery Bay

Named for Robert N. Lowery, an early 1900s developer in East Kildonan. See Leila Avenue.

 

 

Mosaic

Lusted Street

Named for carriage maker Thomas Lusted.

 

1876

Mosaic

Luxton Avenue

Named for William Fisher Luxton.

Athole Avenue

1882 (renamed 1915)

Harry Shave

Lydia Street

According to historian Harry Shave, named “after the daughter of a prominent citizen.”

 

1873

Harry Shave

Lyle Street

Formerly Berlin Street, the name was changed in the early days of World War I due to anti-German sentiment of its residents.

 

1914

Mosaic

Lyon Street

Named by land developer Geoffrey Walton for his wife’s family, who had arrived in Manitoba in the early 1880s.

 

 

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M

Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

Macaulay Crescent

Named for Angus Macaulay, secretary-treasurer of North Kildonan from 1945 to 1962.

 

1967

Mosaic

Macdonald Avenue

There are two versions for this street name. J. B. Rudnyckyj claims it is named for Canadian prime minister John A. Macdonald (1815-1891) whereas historian Harry Shave says it commemorates cleric Robert Macdonald.

 

1873

Harry Shave, Mosaic

Machray Avenue

Named for cleric Robert Machray.

 

1880

Harry Shave

Macklin Avenue

Named for early newspaperman E. H. Macklin. See also Dafoe Road, McCurdy Street, Payne Street and Richardson Avenue.

 

 

Vince Leah

Mager Drive

Named for Victor Mager, first mayor of St. Vital.

 

 

Mosaic

Magnus Avenue

Named for farmer Magnus Brown.

 

1894

Harry Shave, Mosaic

Manley Avenue

Named for George H. Manley, chief accountant in the Winnipeg comptroller’s office.

Newall Avenue

1966

Mosaic

Maple Street

Named for the maple trees growing along its course, planted there by the Logan and Fonseca families.

 

1876

Harry Shave, Mosaic

Marion Street

Named for Roger Marion, reeve of St. Boniface in 1888, and 1889 to 1890.

 

 

Mosaic

Market Avenue

The street that once ran past the Winnipeg market near City Hall.

M. Street

1882 (renamed 1898)

Mosaic

Marshall Bay

Named for University of Manitoba educator Edgar Kenny Marshall.

 

 

Mosaic

Martha Street

Named for Mary Logan.

Mary Street

1893

Mosaic

Martin Avenue

Named for surveyor Alphonse Fortunat Martin.

 

before 1908

Mosaic

Maryland Street

Originally Boundary Street because it was the western boundary of Winnipeg.

Boundary Street

1874 (renamed 1891)

Harry Shave

Mathers Avenue

Named for judge Thomas Graham Mathers.

 

1898

Mosaic, MHS

Matheson Avenue

Named for cleric Alexander Matheson.

Armetta Avenue

 

Mosaic

Mawson Street

 

Sinclair Street

1963

[14]

McAdam Avenue

 

Dunfra Avenue, McArthur Avenue

 

MHS

McArthur Street

Named for banker Duncan McArthur.

 

1882

Mosaic

McBeth Street

Named for pioneer Alexander McBeth.

 

 

Mosaic

McCalman Avenue

Named for early school inspector H. D. McCalman.

 

1906

Mosaic

McCreary Road

Named for Winnipeg mayor William F. McCreary.

 

 

Mosaic

McCurdy Street

Named for pioneer newspaperman Wesley McCurdy. See also Dafoe Road, Macklin Avenue, Payne Street and Richardson Avenue.

 

 

Mosaic

McDermot Avenue

Named for businessman Andrew McDermot.

Owen Avenue

1873

Harry Shave

McDougall Street

Named for lawyer William McDougall.

 

 

Mosaic

McGee Street

Named for journalist and politician D’Arcy McGee (1825-1868).

Portland Street

1893

Mosaic

McGill Avenue

Named for McGill University. Other Winnipeg streets commemorating academic institutions include Bishops Lane, Cambridge Street, Laval Drive, Macalester Bay, Mount Allison Bay, Oxford Street, Purdue Bay, Rutgers Bay, Ryerson Avenue, Selwyn Place, Yale Avenue, and others.

 

 

Mosaic

McGillivray Boulevard

Named for provincial highway commissioner Archibald McGillivray.

Macdonald Road

1965

MHS

McGregor Street

Named for Manitoba Lieutenant-Governor James D. McGregor.

 

1874

Mosaic

McIntosh Avenue

Named for market gardener Thomas McIntosh, on whose property the street was laid.

 

1904

Mosaic

McIvor Avenue

Named for James McIvor, one of the first school teachers in Kildonan.

 

 

Mosaic

McKay Avenue

There are two alternate explanations of the name. According to J. B. Rudnyckyj, the street commemorates Angus McKay, who arrived at the Red River Settlement in 1813. Another possibility is that it recognizes early politician Angus McKay.

 

 

Mosaic

McKelvey Street

Named for Howard McKelvey (1909-?), alderman for Winnipeg ward 2 from 1947 to 1958.

Thompson Street

1959

Mosaic

McKenzie Street

Named for lawyer Frederick McKenzie.

Hunter Street

1881 (renamed 1894)

Mosaic

McLean Street

Named for Daniel McLean.

 

1882

Mosaic

McLeod Avenue

Named for pioneer Donald McLeod, whose original cabin site was at the intersection of McLeod and Henderson Highway.

 

 

Mosaic

McMeans Avenue

Named for lawyer and politician Lendrum McMeans. See also Lenore Street and Lendrum Street.

 

 

Mosaic

McMicken Street

Named for Winnipeg mayor Alexander McMicken.

 

1876

Harry Shave

McMillan Avenue

Named for Manitoba Lieutenant-Governor Daniel H. McMillan.

 

before 1908

Mosaic

McNaughton Avenue

Named for Canadian Lieutenant General A. G. L. McNaughton (1887-?). See also Montgomery Avenue and Wavell Avenue.

 

1942

Mosaic

McNichol Street

Named for Andrew Robert McNichol.

 

1912

Mosaic

McNulty Crescent

Named for physician Patrick Herman McNulty, who once had a home in the area.

 

 

MHS

McPhail Street

Named for Alexander James McPhail, attended Manitoba Agricultural College from 1908 to 1909, president of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool from 1924 to 1931.

 

1906

Mosaic

McPhillips Street

Named for land surveyor George McPhillips. The street was formerly the two mile limit of the Selkirk Settlers’ lots, which started at the Red River and extended from it for four miles. The first two miles were reserved for buildings and residential pursuits. Beyond the limit was pasture land.

 

1876

Harry Shave

McQuaker Drive

Named for W. M. McQuaker, owner of property west of the Odd Fellows Home, who resided on this street.

