Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



Earl Grey School

Address:340 Cockburn Street
Original Use:Educational
Other Work:Large gymnasium addition in 1965
Architects:Winnipeg School Division, in-house (1965)
Contractors:B.F. Klassen Construction, Ltd. (1965)

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Earl Grey
  • There is only one way to add to a 1914 old beauty of a school, and that is with panache - while the 1965 gym added to Earl Grey School is not large, it was added in the study because it is a rare example of its type; to a compact cube of brown brick was added a wavy roofline with projecting eaves in contrasting metal
  • The waves probably simply continue the steel trusses of the roof but on the exterior it is both whimsical and attention-grabbing
  • The gym addition is linked on the northwest side of the building and lets onto the rear yard
  • Earl Grey School was a Canadian pilot project as the first middle years school