Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



Pembina Hotel

Address:1011 Pembina Highway
Original Use:Hotel
Architects:Green Blankstein Russell
Firms:Green Blankstein Russell
Contractors:Peter Leith Construction Ltd.

More Information

Construction on the Pembina Hotel began in January 1953. The two-storey, twenty-room structure was designed by local architecture firm Green Blankstein Russell and built by Peter Leith Construction Ltd. Owned by the Pembina Hotel Company, the hotel was advertised as having “ultra modern” furnishings and decorations, as well as having “the finest” coffee shop in south Winnipeg.

The building is of brick and reinforced concrete construction and was designed to allow for future expansions. It opened on October 19, 1953.

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Fort Garry
  • Built at a cost of $250,000
  • Two-storey structure with 20 rooms
  • Brick and reinforced concrete construction