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History of Old Tuxedo

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Old Tuxedo was part of the Town of Tuxedo when it became part of the City of Winnipeg which came into legal existence on January 1, 1972.

Old Tuxedo includes the former Provincial Agricultural College which saw a number of changes after the College left in 1913. It became the Manitoba School for the Deaf in 1914 and three years later was purchased by the Federal Government for use as a convalescent and rehabilitation centre for World War I veterans. When Deer Lodge Hospital was converted into a veterans' facility, the Tuxedo campus became the army's main Winnipeg area base, first called Tuxedo Cavalry Barracks and then Fort Osborne Barracks. By the 1960s, the Province of Manitoba had once again assumed occupancy of the complex. Recently it was converted into the Asper Jewish Community Campus.