October 20, 2016 Jocelyne Nicolas

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.


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