Portrait-gallery plan popular as government consults on fate of old U.S. embassy
PSPC is looking for a public use for the building and put forward six options at an Aug. 18 public town hall meeting where a majority endorsed a national portrait gallery plan.
Completed in 1932, the old U.S. embassy at 100 Wellington St. has been empty for almost two decades since the Americans moved out. Many people are eager to see it turned into a national portrait gallery. The Hill Times Photograph by Sam Garcia