Wawanesa Insurance to be major tenant at new True North Square building

Winnipeg’s True North Square development is getting a new addition.Global News has learned Wawanesa Insurance will be the major tenant at a building which which will be constructed across the street from True North Square, at the old Hull’s Family Bookstores location on Graham Avenue.RELATED: True North Square Plaza open to publicTrue North’s real estate arm and James Richardson and Sons will own the new building, and it will also result in the demolition of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet parkade. The RWB parkade.Jordan Pearn/Global NewsAn official announcement will be made…

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True North Square: Opening day celebrations

September 27 2018 12:35pm A full day of activities are planned for the opening of True North Square Plaza. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback REGISTRATION !!! ‘); // exit if…

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True North Square: Developing downtown Winnipeg

September 27 2018 12:35pm This morning marks a significant milestone for downtown Winnipeg as True North Square officially opens the public plaza. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback REGISTRATION !!! ‘);…

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True North Square: Food Hall

September 27 2018 12:31pm The food hall at True North Square, now known as Hargrave St. Market, features local eateries and both indoor and outdoor space. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!!…

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True North Square: Public plaza officially opens

September 27 2018 12:28pm The public plaza at True North Square is officially open– meaning Winnipeggers are finally able to check out the space for the first time. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() {…

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True North Square opens today

It may be raining, but the celebration is happening nevertheless.True North Square, Winnipeg’s newest public space downtown, is opening to the public Thursday.The celebration features a full day of programming, including musicians, performers, food trucks and more, as well as a 56-jet water feature will also be on display.READ MORE: City closer to subsidizing luxury towers at True North Square“After so much anticipation, we are thrilled to be able to showcase the many features of this public plaza to the citizens of Winnipeg,” Jim Ludlow, president of True North Real…

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True North Square Plaza opens to public Sept. 27

True North Square Plaza has an official opening date.The opening of the project’s tower at 242 Hargrave St. will be celebrated on Sept. 27, when public access will be allowed for the first time since construction began.The celebration features a full day of programming, including musicians, performers, food trucks, and more. Premier Brian Pallister and mayor Brian Bowman will be in attendance to officially open the development. A 56-jet water feature will also be on display for the first time.Story continues below“After so much anticipation, we are thrilled to be…

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Winnipeg council to vote on True North Square at final meeting before election

Winnipeg city council is meeting for the final time Thursday before the civic election Oct. 24.It’s the final meeting for four councillors, including Russ Wyatt, Mike Paktaghan, Marty Morantz, and Jenny Gerbasi.READ MORE: Long time City of Winnipeg councillor won’t run in OctoberMorantz will seek the Conservative nomination in the Charleswood-St James-Assiniboia-Headingley for the 2019 federal election.Story continues belowWyatt is facing sexual assault charges and recently said he would not run for re-election.Gerbasi and Paktaghan also decided to hang up their hats.READ MORE: Registration begins for potential Winnipeg city councillorsCouncil…

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City closer to subsidizing luxury towers at True North Square

The City of Winnipeg is one step away from approving dramatically increased funding to True North Square and its residential and hotel towers.At Executive Policy Committee Wednesday, Mayor Brian Bowman and committee members voted unanimously in favour of a number of changes to the funding agreement.The new plan comes as the province announced revisions to its funding agreement, and asked the city to do the same on Monday.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Millions of taxpayer dollars could be used for highrise construction at True North SquareThe main difference is the tax breaks…

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Millions of taxpayer dollars could be used for highrise construction at True North Square

True North Square and the adjacent Sutton Place Hotel could be in line to receive millions of dollars of public money.Normally, tax revenue from downtown projects is reinvested in public works for the area, known as tax increment financing.Government funding can be used for public spaces or road improvements.However, some of the nearly $12 million could be going directly into the construction of the highrises.Story continues belowWhen it comes to exactly how much public funding is being used for True North Square and Sutton Place Hotel, municipal affairs minister Jeff…

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