In 1905, prolific architect Herbert Matthews was contracted to build Weldon Block on Donald Street in Winnipeg. Matthews’ style was heavily influenced by his work with New York City architect Charles Haight, who focused mostly on ecclesiastical and educational building. His style was grand, with Romanesque and Victorian influences; high cleanings, huge windows and beautiful, wooden floors. Weldon Block has been updated, repurposed to create one of the most stunning living spaces in Winnipeg, a blend of historic and ultra-modern: 370 Donald.
Live here, live in the heart of the city. You are minutes away from the MTS Centre and the Exchange District; when it’s time for a night on the town, you’re already in it. The most incredible restaurants in the city are at your fingertips; Deer and Almond, Peasant Cookery, Clementine, Shawarma Khan, Carnaval, Cibo; the list goes on and on. It’s no wonder these restaurateurs have decided to make their home so near to yours; the area is steeped in culture, with large, turn of the 20th century brick buildings adorned with old paint-on advertisements inspiring creativity and curiosity. There are bars and pubs aplenty in the area; Yellow Dog, one of this writer’s personal favorites, is right across the street.
Shops for every hobby imaginable are at your fingertips; comic book shops, vintage clothing stores, bookstores, and the ever-classic Toad Hall Toys are all walking distance from your home. Two of the cities malls, Portage Place and CityPlace, are right nearby, so shopping is an absolute breeze; when it’s cold, take the SkyWalk between amenities, and keep comfy as you go.
There are so many attractions near this incredible location that it would be impossible to list them all without flooding the place with tourists. Several museums are nearby, including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Canada’s only National Museum outside of the Capital Region. The Winnipeg Art Gallery is close by, hosting a striking collection of classic and modern art. The Forks is a quick walk away, and access to its various markets, food, beer, and cultural activities comes easy.
Students will find this location too good to pass up on; it’s walking distance to the University of Winnipeg and Red River College, and you’ll be sure to be the envy of your classmates. The Millenium Library, Winnipeg’s largest library, with its incredible architecture, is just down the street. Working downtown is just as nice, with many of Winnipeg’s most influential businesses blocks away from where you’ll stay.
The proximity to some of the greatest neighborhoods in the city is another point in favour of this space; there’s a reason it’s called the heart of the city. The Exchange, and beautiful Waterfront Drive are nearby; it’s a quick hop over the Esplanade Riel to Saint-Boniface, and Osborne and the Legislative Building are easy to reach. Anywhere else you want to go, you’ll be able to; bus service to this area is the best in the city.
You’ll find yourself in awe of 370 Donald; this space is near everything you could want, and the old building has been updated with style. Keeping its incredible brick face and wood floors, every suite has a dishwasher, and there’s laundry on every floor. There’s a fitness facility on site, so if you don’t want to work out in the cold, you don’t need to. 370 Donald even accepts pets, so you won’t have to leave your furry friend behind when you go on the endless adventures that await you. 370 Donald is the place to be at the heart of the city.