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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 info@skycitywinnipeg.ca.

 

 

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 info@skycitywinnipeg.ca.

*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 info@skycitywinnipeg.ca.

*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 info@skycitywinnipeg.ca.

Downtown dinners: a foodie’s guide to downtown Winnipeg

There are a ton of amazing things about living and working downtown; we’re close to all of the Winnipeg Jets action, never have to fight for a parting spot at the Cenntennial Concert Hall (we just walk over), and we can run pretty much all of our errands without ever going outside (the skywalks are so fabulous). The best part though is the seemingly endless list of fabulous restaurants just steps from our door!

Our team has been going above and beyond, conducting some painstaking market research to find the best eats downtown. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it! Here’s a list of our top five favourite downtown dinner spots so far:

Peasant Cookery (100 – 283 Bannatyne Ave)oysters-1958668_640

Fact: It’s impossible to have a bad meal at Peasant Cookery. This Wow! Hospitality restaurant serves classic French comfort dishes with the chef’s signature twist. Their onion soup will bring tears to your eyes (it’s so good!) and they have the best charcuterie, and cheese selection in the province. We love the tourtiére, mussels and fries, and gnocchi. The absolute best though is their ‘buck a shuck’ oysters on Wednesday evenings. Bonus points if it’s a warm summer night and you score a spot on their patio looking over Old Market Square.

Deer + Almond (85 Princess Street)

This small and intimate gem in the West Exchange is the perfect gathering place for an intimate dinner full of friends and laughter. It’s warm interior is so cozy and comfortable that you’ll instantly feel relaxed and ready for a cocktail or glass of wine. Chef Mandel Hitzer knocks the menu out of the park with excellently executed home-style cooking that’s perfect for sharing (or keeping for yourself!). We highly recommend the fried brussel sprouts and beet and orange salad!

Hy’s Steakhouse (1 Lombard Avenue)

Stepping into Hy’s Steakhouse feels like stepping back in time. The interior is modern and beautiful but designed in a way that makes you feel instantly like Don Draper. There’s something about the lounge that just makes a person crave a martini or an old fashioned. It’s welcoming and comfortable and the stress will just melt away. If you can pull yourself away from the over stuffed chairs and cocktail tables in the lounge, the dining room won’t disappoint either. Hy’s makes a steak to die for! Add a side of their world famous cheese toast, or maybe a caeser salad (tossed right beside your table) and your taste buds will explode. A trip to Hy’s Steakhouse won’t be economical, but we guarantee it will be delicious!

Hermanos Restaurant & Wine Bar (179 Bannatyne Avenue)

While we’re talking steak, we have to mention Hermanos! The second you walk through the door you can feel the rich culture of the amazing South American countries that inspire their fabulous cuisine. Located in a historic brick building in the East Exchange, Hermanos oozes ambience and sets the mood for a succulent meal and fantastic drinks. While their specialty is steak and wine the menu goes well beyond with unique chicken, vegetarian, pasta, and seafood. Each dish is prepared with fresh ingredients that offer South American flavours. From tapas to steaks, drinks to dessert, Hermanos is a truly unique destination that will not disappoint.

Sydney’s at the Forks (215 – 1 Forks Market Road)

If you want cool and chic, head to Sydney’s at the forks. This premium-dining restaurant is located in the historic 100-year-old Grand Trunk Pacific Railway stable at The Forks. Their delicious ‘modern continental food’ involves thoughtful cooking using classic techniques, and is rooted in a commitment for using the best ingredients available. Their brilliant culinary team creates a seasonal three-course ‘Prix Fixe’ menu that will leave you stuffed to the brim but wishing you had more room! If the Crème Brûlée is on the menu you have to order it. Just trust us.

There’s a good thing that SkyCity has a gym because with all of the stunning culinary options within walking distance, our residents are going to have a few calories to sweat out!

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

Your business belongs at SkyCity

Downtown is booming. With new investment in Winnipeg’s core has come crowds of tourists, an increase in business traffic, and more and more suburbanites moving into the area or spending their days off visiting the dozens of notable restaurants and destinations within downtown. If you’re looking for a new home for your business, consider being at the heart of it all with a commercial condo in SkyCity.office

SkyCity’s spectacular eight-storey podium will include 20,000 square feet of retail (including main floor grocery), and over 60,000 square feet of office space. This Class-A office space is now available for sale or lease, and you’ll want to move fast before they’re all gone.

