- Mayor Bowman
You might recognize this magnificent home -- it has stood on the corner of Wellington Crescent and Kingway, right beside St Mary's Academy, since 1909.
It has housed a succession of notable Winnipeggers over the years, including the founder of the Grain Exchange and one of the first owners of the Free Press.
The most recent owner of this home, a former senator, has lovingly and meticulously maintained it for 40 years. Earlier this year, a businessman bought it under the pretense that he'd continue to preserve the house and use it as his family dwelling. However, after the sale went through, he revealed plans to destroy the house and landscaped lot and fill it with 24,000 sq. feet of curb-to-curb condominiums.
We believe that preserving our historic buildings is important because it helps preserve the character of Winnipeg in general. If you're proud of our city like we are, and you appreciate its tree-lined streets with beautiful homes, we hope you'll support us in our cause.
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We, the undersigned, call upon our city representatives to prevent the re-zoning and demolition of 514 Wellington.
The Save 514 Wellington petition to Mayor Bowman was written by Crescentwood Community and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.