Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



Nelson McIntyre Collegiate

Formerly:Norwood Collegiate
Address:188 St. Mary's Road
Original Use:Educational
Other Work:1959, Addition
1987, Restoration following a fire in the school
Architects:Smith Carter Katelnikoff
Firms:Smith Carter Katelnikoff

More Information

An earlier school was located here and named the Norwood Collegiate Institute. It was demolished when this building was completed.

Named for a local educator and administrator, 'Nelson Mac' offers grades 9 to 12 for 350 to 400 students, many of whom are international students or young dancers with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet school; the formal opening was 16 November 1956.

Design Characteristics

  • Although embracing the long sleek shape of the modern design of the fifties, much of the original surface has been covered over and renovated, possibly in response to a fire in 1987
  • The original light brown brick remains in evidence in the lower portion and on the one-storey south administration wing; the two-storey main entrance retains its original shape and intent
  • Alterations and additions to the south side and rear have not been in agreement with original materials or design