The sunlight reflects off the rose colored glass on the exterior of the building which houses the Royal Canadian Mint in the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada. For the first 50 years, there was only the mint located in Ottawa but it was not big enough to keep up to the demands.
There were many controversies about where this new building was going to be built with talks starting in 1960. This building in Winnipeg was not agreed on until December of 1971 with construction beginning in late 1972. The building was designed by a local Manitoba architect by the name of Etienne Gaboury which displays a unique triangular form and the rose colored glass.
Coins were made at the new Winnipeg facility but it was not officially opened until 1976. ... continue below the picture...
... The Royal Canadian Mint produces billions of coins every year which are used in Canada as well as many different variations of coins for other nations. Special collector coins, jewellery, medals and tokens are other items manufactured at the Royal Canadian Mint.
Tours through the building are available where visitors can view the different coin making areas in the modern complex and learn some of the techniques used in the process. The rose colored glass on the exterior is just the beginning to what can be seen in the 14,864 square meters the building covers.
A guided tour is about 45 minutes in length which includes a short video explaining some features of the Royal Canadian Mint.
Rose coloured glass exterior of the Royal Canadian Mint Building, City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.