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A Manitoba Masterpiece

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On the day the downtown Bay opened at 9 a.m. Nov. 18, 1926, it was the largest reinforced concrete building in Canada. The total budget for the store’s construction was $5,968,000. Here’s a snapshot of what went into the six-storey construction more than a year earlier.

Hudson's Bay Company Archives, Archives of Manitoba

Construction of Winnipeg’s downtown Bay store begins in 1925. The building that would open on this spot a year later could boast it was constructed entirely of Manitoba products.

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