 

 

Mosaic

McTavish Street

Named for William McTavish (?-1870), governor of Rupert’s Land when it was transferred to Canada, 1870.

 

1872

Mosaic

McWilliam Avenue

See Pacific Avenue.

 

1881

Mosaic

Meade Street

Named for Rollin Pierce Meade, editor of The Nor’Wester newspaper when Louis Riel siezed it, 1869.

 

1876

Mosaic

Memorial Boulevard

The street that passes Winnipeg’s Cenotaph commemorating the dead of World War I.

 

1926

MHS

Rue Messier

Named for Catholic cleric Father Messier (?-1880), who assisted Archibishop Tache in the funeral mass of Louis Riel.

 

 

Mosaic

Mickle Avenue

Named for lawyer Charles Julius Mickle.

 

 

Mosaic

Middle Gate

The street name commemorates the gates that were erected at its entrance. See also East Gate and West Gate.

Central Avenue

1910

MHS

Midland Street

Named for the Midland Railway tracks which ran close to this street.

 

1911

Mosaic

Midmar Avenue

Named for a pioneer family of the Brooklands area.

 

 

Mosaic

Midwinter Avenue

Named for Charles Midwinter.

Vaudreuil Avenue

 

MHS

Mighton Avenue

Named for early landowner Samuel Mighton.

 

1905

Mosaic

Miller Road

Named for James Andrew Miller.

 

 

Mosaic

Milton Street

Apparently named for William Milton, proprietor of Milton’s Bakery in the 1920s.

 

1881

Mosaic

Minto Street

Named for Governor-General of Canada Gilbert John Elliott Murray, Fourth Earl of Minto (1845-1914). Other Winnipeg street commemorating Governors General include Aberdeen Avenue, Athlone Drive, Byng Place, Devonshire Drive, Dufferin Avenue, Grey Street, Lansdowne Avenue, Leger Crescent, Lisgar Avenue, Lorne Avenue, Monck Avenue, Stanley Street, Tweedsmuir Road, Vanier Drive, and Vincent Massey Boulevard.

John Street (1878-1883), Thomas Street (1883-1904)

1904

Mosaic

Moir Avenue

Named for educator J. H. Moir, who in the 1930s was principal of East Kildonan Collegiate (now Lord Wolseley School).

 

 

Mosaic

Mollard Road

Named for Mrs. Alfred Mollard, who at 93 years of age was the oldest resident when the street was named for her.

 

1964

Free Press, 26 December 1964.

Molson Street

Named for F. W. Molson (1860-1929), early director of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Elmwood Street

1959

Mosaic

Monck Avenue

Named for Charles Stanley Monck, Fourth Viscount Monck (1819-1894), who was Governor-General of Canada from 1867 to 1868. Other Winnipeg street commemorating Governors General include Aberdeen Avenue, Athlone Drive, Byng Place, Devonshire Drive, Dufferin Avenue, Grey Street, Lansdowne Avenue, Leger Crescent, Lisgar Avenue, Lorne Avenue, Minto Street, Stanley Street, Tweedsmuir Road, Vanier Drive, and Vincent Massey Boulevard.

 

 

MHS

Moncton Avenue

Named for General Robert Moncton, who served with General James Wolfe, and died on the Plains of Abraham, 1759. See also Montcalm Crescent.

 

 

Mosaic

Montcalm Crescent

Named for General Louis Joseph de Montcalm (1712-1759), who defended Quebec against the English, dying on the Plains of Abraham, 1759. See also Moncton Avenue.

 

 

Mosaic

Montgomery Avenue

Named for British military commander Bernard Law Montgomery, First Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (1887-?).

 

1948

Mosaic

Montrose Street

Named for David Lindsay, Duke of Montrose, Fifth Earl of Crawford (1440-1495).

 

1906

Mosaic

Moore Avenue

Named for Canadian labour leader Thomas Moore (1878-1946).

 

1944

Mosaic

Morier Avenue

Named for Oscar Morier, an early 20th century resident of St. Vital.

 

 

Mosaic

Morley Avenue

Named for Arthur Willans Morley.

 

 

Mosaic

Mountain Avenue

Honours the first Anglican Bishop to visit Western Canada, George Jehoshaphat Mountain (1789-1863), in 1844.

 

 

Harry Shave, Manitoba Pageant, The Cradle of Winnipeg History, Volume 3, Number 1, September 1957

Mount Allison Bay

Named for Mount Allison University. Other Winnipeg streets commemorating academic institutions include Bishops Lane, Cambridge Street, Laval Drive, Macalester Bay, McGill Avenue, Oxford Street, Purdue Bay, Rutgers Bay, Ryerson Avenue, Selwyn Place, Yale Avenue, and others.

 

 

Mosaic

Mount Royal Road

Named for a property near this street owned by Donald A. Smith (Lord Strathcona).

 

 

Mosaic

Mowat Road

Named for fur trader Edward Mowat.

 

1961

Mosaic

Muir Road

Named for businessman Robert Muir.

 

1966

Mosaic

Mulvey Avenue

Named for Stewart Mulvey.

Mary Avenue

1893

Harry Shave

Municipal Road

Street is located on land donated by Archibald Pritchard in the late 1800s.

 

 

Mosaic

Munroe Avenue

Named for George F. Munroe, long-time lawyer and secretary for the municipality of Kildonan.

 

 

Mosaic

Murdock Road

Named for Nova Scotia historian and politician Beamish Murdock (1800-1876).

Lorette Road

1959

Mosaic

Murray Avenue

Named for Donald Murray, who arrived with Selkirk settlers in 1815.

 

1892

Mosaic

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Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

Nairn Avenue

Named for Stephen Nairn.

Lemoine Avenue

1906

MHS

Nathaniel Street

 

Boyd Street

 

MHS

Nanton Boulevard

Named for banker Augustus Meredith Nanton.

Pipe Boulevard

 

MHS

Nassau Street

 

Llewellyn Street, Henry Street (1873)

1908

MHS

Neil Avenue

The street runs through land brought in 1841 by Neil Campbell from the Hudson’s Bay Company.

 

 

Mosaic

Nemy Crescent

Named for lawyer Morton H. Nemy (1925-?).

 

 

Mosaic

Nesbitt Bay

Named for financier Arthur James Nesbitt (1875-?).

 

 

Mosaic

Ness Avenue

Named for the Ness family, likely Frank Ness, an early settler in this area of Winnipeg. Family members Garnet V. Ness and V. W. Ness were heroes in the First World War.

 

1898

Mosaic, MHS

Newman Avenue

Named for English cleric John Henry Newman (1801-1890).

 

 

Mosaic

Newton Avenue

Rudnyckyj suggests the street was named for businessman Charles H. Newton but Vince Leah, in his history of West Kildonan, indicates it was named for Josiah Newton, who in the early 1920s lived at the corner of Main Street and Newton.

