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SkyCity Centre Winnipeg

SkyCity Centre Winnipeg is located at 279 Garry Street between Graham Avenue and Fort Street, just one block north of the new MTS Centre (home of the Winnipeg Jets), and flanked by a transit only street to the west. This iconic building will have a striking design created by award-winning Kirkor Architects and will become the postcard shot for downtown Winnipeg. This $200M+ project is planned to be the tallest free standing structure between Toronto and Calgary. Union 31 is designed the unit interiors. McOuat Partnership is handling the marketing. EllisDon built the SkyCity sales centre, and ADhoc Studio developed the digital tools on display. Scatliff + Miller + Murray are the landscape architects on the file. Sales are being handled by Royal LePage Dynamic Real Estate.

SkyCity’s 45-storeys will rise 575 feet and will include 388 residential units, a 25,000 sf ground floor grocery store, 60,000 sf of office space, and covered parking. The project will feature 30,000 sf of amenity space, which includes a 45th floor Sky Lounge and patio, a Movement Haus fitness centre (designed by The Benchmark Group), movie theatre, games room and more!

The typical suites range from 520 sf to 990 sf, with larger combination suites available up to 1,600 sf. Units are now on sale and start from the mid-$190s. Go to http://skycitywinnipeg.ca for more information and to view the floorplans, standard suite features, artist’s renderings of common amenities and much more! Follow the project on Facebook and on Twitter at @SkyCityWinnipeg

In early 2017, Fortress announced Edenshaw Developments Ltd. as co-developer at SkyCity Winnipeg.

We are absolutely thrilled with the response we have seen from Winnipeg purchasers for this iconic tower. End users and investors lined up to buy a piece of what we believe will be the most exciting community to live in, in Winnipeg.

— Vince Petrozza, COO of Fortress Real Developments

Project Updates

October, 2017

The St. Regis hotel is now closed and the requirements for demolition have been met. The team is working to finalize leasing of the retail and parking structure to secure financing for the first phase of the project. Construction is scheduled for this year with a 12-14 month timeline. For the SkyCity tower, following municipal approvals for the grant, the provincial approvals are expected in October. With the grants in place, the team will be working to complete permit drawings for submission in advance of construction start. There are several sales programs being run for investor buyers and first time home buyers. To learn more about the opportunity to “Own The Sky”, visit the website and register your interest at skycitywinnipeg.ca.

July, 2017

In April, the City of Winnipeg approved a $6.5 million grant for the SkyCity development. The team is now working with the province to finalize their portion of the grant. These are two integral pieces for construction that is scheduled to start later this year. The development team has been working with the City on permitting to allow for the demolition of the St. Regis hotel. This phase of the project will have a 12-14 month construction timeline. Full construction is planned following demolition. With over 50% of the residential units sold, the team is now working with a local broker to achieve leasing on the retail component at both phases of SkyCity. Visit www.skycitywinnipeg.ca for sales and leasing information.

April, 2017

Earlier this year, Fortress announced that they have selected Edenshaw Developments as the co-developer on this project. The Edenshaw team, led by Winnipeg-born industry veteran David McComb, is a group of experienced professionals that are dedicated to delivering successful communities from site acquisition, design, approvals, sales and marketing through to construction and post occupancy customer service support. They will be leading the consultant teams on the project and will work with all municipal departments to bring this development through to construction and then completion. Edenshaw and Fortress are working on a construction schedule and budgets with EllisDon. The commercial component was also launched earlier this year and there has been strong interest from several groups that would allow for all the commercial to be sold. The team is now focusing their attention to the retail component where the plan is to bring an anchor tenant on board to complete this mixed-use iconic tower.

January, 2017

The development team has been working towards the submission of full building permits which are expected to be submitted to the City of Winnipeg in Q1 of 2017. EllisDon has now been hired as the construction manager on the development. Sales have been launched for the commercial units. Follow @skycitywinnipeg on Twitter for real-time updates.

October, 2016

A fall marketing plan has been implemented to carry the momentum and continue to sell units at this landmark development in downtown Winnipeg. The development team has been working on construction drawings and design development over the summer, and are now heading into the value engineering phase. The office component is now ready for sales/leasing and a firm has been hired to complete this for the 60,000 sf space. The team is also finalizing an agreement with the builder with an announcement expected this year. Call 204-222-2489 for purchase enquiries.

July, 2016

The residential sales at SkyCity continue to garner traction, and the project is now 45% sold. There has been a great deal of interest in the pre-launch of the office space, and work is progressing on several large opportunities in the review process. The development team has begun the design and development phase and costing exercises in advance of starting full construction drawings in September. The project has already achieved excavation permits, and the full permit set will be applied for at the end of the year.

April, 2016

Following a tremendous sales launch, the success at SkyCity continues. The project has sold 150 residential units and expects to reach the 200 mark this year. The development team applied and were granted excavation permits in January of 2016. Foundation drawings are now underway.

January, 2016

Progress continues on all fronts at the SkyCity Winnipeg project. With over 130 residential sales and a spring marketing program in place, focus is shifting to the office and retail components of this mixed-use development.

October, 2015

The sales brokerage, Royal LePage Dynamic Real Estate, sold 65 units on the opening weekend last month, and sales have now surpassed 100 units. Kirkor Architects will be working with a local architectural firm and the City of Winnipeg to ensure the project is approved, permitted and built efficiently.

September, 2015

The development opened for sales in September, with over 120 people in line prior to the ribbon cutting ceremony.

