Historical Walking Tours

FREE GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF WEST BROADWAY

Ever wondered how Good Street got its name? Want to know which local resident sailed on the Titanic? Get a glimpse into the history, people and politics of West Broadway while taking a stroll through the neighbourhood with longtime resident Robert Shaw.

Events were recently held on April 20th, 2013 and May 4th, 2013

An hour and a half walking tour of the historic, century-old neighbourhood of West Broadway began at 10 AM at the corner of Broadway and Colony. It began with an incredible peek inside Gothic-style All Saints’ church, guided by rector’s warden and history buff Barb Hicks who shared some of the history of All Saints’, followed by a stroll through West Broadway. For more information on future events join here by following this link.

THE HERITAGE WALK, A SELF-GUIDED TOUR

Between the early decades of 1905 and 1925 the residents of West Broadway included provincial civil servants, employees of Eaton’s and the CPR, several clergymen and those associated with the University of Manitoba, and Wesley College. West Broadway remained middle class mixed with upper class because of its proximity to valuable river front property. In the West Broadway area, houses would cost anywhere from $3000 – $5000, while north of Portage they would cost between $150 – $3000.

* For a downloadable PDF brochure of the heritage walk, please click on this link.

 

 

 

 

 

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