Plessis Street

1881 (renamed 1906)

Mosaic

Niagara Street

Commemorates the 1812 battle of Queenston Heights, fought by General Isaac Brock, near Niagara Falls, Ontario. See also Brock Street and Queenston Street.

 

1906

Mosaic

Nicklin Street

Named for soldier Geoffrey Nicklin, who was killed in action during World War II.

 

1959

Mosaic

Nicollet Avenue

Named for explorer Jean Nicolet (1598-1642).

 

 

Mosaic

Nightingale Road

Named for D. A. Nightingale, councilor in East Kildonan from 1962 to 1963, and 1969 to 1970.

 

 

Mosaic

Niverville Avenue

Named for explorer Joseph Claude Boucher, Chevalier de Niverville (1715-1804).

 

 

Mosaic

Nixon Street

Named for Winnipeg alderman Thomas Nixon.

 

 

MHS

Norquay Street

Named for Manitoba premier John Norquay.

 

before 1908

MHS

Norris Road

Named for Manitoba premier Tobias Crawford Norris.

 

1971

Mosaic

Notre Dame Avenue

Named for a Roman Catholic girls’ school which once occupied a site on the street until it moved to a new location on Academy Road

 

1891

Harry Shave

Nye Avenue

Named for the Nye family that settled in the Middlechurch area.

Marjorie Street

1963

Mosaic, [14]

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Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

Oakwood Avenue

 

Parkview Avenue

 

MHS

Oberlin Road

Named for Oberlin College. Other Winnipeg streets commemorating academic institutions include Bishops Lane, Cambridge Street, Laval Drive, Macalester Bay, McGill Avenue, Oxford Street, Purdue Bay, Rutgers Bay, Ryerson Avenue, Selwyn Place, Yale Avenue, and others.

 

 

Mosaic

Oddy Street

Named for Christopher Oddy, mayor of Brooklands when it was a rural municipality.

Don Street

1959

Mosaic

Oliver Avenue

 

Boyle Avenue

1963

[14]

Olivia Street

According to historian Harry Shave, named “after the daughter of a prominent citizen.”

 

before 1908

Harry Shave

O’Meara Street

Named for cleric James Dallas O’Meara.

 

 

Harry Shave

Ormiston Road

Named for William Ormiston, alderman in St. Boniface from 1947 to 1952.

 

 

Mosaic

Osborne Street

Named for soldier William Osborne Smith.

Pembina Street

before 1908

Harry Shave

Oxford Street

Named for Oxford University. Other Winnipeg streets commemorating academic institutions include Bishops Lane, Cambridge Street, Laval Drive, Macalester Bay, McGill Avenue, Purdue Bay, Rutgers Bay, Ryerson Avenue, Selwyn Place, Yale Avenue, and others.

 

1882

Mosaic

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Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

Pacific Avenue

The street was named originally for a person named McWilliam, who represented a Toronto firm, purchasing a land parcel extending from the north side of the Ross estate. The name was changed due to confusion with nearby William Avenue. The present name probably commemorates the nearby switching yards of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

McWilliam Avenue

1881 (renamed 1892)

Mosaic, MHS

Palk Road

Named for Lawrence Palk, former comptroller of the Winnipeg Electric Company.

Park Road

1959

Mosaic

Palliser Avenue

Named for explorer John Palliser.

 

 

Mosaic

Palmer Street

Named for politician George H. Palmer.

 

 

Mosaic

Palmerston Avenue

Named for Henry John Temple, Third Viscount of Palmerston (1784-1865), British prime minister from 1855 to 1858, and 1859 to 1865.

Ida Avenue

1915

Mosaic

Pandora Avenue

 

Nairn Avenue

1963

[14]

Panet Road

Named for Quebec cleric Bernard C. Panet (1753-1833).

 

1909

Mosaic

Parent Street

Named for politician Jacques Parent.

 

1882

Mosaic

Parker Avenue

Named for journalist Elizabeth Fulton Parker, who assisted in founding of the YWCA in Winnipeg, the Women’s Canadian Club, and the Alpine Club of Canada.

 

1882

Mosaic

Parkin Avenue

Named for municipal official Arnold Parkin.

 

 

MHS

Parnell Avenue

Named for Winnipeg mayor Edward Parnell.

 

1959

Mosaic

Parr Street

 

Comloden Street

 

MHS

Partridge Avenue

Named for market gardener Edmund Partridge.

 

 

Harry Shave

Paterson Street

Named for Manitoba lieutenant-governor James Colebrooke Patterson.

 

 

Mosaic

Patrick Street

Named for cattle dealer and meat packer Patrick Burns (1856-1937). See also Burns Road.

Annie Street

1891

Mosaic

Paulley Drive

Named for Russell Paulley, mayor of Transcona 1946 to 1949 and 1951 to 1953, leader of the New Democratic Party 1960s, cabinet member in the Schreyer government.

 

 

Mosaic

Payne Street

Named for Walter F. Payne, member of the East Kildonan school board, 1925 to 1925 and journalist at the Winnipeg Free Press. See also Dafoe Road, Macklin Avenue, McCurdy Street and Richardson Avenue.

 

 

Mosaic, Leah

Peake Avenue

Named for 1960s provincial health inspector Dr. Henry Peake.

Maple Avenue

1959

Mosaic

Pearl Street

According to historian Harry Shave, named “after the daughter of a prominent citizen”..

Penelope Street

 

Harry Shave

Peary Crescent

Named for American explorer Robert Edwin Peary (1856-1920).

 

 

Mosaic

Peguis Drive

Named for Saulteaux chief Peguis.

 

 

MHS

Peltier Avenue

 

Sargent Avenue

1963

[14]

Pembina Highway

Named for Fort Pembina established in North Dakota (then unorganized territory of the United States) in 1801. A trail from Winnipeg leading to the fort became this street.

 

before 1908

Harry Shave

Pennefather Bay

Named for physician John Pyne Pennefather.

James Street

1963

Mosaic, [14]

Penrose Place

Named for pioneer photographer James Penrose.

 

 

Mosaic

Pentland Street

Named for pioneer Thomas Harry Pentland.

 

 

Mosaic

Picardy Place

Named for Picardy Confectionary Shop which had headquarters in this area.

St. James Place

1959

Mosaic

Pike Crescent

Named for G. J. Pike, school trustee (1928-31) and councillor (1932-34) in East Kildonan.

 

 

Mosaic

Pilgrim Avenue

Named for Ernest Pilgrim (1886-?), early Winnipeg interior decorator, circa 1906.

 

 

Mosaic

Pioneer Avenue

Commemorates early Winnipeg pioneers who arrived by boats that docked at the foot of nearby Water Avenue.

