uWinnipeg considers purchasing downtown Bay building

January 16, 2012

The University of Winnipeg is in talks to buy the iconic downtown Hudson's Bay Company building. The institution has a pressing need for more real estate as it continues to expand its presence in the west downtown area, but instead of renting it wants to own its spaces. A uWinnipeg official says if the institution was to purchase the 75,000-square-foot facility, it would like the Bay to stay put, as the building is far more than the university needs. CBC