April 20, 1892 - The Winnipeg Electric Street Railway Company is incorporated by an Act of the Manitoba Legislature. Its role was to operate the streetcar system in Winnipeg, St. Boniface and outlying municipalities. (For more on Winnipeg's Streetcars).
April 20, 1967 - Premier Duff Roblin and Commander Edgar Grinsted preside over the official opening of the Salvation Army's new Grace Hospital in St. James, replacing their circa 1905 facility on Arlington Street.
258 bed facility cost $7.5 m and was funded from Roblin's 5% increase
in the PST dedicated toward hospital improvements. The facility was a
year late in opening due to a fire during construction and a rail
strike that delayed the delivery of key pieces of steel
was the first hospital in Canada to have a 'teenage ward' to deal
with patients that were transitioning between the child health system
to adult care.
In 2008 the hospital became part of the WRHA but kept the Sally Ann's 'Grace' name.