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“Wheel” wish you happy holidays (with our Wheel of Savings)!

Ah December, the happiest, merriest month of them all. We’ve gotten caught up in the hustle, bustle, and warm fuzzies that the season brings and want to share that with you!21269-for-sky-wheel-of-savings-pop-up-button_rev2

Instead of offering a specific suite of the month for December we’re giving you a break on all SkyCity suites! Come in, pick the one you want and give our Wheel of Savings a spin! You can save up to $5,000 off of your purchase AND win an instant $500 gift card to help spread holiday cheer. Everyone

is a winner!

With over 30,000 square feet of five-star amenities, stunning views of Winnipeg below, and its location in the heart of Winnipeg’s booming downtown, SkyCity will be known as Winnipeg’s premier luxury residence. 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.

Happy Holidays from us to you!

Keep small spaces cozy, light, and bright!

Downsizing to a condo is one of the best moves you can make. Leaving the stress of yasc-livingroomrd work and home maintenance behind can free up a lot of time to do the things you love (hello extended vacations)! We understand though that all of the benefits to condo living aside, your new lifestyle may hit a few bumps when it comes to décor.

Moving from a home into a condo often means that you leave a few spare square feet behind, creating a few interior design dilemmas. What do you keep and what do you stick in the nearest yard sale? Will you regret your mega purge once you move into your new home? Don’t fret! We’ve curated these handy décor tips will make sure that your new home is cozy and clutter free.

Tip 1: Keep it light and bright!

Your SkyCity condo will already come with impressive windows and gorgeous views of Winnipeg. Light will fill your unit making it appear open and bright. Maximize this gorgeous sunlight by choosing a light wall colour peppered with fun accent walls. Light kitchen cabinets and countertops with a glossy finish will also help to reflect the sunshine and make your unit seem as large as possible.

Tip 2: Kick clutter to the curb

Everyone has their favourite kick-knacks, but do you really need the crystal ballerina figurine your grandmother gave you when you were 8-years-old? Probably not. Give the ballerina to the thrift store and hide your clutter whenever possible. Keeping your items tucked away in baskets, cabinets, and drawers will create a clean, open for your unit look.

Tip 3: Furniture that fits the space

Giant over-stuffed furniture is great in a rec room, but may be a bit much in your condo. Make sure that the furniture you’re moving into your new home fits the space. Remember: extra fluffy pillows can always make a smaller scale couch feel like it’s a lot puffier, and a table leaf can always be added for extra guests when needed and tucked away in between dinner parties.

Tip 4: Multipurpose spaces are your friend

Have an extra bedroom but aren’t sure what to do with it? Consider a mixed-use space. A room with a desk and a pull out couch can function as a home office and double as a guest bedroom when company comes to town. Maybe a dream craft room is what you crave but your spouse wants a man cave. Consider adding a credenza with a pull down desk to your spare room so that you can create while he cheers on his favourite team.

Tip 5: Make smart storage choices

In a condo, an on-site storage locker is always your best friend. It can house your Christmas tree in July, and your winter tires in August. You can also use it to store bicycles, patio furniture, and keepsakes that you just can’t part with.

If a storage unit isn’t your thing, there are tons of creative ways to maximize storage in your new home so that you can keep some of your less practical prized possessions on your home. Furniture pieces with hidden storage options are a great way to create some extra space. Consider keeping your tools in drawers under your bed for example. They’ll be well concealed but still handy for your next reno project. Closet organization units are also a great way to make sure that every nook and cranny is turned into useable storage space (plus your shoes will look amazing on display!).

Want to downsize your life? SkyCity is the perfect place to do it! To book a showing of our gorgeous show suite, or for more info, call 204-222-2489 or email info@skycitywinnipeg.ca.

Exciting things are happening at SkyCity!

November has been a very exciting month for our team! As our sales continue to climb, we were lucky enough to host events for some VIP guests and realtors last week. As always, the response from these groups was overwhelming (plus we love the excuse to show off the gorgeous sales centre whenever we can!).

Check out the photos below for a sneak peak into what it will be like to “own the sky” and host a party in a SkyCity condo! As always if you’d like to book your own tour of our incredible presentation centre and model suite, call 204-222-2489 or email info@skycitywinnipeg.ca.

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our cocktail receptions last week. We really appreciate your ongoing support of SkyCity!

Featured Suite | The Graham

GrahamFall is here. We may not like it or want to admit it, but summer is over and the snow is on its way. One of the few redeeming qualities that a chilly season has is the excuse to stay tucked at home under a blanket cozy and warm, watching the frozen world outside. Imagine getting to do that 40 plus stories above the city, basking in the bright winter sunlight through floor to ceiling windows. Sounds pretty great right?

Our featured suite for November, The Graham, is a corner unit that will allow you to make the most of the afternoon sun and incredible western views. 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.

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 makes 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 a open concept space when desired. As always your bathroom comes with stone countertops and a fully-tiled shower enclosure.

