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History of St. James Industrial


St. James Industrial was part of the City of St. James when it became part of the City of Winnipeg which came into legal existence on January 1, 1972.

St. James Industrial is a large development of approximately 360 hectares that began with the creation of Winnipeg's airport in the 1920s. Expansion was slow until the 1950s and 1960s when much of the land became occupied by some of North America's leading manufacturers including Dominion Steel, Westeel-Rosco, Labatt's Brewery, Ford Motor Company and many others. [1] Omands Creek, an important local waterway, runs through the northern portion of the district.

[1] St. James Industrial, St. James/Assiniboia Community Committee Area (Winnipeg, MB: Winnipeg Department of Environmental Planning, 1983).