Notre Dame East

1959

MHS

Playter Street

 

Hamilton Street

1963

[14]

Plessis Road

Named for cleric Joseph Octave Plessis (1763-1825).

 

before 1908

Mosaic

Plinguet Street

Unknown

 

 

MHS

Point Douglas Avenue

Named for an area of Winnipeg which, in turn, was named for Thomas Douglas, Fifth Earl of Selkirk, who brought settlers to the Red River area in 1812. See also Douglas Avenue and Selkirk Avenue.

 

 

MHS

Polson Avenue

Named for farmer Hugh Polson.

 

1882

Harry Shave

Poole Crescent

Named for surveyor John Poole, who immigrated from England in 1911.

Shelley Crescent

1963

Mosaic, [14]

Portage Avenue

Named because it was the road to the town of Portage la Prairie, west of Winnipeg.

 

 

MHS

Powell Street

Named for Lord Baden Powell (1857-1941), founder of the Boy Scout movement.

 

1882

Mosaic

Prevette Street

Named for Cyril Prevette, East Kildonan school trustee from 1949 to 1950.

 

 

Mosaic

Prince Street

Named for aboriginal guide William Prince (?-1918).

 

1874

Mosaic

Prince Edward Street

 

Edward Street

 

MHS

Prince Rupert Avenue

Named for Prince Rupert, the first governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company. See also Rupert Avenue and Rupertsland Avenue.

 

 

Mosaic

Princess Street

Named for Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria and wife to the Marquis of Lorne; see also Argyle Street, Lorne Avenue and Louise Street.

 

1881

Harry Shave

Pritchard Avenue

Named for early settler John Pritchard.

 

1875

Harry Shave

Prosper Street

Named for Belgian immigrant Prosper Gevaert (1877-1957), who helped to organize the Club Belge; was a St. Boniface alderman (1922-1925).

 

 

Mosaic

Provencher Boulevard

Named for cleric Joseph Norbert Provencher.

 

before 1908

Mosaic

Pulford Street

Named for former Winnipeg alderman Alfred Henry Pulford.

Royal Street

1881 (renamed 1959)

Harry Shave

Purdue Bay

Named for Purdue University. Other Winnipeg streets commemorating academic institutions include Bishops Lane, Cambridge Street, Laval Drive, Macalester Bay, McGill Avenue, Rutgers Bay, Ryerson Avenue, Selwyn Place, Yale Avenue, and others.

 

 

Mosaic

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Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

Qu’Appelle

Named for the Hudson’s Bay Company trading post Fort Qu’Appelle, located in what is now eastern Saskatchewan. See also Carlton, Edmonton, Ellice, Fort, Garry, York.

 

before 1908

MHS

Queen Street

Named for Winnipeg mayor John Queen.

 

 

Mosaic

Queenston Street

Commemorates the 1812 battle of Queenston Heights, fought by General Isaac Brock, near Niagara Falls, Ontario. See also Brock Street and Niagara Street.

 

1906

Mosaic

Quiring Bay

Named for developer Frank Quiring. See also Karen Street and Elaine Place.

 

 

Mosaic

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Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

Radford Street

 

Ball Street, Bromhead Street, Madeline Street

 

MHS

Raleigh Street

Named for dentist J. Raleigh, who owned river lots near the start of this street in the early 1900s.

 

1906

Mosaic

Ralph Campbell Road

Named for Ralph D. Campbell (1918-2008), who served as President of the University of Manitoba from 1976 to 1981.

 

 

MHS

Raquette Street

 

River Street

1963

[14]

Ravelston Avenue

 

Westgate Avenue

1963

[14]

Redfern Road

Named for Henry Fredrik Redfern, who lived in the area and was a schoolboard member in the early 1900s.

 

 

Mosaic

Redwood Avenue

Mary Hislop said it was named for Alfred Boyd who, “in the early days he had a store on the [Red] river bank which the Indians named Redwood on account of the color it was painted.” Harry Shave clarifies that the log store building had a red roof which gave the name.

 

 

Harry Shave, Manitoba Pageant, The Cradle of Winnipeg History, Volume 3, Number 1, September 1957

Regent Avenue

 

Nairn Avenue

1963

[14]

Reichert Street

Named for Antony Reichert, an early settler in the North Kildonan area of Winnipeg.

 

 

Mosaic

Renfrew Street

Named for Renfrew, the county town of Renfrewshire, near Glasgow, Scotland. See also Lanark Street.

 

1907

Harry Shave

Renwick Avenue

 

Sunnyside Avenue

1963

[14]

Reynolds Bay

According to J. B. Rudnyckyj, said to be named for "an early settler."

 

 

Mosaic

Rice Road

Named for Rice University. Other Winnipeg streets commemorating academic institutions include Bishops Lane, Cambridge Street, Laval Drive, Macalester Bay, McGill Avenue, Rutgers Bay, Ryerson Avenue, Selwyn Place, Yale Avenue, and others.

 

 

MHS

Richardson Avenue

Named for newspaperman Robert Lorne Richardson (1860-1921). See also Dafoe Road, Macklin Avenue, McCurdy Street and Payne Street.

 

 

Mosaic

Riddle Avenue

 

Classic Avenue

 

MHS

Riel Avenue

Named for Louis Riel (1844-1885), whose efforts in 1870 culminated in the formation of the province of Manitoba.

 

 

MHS

Riley Crescent

Name for Fort Garry municipal official John Herbert Riley.

 

 

[10]

Risbey Crescent

Named for Thomas E. Risbey, an early settler in this area of Winnipeg.

 

 

Mosaic

Ritchie Street

Named for David Ritchie, Winnipeg alderman for ward 5 from 1902 to 1903.

 

1966

Mosaic

Riverton Avenue

 

Gurney Avenue, Jasper Avenue, Georgina Avenue

 

MHS

Rue Ritchot

Named for cleric Joseph-Noel Ritchot (1825-1905).

 

 

Mosaic

Robertson Street

Named for cleric James Robertson (1839-1902).

 

1882

Mosaic

Robinson Street

Named for merchant Thomas D. Robinson (1838-1930).

 

before 1908

Mosaic

Roblin Boulevard

Named for Manitoba premier Rodmond Palen Roblin (1853-1937).

 

1959

MHS

Robson Street

 

Queen Street

before 1908

Mosaic

Roch Street

According to historian Harry Shave, it commemorates E. Roch, who purchased 4 acres of property in its vicinity, in 1894. An alternative in Mosaic says it is named for William G. P. Roch, an East Kildonan landowner who lived in Saskatchewan.

 

1904

Harry Shave

Rockman Street

 

Rockwood Street, Rockwood Place

1963

[14]

Rockwood Street

Named for a village 8 miles northeast of Guelph, Ontario, birthplace of railway tycoon James J. Hill (1838-1916), and once known for its famous Rockwood Academy.

