June 21, 2017
For Immediate Release
U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Moore Aubin today issued the following statement after the official announcement of the plans for the former U.S. Embassy building:
“On behalf of the U.S. Mission to Canada, I wish to applaud the Canadian Government’s decision to refurbish the former embassy building at 100 Wellington Street and repurpose it as a new space for Indigenous Peoples.
“This stately building served as the American Legation and American Embassy from 1932 to 1999. The architect, Cass Gilbert, designed numerous iconic American buildings, including the U.S. Supreme Court. We look forward to learning about the plans to restore the building to a vibrant role in Canadian life.”