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Portage and Main, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 07

Portage and Main, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 07

Description : Portage and Main - In 1862, Henry McKinney opened a dry goods store at the junction of two fur trading trails north of the original settlement at The Forks; one following the Assiniboine River to the western plains, the other the Red River to Hudson Bay. Soon, other merchants followed and today this corner is known as Portage and Main, the most famous (and supposedly windiest) intersection in Canada. It is the heart of Winnipeg’s business district, with office towers on all four corners. Recently one of those towers owned by the James A. Richardson grain company installed a Leo Mol sculpture to celebrate the intersection. In June, the first panels on Winnipeg’s Downtown Hall of Fame were installed. Running along Portage Ave. from Spence Street to Main Street.

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