|Address:||510 River Avenue|
|Use:||Place of worship|
|Original Use:||Place of worship|
|Architects:||W. R. MacDuff|
|Firms:||Green Blankstein Russell Associates|
|Contractors:||John Miller and Sons|
Construction began in 1965 on Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church on River Avenue, which serves an Italian parish, and was completed in 1967. The building replaced the church’s previous structure, located at Sherbrook and Bannatyne, which was demolished in June 1967 to allow for the construction of a parking garage to serve the neighbouring Winnipeg General Hospital (later the Health Sciences Centre complex). The new modern edifice and administrative centre was designed by architectural firm Green Blankstein and Russell (GBR), led by designer W. R. MacDuff. It includes basement level hall facilities for 400 people with a rectory and solarium on the second level.
Clad in split-face Tyndall stone, with white concrete accents, the building was designed to fulfill the requirements of the new Roman Catholic liturgy, outlined by the Second Vatican Council.
A single story colonnade projects from the west side of the structure leading visitors toward the generously sized courtyard and glazed primary entrance. At the request of the chancellor, the basement ceiling of the structure is at the same height and finish as St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church. The bell tower rises 400 feet, and punctuates the otherwise horizontal, rectilinear character of the structure.