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EllisDon wins contract to build $200M Winnipeg skyscraper

SkyCity development is expected to become tallest structure between Toronto and Calgary



A rendering of the SkyCity development slated for downtown Winnipeg. PHOTO: Fortress Real Developments

A rendering of the SkyCity development slated for downtown Winnipeg. PHOTO: Fortress Real Developments

WINNIPEG—Mississauga, Ont.-based construction firm EllisDon Corp. has won a contract to built a major mixed-use office and condo tower in Winnipeg.

Under development by Fortress Real Developments Inc., the SkyCity Centre will cost approximately $200 million and become the tallest building in the central Canadian city. At 175 metres (575 feet), or 45 storeys, the tower will also become the tallest structure between Toronto and Calgary.

The building will include 388 residential units, 60,000 square-feet of office space as well as 30,000 square-feet of shopping and restaurant space.

Excavation permits already in hand, Fortress expects construction on the downtown Winnipeg development to get underway next spring.

The companies did not release the value of the construction contract.

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