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2520 Portage Avenue

Formerly:Wandlyn Inn
Birchwood Inn
Address:2520 Portage Avenue
Constructed:1976
Architects:Smith Carter

More Information

This fourteen-storey hotel tower serves as a landmark on the western stretch of Portage Avenue. Clad in warm brown brick, the hotel's design features projecting balconies on the upper three floors, creating a striking silhouette. The 250-room hotel's $7.5 million construction was funded by Winnipeg development firm Ladco Company Limited. Amenities which date to the initial construction include a swimming pool and sauna.

Design Characteristics

Developer:Ladco Company Limited
  • Brown brick cladding
  • Late modern design
  • Projecting upper storey balconies