Deadline Extended – St. Regis Mural Mixed Media Competition


Since launching our St. Regis preservation contest we’ve received a lot of feedback from the Winnipeg arts community. We’ve heard from people who believe that a cash prize should been included in the award that will be given to the winning applicant, and that it’s disrespectful and wrong that we weren’t offering one.

Upon further reflection we completely agree, and we apologize.

This contest was launched in the spirit of partnership! We wanted to work with Winnipeg, harnessing local talent to preserve a landmark hotel, a building that currently features beautiful piece of public art. We know that there is a lot of amateur talent in our beautiful city and wanted to give those individuals the opportunity to have some fun capturing a building that has meant a lot to Winnipeg city for so many years. No disrespect was intended, but we made a mistake and we apologize.

To show our respect to the amazing artists who will choose to apply, a cash prize of $700 will be presented to our winner, along with three additional prizes of $100 for our runners up.

Once more we would like to apologize for the over sight and thank the city of Winnipeg for their honestly in this situation and overall support for the SkyCity project!

We’ve extended the deadline for our St. Regis Hotel Mixed Media Competition! Entries must be received no later than 5:00 pm on September 30, 2017.

St. Regis MuralAre you an amateur painter, photographer, or budding artist? With demolition and redevelopment on the horizon, we’re looking for Winnipeg talent to preserve the beauty of the St. Regis Hotel for generations to come!

Fortress Real Developments Inc. and Edenshaw Developments invite citizens from across Winnipeg to enter the St. Regis Mural Mixed Media Competition, capturing the mural on the St. Regis Hotel through their lens and preserving it for the future. With plans in place to demolish and replace the St. Regis Hotel with a new parking structure with ground floor retail, we want to take this opportunity to highlight and feature what has been a historic feature in downtown Winnipeg for many years.

Competition Details:
Deadline to enter – 5:00pm on September 30th 2017
Media types; Photography, Painting, Mixed media

After all submissions are made, a judging event will be held in the fall where a panel of judges made up of local influencers and our development team will select one or more winners.

The winning artwork(s) will be submission displayed in the lobby space of the newly constructed building with full name recognition. Full rules and regulations can be found here.

Good Luck!

For more information on purchasing in SkyCity, and to book your tour of our incredible presentation centre and model suite, call 204-222-2489 or email

Taking Winnipeg To New Heights!

Constructing the biggest building between Toronto and Calgary is a massive undertaking. Not only will SkyCity add hundreds of new homes and residents to downtown, it will have a huge economic impact on our city as well. The infographic below has some pretty impressive stats, and we’re proud of the lasting legacy this iconic building will create!

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We’d like to extend a congratulations to Rui Botelho and Darci Fish, winners of our recent social media contests asking followers to guess some of the stats in the infographic. You guys should totally try out for Price is Right!

For more information on purchasing in SkyCity, and to book your tour of our incredible presentation centre and model suite, call 204-222-2489 or email

August in the City: what to do and where to eat!

We love downtown Winnipeg any time of the year, but the summer is particularly lovely. The warm weather seems to compel Winnipeggers out of their homes and offices whenever possible and the streets come alive with pedestrians, bicyclists, and tourists all exploring our beautiful city.

If you’re looking to try something new this August, we’ve compiled a list of awesome things to do downtown (that you probably didn’t know about) and of course a list of the best summer patios for you to enjoy before it’s too late (because you’re going to get hungry trying so many new things)!

Things to try:

  1. The Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Canada Games Festival – This free festival runs until August 12 at The Forks, showcasing over 150 Canadian artists. The diverse, Canadian line-up includes headliners like Serena Ryder, Kardinal Offishall, Fred Penner and a performance by the Crash Test Dummies with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Make sure you stay for the fireworks at the end of each night’s concert!
  1. Movies on Memorial – Watch your favourite 90s movies under the stars for free in Memorial Park every Tuesday night in August! Pre-movie activities start at 7:00 pm, and the movie starts at sundown (approximately 9pm). Movies include The Little Rascals and Spice World.
  1. Splash and Dash Boat Tours – Take a scenic half-hour tour of Winnipeg’s waterways! Boats leave The Forks harbour every 15 minutes from 10:00 am to sunset, seven days a week and provide commentary and historical insights on many points of interest along the way. Tickets are available at the Splash Dash kiosk at The Forks dock.
  1. Free Skateboard Lessons – Feeling adventurous on your vacay? Until August 18, the Winnipeg Skateboarding Outreach Organization, in conjunction with Sk8 Skates, will be hosting free skateboard lessons for beginners at the Plaza at the Forks Skatepark. The lessons will run every day from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Skateboards will be available for use (free!) but it’s mandatory that participants BYO helmet.
  1. Folklorama – Folklorama is the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world. Pavilions feature lively entertainment, cultural displays, warm hospitality and authentic ethnic cuisine. This year you can take in five Pavilions at RBC Convention Centre. August 6-12: Cuban, Polish, and First Nations Pavilions. August 13-19: Brazilian and Mexican Pavilions.

