The Peg, Winterpeg... been around since 1873, but the The Forks (the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers) has been a settlement and meeting place for thousands of years. BTW Winnipeg means Muddy Waters
The Famous Five who legally gained the right for women to vote in Canada in 1929 ~ That is pretty recently! There are identical statues erected to their achievement in Ottawa, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta since they all lived in Alberta when involved in t
The Manitoba Hotel, ca. 1892 Manitoba HotelPhoto: The Manitoba Historical Society Construction of the Manitoba Hotel began in the early 1890s, and the building officially opened on New Year’s Day, 1892. Built at a cost of $300,000, some of the building’s features included extravagant turrets, a red brick facade and a viewing deck with views of downtown. Alas, on a freezing cold morning in February 1899 (some reports say the temperature reached a low of -53° C!) the hotel burned down just…
McArthur Building, ca. 1915-- Peel’s Prairie Provinces, a digital initiative of the University of Alberta Libraries Designed by architect J.H.G. Russell, the McArthur Building was constructed between 1909 and 1910 for $400,000. Once the tallest building in Winnipeg, the structure stood until the late 1980s when it was demolished to make way for the TD building.