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101 Marion Street

Address:101 Marion Street
80 Goulet Street
Constructed:1972-73
Architects:Moody Moore Duncan Rattray Peters Searle Christie
Contractors:Sargent Construction Limited

More Information

101 Marion Street, a 16-storey high-rise apartment building for built to house the elderly towers above its setting at the intersection of Marion and Goulet Streets in St. Boniface. A sod-turning ceremony was held to inaugurate the building's construction on 28 November 1972; erected at a cost of $2.3 million, the facility was funded jointly by the federal Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation (at a rate of 90 per cent) and the Manitoba housing and renewal corporation (at a rate of 10 per cent). The 211-suite structure was designed by Moody Moore Duncan Ratrray Peters Searle Christie in a Brutalist-imbued modernist approach which makes great use of exposed pre-cast and poured concrete. The towering main section is complimented at the lower level by a horizontally-oriented wing, a blend of solid concrete and plate-glass, designed to hold communal activities. This area is accented by gardens which, particularly to the north, make extensive use of Brutalist masonry walls for privacy and decorative purposes. The contractor for the building was Sargent Construction Limited.

Design Characteristics

Size:16 storeys
Suburb:St. Boniface
  • 16-storey high-rise apartment block
  • Brutalist-imbued modernist approach
  • Extensive use of exposed pre-cast and poured concrete