The Fort Garry Hotel
The Fort Garry Hotel Historic Restoration and Renovations
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Architecture, Heritage Assessment and Renovation
Restoration work to prolong the life of the Fort Garry Hotel, a National Historic Site, involved assessments, meticulous research and collaboration with selected contractors and suppliers.
After a century of wear, the Fort Garry Hotel was carefully restored. Original materials were specified wherever possible. Fire protection and emergency protocols were restructured, and mechanical and electrical systems were upgraded.
Based on heritage guidelines and the original project documents, the facade, roof and front entry were renewed and the grand halls restored. A new rear entrance, designed to harmonize with the existing architecture, a parking structure, and landscape improvements completed the restoration.
A thorough understanding of heritage restoration and close examination of the hotel’s original construction ensured this renovation’s durability and authenticity.
The hotel’s grand reception rooms were restored to their original Edwardian design. New heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems were installed along with electrical and lighting systems to serve modern entertainment needs.
Structural Engineer, Crosier, Kilgour & Partners
Heritage Masonry Restoration, Alfred Wider
Contractor, Horta Construction