Canwest Place — the 33-storey office building at the corner of Portage Avenue and Main Street — was evacuated this morning at around 10:15 a.m.
Authorities cite a bomb threat in the form of a letter for the evacuation. No word on which business inside the building was the subject of the threat.
Canwest Place is the home to Global Television and several other businesses.
According to the Free Press, the evacuation was orderly and calm.
In June 2007, a similar threat (also in a letter) forced the evacuation of CTV Winnipeg’s Graham Avenue office.
The threat turned out to be a hoax and staff were allowed back in the building a few hours later.