Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



General Vanier School

Address:18 Lomond Boulevard
Original Use:Education
Other Work:12 additional classrooms were constructed which were part of the original plan (1963)
Three classrooms and a gymnasium added on rear (1970)
Architects:√Čtienne Gaboury
Gaboury, Lussier, Sigurdson (1970)
Firms:Etienne Gaboury
Gaboury, Lussier, Sigurdson (1970)

More Information

General Vanier is a kindergarten to grade 8 school located in Windsor Park. The school is named in honour of Georges Vanier who was appointed Governor General by Queen Elizabeth II.

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Windsor Park
  • An elementary school, kindergarten to grade 8, with 290 students
  • A unified design from the same architects that is unique within the city and demonstrates great integrity.
  • Constructed in two storeys of concrete block, with a dark brown brick facing, the blocks are exposed as trim and on corner as quoins.
  • The most distinctive feature is red and white metal sunscreens over the many windows that provide lively patterning and bursts of colour across the facades.