January 12, 2018 1:44 pm
Updated: January 15, 2018 4:19 pm

Assiniboine Park Conservatory closing

WATCH: If you've been meaning to go to the Conservatory at Assiniboine Park but have just not gotten there, time is running out. The Winnipeg landmark will be closing for good this April.

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A Winnipeg landmark will soon be history. The Assiniboine Park Conservatory will be closing its doors for good April 2.

The conservancy said the closure is “the necessary next step in the journey of bringing Canada’s Diversity Gardens to life”.

That project will cost $75 million to build.

READ: Governments pour $60 million into Diversity Gardens project at Assiniboine Park

The conservatory, which is home to a tropical garden, first opened in 1914 and the park said its past its life span.

A feasibility study done in 2002 determined it wouldn’t be practical to try and maintain the building further.

Demolition will start in the spring and when it’s done construction of support green houses for the diversity gardens will begin.

The gardens are currently under construction in the southeast corner of Assiniboine park.

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