 

before 1908

Harry Shave

Roman Street

 

Clair Street

1963

[14]

Roosevelt Place

Named for American president Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945).

 

 

Mosaic

Rorie Street

Named for Rorie Bannatyne, presumably a relative of early pioneer A. G. B. Bannatyne (1829-1889).

 

1874

Mosaic

Rose Avenue

First named Ross Avenue (October 1881) then renamed Rosser in commemoration of CPR engineer Thomas L. Rosser (February 1903) then subsequently to Rose, to avoid confusion with streets of same name.

 

 

Harry Shave

Rosewarne Avenue

Named for William Rosewarne, a contractor in the St. Vital area of Winnipeg in the early 1900s.

 

 

Mosaic

Roslyn Road

 

Garnet Road

1873

MHS

Ross Avenue

Named for Hudson’s Bay Company employee and historian Alexander Ross (1783-1856) and his family. See also William Avenue.

 

before 1908

Harry Shave

Rosser Avenue

Named for Thomas L. Rosser (1836-1910), Chief Engineer of the Canadian Pacific Railway; later renamed Warsaw Avenue.

 

 

MHS

Rossmere Crescent

Named for Rossmere, the residence of early pioneers Malcolm and Roderick Ross.

 

 

Mosaic

Rouge Road

 

Ferry Road

1963

Mosaic, [14]

Rover Avenue

 

Minnie Street, Regent Avenue

1881

MHS

Rowand Avenue

Named for John Rowand, who built the estate of Donald A. Smith (Lord Strathcona) in west Winnipeg.

 

 

Mosaic

Ruby Street

Named for Ruby Henderson, daughter of real estate developer James Belfry Henderson.

 

 

[6]

Rupert Avenue

Named for Prince Rupert, first governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company. See also Prince Rupert Avenue and Rupertsland Avenue.

R Street

1872 (renamed 1898)

Mosaic

Rupertsland Avenue

Named for the area given in 1670 to the Hudson’s Bay Company.

 

 

Mosaic

Rutherford Street

Named for pioneering lumberman Thomas Rutherford.

 

 

MHS

Ryan Street

Named for Winnipeg mayor Thomas Ryan (1849-?).

 

 

Mosaic

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S

Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

St. Cross Street

Named for an early girls’ school in the area.

Mac Street

 

Harry Shave

St. John’s Avenue

Named for nearby St. John’s Cathedral, which was named in 1853 by Bishop David Anderson.

 

1881

Harry Shave

St. Mary Avenue

Named for St. Mary’s Church established in 1869 in a cottage owned by William Drever, later purchased by the Roman Catholic church under Archbishop Tache. In 1873, the Hudson’s Bay Company gave land to the church to construct a more permanent structure, completed in 1875.

 

1881

Harry Shave

St. Matthews Avenue

Commemorates St. Matthew’s Anglican Church at the corner of this street and Maryland Street.

Livinia Avenue

1881 (renamed 1913)

[2]

St. Vital Road

J. B. Rudnyckyj suggested it was named for cleric Vital Justin Grandin. See also Grandin Street and Bishop Grandin Boulevard.

 

 

Mosaic

Salter Street

Named for Mrs. George B. Salter of Port Hope, Ontario, an aunt of lumberman Theodore Arthur Burrows.

 

before 1908

Prominent, Winnipeg Free Press 27 January 1973

Sanderson Avenue

Named for John S. Sanderson, first person to file for a farm in Manitoba, on 1 July 1872.

 

1906

Mosaic

Sanford Street

Named for politician H. E. Sanford, member of the Canadian Senate from 1887 to 1899, director of the Portage and Westbourne Railway, now part of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Windsor Street

1913

Mosaic

Sansome Avenue

Named for municipal official Joseph Henry Sansome.

Tache Avenue

1963

Mosaic, [14]

Saul Miller Drive

Named for politician Saul Alecs Miller.

 

 

MHS

Saunderson Street

Named for Hugh Hamilton Saunderson, who served as President of the University of Manitoba from 1954 to 1970.

 

 

MHS

Schultz Street

Named for Manitoba Lieutenant-Governor John Christian Schultz.

 

1872

Mosaic

Scotia Street

Named by Lord Selkirk settlers (1812) in memory of their Scottish homeland.

Scott Street

1893

Mosaic

Scotland Avenue

 

Scott Avenue

 

MHS

Scott Street

Named for soldier Thomas Scott, protagonist of Louis Riel.

Joseph Street

1875 (renamed 1913)

Mosaic

Seier Bay

Named for Gerhard W. Seier, owner of property and surroundings.

 

1959

Mosaic

Selkirk Avenue

Named for Thomas Douglas, Fifth Earl of Selkirk. See also Douglas Avenue and Point Douglas Avenue.

 

1883

Harry Shave

Selwyn Place

Named for Selwyn College at Cambridge University. Other Winnipeg streets commemorating academic institutions include Bishops Lane, Cambridge Street, Laval Drive, Macalester Bay, McGill Avenue, Rutgers Bay, Ryerson Avenue, Yale Avenue, and others.

 

1903

Mosaic

Semple Avenue

Named for fur trader Robert Semple. See also Seven Oaks Avenue and Grant Avenue.

 

1903

Mosaic

Setter Street

Named for pioneer and fur trader Andrew Setter.

 

 

Mosaic

Seven Oaks Avenue

Named for the 1816 Seven Oaks Battle between colonists from Lord Selkirk’s settlement, led by Robert Semple, and Metis under Cuthbert James Grant. See also Grant Avenue and Semple Avenue.

Kenilworth Avenue

 

Mosaic

Shaughnessy Street

Named for Thomas George, First Baron of Shaughnessy (1853-1923), a member of the group which built the Canadian Pacific Railway into Winnipeg in 1881, and President of the company from 1899 to 1918. See also Hill Street, Stephen Street and Van Horne Street.

 

1903

Mosaic

Sheppard Street

Named for soldier William Sheppard.

 

1882

Mosaic

Sherbrook Street

Named originally for James Mulligan who operated a ferry across the Assiniboine River at about the place where the Misericordia Hospital is located today - renamed 14th Street South in 1891, back to Mulligan in 1893, and to Sherbrook in 1897.

Mulligan Street, Nena Street, Quelch Street

1874

Harry Shave

Sherman Street

Named for banker and poet Francis Joseph Sherman (1871-1926).

 

 

Mosaic

Simonite Street

Named for Winnipeg alderman Charles E. Simonite, of the firm Argue & Simonite Co..

Beaumont Street

1965

Mosaic

Simpson Avenue

Named for pioneer Robert Simpson, who established a market garden in East Kildonan.

 

 

Mosaic

Sinclair Street

Named for early land surveyor Duncan Sinclair.

