|Address:||218 Edmonton Street|
|Original Use:||Parking garage|
|Architects:||Smith Carter Searle and Associates|
|Contractors:||G. A. Baert Construction Co. Ltd.|
218 Edmonton Street was erected as the Medical Arts Parking Garage, supplying parking spaces for the adjacent Medical Arts Building. The structure is a distinctive presence on a quiet section of Edmonton Street, inserting a pronounced modernist character through the forceful rectilinear design of its east facade. The white pre-cast concrete fins for this building were provided by Pressur-Crete Limited, which was then located at 596 Nairn Avenue. Concrete piling for the facility was installed by Subterranean (Man.) Ltd. The garage opened on January 15, 1962, with a special promotion offered that day from Al Sommerville, British-American (B-A) petroleum dealer: a kiosk located at the parking garage's Kennedy entrance offered an hour's free parking with every $4 purchase, as well as valet parking, under the slogan "fill 'er up and park it." The six storey parking garage was designed to hold three more storeys, which haven't been constructed.