Prior to it's latest incarnation, King's Park was part of a large recreation complex built at the turn of the century (see "winnipeg Walks").
The park was flooded in the 1950's to help save homes/development from destruction.
Looks just like it did back in the eary 70's when I went there.
Chancellor was a dirtroad back then and the school was built on the site of an old farmstead.
I lived in the Manitoba Housing across from the Victoria Hospital and spent alot of time exploring the U of M and it's grounds/buildings.
They didn't care too much about kids back then so, we managed to go swimming, play floor-hockey, squash and raquet-ball until the wee hours of the morning or until security kicked us out.
The animal exibits and 2 headed baby calf in the medical/animal sciences labs were also a great hit
My brother and I would canoe past the monastary in the early 70's. It was quite startling to see a monk (in hood and robes)pop his head up from the brush at the edge of the river.
There was also the remains of a large mink farm slightly upriver from the monastary. Much of the area is now being developed for the new"Southwood Golf and Country Club"