But What About The Art?

Manitoba Post StaffNews

WINNIPEG – Mayor Scott Gillingham’s change of heart about the concourse below Portage and Main is raising concern about a piece of art there.

Gillingham now wants the street level of the intersection reopened to foot traffic by the summer of 2025 after receiving a report on the cost of needed repairs to the underground walkway.

A concrete relief that wraps around the concourse’s inner wall was created by late Winnipeg artist Brian Head and his widow Judy Waytiuk is worried she may never see it again if the area is closed.

When asked about the fate of the art, the city said it doesn’t have information to share at this time.