Fairbanks-Morse Warehouse (Saskatoon)

The Fairbanks-Morse Warehouse is a heritage building located at 14 23rd Street East in downtown Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Formerly serving as a warehouse for the Fairbanks-Morse Company, the building has been converted into residential condominium lofts.

Fairbanks-Morse Warehouse
Fairbanks-Morse Warehouse
Alternative namesThe Morse, Warehouse
General information
Architectural styleClassical Revival
LocationSaskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Address14 23rd Street East
Coordinates52°7′53.94″N 106°40′9.89″W
Construction started1911
Technical details
Floor count4
Design and construction
Architecture firmBrown and Vallance
Renovating team
Renovating firmOlstar Developments


Canadian Fairbanks Company (later Canadian Fairbanks-Morse Company) built the structure in 1911 as a warehouse for its large machinery and mill supply business. It was designed by David Brown and Hugh Vallance of Montreal, who also designed many of the original buildings on the University of Saskatchewan campus. It was built with reinforced concrete, uncommon at that time.[1][2]

From 1948 until 1985 the Fairbanks-Morse Warehouse served as the home to the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and as a union hall.[2][3] The building had CPR spur line until the mid-1960s, when much of the downtown was redeveloped.[2] It changed hands several times, serving as a warehouse, offices, photography studio and art gallery. Some tenants of note include AKA Gallery, The Photographers Gallery and Video Vérité (of which the latter two would merge to become PAVED Arts).[4] The building was declared a heritage site by the city on December 9, 1995.[1]

In 2005-2006, Olstar Developments converted the building into 12 condominium loft spaces.[5]


  1. "Fairbanks Morse Warehouse". City of Saskatoon. Archived from the original on 2008-05-25. Retrieved 2009-07-15.
  2. "Fairbanks-Morse Warehouse". Saskatoon Heritage Society. Retrieved 2009-07-15.
  3. "Fairbanks Morse Warehouse". City of Saskatoon. Retrieved 2009-07-15.
  4. "History". PAVED Arts. Archived from the original on 2009-07-15. Retrieved 2009-07-17.
  5. Wallace, Kenyon (July 9, 2007). "Condos help rejuvenate Caswell Hill". The StarPhoenix. Retrieved 2009-07-15.
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