Historic Sites of Manitoba: Maw Garage (111 Princess Street, Winnipeg)

This one-storey concrete, brick and steel building on Princess Street in Winnipeg, measuring 66 feet by 198 feet, was designed by Montreal architect Howard Colton Stone. It was built between 1906 and 1907 by day labour, at a cost of about $25,000 using structural steel provided by Dominion Bridge, as a garage for Joseph Maw. He made it the city’s first great automotive centre.

The building was later renovated into commercial space.

Maw Garage

Maw Garage (1909)
Source: Winnipeg Tribune, 23 December 1909, page 9.

Rear of the Maw Garage at 114 King Street

Rear of the Maw Garage at 114 King Street (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Maw Garage

Maw Garage (April 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89888, W97.14172
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Dominion Bridge Company

Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Maw (1854-1916)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Maw Block (280 William Avenue, Winnipeg)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 3284/1906, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Steel business in western Canada,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 June 1909, page 19.

Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

Sanford Building & Maw Garage (291 Bannatyne Avenue), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, 1979.

We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 23 February 2024

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