Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

Places

Buildings

Canada Life Building

Formerly:Donald Building, Canarim Place
Address:52 Donald Street
Use:Office Buliding
Original Use:Office Buliding
Constructed:1961
Architects:Lloyd Finch
Engineers:Cowin & Co

Design Characteristics

  • Frontage: 39.27 ft. (11.97m)
  • Gross floor plan: 14, 087 sq. ft. (1, 308.68 sq. m.)
  • Plan area: 5,100 sq. ft. (473.79 sq. m.)
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  • Three storey (no basement) structure constructed with CMU and a fire-resistent steel frame
  • Notable design elements include the use of Tyndall stone veneer and expansive glazing on street-facing elevation
  • The entrance is placed on a 'cut-away' corner, demonstrating a concern for the building's design in relation to the landscape and streetscape

Locations of Supporting Information

  • City of Winnipeg Archives
  • University of Manitoba Libraries, Department of Archives and Special Collections, Winnipeg Tribune Subject Clipping Research Files