Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

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West End Commons (St. Mathews Church Housing)

Formerly:St. Matthews Church
Use:Multi-family housing
Place of worship
Original Use:Place of worship
Constructed:1947
Other Work:The original 1913 building was destroyed in a fire and was rebuilt in 1946-1947, using a similar design to the original.
In 2015 a significant renovation to the original church was completed by ft3 Architects.
Architects:J. N. Semmens
Engineers:Original steel by Dominion Bridge Company
Contractors:Claydon Company
Tours:Part of the QR Code Tour

More Information

St. Matthew's Anglican Church has been at the corner of Maryland Street and St. Matthew's Avenue since 1913.

The upper floors of St. Matthew’s Anglican Church have been transformed into 26 apartments.

The WestEnd Commons, on the main floor, consists of a 1,000 sq. foot atrium, including an indoor play structure salvaged from the previous airport terminal.

Design Characteristics

Frontage Direction:South
  • Wood from the original interior of St. Matthew’s Church were salvaged and reused in the new construction. Upper level apartments feature dramatic wood ceilings and beams from the original church.