Best downtown patios:

  1. Tavern United (MTS Centre) – This rooftop patio offers some of the sunniest dining downtown, with a fun, pub style menu. Head here for uncomplicated drinks, an amazing tan, and a fun meal in the heart of downtown.alcohol-bar-drinks-party
  1. Earls Main – Earls on Main Street has managed to establish it’s self as the go-to after work hangout in downtown. The food is consistently good, the drinks are yummy, and the heaters and complimentary blankets make the outdoor experience a fun one even late into the summer.
  1. Era Restaurant at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights – Located in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (one of the world’s most architecturally progressive buildings) ERA is Winnipeg’s gathering place for good food, sharing and reflection. It’s beautiful patio is so peaceful and calm you’ll forget you’re in the center of the city. .
  1. The Baja Beach Club – Located at The Forks, on the banks of the Assiniboine, the Baja Beach club is a must go downtown vacation destination. Great tunes, cold cockails, and amazing water views will make you forget you’re in Winnipeg and give you flashbacks to from last tropical getaway.
  1. La Roca – Nothing says summer like a refreshing margarita, and La Roca delivers those every time! This spacious patio is beautiful and the drinks cold and delicious. Plus Tacos are never a bad idea.

For more information on purchasing in SkyCity, and to book your tour of our incredible presentation centre and model suite, call 204-222-2489 or email

Cheers to the future and another 150 years of beautiful Winnipeg!

Canada’s 150th birthday has riwinnipeg_Cropghtfully brought up a lot of discussion about the history of our great country. While we celebrated with our friends and families at The Forks this past weekend, we started thinking about Winnipeg, the important role it has played in the development of our nation, and the beautiful reminders that history has left behind within our gorgeous city.

Incorporated in 1873 (six years after confederation), Winnipeg has a very important place in Canadian history. In the late 1800’s it was a railroad boomtown and soon became the commercial center of the Prairie Provinces. In the heart of our great city lies the Exchange District, a vibrant neighbourhood that derives it’s modern name from it’s historic one: the Winnipeg Grain Exchange. Where we now have bustling cafes and condominiums once stood the former centre of the grain industry in Canada, as well as the location of other commodity exchanges which developed in Winnipeg between 1881–1918.

At this point in history (about 20 years after confederation) Winnipeg was one of the fastest growing cities in North America! It became known as the Chicago of the North, with much of it’s remaining architecture in that period heavily influenced by the Chicago style. In fact even today, boarding one of Chicago’s famed river tours to look at buildings built in the early 20th century will make you feel like you’re back home in the ‘Peg!

SK_C2_HERO-150827-FINAL-HRWinnipeg though is not a city to get left in the past. Though the great depression and some economic hardships in the late 21st century may have caused people to temporarily leave downtown, we’re in the middle of a downtown renaissance. Though reminders of our great past still stand strong in our city (The Exchange District, The Hudson’s Bay building, the hundred year old homes that line so many of our streets) we have added stunning modernity to our city. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the repurposing of what is now The Forks Market, and the world-class Bell MTS Place are all examples of the new and exciting development in our great city.

To us, SkyCity represents a large piece in the revitalization of downtown Winnipeg, and the return of our city to its former glory. With 380 residential units, SkyCity will bring hundreds of people to downtown, increasing pedestrian traffic, retail and restaurant revenues, and encourage businesses to reinvest in our downtown. Additionally our 80,000 square feet of commercial condo space will allow new businesses to thrive and new commercial offerings to bring suburbanites to the centre of our city.

As we look to the next 150 years of Canadian history, all of us at SkyCity are excited to add a new beautiful building to the skyline, one that will stand the test of time and be a warm and happy home for so many Winnipeggers.

For more information on purchasing in SkyCity, and to book your tour of our incredible presentation centre and model suite, call 204-222-2489 or email

SkyCity is good for your health!