Ensuite washer and dryer come standard at SkyCity Centre and the Graham also features three storage spaces. Additional storage lockers are available.

The Graham, as our Featured Floor Plan for November, has an additional $1,500 off the purchase price! 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.

EllisDon Chosen To Build SkyCity

Fortress Real skycityDevelopments is pleased to announce that EllisDon has been awarded the contract to build SkyCity Centre Winnipeg, the iconic 45-storey mixed-use condominium apartment and office tower in downtown Winnipeg.

“When we launched this project we knew we had to work with one of the best to build it. EllisDon was at the top of our list knowing their capacity, expertise and track record,” said Vince Petrozza, COO of Fortress, “We have worked with them in other markets and believe they are the right team to bring this iconic tower to life.”

EllisDon is a leading global construction and building services company that completes in excess of $3.5 billion worth of projects annually. Over the last 65 years, Ellis Don has built prominent developments in four continents including the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Edmonton International Airport office tower and Eight Avenue Place in Calgary. In Manitoba, EllisDon’s portfolio includes the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, the Health Sciences Centre – New Women’s Hospital, the Selkirk Regional Health Centre and the Data Center construction.

We asked the team at EllisDon what they thought of the big news, and they’re just as excited as we are! Jamie Whaley, Vice President for EllisDon said, “Ellis Don is thrilled to be joining the SkyCity team. Fortress and Kirkor Architects have designed a striking tower, and we are excited to bring our vast experience to this signature building in downtown Winnipeg,”

So where does that leave us on the road to construction? In addition to the record-breaking sales (we’ve sold more that 50% of our units!), we obtained excavation permits in early 2016 and began working towards construction drawings. Our development team has been working closely with EllisDon to remain on track to start construction in the spring of 2017!

Having major FOMO and want to #OwnTheSky? There’s still time!

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

Décor tips: keeping small spaces cozy, light, and bright!

Downsizing to a condo is one of the best moves you can make. Leaving the stress of yard work and home maintenance behind can free up a lot of time to do the things you love (hello extended vacations)! We understand though that all of the benefits to condo living aside, your new lifestyle may hit a few bumps when it comes to décor.

Moving from a home into a condo often means that you leave a few spare square feet behind, creating a few interior design dilemmas. What do you keep and what do you stick in the nearest yard sale? Will you regret your mega purge once you move into your new home? Don’t fret! We’ve curated these handy décor tips will make sure that your new home is cozy and clutter free.sc-livingroom

Tip 1: Keep it light and bright!
Your SkyCity condo will already come with impressive windows and gorgeous views of Winnipeg. Light will fill your unit making it appear open and bright. Maximize this gorgeous sunlight by choosing a light wall colour peppered with fun accent walls. Light kitchen cabinets and countertops with a glossy finish will also help to reflect the sunshine and make your unit seem as large as possible.

Tip 2: Kick clutter to the curb
Everyone has their favourite kick-knacks, but do you really need the crystal ballerina figurine your grandmother gave you when you were 8-years-old? Probably not. Give the ballerina to the thrift store and hide your clutter whenever possible. Keeping your items tucked away in baskets, cabinets, and drawers will create a clean, open for your unit look.

Tip 3: Furniture that fits the space
Giant over-stuffed furniture is great in a rec room, but may be a bit much in your condo. Make sure that the furniture you’re moving into your new home fits the space. Remember: extra fluffy pillows can always make a smaller scale couch feel like it’s a lot puffier, and a table leaf can always be added for extra guests when needed and tucked away in between dinner parties.

Tip 4: Multipurpose spaces are your friend
Have an extra bedroom but aren’t sure what to do with it? Consider a mixed-use space. A room with a desk and a pull out couch can function as a home office and double as a guest bedroom when company comes to town. Maybe a dream craft room is what you crave but your spouse wants a man cave. Consider adding a credenza with a pull down desk to your spare room so that you can create while he cheers on his favourite team.

Tip 5: Make smart storage choices
In a condo, an on-site storage locker is always your best friend. It can house your Christmas tree in July, and your winter tires in August. You can also use it to store bicycles, patio furniture, and keepsakes that you just can’t part with.

If a storage unit isn’t your thing, there are tons of creative ways to maximize storage in your new home so that you can keep some of your less practical prized possessions on your home. Furniture pieces with hidden storage options are a great way to create some extra space. Consider keeping your tools in drawers under your bed for example. They’ll be well concealed but still handy for your next reno project. Closet organization units are also a great way to make sure that every nook and cranny is turned into useable storage space (plus your shoes will look amazing on display!).

Can’t wait to see SkyCity rise above downtown? The wait is over!

Since the launch of sales in September 2015, we’ve sold 50% of the residential units at SkyCity – a record-breaking number for Winnipeg! To celebrate this milestone, we’ve released a new video about the project to give you a sneak peak of what living ‘Life Elevated’ will mean for its residents (and whoever is lucky enough to be invited over!).