Ewart Street

1874

Harry Shave

Slater Avenue

Named for Harry Slater, early settler on property where the street is now located in North Kildonan.

 

 

Mosaic

Sly Drive

Named for dry goods merchant and postmaster Thomas Sly (1878-1963), who was a West Kildonan alderman in the 1930s.

 

 

Mosaic

Smart Street

Named for politician James Smart, a member of the Greenway government of 1881.

 

1881

Mosaic

Smith Street

Named for Donald A. Smith, an official of the Hudson’s Bay Company.

 

1882

Mosaic

Snow Street

Named for grain commissioner Matthew Snow.

Thurso Street

1959

Mosaic

Somerset Avenue

Named for educator John Beaufort Somerset.

 

 

Mosaic

Southall Drive

Named for school board secretary-treasurer Barbara Southall and members of her family

 

 

[13]

Sparling Avenue

 

Roseberry Avenue

 

MHS

Spence Street

Named for James Spence.

Carey Street

1893

Harry Shave

Sprague Street

Named for businessman Daniel Emes Sprague.

 

1919

Mosaic

Sprite Street

 

Smith Street

1963

[14]

Spruce Street

 

Hallet Street

1882 (renamed 1893)

MHS

Stack Street

Named for athlete Frank Stack.

 

 

MHS

Stafford Street

Named for Sir Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford (1301-1372). See also Wentworth.

 

before 1908

Harry Shave

Stalker Bay

Named for William Stalker, a foreman of public works in North Kildonan in the early 1900s.

 

 

Mosaic

Stanier Street

Named for Charles E. Stanier (1870-1949), employee of the National Trust Company from 1905 to 1935.

 

1906

Mosaic

Stanley Street

Named for Frederick Arthur, First Baron of Stanley of Preston (1841-1908), who served as Governor General of Canada from 1888 to 1893. In 1893, he donated the Stanley Cup for hockey. Other Winnipeg street commemorating Governors General include Aberdeen Avenue, Athlone Drive, Byng Place, Devonshire Drive, Dufferin Avenue, Grey Street, Lansdowne Avenue, Leger Crescent, Lisgar Avenue, Lorne Avenue, Minto Street, Monck Avenue, Tweedsmuir Road, Vanier Drive, and Vincent Massey Boulevard.

Machray Street

1893

Mosaic

Star Street

 

Paisley Street

1963

[14]

Stardust Avenue

 

Hartford Avenue

1963

[14]

Stephen Street

Probably named for George Stephen (1829-1921), a member of the syndicate which built the Canadian Pacific Railway into Winnipeg in 1881. See also Hill Street, Shaughnessy Street and Van Horne Street.

 

1881

MHS

Sterling Lyon Parkway

Named for Manitoba politician Sterling R. Lyon.

 

 

MHS

Stevenson Road

Named for early commercial pilot Frederick J. Stevenson, for whom the Winnipeg International Airport was formerly named Stevenson Aerodrome.

 

 

Mosaic

Stewart Street

There are two versions for the basis of this street name. Rudnyckyj says it was named for James Stewart, an employee of the Hudson’s Bay Company. It may also have been named for Alexander Mitchell Stewart, who owned four sections of land in the Assiniboia area where the street is now located.

 

 

Mosaic

Stiles Street

Named for clothier Henry Brougham Stiles.

 

1905

Mosaic

Stillwell Street

Named for Henry Stillwell (1878-1960), who arrived in Winnipeg in 1910, forming the Stillwell Upholstering Company.

 

 

Mosaic

Storie Road

Named for Thomas Storie, an early settler in Old Kildonan who owned land in the early 1900s.

Churchill Road

1963

Mosaic, [14]

Stornoway Street

 

Glen Avenue

1963

[14]

Stovel Street

Named for pioneering printers in the Stovel family, among whom was Gordon Stovel.

 

1959

Mosaic

Stradbrook Avenue

Named for Stradbrook Hall in Ireland, the family home of Annie Pim, wife of a Mr. Jones, the land owner who gave the street its name.

Maria Avenue, Spadina Avenue (part)

1913

Mosaic

Strathcona Street

Named for businessman Donald A. Smith, also known as Lord Strathcona.

 

1904

Mosaic

Strathmillan Road

Named because it was midway between the estate of Lord Strathcona and property at Sturgeon Creek owned by a McMillan.

 

 

Mosaic

Stuart Avenue

Named for fur trader John Stuart (1779-1847).

 

 

Mosaic

Sturgeon Road

 

Victoria Street

1963

[14]

Sutherland Avenue

Named for politician Alexander M. Sutherland.

Hill Avenue

1872

Mosaic

Swailes Avenue

Named for politician Donovan Swailes.

Marion Avenue

1963

[14, 16]

Symington Road

Named for lawyer Herbert James Symington.

Selkirk Road

1963

Mosaic, [14]

Syndicate Street

Probably named for the syndicate of businessmen who built the Canadian Pacific Railway, which arrived in Winnipeg in 1881.

 

1881

MHS

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T

Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

Tache Avenue

Named for cleric Alexandre-Antonin Taché (1823-1894).

 

before 1908

Harry Shave

Taggart Street

Named for James T. Taggart, a councillor in Transcona from the 1920s to 1940s.

Second Street

1959

Mosaic

Tait Avenue

Named for William Auld Tait (1826-1900).

 

 

Mosaic

Talbot Avenue

Named for Miss Alice Talbot, first principal of Talbot School, 1891; she became the wife of Archbishop Matheson.

Carter Street, Central Street, Elmwood Street, Regent Avenue, Renton Street, Taylor Street

1906

Mosaic

Tallman Street

Named for the pioneering Tallman family of the Rosser area.

Laurence Street

1906 (renamed 1966)

Mosaic

Tanner Street

Named for the pioneering Tanner family of West Kildonan, of which Charles Tanner was reeve from 1920 to 1923.

 

 

Mosaic

Taylor Avenue

Named for Winnipeg mayor Thomas W. Taylor.

Frederick Avenue

1898 (renamed 1959)

Harry Shave

Tecumseh Street

Named for aboriginal warrior Tecumseh (1768-1813) who fought on behalf of British forces during the War of 1812.

Silvia Street, Monkman Street

1877 (renamed before 1908)

Harry Shave

Telfer Street

Named for Reverend D. H. Telfer, past of St. James Methodist Church in the 1920s.

 

 

Mosaic

Templeton Avenue

Named for pioneer William Templeton, owner of land that is now the Kildonan Golf Course.

 

 

Mosaic

Rue Thibault

Named for priest Jean Baptiste Thibault (1810-1879).

 

before 1908

Mosaic

Thom Avenue

Named for recorder Adam Thom (1802-1890).

