Red River College reopened the Union Bank Tower today after nearly two decades. The college kicked off the revitalization of the building with a “Chain Cutting Ceremony.”
The building is Western Canada’s oldest skyscraper, which was first constructed in 1903. The National Historic Site will now be used to house the future home of The Paterson GlobalFoods Institute: a new training facility for RRC’s hospitality and tourism programs, the location of its first-ever student residence, and home to three new food service establishments in the Exchange District. The project is expected to take about two years to complete.
The tower is located at the southwest corner of Main Street and William Avenue.
Image credit: Heritage Winnipeg