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SkyCity Centre Will Change Winnipeg’s Skyline

December 3, 2013 10:56 AM | News

LiveWorkPlay Tower

The mixed-use SkyCity Centre Winnipeg will change the city’s skyline once complete at the corner of Graham Avenue and Garry Street. (HANDOUT)

Jawad Rathore

Jawad Rathore, president and CEO of Fortress Real Developments, speaks during an unveiling of the name for Winnipeg’s newest downtown tower on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. (TED GRANT PHOTO)

Developers of a new Winnipeg skyscraper have unveiled the name for the landscape-changing structure.

SkyCity Centre Winnipeg will rise above the city’s skyline as a new mixed-use tower at the corner of Graham Avenue and Garry Street. Toronto-based MADY Development Corp. and Fortress Real Developments are behind the project.

An online contest launched in September solicited potential names from the public for the prize of $3,000 to the winning submission. Robert Cable submitted the selection that was ultimately chosen and accepted his cheque during a news conference at The Fairmont Winnipeg on Tuesday.

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

Construction on the 40+ storey building is expected to start in spring 2015, with a completion date of 2017.