WINNIPEG — A hotel and residential tower will break ground in early 2018 at True North Square, a $400-million mixed-use development that is the largest of its kind in Winnipeg history.
True North Real Estate Development and Northland Properties Corporation of Vancouver announced late last month that The Sutton Place Hotel and residences, with a combined suite count of 418 units, will be built on the northwest corner of Carlton Street and St. Mary Avenue.
The hotel will be built on a four storey podium and will consist of 288 rooms in an 18-storey tower while the residential tower will be 13 storeys and have 130 suites.
The two structures are components of a larger complex comprised of another residential tower, office space, retail shops and direct access to public rapid transit. The project is located near the Bell MTS Place and the RBC Convention Centre.
According to a release, the concrete structure of both towers is scheduled for top-out by mid-November and installation of a triple-glazed glass curtain wall on the already under construction first residential tower at 242 Hargreave St. will begin in September and is scheduled for completion by January 2018.
The entire development is part of the City of Winnipeg's Sports, Hospitality and Entertainment District (SHED) plan to connect attractions via skywalks and revitalize Winnipeg's downtown.
"True North is proud to be an integral part of the SHED vision and to have had the support of both the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg as we deliver on a transformative $500-million mixed-use real estate development, anchoring the future of downtown Winnipeg for the next generation of office workers, residents, and sports and entertainment fans," True North Real Estate Development president Jim Ludlow said in the release.