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Hotel Fort Garry

Identification

Hotel Fort Garry
112714

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
limestone
curtain wall
light gray
neo-gothic

Usages

hotel
fitness center

Facts

  • Became a provincially designated heritage site on March 30th, 1990.
  • Received national historic site status in 1980.
  • The original owner was The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.
  • The design is similar to the The Plaza Residences in New York.
  • The current private owners have undertaken major renovations to restore the hotel to its original grandeur.
  • The hotel has had several owners over the years including Canadian National Railway.
  • The hotel was built to serve train passengers arriving at the historic Union Station, just one block east.
  • Original plans were to name the hotel The Selkirk.
  • 2 addional floors were added during construction.
  • Legend has it that the Fort Garry Hotel is haunted by a ghostly woman in a ballgown, a phantom diner and a mysterious ghost light that traverses the hallways of this grand hotel.
  • The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway also built the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa.
  • Named after the historic Upper Fort Garry fort; all that remains of the fort is the gate building situated in a park just east of the hotel.

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Location

222 Broadway
R3C 0R3
Winnipeg
Manitoba
Canada

Technical Data

192.00 ft
14
1911
1913

Involved Companies

Ross & MacFarlane
general contractor

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • National landmark
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