A few weeks ago we read an article in the Globe and Mail that said walking is directly linked to increased brain function and an overall healthy lifestyle. This really got us thinking about how pedestrian friendly life in SkyCity will be! Of course if our residents need parking, parking spots are available, but living downtown we hope that most of them will choose to ditch the cars and get moving.winnipeg_Crop

With a little research we’ve uncovered just how good for your health walking can be. For the average person, walking 10,000 steps means an extra 400 – 500 calories burned in a day. That means weight loss of about a pound a week if you maintain the same eating habits. The American Heart Association notes that a brisk walk can lower risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes if performed and maintained over time. Walking (and all physical activity) is also known to drastically reduce stress levels through the natural release of endorphins!

So just how pedestrian friendly will SkyCity Be? Very! This iconic building will be located in the heart of downtown, walking distance to shops, restaurants, entertainment, and pretty much everything you’ll ever need. In the summer stepping outside will be a pleasure, but in the winter we’ll be connected to the rest of downtown via the SkyWalk system (including City Place, Portage Place, The MTS Centre, Millennium Library, and The Shops of Winnipeg Square), meaning you can still enjoy a walk without freezing to death. If what you need isn’t downtown, you only need to venture a bit further. SkyCity will be built a quick 10 minute walk into The Exchange district, a 16 minute walk to the Forks, and 25 minutes to Osborne Village!

If walking everywhere isn’t always your thing, Winnipeg Transit has you covered. The Downtown Spirit buses are shuttles that will take you to all of the major downtown destinations for FREE! There are three of them that run at peak times to get you wherever you need to go. Of course if you’re connecting to other areas on the city regular Winnipeg Transit buses are easily accessible in downtown. Current service is great, but with the planned expansion of the rapi
d transit system, they’ll be able to get you around the city quicker than your car!

Living in SkyCity means living in the centre of everything. For more information on purchasing in SkyCity, and to book your tour of our incredible presentation centre and model suite, call 204-222-2489 or email

Own the one bedroom + den Graham for only $823 bi-weekly!

Summer is almost here! The changing season brings long days, warm nights, and the desire to spend as much time in the sunshine as possible. Imagine coming home and enjoying an evening 40 plus stories above thecity, basking in the bright evening sunlight through floor to ceiling windows, or sitting out on your private patio with a glass of wine. Sounds pretty great right?

One of our favourite suites in SkyCity is the Graham, a 722 square foot corner unit that will allow you to make the most of the afternoon sun. The western exposures are incredible, allowing you to enjoy a view of the sun setting over the iconic Hydro Building and Portage Avenue. The large, 85-square-foot balcony is one of the most private in SkyCity and will offer you a sanctuary above the city to decompress at the end of a long day or enjoy a morning cup of coffee.SC-Bedroom(small)

You may think that this one bedroom and den urban oasis is out of your price range, but that that definitely isn’t the case. With nine-foot standard ceilings, customizable finishes, stone countertops, and stainless steel appliances, it looks like a million bucks, but it definitely doesn’t cost anywhere near that! In fact, you can own The Graham for as little as $823 bi-weekly*!

The Graham truly never stops wowing! Your living and dining area is a large open concept space that is a true entertainers dream. The huge windows on two sides of the unit make this space bright, airy and ready for your finishing touches and a decorator’s touch. The den is a flexible space with partial sliding walls to create a quiet space when needed and an open concept space when desired.screen-shot-2016-10-31-at-8-28-40-pm

High-end extras continue into the rest of the unit as well. Your spacious spa like bathroom comes with stone countertops and a fully tiled shower enclosure (finishes that you would expect in a much more expensive property). An in-suite washer and dryer come standard at SkyCity Centre, meaning you don’t have to struggle with shared machines. Continuing the luxury touch, the Graham features three generous storage spaces, with additional storage lockers available if desired.

There has never been a better time to join the downtown revolution in Winnipeg and make the move to SkyCity. For more information on The Graham or any other unit in this iconic building, or to book your tour of our incredible presentation centre and model suite, call 204-222-2489 or email

*Based on 2 monthly payments on a 5 year 2.99%, 25 year mortgage with a 20% down payment. This includes estimated property taxes and common element fees.

Five-star green space in the heart of the urban jungle

Winnipeg is one of the greenest cities in Canada. Everywhere you look there are trees! Even in the heart of the city you’re surrounded by nature. The Forks, the elm canopy down Broadway, and the Assiniboine Riverwalk are stunning all year, and add so much to our beautiful city! When we designed SkyCity we knew that green space would be important to our purchasers. We wanted to build a space that fit Winnipeg’s green reputation and offered multiple private outdoor retreats for our residents. Our goal was to create an oasis in the urban jungle, and we think that we definitely accomplished just that.

