Now Playing What just played?



Listen Live

Three tenants are set to move into True North Square by the end of June 2018, as construction continues on the massive downtown Winnipeg project.

MNP Consulting, Scotiabank and the law firm Thompson-Dorfman-Sweatman will move into the 17-storey tower located at 242 Hargrave Street this summer, which will be used primarily for office and retail space.

The second tower, located at 225 Carlton Street, has reached the final structural building phase and was topped off at 25 storeys recently. Construction crews are now working on the exterior and interior of the building, which will hold retail and office space in addition to 194 residential rental units.

True North Real Estate Development President Jim Ludlow says this is a milestone for the project and while they only have three tenants for 242 Hargrave so far, he’s confident they will secure more.

“This building offers something that’s a little different from what already exists for businesses,” Ludlow said. “Part of what you’re seeing here today is what these new buildings can offer.”

“It takes time for existing companies to understand the value of these new buildings, but that’s coming.”

225 Carlton is expected to be completed by Spring 2019.

Ludlow says they have traction on retail and hospitality businesses that will settle into various parts of True North Square. He says they are still working on details of Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries’ lease for its 50,000 square foot office space and the funding the project will receive from the provincial government.

Construction on the plaza is expected to be completed in June this year. It won’t be open to the public for some time, however, because the space will be used for lay down and staging until the construction of 225 Carlton is complete, according to PCL Constructors Canada Inc. Vice President and Regional Manager Sean Barnes.

Barnes says construction is on time and on budget.

“Construction has gone phenomenally well,” Barnes said. “We’ve had 900,000 labour hours put into this and 1,300 people have been employed on this project so far.”

The estimated final completion date for True North Square is sometime in 2021.

Small traffic delays expected during construction:

Barnes says sporadic lane and street closures throughout construction may make some commutes tougher for Winnipeggers travelling in the True North Square area.

“Closures may take place as we need in order to accommodate machinery set up and take down,” Barnes said. “On occasion where we need it, we’ll go to the city, get a permit and shut down a lane or two of traffic, but we don’t expect we’ll have to do that very often.”


HSC program designed to care for sexual assault survivors in safe, supportive setting

Winnipeg's Health Sciences Centre is trying to raise awareness of its Sexual Assault…

Police talk street party security

Winnipeg Police aren't planning any major changes to their operations at the next…

The Church's response to Toronto attacks

A day after a senseless act in Toronto claimed the lives of 10 people and injured 13…

Giving dignity to kids in care

After finding out that children within the Child and Family Services system in Manitoba…

"Be truthful": tips on answering kids' questions after violence

The news can be difficult even for adults. For kids, it might provide a sense of worry…

Missing teen last seen in Selkirk

Selkirk RCMP is seeking the public's assistance in looking for a missing teen.

Prime Minister issues statement on Toronto attack

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has released a statement on yesterday's van attack in…

Son of terrorist shares his story in Winnipeg

From being in a terrorist organization to being undercover and finding Christ, Mosab…

Province reviewing codes governing municipal official accepted behaviour

The province will be looking into how it can make changes to the Municipal Act and other…

RCMP fine motorcyclist nearly $3,000

Manitoba RCMP says a motorcyclist's need for speed was extremely dangerous and…

Nuclear threat in Osborne area unfounded

It was a tense evening for some residents in the Osborne area.

Upcycled bicycles for auction

Looking for a sweet new ride? Check out the City's annual unclaimed bike auction.

Rising waters close river walk

Normal spring river levels have closed part of the river walk along the Assiniboine River.

Bike registry means faster returns to owners

Updates to the City's bike registry program mean you can expect to reunite with your lost…

Providence University College graduates 175 students

175 students graduated from Providence University College and Seminary this past weekend.

New map helps cyclists navigate Winnipeg

Winnipeg has been slowly transforming into a more bike-friendly city. Now, a new map will…

Used book sale sets two records

The longest running green fundraiser in the world has set yet another record.

Pistons win MJHL championship

The Steinbach Pistons used a pair of first period goals scored less than a minute apart…

Above normal temperatures going into May

Southern Manitoba can expect to keep enjoying the warm weather we've been having.

Safety important around emergency vehicles

After a police cruiser collided with another car and a building while responding to a…