Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday that Winnipeg’s iconic former Hudson’s Bay building will get a new life after sitting vacant for two years.
Gifted to the Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO), the site will be transformed to include almost 300 affordable housing units, a museum, an art gallery, restaurants, and a health centre. The government has pledged $65 million toward the redevelopment project.
“Today’s announcement is reconciliation in action,” said Trudeau.
Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu, Housing, Diversity and Inclusion Minister Ahmed Hussen and Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal were also in attendance during the announcement.
The site will be transformed to include almost 300 affordable housing units, a museum, an art gallery and restaurants. There are also plans for a health centre that will embrace both western and traditional practices.
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