On our SkyActive level (located on the roof of SkyCity’s commercial podium), we’ve designed downtown’s largest backyard! This space was meant to feel like a private retreat, offering views of the city and all of the amenities that you would find in your dream yard. Hot tubs, a fenced dog run, private cabanas, and fire pits are just waiting for you to enjoy. Imagine a girl’s night with your best friends, hitting the hot tub and catching up on the latSK-TERRACE-150828-FINAL-HRest gossip before heading over to the fire to dry off and crack a bottle of wine – all in the middle of downtown!

The SkyActive level will be lush with grass, trees, and plants designed to make you feel like you’re in an urban oasis. The best part – you don’t have to cut the grass or shovel the snow. Maintenance will be included in your common element fees, giving you the best backyard you can imagine without any of the work!

Continuing our commitment to outdoor excellence we felt that it was important for every unit in SkyCity to have a private outdoor space. The views from SkyCity will be jaw dropping and being able sip coffee in the sunshine while enjoying the city below is majorly important. Every unit in SkyCity offers either a balcony or private terrace giving our residents the ability to bring the outdoors in. Sip coffee in your bathrobe or enjoy dinner with sweeping views of the city. Plus at when you’re 45-storeys above the city – no bugs!

For more information on purchasing in SkyCity, and to book your tour of our incredible presentation centre and model suite, call 204-222-2489 or email



Why rent when you can #LiveLifeElevated?

If you’re renting in Winnipeg you’re probably a bit frustrated. Our city has one of the lowest vacancy rates in Canada, and that can mean a living in a disappointing suite, paying way more than it’s worth. Breaking out of the boring rental market and owing your own apartment can mean an end to life in a disappointing building. We did a bit of digging and found out that the options for folks interested in renting downtown are pretty limited right now. There are a ton of older units that look like they’ve seen better days, and a couple of luxury suites with ridiculous price tags and very few amenities.

SkyCity is the most iconic building to be built in Winnipeg in decades. It’s height (a whopping 45-storeys), sweeping views of the city, and 30,000 square feet of five-star amenities makes it unlike anything our city has ever seen before. The best part though, is that it’s affordable! If you’re a first time homebuyer, the Lombard floorplan (a gorgeous one bedroom) can be yours for as little as $688.00 bi-weekly* with a 20% down payment. That’s less than the luxury rental prices that we saw on line, with access to a heck of a lot more amenities!

Screen Shot 2017-05-03 at 8.53.43 AMThe spacious design of The Lombard ensures tons of room for guests, and guarantees that your dinner parties will be legendary. Stone countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a glass backsplash come standard in every unit, adding a modern elegance to your home the minute anyone walks through the door.

Just on the other side of your kitchen, the living area is perfect for an after dinner cocktail or gathering of friends. Standard nine-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows are designed to impress. From inside your unit or outside on your generous balcony, guests will love watching the sunset over downtown. The best part: the northwest exposure brings the gorgeous evening sun, and a stunning view of the iconic Portage and Main intersection.

As with all the units in SkyCity Winnipeg, The Lombard comes with a washer and dryer and individual heating/cooling controls. Don’t forget your exclusive access to over 30,000 square feet of amenities: gym, dog run, movie theatre, games room, private dining area and of course, the tallest point in Winnipeg, our 45th floor SkyLounge. Options such as storage lockers and indoor, climate-controlled parking are available for all purchasers.

There has never been a better time to invest in property downtown and watch your money grow from the comfort of your brand new home! For more information on purchasing in SkyCity, and to book your tour of our incredible presentation centre and model suite, call 204-222-2489 or email

*Based on 2 monthly payments on a 5 year 2.99%, 25 year mortgage with a 20% down payment. This includes estimated property taxes and common element fees.

Why rent when you can #OwnTheSky?

There has never been a better time to make the leap from renting to owning in downtown Winnipeg. With low interest rates on mortgages (like really low!) and housing prices way below the national downtown average, many current renters can start building equity and planning for the future for less than their current monthly rent!

If you’ve been looking at SkyCity thinking, “I wish I could live there” it’s time to turn your dream into a reality. Let’s do the math (don’t glaze over, it’s fun math we promise!):

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If you’re a first time homebuyer, the Fort floorplan (one of our personal favorites) can be yours for as little as $688.00 bi-weekly* with a 20% down payment! That’s $688.00 bi-weekly (including estimated property taxes and common element fees) for a 617 square foot, one-bedroom, brand new, gorgeous condo in Winnipeg’s most talked about buildings in decades!

