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Hotel Fort Garry

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The Grand Trunk Pacific, joined its east and west lines in Winnipeg in 1911 at Union Station and shortly after announced plans for a large hotel nearby. The new hotel was to be named "The Selkirk" but became the Fort Garry after the Upper Fort Garry fort, which had been located east of the hotel.

Magnificent railway hotels were being built across Canada prior to 1930. The chateau style created was internationally acknowledged as distinctly Canadian by the 1950's. Adapted from the chateau style of the Loire region of Northern France with steep rooflines, expansive wall surfaces, turrets, heavily decorated windows and lavish ornamentation. The style was picturesque and considered appropriate for Canada’s harsh  climate.


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Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1913 NA NA 14 storeys

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Hotel Hotel 222 Broadway Avenue Ross and MacFarlane


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