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Walker Theatre
(Burton Cummings Theatre)

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The Walker Theatre is the oldest of Winnipeg’s three surviving grand theatres. Officially opening in February, 1907, the Walker showcased some of the finest pre-World War I performers from American and British stages.

Built by Corliss Powers Walker and his wife Harriet, the couple had originally moved to Winnipeg from Fargo to refurbish and operate the Winnipeg Theatre and Opera House, formerly Victoria Hall at Notre Dame Avenue and Adelaide Street. The Walker was part of the Theatre Syndicate of New York connected to Walker’s Red River Valley circuit, which included touring houses in Fargo, Grand Forks, Grafton and Fergus Falls.




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Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1906 1991 NA NA

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Theatre Theatre 364 Smith Street

H.C. Stone (Montreal)


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