Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



Yoga Public

Formerly:Carleton Club, Opium Club
Address:280 Fort Street
Use:Yoga Studio/ Health Centre
Original Use:Private Men's Club
Architects:Smith Carter Partners
Contractors:Trident Construction
Tours:Part of the QR Code Tour

More Information

280 Fort Street was constructed in 1976 and designed by local architectural firm Smith Carter. Originally programmed for the Carleton Club (a private men’s organisation), the structure is characteristically modern, and represented a stylistic shift from the club’s former residence built in 1880 on Main Street. The building’s assertive massing and geometric character are reinforced by a facade of uniform brown brick and angled slate-coloured skylights. The building is currently used by Yoga Public and the addition of new garage-style glass doors have obscured the original entrance.

Design Characteristics

  • There are no windows on three sides of the structure, which are scored concrete block
  • There are overhead doors and a loading area in the rear of the building

Locations of Supporting Information

  • City of Winnipeg Archives