Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



Margaret Park Elementary School

Address:385 Cork Avenue
Original Use:Educational
Other Work:Additions in 1971 and 1976
Architects:Ward Macdonald and Partners (1968, 1971)
Engineers:J. H. Macdonald and Associates
Contractors:Benjamunson Construction Co. Ltd.

More Information

Margaret Park is a dual-track Hebrew and English elementary school, with an English-only track of Grades kindergarten to five and a Hebrew track that goes to Grade six.

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Margaret Park, Seven Oaks East
  • It is a single storey, with the exception of the gym wing, built wide across its lot with the gym wing on the south end
  • Its dominant feature is an over-sized mansard roof covered in what looks to be large wood shingles that makes up about a third of the wall space, with the remainder faced in pale limestone
  • Windows are restrained and plainly trimmed with white metal except for large windows flanking the main entrance; side transoms augment the large glass doors for an inviting and airy space