Thursday, 23 February 2012

Christie's Biscuit factory's 80th anniversary makeover !

Christie Brown / MWG Apparel Building
Top: Winnipeg Free Press, February 16, 1932
Bottom: ca 2012

On February 15th the former Christie Brown Biscuit factory at 1155 Notre Dame Avenue turned 80 years old and there's some good news for the future of this old building.

Source: WRHA

In August 2010 the Winnipeg Regional health Authority announced that owner MWG Apparel would consolidate its space to allow for a 95,000 square foot Specialized Services for Children and Youth (SSCY) centre that will replace the old Rehabilitation Centre for Children (RCC) on Wellington Crescent.

It's the start of what could be a big transformation for the area. There's a proposed retail development for Notre Dame and Erin, where Abel Wholesale is located, and a proposed residential development across the street where Robin's Donuts is situated.

Christie Brown / MWG Apparel Building

The recent uncovering of the original Christie's Biscuits sign provided a reminder of the building's origins. Before it's covered up again, here's a look back at Christie's Winnipeg history.

I have moved the history of the building to me Winnipeg Downtown Places blog:


antoninetremblay@hotmail.com said...

Pourquoi on ne trouve plus de cornets vides Christie pour crème glacée dans les épiceries?

Christian Cassidy said...

I don't know. It appears they still produce them, they are on Kraft's website http://www.kraftcanada.com/recipes/forget-me-not-cones-104523. Perhaps international brands have have taken their place as this would be a Canadian-only product.

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