(Some Significant Landmarks in Winnipeg)
Noong nakaraang isyu, ating binisita ang ilan sa mga kilalang istrakturang matatagpuan sa Winnipeg—ang Esplanade Riel, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, at ang Golden Boy ng Manitoba Legislative Building. Ngayon, ituloy natin ang pagkilala sa ilan pang mga kapansin-pansing gusali sa lungsod.
The Oldest Building in Winnipeg
Located at 444 York Avenue, in Downtown Winnipeg, the former Vaughan Street Jailhouse is the oldest building in the city, still standing since its construction in 1881. Designed by the architect Charles Osborne Wickensen, it was later modified, in 1909, by Samuel Hooper. No longer functioning as a jailhouse, the building has become a historic site. If you are interested to see its interior, you may visit the place. Guided tours are open to the public.
The Tallest Building in Winnipeg
The office tower at the intersection of Portage Avenue and Main Street is named 201 Portage. At its height of 420 feet, the 33-storey structure is currently Winnipeg’s tallest building. It was originally built in 1988 by Toronto Dominion Bank, based on the design by Charles Bentall Architects, and was completed in 1990. The current owner of the establishment is Portage & Main Development Ltd.
(Former) Winnipeg Cold Storage Company Ltd Building
Located at 422 Jarvis Avenue, in the Dufferin Industrial neighborhood, adjacent to the Salter Street Bridge, this unmissable building used to house The Winnipeg Cold Storage Company Ltd. The company was founded by the local entrepreneur Meyer Chechik, who hired Max Blankstein to render the initial architectural design for the building, which was built in the 1930s. The building is no longer in use.
Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral
The highest throne of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada actually resides in this particular cathedral, which is located at 1175 Main Street, between College and Mountain Avenues. Its construction began in 1949; it officially opened in 1962. It was built in the style of traditional Ukrainian Orthodox cathedrals in Ukraine, with five copper domes and a Byzantine Iconostas. The large mosaic of the trinity at the front of the building was designed by Leo Mol, a Ukrainian Canadian stained-glass artist and sculptor.
Sa Madaling Salita
Ilan lang yan sa mga importanteng gusaling matatagpuan sa Winnipeg at malamang na palagi mong nakikita kung ikaw ay regular na bumibiyahe sa siyudad, lalo na sa Downtown Winnipeg at North End area.
In the next issue, we will continue our site-seeing to know more about the city, or perhaps it’s time to go farther to the outer skirts of Winnipeg. So, stay tuned and always grab your copy of Filipino Journal.
In our feature of the Gaano Mo Kakilala ang Manitoba? (Some Significant Landmarks in Winnipeg) in the Filipino Journal print edition (June 20 – July 5, 2016, we placed it under the column banner Sa Ugoy ng Musika it is supposed to be under Sa Madaling Salita masthead.