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WINNIPEG —The Manitoba Theatre Centre has been designated a National Historic Site of Canada, it was announced today.
MTC general manager Zaz Bajon said he was thrilled with the recognition announced by Jim Prentice, Canada's Environment Minister and the minister responsible for Parks Canada. The Market Avenue building erected in 1970 was cited as an excellent example of small-scale Brutalist architecture and for its ability to encourage a stronger relationship between audience and actor.
"It is an amazing honour to have one of my favourite buildings receive this special designation," says the theatre's designer, architect Allan Waisman.
A plaque proclaiming MTC as a National Historic Site will be unveiled in 2010. Manitoba now has 55 National Historic Sites, including Lower Fort Garry, the Law Courts and Pantages Playhouse Theatre.