All three levels of government will pitch in to expand the Winnipeg Convention Centre.
The more than $180 million project will be cost-shared between the province and city, who are both contributing up to $51 million. The remaining funding will come from the federal government, and from revenues generated by an integrated hotel and commercial development adjacent to the Convention Centre.
The project will expand and renovate the existing 160,000-square-foot facility in the city’s downtown to double its size. The building will extend south over York Avenue onto the existing surface parking lot. The new facility will include multi-purpose divisible space, additional underground parking and main floor public assembly space. The third floor will feature new exhibit space that will connect to the existing building and create over 147,000 sq. ft. of contiguous, pillarless trade and consumer show space.