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Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada

Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
Location: Winnipeg Airports Authority campus on Wellington Avenue
Developer: Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
Architect(s): Architecture 49
Budget $45 million
Size 86,000 sf
Status: Proposed Scheduled to open 2021
Media: Ottawa set to announce $8.8 million for the Royal Aviation Museum

Museum Prepares to Take Flight to New Location

We are pleased to announce that the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada is preparing to move to a stunning new location. Effective October 24, 2018, the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada will no longer operate at our current address as we begin this exciting transition. Plan your visit soon!

The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada team thanks our visitors for their support and belief in our organization. This a unique and transformational time in our museum’s history.

Earlier this year, the Museum received final confirmation from our landlord Exchange Income Corporation (EIC) with regards to their future planning and, concurrently, when the Museum would need to relocate. As a result, we are sharing with you that the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada will no longer operate at this address effective October 24, 2018.

We want to assure you that EIC has been an excellent partner and has allowed the museum to stay 19 months longer than the original timeline. We are most grateful for their flexibility and understanding while being a champion and major donor for the new museum.

About Our New Location:

Our project is “shovel ready” and we forecast to be breaking ground this fall with an anticipated 18 months until we open the doors to our stunning new location in the heart of the Winnipeg Airports Authority campus.

Construction has begun!!👷♀️The fencing is up on site and crews have begun work! We are very pleased to share that construction of our new home is commencing on the campus of the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, at 2088 Wellington Avenue. Having finalized a long-term (56 year) lease deal with the Winnipeg Airports Authority in 2019, the Museum is officially taking possession of the land today. Earlier this week construction partner PCL began preparing the site for construction of the new 86,000 square foot building (the size of a CFL football field) with cranes being moved on site in the weeks to come.

The RAMWC team was planning a Groundbreaking Ceremony, but of course, with the COVID-19 health crisis this type of celebration is not possible. The Museum looks forward to a day when it is safe to meet as an aviation community to celebrate this important milestone. Undertaking construction during a global health crisis requires precautions and extra planning to ensure the safety of workers and the community. 😷
Under the leadership of Co-Chairs Ross Robinson and Blain King, and Honorary Co-Chairs Hartley Richardson and Arthur Mauro, the $45 million capital campaign to raise the funds for the new Museum has reached $37.5 million, or 83% of its goal. This project would not be possible without the generosity of many funding partners including $10 million from the Government of Canada, and $10 million from the Province of Manitoba as well as $17.5 million from the private sector. The Museum is actively seeking supporters to help take the Museum over the top, raising $7.5 million before it opens in late 2021.

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