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École Marie-Anne Gaboury

Address:50 Hastings Boulevard
Use:Education
Original Use:Education
Constructed:1960
Other Work:Gymnasium added to the east side of structure (1968)
Architects:Pratt and Lindgren
Ward Macdonald and Partners (1968)

More Information

For many years this was a middle school named Hastings Junior High but is now a French immersion elementary school, grades kindergarten to Grade 8, with 265 students. The building was constructed by Trident Construction at an approximate cost of $331,000 according to plans developed by Pratt and Lindgren Architects.

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Pulberry, St. Vital
  • This two-storey building of mid-brown brick has remarkable integrity and an attractive and uncommon design
  • Its original 16 classrooms are frankly expressed in a modular approach were the window design identifies each class along a simply double-loaded corridor; the main entrance, also unchanged, alters the symmetry of the academic wing and faces not the street, but the yard
  • The entire west wall is a colourful mural
  • The large yard is shared with the present Hastings elementary school