A new structure at The Forks has decades of history tied to it.
The Winnipeg Foundation unveiled the Alloway Arch and adjoining Widow’s Mite Fountain on Tuesday. The public amenity was created from the façade of the historic Alloway and Champion Bank building after being resurrected from storage.
During its peak, Alloway and Champion was the largest private bank in Western Canada and one of its owners, William Forbes Alloway, went on to establish The Winnipeg Foundation in 1921.
The Arch represents Alloway’s investment in the community while the adjacent fountain symbolizes the pooling of gifts made by people from all walks of life to build the foundation.
The structure is located just east of the Vial Rail station.
— Winnipeg Foundation (@winnipegfdn) September 29, 2015