Fashion mogul Peter Nygård’s childhood home, a one-room homestead with some original furniture, is tucked into a corner of the entrance to his recently renovated 155,000-square foot head office and distribution building on Inkster Boulevard.
Nygård, 40-year employee Rene Law and 48-year employee Irene Golinski cut the ribbon Wednesday to officially unveil the $5-million expansion to the building and celebrate the 50th anniversary of his company.
The Inkster building, which opened in 1976, is a large leap from the company’s humble beginnings on Adelaide Street in 1968, Nygård told an assembled crowd of about 200 people, including employees, family, friends and some dignitaries. Guests included former lieutenant-governor Pearl McGonigal, MLA Scott Johnson (St. James) and Coun. Devi Sharma (Old Kildonan).