Why purchase a commercial condo instead of lease? The truth is it just makes good business sense. While your business is busy generating income, put it to work investing in real estate as well. The basic thinking is not unlike the reasons you own your home rather than rent; why pay off your landlord’s mortgage when you could be building equity for yourself? The Offices at SkyCity are the first of their kind in downtown Winnipeg, and makes it possible to buy into a fabulous downtown Winnipeg location right where all the action is. You’ll be amazed how easy it is to create a strong equity position just doing what you do best; running your business.

The offices at SkyCity will help give your business the tools to succeed. Enjoy the added benefit of our unique SkyWork club-style amenities, a SkyCity exclusive only for office/commercial owners and tenants. The SkyWork amenity includes a gym and fitness area as well as facilities like boardrooms for everyday business use. The building also offers climate controlled covered parking and direct access to Winnipeg’s Skywalk system, connecting you to thriving downtown Winnipeg.

Own or rent, there’s no better location to take your business to new heights and take advantage of the revitalized downtown Winnipeg. For more information on moving your business to SkyCity contact Wayne Sato by calling 204-510-331 or email wayne@skycitywinnipeg.ca.

 

Pre construction pricing held over for one more month ONLY!

SkyCity is a downtown Winnipeg game changer, unlike anything our city has seen before! It’s 388 unit tower will soar 45-storeys above the skyline and boast 30,000 square feet of five-star amenities. Our residents will be truly in the centre of it all, steps from the MTS Centre, the best dining Winnipeg has to offer, and countless theatre options and museums to enjoy!

If you haven’t been by our million-dollar show suite on Garry you’re missing out. SkyCity has been designed with attention to detail that will blow you away and we know that you’ll fall in love with our floorplans.SC-Kitchen

If you’re looking for a one bedroom and den, The Graham will wow you! This corner unit boasts western views that will allow you to make the most of the afternoon sun. Stay tucked inside on snowy days enjoying your view of the sun setting over the iconic Hydro Building and Portage Avenue. When the snow melts, the 85-square-foot balcony is one of our most private and will offer you a sanctuary above the city.

If more space is what you’re after, The Broadway is a must see. This 1003 square foot, two-bedroom unit is absolutely stunning. The master suite features a spa like ensuite and walk-in closet of your dreams! The large kitchen looks out over your spacious living room and dining room, allowing you to be a part of the conversation while you prepare for dinner or cocktail parties. The best part of this suite though is the 219-foot balcony that spans your southern exposure. Sun will flood into this unit through floor to ceiling windows warming you up on even the coldest of Winnipeg days.

If you want to join the buzz downtown and make a move to this one-of-a-kind building, now is the time to act! SkyCity will break ground this spring, and that means we only have a few weeks left to take advantage of pre construction pricing – up to $7500 off!! For the month of March you can save big on your new dream home in the sky!

$3500 off 1 bed and 1+ den units
$5000 off 2 bed and 2+ den units
PLUS $2500 upgrades for all deals signed before March 31!

This is the last month to take advantage of this incredible pricing, it will not be held over again! Don’t miss out!

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

Beat the winter blues with the ultimate Winnipeg ‘staycation’

It’s February, it’s chilly, and the winter blues have more than set in. We love Winnipeg all year round, but there’s something about the end of February that makes us crave a vacation from the daily grind. We thought about following the masses to Mexico, but instead realized that while a beach is gorgeous, there’s nothing cozier than the snow (it’s so pretty!). That’s why we decided to plan a good ‘ol fashioned staycation weekend right here in the ‘Peg.

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Nothing says vacation (or stay-cation) like an amazing dinner complete with wonderful atmosphere
and a great wine list. To kick things off right we’re heading to Bailey’s on Lombard after work. Not much has changed in this place for the last decade or so, but that’s not a bad thing. Everything on the menu is to-die-for, and the wine and cocktail list will leave you thoroughly impressed. Plus the quick walk from SkyCity is gorgeous in the winter and almost as enjoyable as the dinner it’s self!

Saturday

Brunch is the perfect way to start a day off, and Smith at the Inn at the Forks is our hands-down fave spot. Their menu is absolutely yummy, and their giant coffee mugs make waking up a breeze. Try the Red Flannel Hash or the Smith Eggs. Your taste buds will do a happy dance.

Post brunch we’ll spend the day wandering through The Forks. They have craft beer at The Common, as much history and learning as we can soak up at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, amazing food options, and fantastic shopping. Plus the outdoor skating trails, rinks, and river trail are one of the best parts about a Winnipeg winter.

