Originally, a private home stood on the grounds of 1735 Corydon. In 1956, Christ Church was built on this property by the Anglican Archdiocese and was to become an active and community minded parish. Over the years groups flourished within the parish, such as the Women's Auxiliary and Anglican Church Women, the Anglican Young People's Association, Bible Study Groups, and groups for activities such as quilting, bridge and fitness. Community groups – Brownies, Girl Guides, Cubs, Beavers, and Boy Scouts – all found a home at Christ Church. A day care, Carpathia Children's Centre, Inc; operated in the church buildings from 1976 to 1986, and became part of the fabric of parish life. Later on the Age & Opportunity Bureau and the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council had offices in the church.
The Christ Church Plant Stand was an annual bedding plant sale and major fund raiser for the church. It ran from 1964 to 2004.
By the first decade of the 21st century the congregation accepted that it was aging and too few in numbers to maintain the property and keep the parish going. In 2006 Anita and Allan Malbranck met with the church clergy to offer a means to re-develop the property with Christ Church as an active part of the development. The congregation and Archdiocese instead decided to close Christ Church and offered the Malbranck's the first option to acquire the property.
In 2009 the property was fully re-developed into an environmentally sustainable building. 1735 Corydon currently showcases carefully chosen locally owned luxury boutiques with a global focus on style for a fashion forward clientele.
Anita, Allan and their daughter Lisa Malbranck welcome you to experience the boutiques of 1735 Corydon, a business model for Winnipeg's dynamic future.