Buying a condo in SkyCity won’t be like buying a beige box in a standard building. Like dark wood? We can do that! Prefer light countertops? That’s cool too. We’ve designed SkyCity to be customizable to your tastes and preferences, so that you can feel completely comfortable in your purchase. Luxury finishes like 9-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances, solid surface countertops, and expansive windows (to admire that un paralleled view) of course come standard.

Making the leap from apartment living to condo living is a smooth and easy transition. Condos offer the same lock-and-leave convenience that apartments do. You won’t have grass to cut, windows to wash, or a furnace to replace every few years. You’ll also experience increased security with limited public assess to the building, giving you piece of mind while you’re away.

While they provide a lot of the same benefits as apartments, condos also offer a lot more! Residents at SkyCity will be able to enjoy 30,000 square feet of five-star amenities. Cancel your gym membership (you have one in the building now), sell your car (you can walk everywhere you need to go via the skywalk system), and adopt the doggie of your dreams (you can do that now!).

If you’ve lived in Winnipeg for a while you can see the renaissance our downtown is experiencing. The entertainment district is getting busier, new restaurants and hotels are opening all the time, and most importantly, property values are increasing. There has never been a better time to invest in property downtown and watch your money grow from the comfort of your brand new home!

Register here to learn how you can live life elevated at SkyCity!

For more information on purchasing in SkyCity, and to book your tour of our incredible presentation centre and model suite, call 204-222-2489 or email

*Based on 5 year 2.99% 25 year mortgage with a 20% down payment. This includes estimated property taxes and common element fees.

Your dream home in the sky: The top five reasons to move to SkyCity!

Screen Shot 2017-03-21 at 9.34.53 AMReason #5: THE VIEWS!
SkyCity will be the tallest structure between Calgary and Toronto. At 45-storeys, this iconic building will rise above the skyline and be unlike anything Winnipeg has seen before! Imagine the views from the top of the Richardson Building at Portage and Main and then add eleven stories to it (about another 110 feet). Yup, it’s going to be gorgeous!

Reason #4: You can live, work, and play without ever grabbing your jacket (even in the winter).
SkyCity is designed to be a vertical city right in the heart of downtown! With 30,000 square feet of five-star amenities, access to all of downtown’s largest office buildings and attractions via the skywalk system, and tons of retail space right within SkyCity, your morning commute will be non existent (and you can wear your fanciest shoes without fear of a puddle). Imagine running errands on foot in the middle of winter; no icy roads, heavy jackets, or battles for parking spots. You can make stop at the grocery store within SkyCity, grab your prescription in City Place, and then head to the Jets game without ever needing your boots.

Reason #3: Our spacious, well planned units!
With stone counters, stainless steel appliances, beautiful balconies, and the ability to personalize your unit, SkyCity will truly be your dream home in the sky. Take ‘The Graham’ for example, a corner unit that will allow you to make the most of the afternoon sun and incredible western views. Your living and dining area is a large space, ready for a decorators touch. The huge windows on two sides of the room combined with 9-foot ceilings make this space bright, airy and ready for your finishing touches. The den is a flexible space with partial sliding walls to create privacy and quiet when needed and an open concept space when desired.

Reason #2 Access to over 30,000 square feet of five-star amenities!
One of the best parts of condo living is access to amenities, and boy do we have amenities! SkyCity is proud to offer more than any other building in Winnipeg and features unlike anything this city has ever seen before! The highlights include: a movie theater, SkyLounge (with fireplaces, 45-storey views, and a bar), games room, gym, dog run, hot tubs, and steam rooms!

Reason #1: our location right in the heart of downtown!
Once you move into your SkyCity condo you’ll be within blocks of world class sporting events, concerts, theater, restaurants and shopping! Downtown is booming and property values are skyrocketing. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the action!

With ground breaking approaching, our incredible pre-construction pricing won’t last long! Buy now and save up to $7,500:

$3500 off 1 bed and 1+ den units
$5000 off 2 bed and 2+ den units
PLUS $2500 upgrades for all deals signed before April 15!

If you’re looking to be a part of it all and leave boring behind, come and chat with us about your new home in the sky. We’d love to show you around!

For more information and to book your tour of our incredible presentation centre and model suite, call 204-222-2489 or email


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