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: SkyCity will be unlike anything that Winnipeg has ever seen before. As the largest building between Calgary and Toronto, this unique and soon to be iconic building will rise above our downtown, infusing life into Winnipeg’s core and impressing everyone who sees it. With over 380 units, and over 30,000 square feet of gorgeous amenities, Sky City is set to transform the urban landscape forever.

Check out the video and see for yourself why SkyCity is setting new standards for luxury living in Winnipeg!

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

Go Jets Go!

Winnipeg is hockey crazy. We know that when the Winnipeg Jets hit the MTS Centre on Thursday to open the season at home, downtown will host the party.

Life at SkyCity is ideal for die-hard Winnipeg Jets fans, or anyone who loves cheering on Wheeler and the boys. Our 30,000 square feet of amenities are a hockey lover’s dream, and our close proximity to the MTS Centre means that you’ll never be without plans on game day.

SkyCity is located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, a quick 2 blocks from the MTS Centre and connected via the Skywalk. Residents that are lucky enough to see the NHL action in person can walk from their SkyCity condo to the arena without ever having to step outdoors! Even better, they won’t have to worry about traffic or struggle to find parking for the game.

If our residents are looking to watch the game elsewhere, the options of places near SkyCity are almost endless. Shark Club, Tavern United, The Pint Public House, Moxies, and the Merchant Kitchen are all located within 4 blocks of SkyCity. Plus with True North Square set to be completed in 2019 just blocks from SkyCity, there’s no doubt the list of hockey crazy eateries will explode!

But the truly impressive part of SkyCity will be staying in to watch the game (we guarantee that you’ll be the envy of all your friends). Our fully customizable suites will no doubt impress small groups, but the SkyCity amenities arsc-skyloungee where our building will blow Jets fans away. Our 45th floor SkyLounge will host the sweetest viewing party you could ever imagine. Residents will be welcome to reserve the private movie theater or grab one of the TVs in the lounge area to watch the game. The only downside: it may be hard to focus on the on-ice action while surrounded by beautiful panoramic views of Winnipeg. In between periods partygoers can take advantage of the games room, and outdoor terrace (for those craving some fresh winter air).

If you’re looking to make the move to hockey paradise (aka SkyCity), our sales team is happy to help! Call 204-222-2489 or email info@skycitywinnipeg.ca for more information.

Go Jets go!

Featured Floor Plan | The Lombard

screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-8-41-24-amPrepare to be wowed! The open-concept kitchen and living space in this 611 square foot unit are an entertainers dream. The spacious design ensures tons of room for guests, and guarantees that your dinner parties will be legendary. Stone countertops, stainless steal 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.

Once your guests have left for the night, pour yourself a soothing cup of tea and lounge in a well-deserved bubble bath. A tile tub surround in your bathroom goes right to the nine-foot-ceiling, complementing your stone countertops and creating a truly spa-like feel.

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, park, 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.

The Lombard, as our Featured Floor Plan for October, has an additional $1,000 off the purchase price! 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.

SkyCity is man’s best friend’s best friend!

SkyCity is all about luxury: luxury for our human residents AND for their four-legged best friends. Too many downtown buildings ignore the furriest members of the family, putting size restrictions on pets, and building residences that lack in green space (forcing their residents to set out on epic walks seeking a safe place to play with their pooches). Not SkyCity.

dog-walk-1463113-640x480We know that your dogs are an important part of your family. That’s why we’ve designed our property to be completely dog friendly. Residents at SkyCity are welcome to live with 2 pets with no size restrictions. Poodles, St.
Bernards, Greyhounds, and hamsters; everyone will be welcome! Not only will your pups be welcome in SkyCIty, they’ll be pampered. Our unbelievable 30,000 square feet of amenities will include an off-leash dog run (with an amazing view of downtown) and a pet washing station so muddy paws don’t decorate your hardwood floors.

If you do want to set out on a doggie adventure, downtown Winnipeg is the perfect location for you
and your pup. In fact, there may be nothing better than a relaxing stroll down Broadway in the summer sun. Grab a coffee and head over to the soon-to-be-
built 0.15-hectare dog park at Bonnycastle Park, or continue down the River Walk where there are tons of trees to sniff and ducks to bark at. On your way home, share a hot dog from VJ’s Drive Inn and your dog will love you forever. Even a Winnipeg winter won’t stop you from loving life downtown with your pup. The dog run on our SkyActive level will always be open so that you can avoid 10-foot snowdrifts and questionably safe winter drivers outside. On a mild winter day, the Red River Mutual River Trail on the Assiniboine River has a fabulous walking trail that we know your pack will love. Once back at SkyCity, put your pooch to bed (they’ll need a nap) and thaw out in front of one of the fireplaces in the 45th floor SkyLounge.

Call 204-222-2489 or email info@skycitywinnipeg.ca for more information on SkyCity. We know that you (and your pooch) will love it here!