Architect Wins Bridgman says future uses for the building have to deal with the Hudson's Bay Company's colonial history, including the fact 'its money came from slavery … [and] from the poor treatment and genocide of Indigenous people.' (CBC)
The principal architect at BridgmanCollaborative Architecture has been mulling over what to do about the robust concrete building in recent years. "So what do we do with it? We do not tear it down," he said. "The debate about the Hudson's Bay Company building in Winnipeg is actually a debate about how we understand our city." [Excerpt from "What to do with the Bay? Experts share visions for historic downtown Winnipeg space," by Bryce Hoye, CBC News]
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