A PORT IN THE STORM
Client: A Port in the Storm
Construction Management: Stuart Olsen Dominion CL
Functional Planning & Needs Assessment: 2012
Design and Contract Documents: 2013
Rural and Northern residents often face additional health care costs for travel and accommodations when treatment in Winnipeg is required. Family separation, isolation and dislocation are added pressures commonly experienced by people travelling for health services. A Port In the Storm aimed to provide a 40-room guest facility in Old St. Boniface (Winnipeg). The building was to feature social support spaces, including shared kitchens, laundry, exercise, tele-health stations and common areas. The business model was planned to enable reduced-cost accommodations based on a “home-away-from-home” concept. The facility design included adaptive reuse of 210 Masson, formerly the St. Boniface Normal School, a provincially-designated heritage site.