Union Bank Building
500-504 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T1
The Union Building in Winnipeg is better known as the first ever skyscraper of Canada. Located in the Exchange District
neighborhood of the city, the building was established in 1904. Constructed in 'Chicago Style Classic Palazzo' and designed by the architectural firm Pearson and Darling who were also responsible for iconic structures like the Canadian Pacific Building
, Toronto General Hospital
's college wing, and the Varsity Arena
in Toronto, the building took a year to complete and was home to the Union Bank and later the Royal Bank, who took over the former. It now serves as home to the Paterson Globalfoods Institute.