The first apartment building in Swift Current popped up almost 100 years ago, and is undergoing some big changes. 

Most recently known as Nickle Manor, the complex now goes by its original name that it was given in 1930, and folks in the community came out to celebrate Marilyn Court.


According to Ray Tarnes, the regional vice president of operations for Avenue Living Communities (ALC) in southern Saskatchewan, the name change was a nod at local history.  

“We're really big on that, so it's an opportunity as we put all this work into a fresh start for the building,” he said.  “A new lease on life, if you will.” 

The change in name isn’t the only thing the company has done for the building’s makeover, though. 

Some of the renovations include an interior paint job throughout, all new floors, common area upgrades, new fire system, and more. 

“We've kept the heritage, while also bringing it a step forward,” Tarnes explained. “I think that's really what it's all about.” 


Avenue Living Community’s new marketing coordinator for Saskatchewan, Brayden Caron, acknowledged the monumental task of caring for a 92-year-old building.  

“The fact that it's still standing and that ALC is keeping it alive, I think is pretty cool,” he expressed. “It has a really unique feel.” 

Friday’s reveal featured bouncy castles and a free barbecue, with folks from the area coming out to see the new sign and enter some giveaways. 

“The whole point of this event was to bring community together," Caron noted. "Not only to showcase the building, but to let people know what Avenue Living is doing in their community."