Saturday night kicks off at Peasant Cookery (one of our faves). Not only do they have fab food but the wine list and cheese selection is nothing sort of epic. Plus, they’re close to the brand new location of the world famous Palamino Club, where we plan on dancing until they kick us out.

Sunday

Sundays are for relaxation (and post “Pal” we need it). A day to decompress before the hustle and bustle of Monday sets in. We’re heading to the Fort Gary Hotel and zipping up to Ten Spa on the tenth floor. If you’ve never experienced their Hamam (a modern interpretation of a Turkish bath), you’re missing out. It’s a world-class way to say good-bye to stress and warm up in a cold Winnipeg winter. You’ll leave feeling amazing, without a care in the world.

The spa offers amazing treats prepared by the talented chefs at the Fort Garry Hotel. We’re lounging around post treatment for a Crème Brule, and a few glasses of wine (because that’s what you do on vacation). The service is fabulous, and the comfy waiting rooms are the perfect to relax.

Ten Spa also has change rooms that will blow your mind, with rainfall showerheads, a steam room, blow dryers and everything you’ll need for a post relaxation glam session. Take advantage and pop down to the Palm Lounge in the hotel for a final drink, some dinner, or just to have a cup of tea and listen to the amazing live music they often have. You’ll almost forget that Monday is right around the corner.

Living in the suburbs, it’s easy to forget that Winnipeg has become a world-class tourist destination. If you’re interested in living in the heart of the city just steps from everything the city has to offer, consider a move to SkyCity. The stay-cation will feel never ending!

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

Valentine’s Day SkyCity style!

Valentine’s Day, the most polarizing of all holidays, is upon us! Do you love it or hate it? Here at SkyCity, we’re huge fans! If you’re not don’t worry, we think that the romance of living in a building like SkyCity will make Valentine’s Day fans of all of our residents. Don’t believe us? Keep reading for a little taste of what we think the prefect V-Day celebration in the sky will look like!pexels-photo-196664

There is nothing more romantic than breakfast in bed (on Valentine’s Day, or any day!). Your well-appointed custom SkyCity kitchen will make breakfast prep a dream. Stone countertops and stainless steel appliances come standard in every unit so you can cook a meal fit for a king or queen. Accidentally run out of something? Don’t panic. Well have a full service grocery store among our retail tenants! Enjoy your breakfast in bed with sweeping views of the city below. You’ll want to snuggle under the blankets and enjoy a couple of cups of coffee before climbing out and enjoying the rest of your day.

There are so many romantic and amazing things to do just steps from your door. Take your partner by the hand for a skate on the river trial, wander through the amazing Inuit art collection at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, or hit the spa for a day of relaxation. Looking to stay in instead? Enjoy all of the amenities that SkyCity has to offer. Maybe an afternoon of exercise and contemplation in our dedicated yoga space will help ease the stress of the world and reconnect you and your beloved. Or perhaps an afternoon playing fetch with your furry friend in the dedicated dog run is just what cupid ordered. Regardless you’ll find an afternoon of romance and fun within SkyCity or just steps outside.

For the evening, beat the crowds and just stay in! Our SkyLounge fireplaces will potentially be the most romantic spot in Winnipeg. Bring a bottle of wine, snuggle in, and gaze at the twinkling lights 45-storeys below. The SkyLounge will also feature everything and anything you need for a fun date night in: a games room, movie theatre, bar area, and large dining room (just incase you’re having all of your single friends over for a party instead).

Inspired? For more information on making the move to SkyCity, and to book your tour of our incredible presentation centre and model suite, call 204-222-2489 or email info@skycitywinnipeg.ca!

Last chance to take advantage of pre construction pricing!

It may feel like this winter is never ending but we’re actually not that far away from warmer temperatures, spring flowers, and most importantly, the start of construction on SkyCity! We’re on track to begin construction in the spring of 2017, which means that there are only a few weeks left to take advantage of pre construction pricing.

To celebrate the move towards spring and our impending groundbreaking, we’re offering huge discounts on all units, up to $7500 off!! For February and March you can save big on your new dream home in the sky:SK-TERRACE-150828-FINAL-HR

$3500 off 1 bed and 1+ den units
$5000 off 2 bed and 2+ den units
Plus $2500 upgrades for all deals signed before Feb 28th!

With 45 floors, stunning 360-degree views of Winnipeg, and 30,000 square feet of five-star amenities, SkyCity will be unlike anything Winnipeg has ever seen before. If you’ve been thinking about purchasing your first home, downsizing your life, or just making a fresh start, SkyCity is the perfect building for you!

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