Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



Athlone School

Address:110 Athlone Drive
Original Use:Education
Other Work:Addition in 1967
Architects:Ward and Macdonald Architects

More Information

Opened in 1965, Athlone School is named for Lord Athlone, Governor-General of Canada from 1940 to 1946. It was built asan elementary school to serve kindergarten to Grade Five students. which share both a large yard and the same essential design with its neighbour to the south, Bruce Middle School.

An addition in 1967 increased the number of classrooms to serve a much larger population.

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Booth, St. James
  • Finished in a red brick, a third of its wall volume is taken up with a deep mansard roof finished with what looks like cedar shakes; windows are tucked under the roofline and shaded by it.
  • The school spreads wide across its site, one storey in height except for the multi-purpose/gym block in the centre which rises higher and alleviates any monotony in the design