July, 2015

SkyCity Winnipeg is preparing for a sales launch in September. The 2,500 sf presentation centre, currently under construction, is located across the street from the project site. EllisDon has been working with Fortress to bring this vision to life.

April, 2015

Following the takeover of this project, Fortress has been moving full steam ahead with the construction of the $1M sales centre across the street from the project site. Ellis Don has been retained to complete the build of the sales centre and current plans are to launch the VIP sales program this fall.

October, 2014

The suite layouts have been finalized and the team has been working to finalize the amenity space and lobby offerings at SkyCity in Winnipeg.

July, 2014

Registration and a soft marketing launch for this project began in the summer. A new rendering has been commissioned and will be released soon.

June, 2014

We are happy to announce that McOuat Partnership will handle the advertising on the project, and Union31 will act as the interior designers.

March, 2014

The marketing team has been working through the winter to start rolling out a soft marketing campaign this May. A presentation centre location has been secured close to the site.

December, 2013

After nearly 3,500 submissions, a winner was selected in the project naming contest in early December, Fortress went to Winnipeg to officially reveal the new project name and logo. The winner enthusiastically accepted a cheque for $3,000.

Media Coverage

Parkade, retail complex set to rise

Fortress is partnering with Toronto-based Edenshaw Developments Ltd. on both the St. Regis redevelopment project, which includes the hotel property and a surface parking lot immediately south of it, and the $200-million, 45-storey SkyCity Centre condominium/retail/office tower to be built immediately south of that, facing Graham Avenue.

Winnipeg Free Press
August 2, 2017

St. Regis Hotel to close next month, ending 107-year run

Hotel will be demolished to make way for eight-storey complex.

Winnipeg Free Press
May 16, 2017

The Right Mix: Get Legal Input To Strike The Right Balance In Mixed-Use Developments In Winnpeg

The SkyCity project is the first project in Winnipeg to market the commercial space in the mixed-use development as Class A commercial condos.

Pitblado Law
February 7, 2017

Developing something new

Fortress Real Developments is marketing the 60,000 square feet of Class A office space in its 45-storey SkyCity Centre residential/commercial tower as condos, rather than as leased space.

Winnipeg Free Press
February 6, 2017

Ex-Winnipegger's firm signs on to develop SkyCity condo

The developers behind the proposed $200-million SkyCity Centre Winnipeg condominium tower still hope to begin construction this spring.

Winnipeg Free Press
February 6, 2017

Iconic tower to be built by EllisDon

On Friday, the developers, Fortress Real Developments, announced EllisDon has been awarded the contract to build the $200-million SkyCity Centre tower. EllisDon is a leading global construction company that does about $3.5 billion worth of projects annually.

Winnipeg Free Press
October 14, 2016

Construction of SkyCity tower set to begin next year

Construction of the what's being touted as the city's tallest building — the proposed 47-storey SkyCity Centre condo tower on Graham Avenue — will hopefully get underway sometime next year, a spokesman for the developer said Tuesday.

Winnipeg Free Press
May 17, 2016

Developer moves forward with $200 million SkyCity Centre in Winnipeg

A developer is moving forward with plans for what is described as the tallest free standing structure between Toronto and Calgary. The forty-storey SkyCity Centre in Winnipeg, a planned $200 million project from Toronto-based Fortress Real Developments, is expected to rise 575 feet at 245 Graham Ave., with 3,888 condos and a six-storey pad including a 25,000 sq. ft. ground floor grocery store.

Canadian Design & Construction Report
May 12, 2016

Winnipeg Canada's Unlikely Economic Sweet Spot

“We don’t boom and we don’t bust,” Manitobans will say, pointing to a range of solid economic sectors: agriculture, health sciences, hydro-electric power, manufacturing, transportation, aerospace and financial services.

The Globe & Mail
April 30, 2016

City again named one of world's most intelligent

Winnipeg has been selected as one of the top seven intelligent communities as part of an international competition for the second time in three years.

Winnipeg Free Press
April 7, 2016

Meet the Condo: SkyCity soars in downtown Winnipeg

Clean lines and contemporary finishes set the mood for these condos with nine-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances and glass railings on the balconies.

Winnipeg Metro
March 30, 2016

Foreign investors try out city Winnipeg gains reputation as alternative to Toronto and Vancouver to buy property

There has been a growing number of out-of-province investors who are snapping up condos in Winnipeg with the intention of either renting them out or keeping them for a short time before reselling them.

Winnipeg Free Press
January 11, 2016

SkyCity Centre Could Become Tallest Canadian Tower Between Toronto and Calgary

SkyriseCities.com
December 17, 2015

Cities on the rise: Tall condos transforming skylines across Canada

Metro takes a look at highrise residential buildings taking things to new heights from Halifax to Vancouver.

Toronto Metro News
December 3, 2015

Downtown ripe for development

True North Square, Skycity Centre on the drawing board.

Winnipeg Free Press
November 30, 2015

Winnipeg homebuyers have already snatched up over 100 residential units at SkyCity

BuzzBuzz Home News
October 23, 2015

SkyCity condos offered up for sale

Winnipeg Sun
September 14, 2015

Sky's still the limit

'The funds are there, the project is healthy, and we still believe in the city,' developer says.

Winnipeg Free Press
March 27, 2015

Winnipeg housing market ranked best in North America

Winnipeg was ranked the best metro housing market in North America over the past decade in a recently published study by credit rating agency DBRS...

Renx.ca
March 10, 2015