Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Hydro Fountain (Memorial Park, Winnipeg)

This fountain was presented in conjunction with the dedication of Memorial Park on 28 September 1962 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Winnipeg Hydro. A nearby commemorative plaque related that:

“This municipal electric utility was created through the efforts of many prominent and far-sighted citizens to ensure the City of Winnipeg a dependable supply of electric power at low rates. Since the utility started operations on October 16, 1911, it has maintained low rates while providing efficient electric service, millions of dollars have been contributed from its profits towards the reduction of general taxation, City Hydro’s achievements during its first half-century of operation have won it recognition as an outstanding example of successful municipal ownership.”

Winnipeg Hydro Fountain

Winnipeg Hydro Fountain (May 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Winnipeg Hydro Fountain commemorative plaque

Winnipeg Hydro Fountain commemorative plaque (September 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88734, W97.14908
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Manitoba Power Commission / Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board / Winnipeg Hydro / Manitoba Hydro


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 14 August 2020

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