Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

Places

Buildings

École Regent Park

Address:411 Moroz Street
Use:Educational
Original Use:Educational
Constructed:1959-1960
Other Work:Additions in 1962 and 1975
Architects:Ward and Madonald
Firms:Ward and Madonald
Contractors:John Taubensce

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Victoria West, Transcona
  • Growing in sections after the original small school building opened on 12 February 1960, Regent Park was immediately crowded with students and staggered hours had to be used
  • After doing some time as a dual-track Ukrainian-English school, École Regent Park is currently a French immersion elementary school
  • Its location is unusual in that it is adjacent to the one of the main streets in the community which has produced commercial properties close by but this has not impacted the large yard; another close neighbour is the small private school St. Joseph the Worker across the street
  • Like many of its genre, Regent Park began as a simple rectangle of eight or nine classrooms that are still in evidence across the east elevation, with a second older portion added on the north side beyond a central main entry; both these early sections have been substantially altered
  • Newer additions along the back side kept the community school viable and able to offer students a full gym with a stage and the specialized spaces that an increasingly sophisticated curriculum required
  • Immersion status gives the school a niche and a lifeline
  • The school is a twin to Wayoata School