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Gas station site added to heritage park at city's birthplace

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WINNIPEG — The Friends of Upper Fort Garry have arranged to incorporate the Petro-Canada gas station site at Broadway and Main Street into the heritage park planned for Winnipeg’s birthplace, the volunteer group and the Doer government said today.
The provincial government has purchased the Petro-Canada station for $1 million and will assume possession Sept. 15, Premier Gary Doer said.  Petro-Canada will then donate $1.35 million to the heritage park, the premier added.

It is uncertain when the gas station will close, said Friends spokesman Jerry Gray.

Premier Doer and Friends chairman  Gray held  a noon press conference to announce the Petro-Canada gas station that sits immediately north of Upper Fort Garry’s sole remaining gate will be dismantled.
The Friends took possession of two parcels of surplus city land along Main Street and Assiniboine Avenue today. The group has also reached a deal to purchase the Grain Exchange Curling Club on Fort Street and incorporate it into the future heritage park.
The Petro-Canada agreement means the only existing building that will be left on the block that once contained Winnipeg’s birthplace is the Manitoba Club, which the Friends have no plans to purchase and demolish.



  


 

 

 

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Updated on Monday, June 1, 2009 at 12:48 PM CDT: updated

12:48 PM: updated

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