Historic Sites of Manitoba: Merchants Bank Building / Bank of Montreal Building / Toronto-Dominion Bank Building / Minitonas Library (307 Main Street, Minitonas, Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman)

This two-storey brick building on Main Street at Minitonas was designed by Calgary-based architect Reginald Edwardes McDonnell (1887-1963) and built in 1919 for the Merchants Bank of Canada. It became a branch of the Bank of Montreal following the 1922 merger of the two banks. Later a branch of the Toronto-Dominion Bank, it is now the local library.

The former bank building at Minitonas

The former bank building at Minitonas (May 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N52.08541, W101.04235
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Merchants Bank of Canada

Manitoba Business: Bank of Montreal


Tent Town, 1898-1979: A History of Minitonas and District by Community Centre Committee, 1979, page 149.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Jordan Makichuk.

Page revised: 21 November 2022

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