Developers Tout Plans for New Downtown Skyscraper

LiveWorkPlay Tower
The mixed-use LiveWorkPlay project could change Winnipeg’s skyline if developers have their way with a new tower slated for the corner of Graham Avenue and Garry Street. (HANDOUT)
Jawad Rathoreo - Fortress Real Developments
Jawad Rathore, president and CEO of Fortress Real Developments, speaks during an unveiling of the LiveWorkPlay tower in downtown Winnipeg on Friday, September 6, 2013. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Winnipeg’s skyline will be drastically altered when a new skyscraper comes to fruition.

Developers officially unveiled their plans Friday for a mixed-use tower at the corner of Graham Avenue and Garry Street, dubbed the LiveWorkPlay project.

Toronto-based developers MADY Development Corp. and Fortress Real Developments say the tower will be the tallest between Calgary and Toronto — boasting 55 storeys.

The 730,000-square-foot, $200 million building will include 400 housing units and commercial space, with a grocery store on the main level.

Jawad Rathore, president and CEO of Fortress Real Developments, says a pre-sale on the units will begin next spring. Units will range in price from $200,000 to over $2 million.

The name of the building hasn’t been decided, but the public can submit their own ideas for the chance to win $3,000 at LiveWorkPlayWinnipeg.com.

Construction is expected to start in spring 2015, with a completion date of 2017.

LiveWorkPlay Tower
The base of the future LiveWorkPlay tower planned for Winnipeg’s downtown. (HANDOUT)

Updated at 3:30 p.m.

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