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True North Square to Be Home to Sutton Place Hotel, Law Firm

February 24, 2016 10:00 AM | News

True North Square

True North Square (TNSE / HANDOUT)

True North Square

The True North Square plan includes over one million square feet in the key pillars of mixed use development. (TNSE / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Some of the tenants who will fill True North Square when it opens in 2018 have been revealed.

Its slogan? Redefining the Heart of the City.

The $400 million downtown development will be home to the Sutton Place Hotel, a flagship Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Liquor Mart store, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP law firm and the headquarters for Scotiabank.

“Our vision is to create a transformative mixed-use project that is integral to the success of downtown Winnipeg,” said Jim Ludlow, president of True North Real Estate Development Limited.

“Our goal is to design spaces that provide for the highest standards of workplace flexibility, tenant health, comfort and sustainability and to create complementary public spaces and urban experiences that match the best in North America.”

The project also calls for a residential component and additional retail/office space with four mixed-use towers, one of which will be called Scotiabank Tower. The bank’s existing office at Portage and Main will remain.

Scotiabank Tower

Scotiabank Tower at True North Square (TNSE / HANDOUT)

Sutton Hotel

The Sutton Place Hotel at True North Square (TNSE / HANDOUT)

Tower 1 at 242 Hargrave Street will be a 17-storey, 365,000 square foot Class A office tower with floor to ceiling glass, destination dispatch elevators, and flexible office configurations.

The space will also have a plaza to host outdoor concerts, Winnipeg Jets game day parties, a casual ice rink, Christmas village, ice bar, food truck festival, two curling lanes, outdoor movies, and sand volleyball.

The 405-room Sutton Place Hotel will occupy two of the four towers.

Construction is expected to be completed by mid-2018.

True North Square North View

True North Square north view (TNSE / HANDOUT)

True North Square

An overview of the True North Square site plan, with the first phase expected to be completed by summer 2018. (TNSE / HANDOUT)

True North Square South View

True North Square south view (TNSE / HANDOUT)

Video courtesy of True North Sports & Entertainment