Archive | August, 2016

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The King Building Reborn

  Our Market Square neighbourhood is rich with stories. 104 King, directly across from Artspace, was designed and built in 1895 to house one of Winnipeg’s largest shoe retailers – Thomas Ryan Boots and Shoes. The owner became one of the most successful shoe retailers in 19th century Canada (known far and wide as “The […]

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Why is it called a balance sheet?

Remember playing on the teeter-totter when you were a kid? I don’t know about you, but I always ended up stuck in the air, held up by my big brother who would not let me down until I cried, “Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown, Let me down!” He’d respond with, “What will you give me?” and […]

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Old Buildings, New Life

Artspace is now 30 years old. Happy Birthday to us! By contrast, the building that houses Artspace – The Gault Building – is 116 years old. The fact that it is still a vital part of downtown life is really quite remarkable. The original tenant, Gault Brothers Wholesalers, passed into history in the nineteen seventies […]