Thompson Avenue

1963

Mosaic, [14]

Thomas Avenue

Named for fur trader and surgeon Thomas Thomas (1766-1828), who served the Hudson’s Bay Company at York Factory.

 

1957

Mosaic

Thomas Street

See Minto Street.

 

1883

MHS

Thompson Drive

Named for veterinarian Samuel Jacob Thompson (1845-1909).

 

 

Mosaic

Timlick Street

 

Telfer Street

1963

[14]

Tod Drive

Named for the family of Peter Tod, Scottish immigrants who settled in the St. Vital area, 1878, becoming prominent market gardeners.

 

 

Mosaic

Toshak Street

 

McLean Street

1963

[14]

Troy Avenue

 

St. Johns Avenue

 

MHS

Turenne Street

Named for municipal official Joseph Turenne.

Leslie Street

1963

Mosaic, [14]

Turnbull Drive

Named for local farmer Thomas Turnbull.

 

 

MHS

Turner Avenue

Named for Philip Turner, the first full-time surveyor for the Hudson’s Bay Company.

 

 

Mosaic

Tuxedo Avenue

 

Fourth Avenue, Van Horne Avenue, Pipe Boulevard

 

MHS

Tweedsmuir Road

Named for John Buchan, First Baron Tweedsmuir (1875-1940), who served as Governor General of Canada from 1935 to 1940. Other Winnipeg street commemorating Governors General include Aberdeen Avenue, Athlone Drive, Byng Place, Devonshire Drive, Dufferin Avenue, Grey Street, Lansdowne Avenue, Leger Crescent, Lisgar Avenue, Lorne Avenue, Minto Street, Monck Avenue, Stanley Street, Vanier Drive, and Vincent Massey Boulevard.

 

 

MHS

Tylehurst Street

 

Centre Street

 

MHS

Tyndall Avenue

Named for British scientist John Tyndall (1820-1893), who is also commemorated by a type of stone quarried in Manitoba (Tyndall stone) that is used widely in local buildings.

 

1962

Mosaic

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U

Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

Union Avenue

Crosses Brazier, Roch, and Watt Streets named for Albert Brazier, E. Roch, and James Watt, respectively, each of whom purchased 4 acres of land in the vicinity, in 1894.

 

before 1908

Harry Shave

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V

Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

Valour Road

Renamed to honor three residents of the street who won the Victoria Cross for bravery during World War One: Robert Shankland, Leo Clarke, and Fred Hall.

Pine Street, Ross Street

1925 (renamed 1945)

Mosaic

Vandal Street

 

River Street

1963

[14]

Van Horne Street

Named for railwayman William Cornelius Van Horne. See also Hill Street, Shaughnessy Street, Stephen Street and Van Horne Street.

Van Horne Avenue

1903

Mosaic

Vanier Drive

Named for Georges-Philéas Vanier (1888-1967), who served as Governor General of Canada from 1959 to 1967. Other Winnipeg street commemorating Governors General include Aberdeen Avenue, Athlone Drive, Byng Place, Devonshire Drive, Dufferin Avenue, Grey Street, Lansdowne Avenue, Leger Crescent, Lisgar Avenue, Lorne Avenue, Minto Street, Monck Avenue, Stanley Street, Tweedsmuir Road, and Vincent Massey Boulevard.

 

 

MHS

Vaughan Street

Named for land surveyor J. W. Vaughan.

 

1881

Harry Shave

Victor Street

 

Maple Street

 

MHS

Vincent Street

Named for Anglican priest Thomas Vincent (1835-?).

 

1906

Mosaic

Vincent Massey Boulevard

Named for Charles Vincent Massey (1887-1967), who served as Governor General of Canada from 1952 to 1959. Other Winnipeg street commemorating Governors General include Aberdeen Avenue, Athlone Drive, Byng Place, Devonshire Drive, Dufferin Avenue, Grey Street, Lansdowne Avenue, Leger Crescent, Lisgar Avenue, Lorne Avenue, Minto Street, Monck Avenue, Stanley Street, Tweedsmuir Road, and Vanier Drive.

 

 

MHS

Vine Street

 

Vincent Street

 

MHS

Vopni Avenue

Named for Icelandic immigrant John V. Vopni.

 

 

Mosaic

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W

Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

Wagner Street

Named for surveyor William Wagner.

 

1964

Mosaic

Walden Crescent

 

Rosedale Crescent

1963

[14]

Walker Avenue

Possibly named for theatre owner Corliss Powers Walker.

Merrion Avenue

1883

Mosaic

Warde Road

Named for soldier Leo Warde (1888-1971), who had a long record of service in Winnipeg.

 

 

Mosaic

Wardlaw Avenue

Named for judge Thomas Wardlaw Taylor.

Kennedy Avenue, Wardlow Avenue

1893 (renamed 1906)

Harry Shave

Warnock Street

Named for Sally Warnock, president of the Winnipeg Humane Society for 38 years, who died in 1958 in her 80s.

 

1959

Vince Leah, Winnipeg Tribune 20 Feb 1959

Warsaw Avenue

Formerly named for businessman Arthur Wellington Ross, changed to Rosser Avenue to avoid confusion with another Ross Avenue - probably commemorating CPR engineer Thomas L. Rosser, subsequently to Warsaw.

Moss Avenue, Ross Avenue

1913

MHS

Water Avenue

Early street to Red River where boats docked. See also Pioneer Avenue. Renamed William Stephenson Way in 2009.

 

 

MHS

Watt Street

Named for James Watt, who purchased 4 acres of land in its vicinity, in 1894. An alternate version given by Mosaic is that it commemorates local landowner Walter L. Watt.

 

1904

Harry Shave

Waugh Road

Mosaic stated it was named for Winnipeg mayor R. D. Waugh but it actually commemorates his brother, East St. Paul municipal official William Waugh.

 

 

MHS

Wavell Avenue

Named for British military commander Archibald Percival, First Earl of Wavell (1883-1950). See also Montgomery Avenue and McNaughton Avenue.

 

1948

Mosaic

Waverley Street

Named for Waverley novels by Scottish author Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832).

Waverley Avenue

1882 (renamed 1883)

Mosaic

Weatherdon Avenue

 

Gladstone Avenue

 

MHS

Webb Place

Named for Ralph Humphreys Webb, former Mayor of Winnipeg (1925-1927, 1930-1934).

 

 

Harry Shave

Wellington Avenue

Named for Winnipeg mayor Alexander McMicken.

McMicken Street

1881 (renamed 1893)

Mosaic

Wellington Crescent

Named for businessman Arthur Wellington Ross.

Crescent Road, Laurel Street, Wellington Street

before 1908

MHS

Wentworth Street

Named for Thomas Wentworth (1593-1641) who was given the title Earl of Stafford by Henry VIII. See also Stafford.

