|Address:||350 St. Mary Avenue|
|Original Use:||Holiday Inn Winnipeg Dowtown|
|Other Work:||1980, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1997, Interior alterations.|
|Architects:||Libling Michener & Associates|
|Contractors:||P. R. Connolly Construction Ltd. |
Smith Brother & Wilson Ltd. (Superstructure Subcontractor)
Designed by Libling Michener & Associates, 350 St. Mary Avenue was constructed between 1971 and 1972 for the Holiday Inn hotel chain.
The hotel was designed as part of Winnipeg’s Lakeview Square development project, built in concert with the Winnipeg Convention Centre. Developed by Jack Levit, Lakeview Square is situated on a full city block and is surrounded and served by a parkade; it includes four integrated high-rise buildings and one low-rise structure, surrounding a Japanese garden. This landscaped park, which features varied plantings, a dry creek bed and a small foot bridge, opened in 1974 to commemorate Winnipeg’s affiliation with its Japanese sister-city Setagaya.