Pollock's Hardware Co-op

The Social Enterprise Centre building

The Social Enterprise Centre building (765 Main) has proudly become Winnipeg's first social enterprise hub! Below I have listed the participating tenants to our new Social Enterprise Centre with a breif description and a link for you to discover more on each organization.


Who they are:

Local Investment Toward Employment (LITE) is a non-profit granting organization that supports community economic development (CED) initiatives that build capacity and provide jobs in Winnipeg's inner city.  



Who they are:

Building Urban Industries for Local Development (BUILD is a non-profit organization delivering the Warm Up Winnipeg program. BUILD is dedicated to combining environmental stewardship and poverty reduction. We train people with limited experience in the formal labour market primarily to retrofit existing buildings. Our work includes increasing insulation levels and installing water saving fixtures.



Who they are:

"The Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) is a national member-led organization committed to strengthening Canadian communities by creating better economic opportunities and enhancing environmental and social conditions.  We are a member-led organization committed to strengthening communities by creating economic opportunities that improve environmental and social conditions.   We bring people and organizations together to share knowledge and build a collective voice for CED action. Our members are part of a movement creating community-based solutions to local and global challenges. "  (write up from CCEDNet website) 



Who they are:

Point Douglas Residents Committee.  Committed to keeping the community informed and involved in upcoming and current events and news in Point Douglas.  Visit their blog http://pointdouglasresidentscommittee.blogspot.com/ for more info on what they are up to!


ACT Mount Carmel Clinic

Who they are:

The Assertive Community Treatment team, known as ACT, is one facet of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s ‘At Home/Chez Soi’ Project, providing culturally-relevant and -sensitive programming to homeless people with severe and persistent mental illness from both a client strength and harm reduction perspective. 

Manitoba Green Retrofit

Who they are:

Manitoba Green Retrofit, MGR is a non-profit social enterprise which offers energy efficiency retrofits and other residential construction projects. Our team of trained professionals, employed from within Winnipeg’s inner city, takes pride in providing our clients with affordable and efficient services. By earning the trust and satisfaction of our customers, MGR is helping to create meaningful employment, more affordable housing, and stronger communities.

Update on 765 Main


Our new warehouse at 765 Main is now under construction and moving towards an opening date of May 1st , 2012.                                        Stay tuned for more information on products, hours, etc.  

The artists are settling in upstairs, the construction in the offices for BUILD are coming along and looking great!  

Progress is smooth and we are all very happy with the development of 765 Main. It is proving to be a great investment for us at Pollock’s Hardware Co-op and the community. There is still allot of work to be done though.                                                                                   Purchasing through the warehouse its self is not yet available.  

All purchases are still through our main location.  All enquiries for large quantities of products (toilets, insulation, etc.) contact mike at manager@phco-op.ca and he will do what he can to set you up with what it is that you need.  We will do our best to keep you updated on the progress at 765 Main.  We want to ensure the best service, to make it most convenient for everyone and to keep you informed on new the products and services that we bring in.   

We don’t want you to miss out!

Warehouse Pictures: Fall 2012

Here is a collection of more recent photos of the warehouse.  Notice the new paint machine?! If you are wondering what John is up to he is training some of the people working at BUILD how to do windows!  Which is a service we now offer as well at the warehouse, window repairs.  Didn't the staff do a great job at the warehouse!  I love the paint job and displays!

Click on the view all images to view more photos of the warehouse and 
Pollock's Hardware Co-op through our photo collection on photo bucket.

The North End Times: Area hardware store keeps hammering away

Here is a great article on our new warehouse at 765 Main!

In the photo is Mike Wolchock, William Wolchock, and Iain Brynjolson, our hard working staff at 765 Main. 

You will also find John Latham at our new location! What a great crew we have here! 

Come say hi, see all that they have accomplished and what we now have in stock.  

Open Monday- Friday 7:30- 4:30  

(Click on image to enlarge to read)                             

Social Enterprise Centre's Grand Opening

What a turn out!  A big thank you to all who came out to our Social Enterprise Centre's grand opening!! 

Below I have posted several pictures of the grand opening, please take a look!

The first set of pictures is of the speeches and the big thank you's that took place that day.  There are also a few photos that I took while doing a walk through on the 2nd floor.  You will notice many familiar faces and see the great crowd of people who came in support of this event! Thank's again to you all for coming out and celebrating with us!  There are also a few photos that I took while doing a walk through on the 2nd floor. Unfortunately the photos didn't all turn out that well so I am missing a few that I would have loved to have shared with you all, but I will make up for that in another post on another day. 

The next set of photos are of many pieces of art created that day.  There was an art table set up with many blank canvases made from scrap cuttings from various BUILD jobs.  Through out the day guests, visitors and workers of the social enterprise centre took a moment to create there own piece of art!  All of these little pieces will be put together to create one great mosaic!! Great idea guys! I can't wait to see the end result!

The last set of photos are of the Pollocks Hardware Co-op warehouse and its great progress!  My favourite one is the one I like to call 'around the water cooler'  its the one where everyone is standing around the new water saving toilet display chatting. :) 


Click 'view all images' to view all the photo's and more (one by one or all together) through our photobucket.

Social Enterprise Centre Grand Opening

Please come join us at 765 Main Street to celebrate the Grand Opening of our Social Enterprise Centre!  

May 24th 2012 10:30 to 2:00.  Click on the image to enlarge as a PDF to see map more clearly.


Welcome To Pollock's Hardware Co-op

Pollock's Hardware Co-op is one of Winnipeg's oldest and coolest hardware stores. Established in 1922 we are one of the few independent hardware stores to make it through the boom of big box retail. While thriving in the North End we are committed to staying true to our community, our members, Winnipeg and beyond. Big box stores have nothing on the little hardware store that could! A big giant thank you to all our members, shareholders, our awesome board and devoted staff.... we wouldn't be here without you!