Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



River East Collegiate

Address:295 Sutton Avenue
Original Use:Educational
Other Work:Addition in 1964 that was part of original design
Smaller additions in 1970, 1975 and 1983
Architects:Ward Macdonald and Associates
Engineers:A. Bookbinder for Crosier Krauss and Greenberg
Contractors:Arlington Brothers (1964)

More Information

This is a large high school for grades 10 to 12 that shares an ample yard with Chief Peguis Junior High; it has its own track, football field and tennis courts.

Design Characteristics

  • Its south face onto Sutton Ave. contains all of the old part of the school, which is two storeys high and broad, mostly covered with stucco and stripped of detail except for some sixties style in a brickwork screen at the canopied entrance; these sections are part of the original design, erected in 1960 and in 1964
  • Additions eventually grew the school around both ends of its old section and across some of the back, precipitating a small internal courtyard that provides natural light and ventilation