|Address:||343 York Avenue|
|Original Use:||Parking Garage|
|Other Work:||1991, Structural framing alteration|
|Architects:||Libling Michener and Associates|
|Firms:||Libling Michener and Associates|
|Engineers:||Crosier Greenberg & Partners|
|Contractors:||Bird Construction Co. Ltd.|
Both a clever design and an innovative engineering solution, the Lakeview Square Parkade is a large modern underground parking garage that is hidden beneath the towering residential/commercial complex of Lakeview Square. Constructed of reinforced concrete, parking is accessed via a system of ramps, with five underground levels accommodating parking for 512 vehicles.
The parkade services all of Lakeview Square --the Holiday Inn, three office buildings, a Japanese garden and two Holiday Towers apartment blocks. Access to the parkade is off York Avenue, sited beneath the Japanese Garden, bound on three sides by multi-level structures. The garden was created through the cooperation of the Government of Japan, the Setagaya Ward of the City of Tokyo, the Province of Manitoba and the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg, and features plantings of various heights, a dry creek bed and a small bridge. The park opened in 1974 to commemorate Winnipeg's affiliation with its sister-city Setagaya.