I’ve passed by it thousands of times always wondering what it looks like inside. The Nutty Club building at 149 Pioneer, downtown Winnipeg. The familiar “Can-D-Man” character has been smiling down at us for years. As a matter of fact, the five-storey brick-and-stone building has been around since 1905 when it was built at the height of the railway boom.
The city’s historical buildings committee has nominated The Nutty Club warehouse, formally known as the Scott-Bathgate Building, to be added to city’s list of heritage buildings.The city wants to protect architectural elements on all four of the building’s external facades, as well as the ornamental tin ceilings and heavy timber on the inside of the warehouse. Other nominations included the Eaton Company printing plant on Galt Avenue, the W.J. Guest warehouse on Alexander Avenue and the Winnipeg Clinic on St. Mary Avenue.