Historic Sites of Manitoba: Norquay Building (401 York Avenue, Winnipeg)

This ten-storey office building on York Avenue in Winnipeg was designed by David Frederick Thordarson of the architectural firm Green Blankstein Russell and constructed by contractor Gerard Alphonsus “Gerry” Baert between 1959 and 1960 to provide office space for the Manitoba government. It was named for former Premier John Norquay.

Norquay Building

Postcard view of the Norquay Building (circa 1966)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2023-0065

Norquay Building

Norquay Building (September 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88818, W97.14720
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: David Frederick Thordarson (1926-2003)

Manitoba Business: Green Blankstein Russell and Associates

Memorable Manitobans: Gerard Alphonsus “Gerry” Baert (1906-1971)

Memorable Manitobans: John Norquay (1841-1889)


“$4 million contract let [Norquay Building],” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 May 1959, page 3.

This page for was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 July 2023

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