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Winnipeg Technical College

Formerly:Pembina Crest School
Address:1551 Pembina Highway
Constructed:1952
Architects:Unknown

More Information

Pembina Crest Junior High opened in 1952 and closed sometime around 1983; it reopened in 1983 as South Winnipeg Technical College.

SWTC was a joint project among the Assiniboine, Fort Garry and St. Vital school divisions, along with federal and provincial funding, to provide hands-on education in trades and technology to develop marketable skills for students to supplement traditional academic education; it became Winnipeg Technical College in 1999.

Pembina Crest School was a public middle years school and later became a late-immersion school; it is no longer in the Pembina Trails School Division so they have no records for it.

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Fort Garry
  • The plan of the school grew to become a quadrangle grouped around a treed courtyard, with the most distinctive section on the south elevation; it features a dramatic sweeping rounded curtain wall across the facade of the one-story wing
  • The north section is plain, a simple rectangle in light brown brick that runs east-west and fronts on the street; to this was added a perpendicular block reaching across the west side to join the more recent wing with the glass front

Locations of Supporting Information

  • Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, Inc.