 

1882

Harry Shave

Wenzel Street

Named for Herman Wenzel (1868-1944), who worked as part of a supply depot during the 1885 Northwest Rebellion, later farmed at Springfield, Manitoba.

 

1965

Mosaic

Westbrook Street

Named for Winnipeg mayor Henry Shaver Westbrook.

Victoria Street

1959

Mosaic

West Gate

The street name commemorates the gates that were erected at its entrance. See also East Gate and Middle Gate.

Assiniboine Avenue

1910

MHS

Westminster Avenue

 

Buell Avenue

1910

MHS

Wharton Boulevard

Named for educator Charles W. Wharton.

 

 

Mosaic

Whellams Lane

Named for municipal official Herbert C. Whellams.

Ferry Lane

1963

Mosaic, [14]

Whiteway Road

Named for teacher and MP Dean W. Whiteway

 

c1978

[11]

Whyte Avenue

Named for railwayman William Whyte.

 

 

Mosaic

Wiginton Street

Named for alderman Jack L. Wiginton (1876-1952), who arrived at West Kildonan from London, England in 1878.

 

1967

Mosaic

Wilkes Avenue

Named for Charles R. Wilkes.

 

after 1910

Mosaic

William Avenue

Named for postmaster William Ross, son of Alexander Ross. See also Ross Avenue and McWilliam Avenue.

 

1893

Harry Shave

William Stephenson Way

Named for war hero William Stephenson (1897-1989).

Water Avenue

Renamed November 2009

[5]

Willow Avenue

 

College Place

1908 (renamed 1913)

Harry Shave

Wilmot Place

Named for New Brunswick Lieutenant-Governor (1868-1873) Lemuel Allan Wilmot, whose family later moved to Winnipeg.

Betourney

1901

Mosaic

Wilson Street

Named for Winnipeg mayor Horace Wilson.

 

 

Harry Shave

Wilton Street

Named for an English town dating to 8th century.

 

 

Harry Shave

Winslow Drive

Named for municipal official A. A. Winslow.

 

 

[17]

Wolseley Avenue

Name for soldier Garnet Joseph Wolseley.

Bath Street, Ethel Street, Ida Street, Keller Street

1905

MHS

Wood Street

Named for judge Edmund B. Wood.

 

1874 (named in June 1884)

[4]

Woodlands Crescent

 

Woodlands Boulevard, Victoria Boulevard

1963

[14]

Woodward Avenue

Named for Charles Woodward (1852-1937), founder of the Woodward department stores of western Canada, and cattle dealer in Manitoba, 1882.

 

1882

Mosaic

Wright Street

Named for founding Winnipeg School Board member Archibald Francis Wright.

 

 

Mosaic

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Street name

Notes

Former name(s)

Year created

Source(s)

Yale Avenue

Named for Yale University. Other Winnipeg streets commemorating academic institutions include Bishops Lane, Cambridge Street, Harvard Avenue, Laval Drive, Macalester Bay, McGill Avenue, Mount Allison Bay, Oxford Street, Purdue Bay, Rutgers Bay, Ryerson Avenue, Selwyn Place, Yale Avenue, and others.

 

 

MHS

York Avenue

Named for the Hudson’s Bay Company trading post York Factory on Hudson Bay; a portion of the avenue was formerly called University Place because it was near the University of Manitoba’s science building that once stood where Memorial Park is now situated. See also Carlton, Edmonton, Ellice, Fort, Garry, Qu’Appelle.

University Place (part)

1881

Harry Shave

Young Street

Named for cleric George Young.

 

1893

Harry Shave

Youville Street

Named for Sister L’Esperance Youville of Charity Grey Nuns, first teacher in a school established by Archbishop Tache.

 

before 1908

Mosaic

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Sources:

Mosaic of Winnipeg Street Names

Compiled by J. B. Rudnyckyj, published in 1974 by the Canadian Institute of Onomastic Sciences (now the Canadian Society for the Study of Names)

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba

This collection of biographies of Manitobans was compiled by the Canadian Publicity Company, and published at Winnipeg in 1925. Most of those featured in the book were living at that time, so no information on death dates was provided. Where possible, these have been added to this online version.

Online version 2007, Manitoba Historical Society.

The Streets of Winnipeg
by Mary Hislop, Winnipeg, 1912

“Streets named after prominent newspapermen” by Vince Leah, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 July 1989.

Sources:

1. Minutes of the Manitoba Good Roads Association meeting on 23 February 1928 recorded that “a delegation from the Session of the Congregation of the John Black Memorial Church, composed of Rev. Hugh R. Robertson and W. J. Harrison, was heard suggesting that the East Kildonan Road from the beginning of Kelvin Street through the various Municipalities through which it passes be renamed “Henderson Highway” in honor of the late Mr. S. R. Henderson, President of the Manitoba Good Roads Association since its inception, in commemoration of the valuable services rendered towards improving the highways of the Province and his contribution to the welfare of the community in which he labored so long, faithfull and well.”

2. “Winnipeg street is named for Anglican church” by Harry Shave, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 April 1967.

3. “Point Douglas milled oats, lumber for city’s shakers” by Vince Leah, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 March 1991.

4. “Little streets named for big men” by Harry Shave, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 March 1965.

5. “It’s now William ... William Stephenson Way”, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 November 2009, page B5.

6. “J. B. Henderson is dead after long career in west”, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 October 1934, page 11.

7. Obituary [H. R. Lyon], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 January 1969, page 31.

8. The name of Carriere Avenue, formerly Third Avenue, was changed under By-law No. 3664/84 adopted by Winnipeg City Council on 14 December 1983. We thank Bart Carr for clarifying the birth and death years for Carriere.

9. “Street to be renamed after CJOB founder”, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 December 2010, page A7.

10. We Watch the Waves by Susan Riley, Great Plains Publications, 2007, page 161.

11. Information provided by Kevin A. Miller, 20 December 2012.

12. We thank Cynthia McMullin for a correction to this information, which formerly identified Donald Munroe as a daughter of George F. Munroe when, in fact, she was a daughter of Donald Munroe.

13. West of the River: The Story of West Kildonan by Vince Leah, 1972.

14. “The Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg, Street Name Changes,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 April 1963, page 52.

15. “Kildonan story told,” by Vince Leah, Winnipeg Free Press Weekly, South Edition, 24 June 1990, page 14. [Nathan Kramer]

16. Nathan Kramer, personal communication, 3 June 2014.

17. Nathan Kramer, personal communication, 15 June 2014.

18. Nathan Kramer, personal communication, 20 June 2014. “Streets named after Partridge, Farlinger families” by Vince Leah, Winnipeg Free Press Weekly, 3 September 1989, page 14.

We thank Alistair Brown, Jim Burns, Bart Carr, Cheryl Girard, Gordon Kapelus, and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 June 2014

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