chvnradio.com

Now Playing What just played?

THE COLOR

ONE SURE THING

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.”

 

Share this story!

Levels of government come together to tackle drug crisis

Representatives from the civic, provincial and federal levels of government announced…

Life is better in circles

A Winnipeg church is hoping their congregants will start going in circles.

'A million prayers. A miracle answer. A marriage restored.'

A year and a half after publicly announcing the end of her marriage, Lysa Terkuerst of…

Retention ponds are also dangerous during winter months

They may look like the perfect backyard outdoor skating rink but retention ponds can pose…

Gospel singer says "God and two angels saved my life!"

Gospel singer Donnie McClurkin took to social media to thank God after surviving a…

Where to tour Winnipeg's Christmas lights

Looking to do something with the kids this Christmas break, but there just isn't enough…

New mandatory alcohol screening in place today

Police across the country now have new rights in attempting to catch impaired drivers.

Entrance makeover for Youth For Christ Winnipeg is beginning

If you drive past 333 King Street in Winnipeg you might be wondering what's going on with…

City announces Community Centre Renovation Grand funding recipients

Five community centres in Winnipeg will recieve a combined $146,147.02 in funding for…

Winnipeg doctor shares wisdom from the homeless

After spending years working with Winnipeg's homeless community, a Winnipeg doctor has…

Expect delays on south Perimeter as construction begins

Unexpected construction has begun on the Red River Bridge along the south Perimeter…

Letter from imprisoned pastor published

A Chinese church has published a letter from their pastor after he and over 100 members…

Enjoy your holiday meals without stress: Dietitian

A registered dietitian with Manitoba's Dial a Dietitian program wants to spin the…

Severed line takes out power in Charleswood

Some Charleswood residents will be without power into this evening.

WRHA consolidating in-patient mental health units

Those who require hospitalization for mental health issues will now go to one of three…

Jon Buller revives Winnipeg's Hear the Music Nights in the Okanagan Valley

Winnipeg's very own Christian artist Jon Buller is continuing a popular event that was…

Winter scarves decorate Old Market Square

Winnipeg's Old Market Square has been lovingly decorated with 800 colourful handmade…

Church of England adds service to 'celebrate gender transitions'

It's been described as a 'baptism-like' service, meant to provide a more welcoming…

Be Part of a Story 2018 - FINAL total $48,175

DONATE HERE or call 204.777.0671 Thank you to everyone that supported the Be Part Of A…

St. Boniface Historical Society gets funding boost through Heritage Trust

Before a museum or historical archives can share information with the public, it needs to…