July 29, 2017
Prime Minister Trudeau announces $35 Million Investment in Canadian Diversity Gardens
On Saturday, Prime Minister Trudeau was at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg to announce a $35 million investment by the Canadian Government to build Canada’s Diversity Gardens. Telling the stories of all Canadians, Canada’s Diversity Gardens will showcase our nation’s extraordinary multicultural heritage and allow visitors to discover how plants have shaped the life and identity of their own culture, community and their country – past, present and future.
The Canadian Government’s contribution will cover approximately 50% of the cost of the Gardens and will be further supported by a commitment of $15 million from the province of Manitoba and $10 million from the City of Winnipeg, with private donors providing an additional $15 million.
“Canada’s cultural and recreational sites provide Canadians and their families with spaces to have fun and be active. The Diversity Gardens will soon join the host of world-class sites in Manitoba where residents and tourists can celebrate Canada’s biodiversity, our multicultural heritage, and the importance of nature in our lives. The project will also create good, well-paying jobs here in Winnipeg for the middle class and those working hard to join it.”
— The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
Lord Cultural Resources is currently working with the Assiniboine Park Conservancy and the consultant team to develop the visitor experience and program elements for the proposed new conservatory and to help guide further design and implementation. A cohesive narrative has been developed to tie all the elements together in order to tell a complete and captivating story that will appeal to local visitors and tourists alike, encouraging understanding, exploration and discovery, as well as generating repeat visitation.