A lost opportunity and perhaps an illegal move by the Conservative government. Where's the sense of pride and inspiration we want to communicate about our country? Ian Chodikoff, editor of Canadian Architect, has also weighed in in a National Post article.
Here's what our Heritage Minister, James Moore, has to say about the $10-million pavilion: "it's going to be a destination for people to come and enjoy the games, not to stand with folded arms and have an architectural experience." Are they really that divorced in his mind?
Canada has a wealth of architectural talent that could have been tapped to produce a building that more accurately reflects this dynamic and engaged country.