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Manitoba Legislative Building

Manitoba Legislative Building

450 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba
(204) 945-5813
http://www.gov.mb.ca/mit/legtour/legbld.html
8:00AM to 8:00PM 7 days a week

The Manitoba Legislative Building is the meeting place of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba in central Winnipeg. It was originally named the Manitoba Parliament Building, not Legislative. The neoclassical building was completed in 1920 and stands seventy-seven meters tall (253 ft). It was designed and built by Frank Worthington Simon (1862–1933) and Henry Boddington III, along with other masons and many skilled craftsmen. The building is famous for the Golden Boy, a gold covered bronze statue based on the style of the Roman god Mercury, or the Greek god Hermes, at the top of the cupola, or domed ceiling.In 1911, the Manitoba government announced an architectural competition to all architects in the British Empire. A grand prize of $10,000 was offered for the best design for the new Manitoba Legislative Building. It is the third building used by Manitoba's legislative assembly.Of the 67 submissions, Frank Worthington Simon, a former student at the École des Beaux-Arts, had his design chosen for the construction of the impressive structure.

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  • Magnificent
    guestBook Guestbook/ b-marshall/ Feb 15, 2016

    I don't usually care for going to buildings associated with the government, but Manitoba Legislative Building is beautiful, and it's definitely a must see if you are visiting.

  • Scavenger Hunt
    guestBook Guestbook/ meagancasalino/ Jul 31, 2015

    During the Explore program of 2015 Saint Boniface, we visited the Legislative building and we all received Golden boy pins (I still have mine). After viewing the building from the inside we then participated in a scavenger hunt around the building.

  • Photo of mmiw walk
    guestBook Guestbook/ CanadianRoots/ Mar 16, 2015 Photo of mmiw walk

    The photo with just a few of us was taking at Winnipeg legislation building.

    Originally submitted by email by Jocelyn

  • How I feel
    guestBook Guestbook/ potterhead/ Dec 4, 2014

    I would feel honoured and excited because it would be such a good accomplishment to tell people.

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    guestBook Guestbook/ janicour/ Jan 5, 2014

    beautiful

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NEWS FEED
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ TheRivistos/ Aug 25, 2017
  • Magnificent
    guestBook Guestbook/ b-marshall/ Feb 15, 2016

    I don't usually care for going to buildings associated with the government, but Manitoba Legislative Building is beautiful, and it's definitely a must see if you are visiting.

  • Scavenger Hunt
    guestBook Guestbook/ meagancasalino/ Jul 31, 2015

    During the Explore program of 2015 Saint Boniface, we visited the Legislative building and we all received Golden boy pins (I still have mine). After viewing the building from the inside we then participated in a scavenger hunt around the building.

  • Photo of mmiw walk
    guestBook Guestbook/ CanadianRoots/ Mar 16, 2015 Photo of mmiw walk

    The photo with just a few of us was taking at Winnipeg legislation building.

    Originally submitted by email by Jocelyn

  • How I feel
    guestBook Guestbook/ potterhead/ Dec 4, 2014

    I would feel honoured and excited because it would be such a good accomplishment to tell people.

  • manitba Legislature
    guestBook Guestbook/ janicour/ Jan 5, 2014

    beautiful

The Manitoba Legislative Building is the meeting place of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba in central Winnipeg. It was originally named the Manitoba Parliament Building, not Legislative. The neoclassical building was completed in 1920 and stands seventy-seven meters tall (253 ft). It was designed and built by Frank Worthington Simon (1862–1933) and Henry Boddington III, along with other masons and many skilled craftsmen. The building is famous for the Golden Boy, a gold covered bronze statue based on the style of the Roman god Mercury, or the Greek god Hermes, at the top of the cupola, or domed ceiling.In 1911, the Manitoba government announced an architectural competition to all architects in the British Empire. A grand prize of $10,000 was offered for the best design for the new Manitoba Legislative Building. It is the third building used by Manitoba's legislative assembly.Of the 67 submissions, Frank Worthington Simon, a former student at the École des Beaux-Arts, had his design chosen for the construction of the impressive structure.

450 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba
(204) 945-5813
http://www.gov.mb.ca/mit/legtour/legbld.html
8:00AM to 8:00PM 7 days a week
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