Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



Civic Training Building

Formerly:Convent of the Sacred Heart
Address:700 Assiniboine Park Drive
Original Use:Educational
Constructed:Early 1960s

More Information

Not the happiest of stories, this was the Convent of the Sacred Heart School for only a few years before declining enrolment in the mid-1970s forced closure; it was run as a convent and full grade school for girls by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart, who had for decades been in a smaller school in what is now Westgate School in Armstrong's Point. The school is now a staff training centre for the City of Winnipeg.

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Assiniboine Park
  • The building is two and three storeys high, possibly masonry brick but probably brick cladding over concrete block and steel frame
  • The north wing is two storeys high and held the academic wing; the south wing was partly a residence for the sisters