The Toronto developer behind the proposed 47-storey SkyCity Centre condo tower has acquired the neighbouring St. Regis Hotel property with the intention of building a 625-stall parking structure and commercial /retail complex on the site. The property’s current owner — CentreVenture Development Corporation — announced said today a numbered Manitoba company controlled by Fortress has purchased the building and an adjacent Smith Street parking lot for $4 million.
Manitoba posted the biggest percentage increase in retail sales in the country in March, with sales up nearly two per cent from the previous month, Statistics Canada said today. The agency said the province’s retailers reported $1.52 billion worth of sales for the month.
It's now official -- Winnipeg's first Lego store will be in the Polo Park shopping centre. The general manager of the city's largest shopping mall said Monday the store will open this summer in the 2,600-square-foot former Laura Plus space on the second floor between centre court and the Bay.
By the end of the year, you should be able to wander around The Forks Market with a beer in your hand without freaking out the kid behind the mini-doughnuts counter. This isn’t because The Forks plans to make drastic cuts to security or declare 2015 the “Year of The Tall Boy.
Thirteen storefronts in the Exchange District will receive facelifts this summer with the help of a program administered by downtown-development agency CentreVenture. The city and province plan to spend a combined $261,000 to help spruce up the facades and restore heritage elements at five McDermot Avenue properties, three on Princess Street, two on Albert Street and one each on James Avenue, Main Street and King Street.
When you think of Desart, it's very likely you conjure a mental image of its sign. Those whimsical clouds, rendered by artist Andrew Beck, are so ingrained in the iconography of Osborne Village that it will be almost impossible to imagine what the main drag will look like without them.
This fall, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet ought to consider asking its dancers to pirouette in skates. Manitoba Opera might want to scrap the Marriage Of Figaro in favour of a new musical adaptation of Slapshot.
The Germain family was out in force for the official opening of the Alt Hotel Winnipeg Thursday, the first western Canadian location of the growing chain of chic hotels.Christiane Germain, the co-president of the company along with her brother, Jean-Yves, said the five years of work leading up to the opening was worth it.
Fundraising is about to begin for an ambitious re-development of the Gas Station Theatre Arts Centre at the corner of River Avenue and Osborne Street A $32-million, eight-storey, 82-unit housing co-op, featuring affordable and community housing, as well as a brand new 300-seat performance space, are part of the project. In partnership with the Performing Arts Lodge and several other community groups it is hoped that a total of 31 of the units will be affordable and 51 market-priced.
The next time you go to a dinner party, don't be surprised if your hosts serve you a glass or two of Suzy's Sauvignon or Larry's Lager.Thanks to new provincial legislation that comes into effect today, retailers of home-brewing and winemaking kits can apply to offer their customers in-store brewing.
Lots go on sale next month for a new development of infill housing in River Heights that's not only unusual in and of itself, but the way the lots will be sold is also unique.One of the co-developers of the 30-home development, which is being built on the former Sir John Franklin school property, believes it's the first major infill development involving detached, single-family homes in River Heights in at least a half-century.
A buyer has been found for another former Target location in Manitoba. A spokeswoman for Cadillac Fairview, the Toronto-based company which owns the Polo Park Shopping Centre, has confirmed the company has purchased the Target-owned land and stand-alone building next to the mall for an undisclosed sum.
The Forks is about to embark on a $2.5-million overhaul of its food court in the hopes of bringing people – particularly young ones – in year-round. Paul Jordan, CEO of Winnipeg’s hottest tourist spot, said it has about 3.5-million people walk through its doors every year, but they’re concentrated in the summer months and January and February, after the river skating trail opens up. Requests for proposal will go out today for new food operators and a committee will select the best ones.
THE pace of new-home construction picked up last month in the Winnipeg area thanks to a surge in multi-family housing starts, new Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. data show.The federal agency said Friday 580 new single- and multi-family units were started last month in Winnipeg and 10 neighbouring municipalities.
The winning bid to replace Chez Sophie on the Esplanade Riel pedestrian bridge has been chosen. Wow Hospitality, the owners of the Peasant Cookery and Muddy Water Ribs and Wings, plus five other local establishments, were chosen by the city and will open a French-themed restaurant called Mon Ami Louis, if the proposal is approved by council.
The chosen blueprint to the city’s planned upgrades to St. Boniface’s most famously congested intersection were unveiled to the public for the first time Tuesday. In the afternoon, city officials unveiled MMM Group Limited's, the project’s contractor, choice of design for the proposed $250-million Marion Street widening and underpass at Archibald Street at a public open house at Archwood School in St. Boniface. Of the five alignments on the table, MMM gave preference to option two, which they tout as being a more direct route 115 connection between Marion Street and Dugald Road and a design which will lower impacts along Panet Road and Marion Street during construction.
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