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History of Mission Industrial

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Mission Industrial was part of the City of St. Boniface when it combined with surrounding municipalities to become the City of Winnipeg which came into legal existence on January 1, 1972.

Mission Industrial is a large, mainly industrial area in northeast St. Boniface that has developed into one of the City's most diverse industrial zones, serviced by both the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National railways. One of its early occupants was the Greater Winnipeg Water District (GWWD), the railway organized to facilitate the construction of the Shoal Lake Aqueduct in the 1910s. The railway's main depot (passenger and freight) and large freight yards were located in the middle of the area and the mostly abandoned running stock can still be found in the yards. There is also a small amount of modest residential development along Dugald Road, Plinguet Street and Mission Street.