Fortress Real Developments awards SkyCity Centre Winnipeg contract to EllisDon

Fortress Real Developments (Fortress) has announced that EllisDon has been awarded the contract to build SkyCity Centre Winnipeg, the 45-storey mixed-use condominium apartment and office tower to downtown Winnipeg.

As Manitoba’s tallest structure, SkyCity will be a skyscraper that will transform Winnipeg’s urban landscape. “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 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.

SkyCity Winnipeg launched sales to the public in September 2015. Prospective purchasers lined-up to “own the sky” and get a first glimpse inside the $1 million-dollar EllisDon built presentation centre that featured a fully-furnished model suite, digital displays, and an 8′ tall scale model. Since the launch, the residential units are now 50 per cent sold.

SkyCity obtained excavation permits in early 2016 and began working towards construction drawings. The development team has been working closely with the builder to remain on track to start construction in the spring of 2017.

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